Found June 24, 2012 on Awful Announcing:


The Sprint Cup series is in Sonoma this weekend and the series is still buzzing about Dale Earnhardt Jr. ending his four year winless streak last week in Michigan.  On SportsCenter this morning, ESPN NASCAR reporter Shannon Spake filed a report from Sonoma and naturally discussed Earnhardt and his title chances.  Everything seemed normal until the chyron gods turned against her.  I'll let reader Rob, who sent in this snafu, explain.

"What you can't see here is that Shannon Spake's name was originally in the graphic.  A few seconds in, her name and byline disappeared and were replaced by the text you'll see in the screenshot."

"Generic text goes here" may be my favorite snafu.  Think about the next logical step though.  If ESPN can get reporters' names to disappear, maybe we could have "Generic Play By Play Guy Goes Here" replace Chris Berman in September.  One can hope.


NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. focused on the title

  By: Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service) For Dale Earnhardt Jr., “when” has become “what’s next?” With a four-year, 143-race victory drought decisively broken last Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, Junior can shift his focus on both long-term and immediate goals. Earnhardt and crew chief Steve Letarte – who also ended a lengthy non-winning streak, [...]

Earnhardt brings positive attitude into Sonoma

Dale Earnhardt Jr. heads into the first road course race of the season hoping for another top-10 finish. There's one problem, though: Earnhardt has never finished higher than 11th in his previous 12 starts at Sonoma. Earnhardt is coming off a victory Sunday at Michigan that ended his four-year losing streak. He's been consistent all year and leads the Sprint Cup Series...
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