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‘Today’ Airs Footage Of The Wrong Black Quarterback

NBC’s “Today” got its African American quarterbacks confused this morning.

The program had an interview with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who has a new memoir out. Vick was one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, and almost lost it all when he was convicted for his involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring. After getting out of prison he was given a second chance at football by the Eagles.

Given his superstar athlete status, and his time in the news for the dog-fighting, Vick is one of the most recognizable people in the U.S. That did not stop NBC from showing b-roll of a completely different quarterback, however.

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The quarterback in that video is not Vick, but rather former Eagles QB Vince Young (as first noted by Guyism) Update: Guyism now reports that it was Jerrod Johnson, not Young. While they are both African American, and both played for the same team, Vick wears number seven, not eight, and Vick is (quite famously) a lefty, not a righty, as seen in the clip.

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PGATOUR.COM Launches Streaming Video for Playoffs

Excellent; another way to pass the time at work.

The PGA Tour will offer live streaming video of the signature holes of the four FedExCup tournaments. (The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship, and The Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola to the uninitiated.) Video will be available on the organization’s website. For the Barclays, “the site will stream 32 hours of live golf from the par-5 17th hole with bonus coverage from the par-3 15th hole.”

Elin Nordegren will not make an appearance.