If you are making a map of something, you should try to put the key points in the correct places.
This logical map making rule was not applied by ESPN on Monday, when the Worldwide Leader in Sports created a map to layout the American Athletic Conference, which officially joined the college sports world today.
ESPN put this picture on its website:
The most obvious flaw in this map: UConn, otherwise known as the University of Connecticut, is not in Massachusetts. For a company that is based in Bristol, Conn., that should be common knowledge.
UConn’s location is the most glaring mistake, but it is not the only one. Memphis, which is on the Tennessee-Mississippi line, is placed in the northwest corner of the state near the Kentucky line. Cincinnati, which is on the Ohio-Kentucky line, is placed in the middle of Ohio. Philadelphia is the southeastern-most city in Pennsylvania on the New Jersey border, but Temple was placed closer to the middle of the state.
The original picture was rem...