Fake News: The Internet's Best Reactions from Eleven Warriors' April Fools' Day Joke

By D.J. Byrnes on April 1, 2017 at 12:03 pm
Fake News: Ohio State isn't really selling

Earlier today, Eleven Warriors pulled the ol' April Fools' Day internet ruse by publishing a satirical press release about Ohio State pawning the naming rights of the iconic Horseshoe to Columbus-based Safelite AutoGlass.

Andrew Lind, 11W's recruiting director and joke mastermind, made it obvious at the end:

Of course, the best part of the deal is that it's been entirely fabricated. But seeing as it's April Fools' Day, we couldn't let the day go by without trying to pull one over on those who don't read all the way to the end of an article. 

What made this joke work was the believability enabled by the sublime choice of sponsor. No Buckeye fan who pays attention would be shocked by a press release like that. If it weren't April 1, there would already be blood in the Olentangy River, obvious reveal or not.

The internet remains amazing though because people (author included) don't pay attention to calendars. Nor do they require themselves to read an article in entirety before commenting on it.

These are the best reactions from 11W's social media feeds (moderate cussing, ahoy):

nude and mad
could be a joke
i hope so too
the till

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