Ohio State Didn't Misspell 'Deliver' in Fake Recruiting Photo They Didn't Send to Mike Weber

By DJ Byrnes on May 28, 2014 at 9:02a
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UPDATE: Weber is sticking to his guns.

The "coach on the Ohio State staff" would appear to be Stan Drayton, as he's the only coach other than Urban Meyer that Weber follows.

So, there are three scenarios: 1) Stan Drayton is moonlighting as a graphics designer. 2) They're now sending out work lacking all the hallmarks of Sammy Silverman's other work. 3) Weber is fibbing to save himself some embarrassment. 

Really makes ya think, huh? In other news, I hate the off-season.


Last week, Michigan made headlines in their recruitment of Cass Tech's four-star running back, Mike Weber. Unfortunately for the men in the Sun and Blue, it was for the wrong reasons.

Yes, it must be assumed Michigan's graphic designer meant "All-American" as opposed to "All-Amercian." (As Marcus Hartman wryly noted, Ohio State already beat them to this typo in 2006.)  

As somebody who bangs a lot of words into the internet on a daily basis, I am not fazed by typos. Obviously, there weren't many words to look over in Michigan's graphic (does Photoshop even have spellcheck?), but whatever. It's not the end of the world. I am a human too, after all.

But judging by the work of Ohio State's graphic designer, Sammy Silverman, he is not a human. I wouldn't be surprised if that dude has never made a typo in his life, or if it were revealed he was a demigod straight out of Greek mythology.

So naturally, when this showed up on Twitter, I was a bit skeptical it was from the agarwood desk of Silverman:

It doesn't pass the eye test. Secondly, Sammy is more original than the whole "putting a recruit on a national magazine" gimmick. (That's why he works for Ohio State and not Michigan.) 

Yet, The Detroit Free Press ran an article on "Ohio State's" goof. So did Fox Sports. MGoBlog posters had a hard time containing their glee as well. Hell, even Mike Weber was duped.

Thankfully, Birm — a man who is paid to know things — put the dagger in the heart of the hoax last night:

These things happen from time to time on the internet, and while typos on images sent to recruits are a trivial matter, impugning the good name and works of Sammy Silverman is not.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Desperation is a stinky cologne

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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osu07asu10's picture

Keep your boys on a leash,  Hoke!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

Unky Buck's picture

Smells like pure gasoline.

...

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hit_the_couch's picture

Is that anything like Brut or Stetson?

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

dubjayfootball90's picture

More like this... I bought it a few years back just for the name... I still have the bottle, 3/4 full.

 
edit:ugh, pic wont work. It is Aqua Velva : Musk

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

hit_the_couch's picture

Works 60% of the time, every time?

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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Stinson's picture

"'Boys' Football"?

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

rdubs's picture

Not sure why that is a problem, that is a pretty standard distinction between high school and college sports.  

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BierStube's picture

Find the person that made the UM recruiting poster ... then you will have the person that made the fake tOSU poster.  My guess is the person suffers from "I" dyslexia.

 

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

McFate's picture

Are you fazed by homonym substitution errors?  :-)

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Ha. Touche.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

skid21's picture

So people are worried about typos/misspellings these days? How pathetic is that?

 

Stinson's picture

Offseason, man. 

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

skid21's picture

I hear ya. Just worried about how much hype recruiting is getting these days. The coaches must be diving knee deep in the recruits' self-importance. That is definitely not a place I'd want to be. 

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The Butler's picture

It's a TARP!

I've trained Canaries in the sport of falconry.

 

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CALPOPPY's picture

Thank you.

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I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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mh277907's picture

"See, Damien. We don't even take time to proofread the stuff we send to other recruits because we still only want you."

buckeyebobcat

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

I don't like the he said she said with this. It puts Weber in an ackward position. Simple things like this can turn a kid away. Not the misspelling, but the finger pointing. Maybe Drayton retweeted it without paying attention? It is a decent to good fake afterall.

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Go1Bucks's picture

is that a bass "ackward" position?

Go Bucks!

BHT's picture

If you look at the date, which I could not see very well, I think it says August 2005. This is obviously a fake.

ITWASME's picture

It says August 19, 2015 but it is still a fake

ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

If we really want to get douchey, there could be a legal case for trademark violations without permission and misrepresentation

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

clogan1032's picture

Pretty sure he is wearing a Michigan wrist band in that pic too, no way that would ever get send out.

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Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Here's the facts - it WAS sent to Weber by a Buckeye coach. It was NOT made by Sammy Silverman, therefore not "official" Ohio State work. It could certainly have been done by any Buckeye fan, other interns, etc. They have dozens of interns doing stuff, thousands of fans making stuff, etc. Sammy's "SI Cover" has totally different language, uses the Urban Meyer signature (like all his stuff) and the date on the "SI" cover is from 2011. 

