What's Your Perfect GameDay Sign?

By 11W Staff on September 27, 2012 at 6:15p
91 Comments

This season, AT&T is challenging two college football fans (Will & Ravi) to literally follow ESPN's popular pregame show on the college road trip of a liftetime.

Each Sunday once the ESPN CollegeGame Day location is announced for the following Saturday, Will and Ravi will hit the open road to make it there relying only on their car, their mobile savvy and their unwavering fandom. Along the way, they will tackle a series of unrivaled challenges designed to test their love for the game and their ability to garner support from fellow gridiron enthusiasts. The entire experience will be documented at way2saturday.com.

Why is this important to you, the 11W reader?  Well, we're giving you the chance to win a $300 gift card to fannatics.com simply by being witty. We have this shiny, new voting system and we're looking at the perfect opportunity to put it to practical use while hooking one of you up with a new fanrobe.

So, we ask you: What is your perfect GameDay sign?

Simply reply with a comment and you're entered. Those of you that can vote, please do so to help us pick our winner.

The fine print:

  • Must be 18 or older to enter.
  • One entry/comment per person.
  • Deadline for entries is Sunday, September 30 at 10:00pm ET.

Will & Ravi: Twitter (#Way2Saturday) | Web | Instagram: @Way2Saturday

Prizing provided by AT&T. We also received a gift card for our efforts in spreading the word.

91 Comments

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Bucksfan's picture

Jabba the Hoke Loves to Choke!

Buckeye Beast's picture

I vote this one ^

It's 5 o'clock somewhere, & Michigan still sucks

buckeyejonross's picture

A few years back when Gameday came to Columbus for OSU/PSU the weekend the Cam Newton/pay-for-play thing broke, I proudly displayed an "Our quarterback plays for free" sign with Terrelle Pryor's smiling face front and center. Ugh, hindsight is 20/20. I was on tv all day though, so tie?

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

vidstudent's picture

There is only one winner here:
#rememberthe5

Nicholas Eckert

vidstudent

Oben_Where's picture

 
 
         chEst pains
       cheSt pains
   chest Pains
chest paiNs

builderofcoalitions's picture

Because we couldn't go for three.

BuckeyeMike74's picture

^^^ THIS!!!  By far!!!!!

kr66osu's picture

Does anyone know if it's easy to sneak in signs like that? I've never been to Gameday but I will go whenever they finally come back to Columbus

William's picture

I don't know, but whenever they come to C-Bus I'm printing off this image and having it blown up and made into a sign. My a** will get as close to that stage as possible.

cdubs's picture

You can get one in easy enough but they have staff in the crowd that will ask you to take it down if it's too over the top.

Jason Priestas's picture

Although this one is great, we're looking for new ideas. We should have done a better job of spelling that out.

William's picture

Fair enough. In case mine did win, I was going to email one of you about giving the gift card to an original sign idea.

cajunbuckeye's picture

^^^^ that's awesome!! To see that on tv....priceless!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

a9entsmith's picture

while I love the idea, this is pretty clearly shopped.

William's picture

No. This actually happened. I remember watching it live last year.

a9entsmith's picture

Must be a bad screencap or at least touched up to enhance, because the pixel count looks way higher on the sign as opposed to the others. The edge blurring is typically indicative of PS also...I'll take your word for it though. 

William's picture

I can see how it looks shopped, I just remember watching GameDay with some buddies last year and absolutely pissing myself when this came on the TV.

LouGroza's picture

@A9entsmith, That look you see I think is the netting or screen that is around the on-air guys protecting them from the crowd. It creates a different look like the things behind it are almost discolored.

Triv's picture

Front Side:
Perfect Preperation
Prevents Piss Poor
Performance
 
Back Side:
Someone Needs
To Tell Desmond

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

3ydncloudofdust's picture

I'd like a pic of OSU corn hole boards at every campus they hit!
 
