“Mexico” Is A Top-25 College Basketball Team, Apparently

The University of Mexico? Mexico State? Mexico Tech? Or just some confused television producer?

A reader provided us with this screencap of a recent college-basketball television broadcast. Something seems… off.

Hmm. What could it be?

I’m just not sure.

Oh. I think I got it.

Wait, Mexico doesn’t have a college basketball team! But the University of New Mexico does. Sounds like some intern is going to get a talking-to.

This harkens back to when an Olympic official famously denied a New Mexico resident tickets to the Atlanta Games in 1996, uttering the legendary line, “Sir, new Mexico, old Mexico — it doesn’t matter. You still have to go through your country’s Olympic Committee.”

So to review, here’s a good rule of thumb.

H/T to Ross

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