Photoshop Phriday: The Tag Team

August 23, 2013 at 11:45p    by Jason Priestas    
The Undertaker and Mankind?

Meet Taylor Decker and Andrew Norwell, both starters on the Ohio State offensive line and quite possibly heading to a career in the WWE when they leave Columbus.

Your challenge for this edition of Photoshop Phriday is to put these men into the squared circle. As tag team partners. If you can come up with a name for the duo, you'll probably fare even better.

So, fire up Photoshop (or MS Paint if you like to party) and make us laugh. Awe us.

Leave your masterpiece as a comment in this thread and one winner, chosen via comment voting, will take home a copy of John U. Bacon's new book, Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football. It's fan-freaking-tastic. Here's an excerpt. See for yourself.

The Rules:

  • Entrants must be 18 or older.
  • The entry must feature Taylor Decker and Andrew Norwell. We suggest as a pro wrestling tag team, but feel free to go off the reservation if you think you'll blow the community's minds.
  • Residents of Michigan are not eligible for the contest.
  • Deadline for entries and voting is noon on Monday, April August 26, 2013.

Good luck!



bedheadjc's picture

Aragorn and Plant...on tour this fall, at a Golden Corral, or B1G stadium near you...

Unky Buck's picture

Oh, this is going to be a beaut, Clark!

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

FROMTHE18's picture

SOMEONE PLEASE, PLEASE do a Mighty Ducks Bashbrothers photoshop

BuddhaBuck's picture

I wish I had time to work on this today... 

Don't text while driving.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Norwell looks like a Von Erick.

Man I just dated myself.

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

THE Ohio State University

BuckeyeSki's picture


Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

hetuck's picture

Fritz and Waldo had crew cuts. Now who's dating himself?

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

droessl's picture

Get your time machines ready:

Deadline for entries and voting is noon on Monday, April 26, 2013.

Squirrel Master's picture

Wait, its not March?

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Smanpoint10's picture

Thank god it's not

Bam_Childress's picture

Band of Brothers

5 ft 9 in - 185 lbs - ALL HEART

avail31678's picture

I like the picture on the left wall.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Accidental DV. I really love this

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

Hovenaut's picture

Puts that scene in a totally new perspective the next time I see it....

Well played RFR.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

Earle's picture

Well done, Fido, although the "Come play with us" line from the film would have worked, as well.  Nice detail on the picture, too.

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

So right, Earl. I couldn't remember the girls' dialogue from the movie and I was afraid that if I tried to guess/remember it, I'd get it mixed up with a Nightmare on Elm Street line, or something. But "Come Play With Us" would have been better.

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

I'm going to have nightmares tonight after seeing this but it is incredibly awesome.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Thanks - for some reason, the horror movie scenes that tend to spook me the most are ones involving little girls/twins who are now ghosts, and similar themes that are more psychological than gory. Actually, I tend to laugh off the gory stuff . . .    

Jason Priestas's picture

WINNAR (by virtue of the accidental downvote settling a tie).

Squirrel Master's picture

Can't help but think of these guys from Little Nicky when I see those two,

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

jeremytwoface's picture

Oh how I've missed Photoshop Phriday

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Bingocat's picture

WWE presents ......"The Big Beef Slam" featuring T.Deck & Aaaaa Well............Did ya think you would get up after that?

FitzBuck's picture

All I've got so far.
welcome to the tackle box - catch phrase.  
The Pancake pound and the Waffle cone are their signature moves.  
Brutus's Bookends - team name

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

Buckeye419er's picture

Go ahead.. try to blitz, we dare you. 

gwright78's picture

Lol...I love the little extra snarl you gave Norwell.

Buckeye419er's picture

Had to "mean them up" a little. Decker's so happy it's almost hopeless lol.

hodge's picture

DAMN YOU.  I'm doing one with the Road Warriors as well.

Buckeye419er's picture

Hahaha.. thanks guys

IBleedSandG's picture

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


hodge's picture

I ain't got nothing on BUCKEYE419ER

captain obvious's picture

The fact that you found a Road Warrior pic with Ahmed Johnson in it is incredible. I think that might be a Marcus Hall opportunity right there.

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

hodge's picture

I almost did, I just didn't have time.

Buckeye419er's picture

Thanks for the props. Take a bit of contrast out of those faces and this actually is quite good lol. The poses fit quite well.

hodge's picture

Yeah, I was screwing with the contrast quite a bit, because the main photos really  didn't work well in the photo.  I figured that I'd be tweaking it for hours if I didn't just hit "save."
It's amazing how much easier these competitions were back when I didn't have a job...

Squirrel Master's picture

Norwell has the look but Decker is just "happy to be here"!
good though! +1

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

jbenz's picture

Greg Mattison: You're needed on the field, sir!

Brady Hoke: Knock on my door! Knock next time!

Greg Mattison: Yes, sir!

Brady Hoke: ... Did you see anything?

Greg Mattison: No, sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls again!

Brady Hoke: Good!

jkrk's picture

This is amazing.

Buckeyeneer's picture

I can't begin to tell you how happy this picture made me.

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

THE Ohio State University

buckeyedude's picture

ROFL! That's fucking funny. I don't give a shit who you are. Even MMan and Hail have to find this funny as hell. I think Brady's glasses are purrfect.*
*5 beer post.



pjtobin's picture

This is truly genius ! Thank you. They are all good. This one is a home run though. Great job. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Buckeye1036's picture

Hopefully some Breaking Bad fans out there.

Earle's picture

This makes me think of the twins from the Matrix sequels, but I  don't have the skills to pull it off.

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

FitzBuck's picture

Nice boots!

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

Coqui's picture

No photoshop on this computer, but here's my attempt anyways

GoBucksOSU's picture

There is always at least one entry that has Mark May somewhere in the background.

Mella's picture

Denny and I-Hop..."Serving up pancakes all night long"

droessl's picture

Someone make a Freebirds photoshop and you won't even have to replace Terry Gordy with Norwell:

Unky Buck's picture

I won't have mine in until tomorrow. I'll be out of town for most of the night and won't get a chance to get my groove on with Photoshop. But I do have my photos ready to go and ready to do this thing up right!

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

Buckeye419er's picture

The Ovengers.. you won't like them when their angry.

IBleedSandG's picture

Lol. Not quite as good as the O-NNIHILATORS, but still well done.


Buckeye419er's picture

Haha. Yea I guess I'm just that bored at work lol. 

otrain2416's picture

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

These are some good ones!  Good work guys!

buckskin's picture

You better get that down, Steesn is coming down the hall!

buckeyedude's picture

My entry:
Bjorn and Gustav.
If only I had photoshop skills.....



vitaminB's picture

Had to do this with PowerPoint.  These guys were always my favorite.

Tomc383's picture

That is.....well......disturbing.


Unky Buck's picture

Late as usual, but here we go! Say hello to The Pancakers

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?