As far as the perfect sign...put Urban in the Braveheart getup except w/scarlet and gray face paint, of course.
"they'll never take our freedom!"

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

Nappy's picture

Fan of bacon since 1981

builderofcoalitions's picture

Tell me this has been done before. It's genius. Well-played, Nappy.

Because we couldn't go for three.

Poison nuts's picture

This is amazing. I don't think I can even try after this one...

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

BUCKfutter's picture

apologize for my horrible graphic skills, but i think the message gets through ok

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

Cubbies115's picture

Herbstreit drinks Appletinis
 

thatlillefty's picture

haha, i like it but he's our boy
i already feel bad he moved his family to TN because of the few loons in Cbus

buckeyejonross's picture

There's a Michigan State?

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

cdubs's picture

Haha, I love that. Simple, elegant, just degrading enough.

Conroy's picture

         mEyer's
buckeyeS
           Procure
                     champioNship

headina's picture

Enough
Sec
Promotion
Nonsense

GO BUCKS

Ashtabula's picture

JUST DO WHAT URBAN SAYS

kr66osu's picture

If only I could make animated posters, I would use that gif of Urban stealing the hamburger from Beilema.
EDIT:

Caption:"Prepare your anus"
 

WiliestBuckeye's picture


When the Bell tolls, everyone knows-- its Miller Time.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

cdubs's picture

No witty comment, just kudos for the full disclosure, not everyone does that.

thatlillefty's picture

No doubt. Love this site.

Jason Priestas's picture

Thank you. I'm sure longtime readers will understand how rare it is for us to put something like this on the front page, but when offered a $300 shopping spree for one of our readers, we're going to consider things like this.

gravey's picture

SHOP AT LOWES
THE HOME IMPROVEMENT WAREHOUSE 
THAT DOESN'T UNDERWRITE ESPN'S
SEC PROPAGANDA MACHINE
 

Doc's picture

Stand near Desmond with a sign that reads "Doucher" pointing his way.  Stand back and let the lulz roll in.

"Say my name."

thatlillefty's picture

            Plays Great
                      Always Winning
               It's Miller Time!!!
               (insert Braxton pic)

Doc's picture

Hey sexy lady.....Urban Gangnam Style.
 

"Say my name."

William's picture

    AcquirE                           
CurrencieS
                         DisresPect
                               KNuckleheads
 
 

 

otrain2416's picture

Mark Mays commentary < replacement refs calls

the419's picture

Dantonio is Italian for Outback Bowl

hodge's picture


Remember, Remember
The Seventh of November,
Those five field goals and whatnot,
I know of no reason,
Why that Nineteen-Ninety-Eight Season
Should ever be forgot.

William's picture

+ 100 Huge V for Vendetta fan. 

hodge's picture

"+ 100  Huge V for Vendetta fan."

Jason...can you count that towards my total?

hodge's picture

The rest of the poem, though it probably wouldn't fit on the sign:

Ol' man Coop, t’was his intent
To win the championship pennant.
Over a score of spread were said to be 
The end of East Lansing's Sparty;
Alas, their championship dreams would nev'r be met
Through Saban's disheartening upset.
Holloa boys, holloa boys
through blood, sweat and desire,
Holloa boys, holloa boys
God save Urban Meyer!

willshire58's picture

Tim Tebow Wears John Simon Pajamas

jhf777's picture

"I'd rather shower at Penn State than root for the Spartans.  Go Bucks!"

cdubs's picture

Ugh, no. C'mon, don't be that guy.

builderofcoalitions's picture

No, he really was that guy. Ugh.

Because we couldn't go for three.

buckeye76BHop's picture

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

Jangs78's picture

A picture of a glass of tomato juice(as close to scarlet as we can get) with the caption of:
"GOT JUICE"
Simple yet to the point

dumpus's picture

"I don't always drink gravy, but when I do, I lie about never drinking gravy."

