John Elway demolished the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, according to a Midwestern news outlet.
The erroneous headline was spotted by Tom Ley of Deadspin.com (via baseball author Joel Luckhaupt). Naturally, football fans were confused, considering they saw Peyton Manning throw these touchdowns with their own eyes.
It’s a funny but (somewhat) understandable mistake. A rain delay pushed the game’s intended start time back by over a half hour, and the contest lasted till nearly 1 a.m. ET.
The Columbus dispatch said that elway threw 7 tds last night...aftermath of thirsty Thursday in Columbus— Josh Mosier (@TheRealJ_MO) September 6, 2013
It’s easy to picture two drowsy night editors falling into a deep conversation about how Manning stacks up against Elway and accidentally fudging the headline.
Indeed, Elway was at the game last night, though he wasn't on the sidelines. As the Broncos’ executive vice president of football operations, his duties were confined to lurking in the balconies.
Elway and the Broncos are connected for life, and unless Manning can bring home a Lombardi Trophy, these slip-ups are apparently going to happen.
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