Packers say Brett's retiringThis is REALLY disheartening for Packer fans
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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.
|Jeremy - Always thinking of, but never about, the children.|
|As a professional website programmer I can state this kind of mistake/bug happens all the time.|
|Jeremy messed with this at 02/28/2008 4:06:09 pm|
|PackOne - 1528 Posts|
Copied and Pasted.
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."
|Alex - I was too weak to give in Too strong to lose|
|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.|
|Jeremy - Super Chocolate Bear|
|That website sucks.|
|PackOne - Well use me, use me, 'caus you ain't that average groupie.|
Jeremy Wrote - 02/28/2008 @ 05:56:44 PM
That website sucks.
|Jeremy - 9006 Posts|
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."
|Jeremy edited this 2 times, last at 02/28/2008 6:07:37 pm|
|PackOne - 1528 Posts|
I missed something between Favre and Office Space.
Edit(tm): Ahh I got it now.
|PackOne perfected this at 02/28/2008 6:09:33 pm|
|Jeremy - Pie Racist|
|I wouldn't say I missed it.|
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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?
|Jeremy - As Seen On The Internet|
I think this would be more fitting.
|Jon - 2900 Posts|
|The last line should have noted that he will be buried in an undisclosed location.|