Early last week I logged on to usopen.com (which requires the “www.” to work) and saw something strange: a story on Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback who attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open.
That wasn’t so strange in and of itself. What was strange was the photo attached: accompanying the headline “Cowboys QB Romo Shoots 72, Misses Advancing To Sectionals By 4 Shots” is a picture of Tommy Maddox, former QB of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers and Cowboys are, well, less than amorous, and the USGA’s choice of lead photo must be a conscious decision due to the location of this year’s U.S. Open (Oakmont is just outside of Pittsburgh).
The story later mentions Maddox, who also attempted to qualify (and failed), but the main topic is Tony Romo. The USGA may be relatively new to the latest in technology, but it seems common sense to me that your lead image should match your headline, no? I can’t really complain much, though: I’m a Steelers fan.
A full image of the front page of www.usopen.com as of publication is available here.