If I had to choose a pair of words that described Capitals forward Tom Wilson right now, I would go with extra lively.
Tom’s recorded fights in three of his last four games and trash-talked Ryan Reaves, the most feared enforcer in the NHL. Sunday night against the Edmonton Oilers, Wilson even earned a sensational assist on Dmitry Orlov’s game-tying goal.
Which is why I got confused when I searched Tom Wilson in Google today. You see, there’s no real elegant way to say this, but I’ll try my best. Google thinks Tom Wilson is dead. Like dead dead. RIP Tom.
According to the number-one ranked search engine, Wilson died in Corsicana, Texas, on August 10, 2016. Wilson’s family was by his side as he passed.
But there are a slew of RMNB articles from that summer that prove that Tom did not in fact die. He is still with us. The only thing about Tom that did leave us that summer was his salad, which was cropped extra short on or around July 21, 2016.
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After some digging, Google appears to be confusing Tom Wilson ice hockey player with Tom Wilson college football coach.
The dead Tom Wilson was a longtime coach at Texas A&M.
Tom Wilson, a former Texas A&M coach with a lifelong reputation for beating the odds, died Wednesday in his hometown of Corsicana, following a long fight with cancer. He was 72.
Wilson coached the Aggies from midway through the 1978 season, in taking over for the resigned Emory Bellard, through 1981. Wilson posted a 21-19 record, including 14-15 in Southwest Conference play.
This is the second time in less than a month that Google has shown inaccurate hockey information on search result pages. Google also labeled the Buffalo Sabres an AHL team, which is technically false but figuratively true.
So, if you encountered this error like I did and were confused, I’m glad I could clear this #fakenews up for you.
The Capitals’ Tom Wilson is alive. More than he’s ever been.
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