College football has the FBS, the FCS and, now, the FTS.
Professionally and personally, I’ve thumbed through many football
media guides over the years. I’ve seen typos. I’ve seen inaccuracies. I’ve
never seen vulgarities.
Never say never.
Media guides are often hundreds of pages long, chock-full of
sports minutiae: stats, records, results, rosters, previews, reviews
and so forth.
If you had access to the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Football Information
Guide, for example, you’d be able to find out all of the following:
What are the names of the ACC commissioner’s grandchildren?
What is the fax number for the Camping World Independence
Who won the 1942 Boston College-Wake Forest game played at
Who has the longest non-scoring run in league history?
You’d also discover the following:
What does an employee, perhaps one having a rough day, input
in a moment of unprofessional frustration?
The answer to that question appears on page 145, in the wake of the 2014 Wake
Forest schedule. The NSFW material was discovered last month, when the “cursed”
guide was distributed at ACC Kickoff (media days).
I’ve blurred a pair of dirty four-letter words in the image above, but they’re
there. I, ahem, swear. (Click here or here to see
the original @#$% version.) In fact, they are easier to spot than the rather
inconspicuous vulgarity that popped up a couple of weeks ago on a promo image
marking the 100-day countdown to the last installment of The Hunger Games. See it? (Hint: Look at Jennifer Lawrence’s right
cheek and nose.)
F*CK THIS SH*T is a common refrain, uttered when a person is
frustrated or annoyed to the point he doesn’t want to complete the task at hand.
An ACC employee at the end of his rope, it seems, placed something obscene at
the end of his lines.