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'Perds' is the word, unfortunately
Look, sometimes typos happen, even in the world of sports, and there’s nothing you can do about them.
But some typos are better — or at least more egregious — than others, and on Tuesday, the NHL’s Nashville Predators made a hilarious transposition in their own name, giving birth to a hilariously unfortunate nickname that will be sure to stick around for years to come.
In addition to misspelling the name of one of the streets Bridgestone Arena is flanked by — it's Demonbreun, not Demonbruen — the sender also flubbed the team’s name, closing with “Go Perds!”
Not surprisingly, Twitter users weren't especially sympathetic . . .
Everyone lay off me. You try typing with these paws! #Perds— Gnash (@Gnash00) September 4, 2013
The Republic of Perdistan— Steven Hale (@iamstevenhale) September 4, 2013
THIS JUST IN: The 'Perds' just upped the ante in awesomeness, with their classic response to season ticket holders, which begins with "Deer Season Ticket Holder" before apologizing for the misspellings:
Well played, Perds.
Until the team owned in perfectly, we imagined that somewhere in Nashville, an intern was being scolded by a superior. We wondered if Predators broadcasters Pete Weber and Terry Crisp would soon be replaced with this guy . . .