February 21st, 2012 at 1:22 PM ^

This is fantastic! But how in the world do people find these things? I mean, how often do you go searching for landmarks on Google Maps just to see what the description says?



February 21st, 2012 at 2:28 PM ^

Apologies if my sarcasm meter is broken (that seems to be par for the course around here!), but in answer to your question:  the Columbus Crew soccer team's colors are black and gold.


eta:  I guess Ohio State really *is* that YouTube guy's #1 bathroom.

Still in AA

February 21st, 2012 at 1:25 PM ^

Someone made that comment in his review of the stadium and it was voted the most helpful.  I think that's why it shows up; it has nothing to do with a google programmer.


February 22nd, 2012 at 1:18 AM ^

I am extremely disappointed in the execution of this joke.  To save me some time, I'll just link to my Reddit comment from the other night to explain what happened and why this is dumb and also Terrible Internet Behavior.

In short: whoever created this "review" is a moron because his total failure to use Google Maps properly has resulted in the internet propagation of a screenshot containing a not-particularly-clever putdown, PLUS a confusing-because-it's-wrong-and-ruins-the-joke label, all presumably at the hands of a Michigan fan.  It just looks bad.

Also, this whole thing is turning into an exercise in Bad Internet Citizenship.  It seems like the initial reviewer realized that he had reviewed the wrong stadium, so instead of finding Ohio Stadium and adding a review for it, he modified the entire Columbus Crew Stadium place page in Google Maps, and that half-implemented edit must be responsible for the mismatch between location and label in the screenshot seen above.  I denied the place page modification because it was bogus and would inconvenience people who wanted to actually find Crew Stadium, but now there are 3+ duplicates of that denied edit because people who don't think "Also a den of cheaters." is a terrible diss are trying to recreate the magic of the  screenshot that points to Ohio Stadium but calls it something completely different for some reason. Stop Doing That.