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Sunday, December 24, 2006


Sports Illustrated apparently could use some fact checkers.

In the magazine's most recent issue, it looks back at some of the famous sports figures to die in 2006. One of those is legendary Ole Miss football coach Johnny Vaught.

The magazine writes: "His Rebels won six SEC titles, and the '60 team, with Archie Manning at quarterback, claimed a share of the national title.''

That would be quite the feat for Manning, who was still playing for Ole Miss IN 1970.

Maybe instead of assuming that any decent Ole Miss team had a Manning at quarterback, SI's reporters could pick up the phone and call the Ole Miss sports information office.

As it is, it is an embarrassing gaffe.

As someone who knows all about those kinds of gaffes, it is understandable how it could happen. What's not so understandable is how with SI's resources that happens.


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