Dumbest & craziest sports technology moments of 2012

From phony websites to regrettable tweets to Apple Siri chatter, it's clear athletes and technology often don't mix well

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FLIPPING OUT

sportstechimg5.jpgCredit: Mike Segar / Reuters

Singer M.I.A. flipped off millions of viewers during her performance (with Madonna and Nicky Minaj) at halftime of the Super Bowl broadcast in February. She also uttered (or lip-synched?) an obscenity, which was inaudible. Both NBC and the NFL condemned the act, but the NFL went further, pointing a finger of its own at the broadcaster for an ineffective video delay system that failed to zap the M.I.A. gesture.

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