BEHIND YOUR DESK — Some sports highlights are fantastic. Others, not so much. And some highlights are downright creepy.
Here are our favorite clips of the weekend.
Creepy Jazz Bear
At halftime of ESPN’s Spurs-Clippers broadcast Friday, the Utah Jazz’s cuddly bear mascot took a new, creepy turn.
Good luck sleeping tonight pic.twitter.com/FVkH3qGWlN— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 25, 2017
Anybody ever seen Hitchcock’s "Psycho"?
ESPN reporter Michelle Beadle didn’t notice it in the moment, but after she saw the footage … well, we’ll let her explain it.
I've watched this 12 times in a row. And laughed every time. Creepy as hell. https://t.co/c5JcZaRYIQ— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) February 25, 2017
Nate Robinson is 5-foot-9 and Edy Tavares is 7-foot-2. They both met in an NBA D-League game.
You probably know where this is going.
Edy Tavares came over to set up a trap, and Nate Robinson dribbled through his legs. pic.twitter.com/CCdIQvomft— KL Chouinard (@KLChouinard) February 26, 2017
Dewey beats Rose
In case you missed it, BYU shocked top-ranked Gonzaga 79-71 late Saturday night, handing the Bulldogs their first loss of the season on Senior Night in Spokane, Washington.
The local Spokesman-Review, though, didn’t wait for the final whistle to accidentally send a version of its Sports page to an online outlet, a la Dewey-Truman 1948.
For those who don’t know, these things can happen to any media organization. Preparing for the worst (or as in the case of Gonzaga, which had a 99 percent win probability by many metrics), scrambling reporters and designers will do as much work ahead of time as possible.
As the Spokesman-Review’s Rob Curley wrote:
“No one was more horrified than we were. Or maybe sad is the better word,” he wrote. “Preparing things ahead of time is something lots of newspapers do. Newspapers often write obituaries for famous people well in advance so that they are honored appropriately when they do pass.”
We understand. KSL has done the same thing, both in television, radio and online formats. Even our sister newspaper Deseret News had similar premade stories, graphics and photos available at a moment’s notice.
But we couldn’t help but poke fun — just a little bit. No hard feelings guys? We’ll see you in Las Vegas.