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Packers say Brett's retiring

This is REALLY disheartening for Packer fans
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02/28/2008 @ 04:00:11 PM
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Jeremy Wrote - 02/28/2008 @ 03:54:57 PM
That's a little bit different though. The odds the Cubs just had an article waiting around about hiring anyone and everyone available so they could have something ready are pretty low. The odds that Packers.com has 90% of the articles in place for Brett's retirement or non-retirement to slap up ASAP after it's official is not only likely and perfectly reasonable, they'd be irresponsible not to. I wouldn't read anything into this one.


However, many web programmers create dozens of "in the event of" pages, but for them actually to post something like this to an active link on a site is not only disheartening but also rather foolish on their behalf. Knowing Brett he probably won't even make an announcement until 2 weeks before camp anyways. Some may call him humble, but he still likes to be "fashionable late" for appearences.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
02/28/2008 @ 04:05:53 PM
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As a professional website programmer I can state this kind of mistake/bug happens all the time.
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Jeremy edited this at 02/28/2008 4:06:09 pm
avatar2345.jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
02/28/2008 @ 05:33:12 PM
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FAVRE'S STATUS WILL LIKELY BE BROKEN BY THE SUN-HERALD

As a member of the national media astutely pointed out to us this afternoon, any announcement that Packers quarterback Brett Favre will retire will come not from the team or any Wisconsin-based newspaper, but from the Biloxi Sun-Herald.

Favre, a Mississippi native and offseason resident, is tight with sportswriter Al Jones, and the thinking is that Favre would feed to Jones any big news regarding Favre's status.

Meanwhile, there's an expectation in media circles that Favre will make an announcement on his future next week. A growing number of league observers think that he will call it quits.

Regardless of how it all turns out, Thursday's inadvertent posting of a live page on the Packers web site that announced his retirement ended up being a huge deal. And little did we know that we "broke" the story. According to John Clayton of ESPN.com, we did.

Thank you, John. Given the recent departure of Sean Salisbury from ESPN, we have a feeling that we can forge a solid relationship with Mr. Clayton under the time-honored notion that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."
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newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
02/28/2008 @ 05:49:02 PM
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It was a "Jump to Conclusions" website. You see, it would be this website that you accidentally go live with... and would have different CONCLUSIONS available on it that you could JUMP TO.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
02/28/2008 @ 05:56:44 PM
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That website sucks.
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avatar2345.jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
02/28/2008 @ 06:00:35 PM
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Which one?
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - Super Chocolate Bear
02/28/2008 @ 06:04:27 PM
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/quotes#qt0272174

Edit: I should have taken the 4 seconds to look up the quote and replied something like "That's the worst website I've ever heard of in my life, Alex."
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Jeremy screwed with this 2 times, last at 02/28/2008 6:07:37 pm
flower .jpgPackOne - No matter how many MC's I eat up ... oh, it's never enough.
02/28/2008 @ 06:08:54 PM
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I missed something between Favre and Office Space.

Edit(tm): Ahh I got it now.
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PackOne messed with this at 02/28/2008 6:09:33 pm
fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
02/28/2008 @ 06:26:26 PM
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I wouldn't say I missed it.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
02/28/2008 @ 06:51:29 PM
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Jeremy Wrote - 02/28/2008 @ 04:05:53 PM
As a professional website programmer I can state this kind of mistake/bug happens all the time.


You mean like this?
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - I believe virtually everything I read.
02/28/2008 @ 07:25:59 PM
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I think this would be more fitting.

http://www.snopes.com/humor/mediagoofs/cnnobits.asp
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jon.jpgJon - infinity + 1 posts
02/29/2008 @ 03:17:31 AM
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The last line should have noted that he will be buried in an undisclosed location.
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