Predators win, forget score while TV Station forgets what team actually accomplished
As a long time TV Veteran who has spent time working in both News and Sports Departments, I can tell you News people really don't know much about Sports.
And when the two worlds collide during a show---the result is often not pretty or good.
Sunday night on the heels of the Nashville Predators beating the St. Louis Blues 3-1 to advance to the Western Conference Finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs--the two worlds (News and Sports) again collided.
Nashville's NBC Affiliate WSMV like the other TV stations locally had wall-to-wall coverage of the event which would have been great except who ever typed in the "Super" line for said coverage---got a bit ahead of themselves, or didn't know the difference.
Predators fans immediately panicked---hoping they didn't just get jinxed:
That was one of the milder reactions---
Yes, sports fans are a superstitious bunch--but so are Sports teams and players. Still this mistake was glaring. And in the world of the internets, it spread like wildfire....
And, for what it is worth--the Predators themselves made a bit of a mistake. They forgot to count an empty net goal at the end of the game when they Tweeted the score.