Zimmy07's picture

If you happen to have a chance to speak to the coach who sent it can you perhaps ask him to get someone to edit out the Michigan Wolverines wristband in the photo the next time he might want to send something like that?

Here is the original photo:

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/-V16yHPEQck/maxresdefault.jpg

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SonOfBuckeye's picture

Here's the facts - it WAS sent to Weber by a Buckeye coach. It was NOT made by Sammy Silverman, therefore not "official" Ohio State work.

'Sent by coach, but not Silverman, therefore not official' is the tiniest nit ever picked.  Let them have their lols, they are deserved even if the whole thing is unworthy of a buckshot, let alone a full story.

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Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Nit-picked or not, that's the truth. Obviously, when it gets sent to a player, by a coach, it "becomes" Ohio State-related, but it was not produced officially by the school, and I think that Sammy's work stands on it's own, so it's important to not let him be put down or blamed for that gaffe.

M Man's picture

We wonder where crazy NCAA rules come from.  Things like limitations on bagel spreads, and bereavement travel expenses.  

Well, they all start with stuff like this.

NCAA rules -- particularly relating to recruiting -- are insane precisely because the antics of fans, boosters and the media -- particularly in relation to recruiting -- are so relentlessly insane.

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CALPOPPY's picture

It's not a violation if a word is misspelled. That's what I read on the internet.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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Earle's picture

Yeah, but I read on the internet that a buckeye was a plant ovary, so I'm starting to think the whole darn thing is a sham.

Just say no to italics abuse.

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CALPOPPY's picture

What I failed to mention is that I read it on the internet right after I typed it. So I am telling the truth, I did read it on the internet...it's out there (as am I).

And just so you know, Earle, today at work I sat in on a presentation on the wild relatives of the peanut. Now I have even more useless information to share but I'll save the tome for another life. But I know where they grow and what they look like.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

Poison nuts's picture

I heard about that too Earle. I've yet to change my screen name...but it's on the list!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

FROMTHE18's picture

the fake, even without that mistake, is no where near what Silverman draws up. I think Weber is just loving the attention.

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Shangheyed's picture

He's going to MSU... read the Tea leaves.....

Shangheyed's picture

Seems strange the language as well.... to the Bucks... we never say that.   It just doesn't sound natural to a Buckeye fan.   If you read it out loud it almost sounds like a foreign language student is cheering for the Buckeyes!   

M Man's picture

Remember this kerfuffle from a few years ago?

 

Immediately presumed, by a credulous national media to be the work of "Michigan fans."  Soon thereafter shown to be the work of an MSU-grad CBS Outdoor advertising exec.

It's so funny; any Ohio State issue automatically draws in the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor.  Sparty is just chopped liver -- an afterthought -- in the national media landscape.

-2 HS
Zimmy07's picture

"CBS Outdoor advertising exec"

-even worse!

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Regardless of who made the artwork, I do hope Weber is 'Ready To Deilver Titles To The Bucks.'

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teddyballgame's picture

Just sit back and have a laugh at this total shitshow.

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CasualBystander's picture

It's either comedic or sad that a mistake in a recruiting graphic is automatically presumed to either be fake, or worse, some sort of Michigan tomfoolery...Sam Silverman (and seemingly implied by this article, tOSU) doesn't make mistakes? Christ, we have a high self opinion of ourselves today don't we? 

UM recruiting mistake, MGO goes mental blaming the UM athletic dept. for doing something stupid and embarrassing.

OSU recruiting mistake, 11W goes mental blaming the UM athletic dept. for trying to smear the good buckeye name.

I never get tired of watching people play the blame game while thinking their shit doesn't stink. They always look dumber when all the facts come out...

 

 

 

 

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." - Mark Twain

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CasualBystander's picture

It's either comedic or sad that a mistake in a recruiting graphic is automatically presumed to either be fake, or worse, some sort of Michigan tomfoolery...Sam Silverman (and seemingly implied by this article, tOSU) doesn't make mistakes? Christ, we have a high self opinion of ourselves today don't we? 

UM recruiting mistake, MGO goes mental blaming the UM athletic dept. for doing something stupid and embarrassing.

OSU recruiting mistake, 11W goes mental blaming the UM athletic dept. for trying to smear the good buckeye name.

I never get tired of watching people play the blame game while thinking their shit doesn't stink. They always look dumber when all the facts come out...

 

 

 

 

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." - Mark Twain

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urban86's picture

DJ...change your sun and blue to

 

BANANA AND BLUE...

ichigan sux

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Sun & azure. Get it right people.

THEOSUfan's picture

Urine and contusion.

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EDUGOON's picture

I blame Fickell!

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

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