I see what you’re doing, BuzzFeed! (I think)

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Did a BuzzFeed staffer have the classic 1968 Harvard Crimson headline in mind when he wrote “Portugal Beats U.S. 2-2”? (I’ve asked.) I’m guessing that most readers didn’t get the Crimson reference, and that’s why BuzzFeed changed the hed to “United States and Portugal Draw 2-2.” | Update: BuzzFeed spokesperson Ashley McCollum says Yale grad Ben Smith wrote the headline. He writes on Twitter: “Just glad one person here got the joke I made over @iAustinHunt‘s objections.”

* “They’re not always good with numbered headlines” (@brianclark)

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