January 19, 2011 -- It’s not quite “Dewey defeats Truman,” but the A1 headline fail in the January 17 edition of the Green Bay Press-Gazette is remarkable in its own right. Somehow the 43,000-plus circulation newspaper went to press on Sunday night with the lead headline: “On To Chicaco.”
Of course, the editors meant “Chicago,” the city in which the NFL’s Green Bay Packers will be playing the Bears this coming Sunday for the right to play in the forthcoming Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.
Yesterday the paper printed a Page One note highlighting the error:
There is no excuse for the spelling error on the front page of Monday’s Press-Gazette. We know the great city of Chicago is spelled with two “C”s and a “G,” and not three “C”s. We were equally embarrassed we got it wrong in the first place and then failed to catch it in the proofreading process. We apologize for the error: In the event the Packers win Sunday and advance to the Super Bowl, we’ll spell the host city of Dallas correctly.
Never mind the fact that Cowboys Stadium is actually in Arlington, Texas.