The Super Bowl 2012 winner is the New York Giants. Um, what? That is what the team's website reported at least for a while. Could the faux paus foreshadow the future? The New England Patriots may not agree.
Earlier today, somebody accidentally posted the webpage that was created that said The New York Giants are Super Bowl XLVI champions. Oops! That was a bit premature considering that the kickoff isn't until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday night, February 5.
In a statement, the NFL said of the gaff, "It is common practice for both teams to create web pages in advance of the conference championship games and Super Bowl. In this case, the hidden URL for the page was inadvertently available for a brief period of time while it was being positioned on the NFL server for possible post tomorrow night."
This seems similar to a newspaper in the past printing the wrong headline in advance of the winner being known. The headline read, "The Giants are Super Bowl champions!" The site even had a link to the official Super Bowl 2012 championship gear.
The team certainly thinks that this webpage will go live tomorrow night as soon as the big game is over. Throughout the week, New York Giants players have expressed confidence they will win this thing this year.
Could this gaffe be bad luck, or is it an accurate prediction? In all honesty, it will likely have no effect on the eventual outcome of the game. What do you think? Did you happen to see the New York Giants champions site while it was up?
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