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Oops: ESPN Analyst Jon Gruden Mistakes Michelle Obama for a Sideline Reporter

"Oh, I thought it was Lisa for a minute."

As the headline notes, this story is quite funny. But it may not be as egregious as it first sounds.

During last night's Orange Bowl, in which W. Virginia pummeled Clemson 63-20 70-33,* ESPN booth analyst Jon Gruden -- who usually does "Monday Night Football" and is a former NFL coach -- decided to try and explain Clemson's elaborate play-calling system. Here's how it works in short: about four people on the sideline hold up various pictures, and those pictures translate into a play. One of those pictures was of Michelle Obama. But Gruden didn't quite see it that way at first:

In Gruden's defense, ESPN did show sideline reporter Lisa Salter moments later, who was dressed in a similar outfit as Obama and on-the-fly does somewhat resemble the First Lady:

Business Insider, however, wasn't so forgiving.

Author's note: apologies to WVU. I mistakenly used the score at the time of Gruden's flub as the final score. In fact, WVU trounced Clemson 70-33. And as SportsCenter noted this morning, WVU might still be scoring if the game was longer than 60 minutes.

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