Mike Vrabel at the Battle of Thermopylae, Crossing the Alps, and Starring in Step Brothers Dominates Photoshop Phriday

March 19, 2013 at 4:52a    by Jason Priestas    
Mike Vrabel at the Battle of Thermopylae

Photoshop Phriday comes through again, with Mike Vrabel leading armies, starring in comedies and jamming San Quentin.

Vrabel at the Battle of Thermopylae, by Bam_Childress (shown above) took top honors, while hodge and Nkohl13 placed. All three will take home a copy of Bob Knight's new book, The Power of Negative Thinking. Congratulations.

Thank you tall that entered and voting.


2nd Place: Vrabel Crosses the Alps by hodge

Mike Vrabel crosses the Alps


3rd Place: Mike Vrabel and Luke Fickell in Step Brothers by Nkohl13

Luke Fickell and Mike Vrabel star in Step Brothers


Honorable Mentions

Brutus, Everett Withers, Mike Vrabel and Luke Fickell charge into battle while Kerry Coombs provides air support by hodge.

Brutus, Everett Withers, Luke Fickell and Mike Vrabel charge into battle.


Mike Vrabel live at San Quentin by AndyVance.

Mike Vrabel live at San Quentin


Mike Vrabel crossing the Delaware by Andy Vance.

Mike Vrabel crossing the Delaware


Mike Vrabel, God of War by Unky Buck.

Mike Vrabel, God of War


RIP Denard by Grant Edgell.

RIP Denard


The Incredible Vrulk by kgibby23.

Mike Vrabel as the Incredible Hulk



Buckeyeneer's picture

While all are good, I gotta give a little extra love to Unky Buck for Vrabel as Kratos. Pretty Sweet.

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Unky Buck's picture

Thanks, Buckeyeneer. I appreciate that.

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Lincoln's picture

The honorable mention are cool as hell. That tells how great this thing has gotten in 2 weeks.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Grant Edgell's photoshop is SOOO clean

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

AndyVance's picture

I agree, I thought Grant's piece was the most "realistic" photoshop job of the lot - it didn't get near enough love from the voters.

Unky Buck's picture

He suffered from the issue of getting it in late. If you don't have something posted within the first couple hours of the Buckshot coming up, you'll miss out on the opportunity for votes. Just a downside to the system. I think if he got it in sooner, he would've had more votes.

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AndyVance's picture

Vrabel as Leonidas was, as it was with the Academy, my personal favorite, though Hodge's homage to Napoleon was a close, close second.
Thanks to the staff for the Honorable Mentions! This was a fun one, especially putting together the San Quentin piece. Gotta love Johnny Cash, right?

penult's picture

Yes, good work on the San Quentin one.

Unky Buck's picture

I am a little baffled as to how Hodge's image got a downvote. I wonder if it was just fat-fingeritis on a smart phone...

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AndyVance's picture

That is the only possible explanation, unless you chalk it up to someone's overdeveloped sense of Francophobia...

Unky Buck's picture

Well, don't we all have a little bit of Francophobia in us? Damn French with their berets and Eiffel Towers.

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AndyVance's picture

Amen, Brother. If it weren't for the wine, women, cheese and art, I'd really be questioning their contributions to society in general.

Bam_Childress's picture

What if we  submitted to 11W via email instead of posting....and then 11W posted them all at the same time?  That way the playing ground would be level.  Just an idea.  It might be too legwork for a  buckshot.

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Unky Buck's picture

I actually thought about that too. I enjoy doing them so I'll continue doing so, but I know I will never be able to even start one until sometime after 8 or 9 on a Friday night. I know I'm not the only one with that sort of problem and those who submit them later tend to be at a disadvantage from those who submit them early on. But I have no idea what sort of work would be involved in trying to set up a voting system on images where you can vote for any that you like, not just one in particular.
Maybe if on the Wednesday or Thursday Skull Session they give the topic so that there is time for guys to get something together and then it can be submitted at will come Friday. Just an idea.

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Kratos approves!!!


BuckeyeNationProblems's picture

Well one thing these all have in common: #swaggernaut and #juice