The Florida Panthers made a somewhat shocking decision to fire head coach Gerard Gallant this week. Many pundits chalked the decision up to Florida embracing stats aka ‘analytics,’ as the Panthers organization have gone all-in on using statistical analysis to steer the future of the club.
In a David Hyde-penned column on Gallant’s firing, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel made quite an unfortunate typo. What was supposed to be “analyze the analytics,” turned into “analize the analytics.” It’s bad.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) November 29, 2016
Panthers executive Doug Cifu made sure to point out the typo in a cheeky manner.
Hyde made sure to clarify the typo wasn’t made by him.
I can be faulted for many things. But not that … https://t.co/hncJSu1Rug
— Dave Hyde (@davehydesports) November 29, 2016
Look, we’ve all made typos before, some bigger than others. Some happen to carry much more unfortunate weight. Posting “analize” instead of “analyze” in a paper as big as the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is a pretty funny, but avoidable mistake. I don’t want to chastise the editor too much, but c’mon. Analyze isn’t the hardest word to spell. Design programs should have built-in spell checkers, so the fact this slipped by is hilarious.
I’m a child. I see ‘analize” and giggle like I’m 12. Seeing it, in what’s supposed to be a serious, hard-hitting column is a regrettable error.