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Denver, meet your new starting quarterback, 'Chase Keenum'

It’s hard to be Case Keenum.

Not unlike the late actor Rodney Dangerfield, he just gets no respect.

First, the Vikings opted not to re-sign him after he led them to an NFC North crown, the Minneapolis Miracle and an NFC title game appearance.

Then, when the Broncos – his new employer, which just signed him to a two-year, $36 million contract – were introducing him, John Elway called him Case Keesum.

And that brings us to Friday, where Keenum was playing in the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe.

It all was going well (seemingly), until the former Vikings QB was interviewed by NBC Sports’ Heather Cox.

During that time, she referred to him as “Chase Keenum.” And not just once. Twice.

Keenum did not correct Cox, but at least the on-screen graphic that followed got it right.

Take a look here.

Twins boot Papa John's from Target Field after founder's racist slur

The Twins have no stomach for Papa John’s, either.

The team has “indefinitely suspended” the pizza chain from its Target Field food lineup just days after the founder and board chairman was forced out for making a racial slur on a conference call, Twins spokesman Dustin Morse said Friday.

The Twins join the Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees in severing ties with Papa John’s Pizza.

The Minnesota Lynx WNBA team also has suspended all current promotions with Papa John’s and “will continue to evaluate the direction of their company in light of recent events,” the team said in a statement.

John Schnatter has apologized for his comment, first reported by Forbes magazine, in a May phone call with the company’s marketing firm about preventing future public-relations stumbles.

The corporate office has distanced itself from the 56-year-old billionaire, removing his image from marketing materials, the Associated Press reported.

Also on Friday, the University of Louisville stripped the Papa John’s name from its football stadium.