Hot Off the Press: Illinois Game Poster

By 11W Staff on November 2, 2012 at 12:30p

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

I look at this and hear the music from the skit where chappelle was BLACKZILLA.    This is great.

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

O-H Kee Pa's picture

Hilarious. Awesome job Walt.

Sean's picture

This is probably my favorite one of the season.

beserkr29's picture

Just.  Awesome.

Alhan's picture

This one wins the comedy award for the bunch.  Nice work Walt!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

Unky Buck's picture

Good stuff!

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

btalbert25's picture

Love it.  The terror on their faces is hilarious.

cronimi's picture

Brilliant, brilliant work!! 

spqr2008's picture

You guys should put out a book of these, as well as printing them as individual posters, with the revenue to support the artist, and 11W.

Boxley's picture

Better yet, a football calendar, something to look at wistfully during the off season, and to get charged up for in the fall.

"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." President T. Roosevelt

Jason Priestas's picture

We'd love to do that, but we can't sell these unless we remove the school names from each poster, which would make them rather lame.

bukyze's picture

You should have a day where anybody can come by and pick them up for "free", with an optional "donation".  No selling required!!!

Hockey Buck's picture

Always a huge fan of the illibuck, but this poster now takes my love of said illibuck to stratospheric heights.

toad1204's picture

I acutally laughed when I saw it.  Well done.  Should show the Illini running for their lives.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Dougger's picture


I like football

thatlillefty's picture

My favorite part about the Illibuck is that is used to be a live turtle... I imagine it didn't live terribly long with football players racing across the field with the thing over their heads every year in celebration. Wonder how big it was?

tennbuckeye19's picture

From what I could find, it looks like a real turtle was only used for a short number of years (1925-1927) and died, and so they went with wooden turtles. I couldn't find any info on the live turtle's size.

thatlillefty's picture

Wow, that's not very long... also, i like to think it was the size of a large tortoise.

Grayskullsession's picture

Its the wooden form of Gamera!

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

Earle's picture

The only thing it is missing is poorly-dubbed dialogue.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

jfunk's picture

And the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Bwaaaaaaa hhaaaaaaa haaaaaa. Fantastic.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

^^ this guy get's my upvote simply because of his awesome profile pic

kr66osu's picture

haha oh man that's great!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

does...anyone else notice the guy at the bottom grabbing the girl? lol obviously not but it is pretty conveniently placed

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I thought that was Thing from the Addams Family.

larzdapunk's picture

Yay! I was hoping the poster would involve the Illibuck trophy.
What I want to know is: are the people running from the Illibuck, or from the horrendous play of the Illini? #shudder

slovak71's picture

These posters are soooo incredibly bad-ass. BTW, where can I get one from the Purdue game?

MVJ's picture

Legend says that it was a land turtle. One of the Illinois fraternities put the turtle in a full bathtub and it croaked.

"You win with people "

ryanosu03's picture

Love all these posters, thanks for the great work!

T4EHill's picture

I honestly will buy every poster from this season and put them on my wall if you sold them to the public! They're all awesome

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

buckeyedude's picture

Kind of rooks rike Godzirra, he does!



Alhan's picture

I just finished showing all of these to my wife.  She thinks they are awesome!  Now to see if I can convince her to let me hang framed posters around the house...

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

buckeyedude's picture

Just tell her if she can put her scented candles all over the damn place, you deserve a few posters.



Et_Tu_OSU's picture

"Honey, wouldn't those look great in my man-cave?"
It's worth a shot...

"The revolution will be televised."

Alhan's picture

Our house is too small to have a man cave with our kid :-(
I am definitely saving them for when I do have the room though!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

old_rasputin's picture

love it

"We hate to lose, but when we do, rest assured we'll be back, and someone will pay the price." Coach Hayes

BuckeyeFanInBoulder's picture

Definitely my favorite of the season


Totally hilarious!

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Hilarious stuff Walt! It would have been even better if the turtle had lasers shooting out it's eyes.

Geraffi's picture

Was out of the loop traveling last week and realized today that I missed the poster debut. Couldn't wait to track it down. Worth the wait!  This one is amazing!  Absolutely amazing. Great work, Walt!

Geraffi's picture

Will there be a bye week poster!?! C'mon Walt! You can do it!