Matt M.'s picture

Oh come let's sing Ohio's praise
And songs to Alma Mater raise
While our hearts rebounding thrill
With joy which death alone can still
Summer's heat or winter's cold
The seasons pass the years will roll
Time and change will surely (truly) show
How firm thy friendship ... OHIO!
Or...
Just win, baby!
 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

-Shows 2 Buckeyes-
MARK MAY CAN SUCK ON DEEZ NUTZ!!!!
#72-0

OR

Tell Brady Hoke we're gonna beat (in green) MICHIGAN (end green) today!

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Poison nuts's picture

 
 
Dear Desmond -
Roses are red...
Violets are blue...
Suck it.
 

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

William's picture

This would be a great GameDay sign.

Nuclear Buckeye's picture

I've been creeping around 11W for two years now collecting Buckeye news and reading your comments. What finally makes me sack up and post? A chance to win dinero! Ridiculous I know, but I'm hoping this will just be the first of many. Oh and the helmet sticker idea sucked me in too. Who doesn't want helmet stickers?!
My sign:
Remember this man, Michigan State. He'll be in your backfield so much that people will think he's on your team. But you'll know the truth.
 

 

"I don't know where I'm at, but it better not be f***ing *ichigan!"

painterlad's picture

"Florida...where Ohioans go when they are no longer productive."

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

Portland Buckeye's picture

Or...
"Florida...where Ohioans go when they are no longer reproductive."
That's how I read that the first time.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Brian Hartline disagrees with your statement.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

cplunk's picture

72-0
U mad, May?

Mix's picture


"Hey Mark, look, I'm accerting my dominance over you."

-Mix

shortbus20's picture

Little brother today...Big brother on 11-24-12

  • shortbus20
Poison nuts's picture

^^^Ok - I'm gonna have to say - why would anyone down vote this? This is what worries me a bit with the down voting. If you don't like the idea for the sign, don't vote for it - but there is nothing offensive, political, or any personal attack of any sort here - it's just a sign idea someone wrote...no reason at all to down vote this. Just saying...

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

LouGroza's picture

Think there is a disgruntled ttun fan trolling around.

willshire58's picture

I miss the Other Tall Blonde Chick

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Are we Brothers?  NO.    NEXT QUESTION

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Nuclear Buckeye's picture

^^^These two. Brady Hoke and The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Bret Bielema and Slimer. We'll have to go from the Buckeyes to The Ohio State Ghostbusters.

"I don't know where I'm at, but it better not be f***ing *ichigan!"

CoachGrasso's picture

The classic Pete Venkman "Kind of a sissy isn't he?" speech will be running through my head whenever they pan to his mug on the sidelines tomorrow.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

eat babies
Eats Babies (wants yours)

Read my entire screen name....

LouGroza's picture

 
If that doesn't look like it came straight from an Animal House photo album what does?
 
                                                

BUCKfutter's picture

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

hail2victors9's picture

Dear Fox, why couldn't you have taken Desmond?

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

hail2victors9's picture


I don't think this what they meant by Go Green

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

hodge's picture

This is weird, Hail.  It's like with UM's bye week, and our playing of your most hated "divisional" rival, it's almost as if we've entered into some kind of uneasy truce haha.

hail2victors9's picture

Yep, the divisions have screwed it all up.  Not to mention, I don't think my sign idea of Sparty squatting over a pile of steaming Buckeyes would have really flown around here.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

hodge's picture

If you put it up man, I'll upvote it for its "creative comic troll" value alone.

RBuck's picture

You can't go wrong with this one.

 

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Colby3333's picture


You can't spell "SHOWTIME" without a big........

LouGroza's picture

Desmond Howard wears Mark Mays' underwear.

Aslfinch5287's picture

Sparty Has Lady Parts 

Unky Buck's picture

Ohio State is the Stansbury of the Midwest ...and of course it is accompanied by a photo of the gang from Saved By the Bell

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