The Internets Don't Reach Louisiana

By Jason Priestas on November 16, 2006 at 12:38 am
The Internets

Meet Jim Kleinpeter of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. This genius was removed from Associated Press college football poll board for mistakenly thinking Oklahoma had lost to Texas Tech over the weekend and then voting the Sooners lower in this week's rankings.

Evidently, "Digital Jim" heard in the press box of the Alabama - LSU game he was covering that Oklahoma had lost and then couldn't find the score for the Oklahoma - Texas Tech game in the newspaper the following morning.

"It was my fault. I probably had other avenues I could have gone to get the score, but I usually rely on the morning paper here in Baton Rouge. And for some reason, they didn't have the score. I looked all through it," he said.

Memo to officials, writers, ball boys and hot dog vendors: Do not diss the Sooners. They will hunt you down and make you pay for your mistake.