Hot Off the Press: Illinois Game Poster

By Walt Keys on November 13, 2013 at 1:00p

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dsavoca77's picture

Love it.  Go Bucks

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

There is so much going on in this poster...  awesome!
Although the fire-breath and the stomping of Memorial Stadium are hilarious, I like the subtle touch of the scores of the last several years on it's back.
The question, then, is it a giant wooden turtle?  Or can we pretend it's a live one for the sake of ancient tradition?

DJRoss926's picture

Brutus doesn't waste time taming inanimate objects.

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

So you're saying Brutus isn't powerful enough to make a giant inanimate object move and breathe fire?  Pfffft

Oyster's picture

Brutus tells Chuck Norris to do it for him, while he rides.

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

DJRoss926's picture

The decision to have flames (?) shooting out of Illibuck is rather inspired. 

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

I was worried until I saw the rose petals inbetween the "oh" and "io" on the flag.

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

Buckeye Scottie's picture

I thought the same thing! This has become my weekly 'Where's Waldo' (Where's da Roses?) hunt, I must say i was struggling until I saw your comment. 
Well done, Walt.  Well done...

toad1204's picture

He-Manesque, if you will.  Solid placement of the Illini stadium.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Haybucks's picture

In the middle of nowhere or under the Brutus guided front foot of the Illibuck?

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


DannyBeane's picture

AS a giant monster fan, this is the best poster ever.

Buckeye419er's picture

From the moment I saw this my thought was the movie Iron Giant. Very sentinel-esque. Well done sir.

There can be only one

Maestro's picture

Cool stuff.

vacuuming sucks


If the Illibuck actually could breath fire THAT would be a trophy worth winning. Who wouldn't want a pyro-mechanical turtle monster on their sidelines?

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

Whoa Nellie's picture

It's "Gamera"! 

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

jeremytwoface's picture


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.

Hovenaut's picture

Instant classic, love the old 50's B movie horror/sci-fi appeal. 

GoBucks10's picture

Seeing roses!!!  Go Buckeyes!

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

cal3713's picture

One of my favorites so far.  Thanks.

Johnny Ginter's picture

i love this so much

Joe Beale's picture

Gamera the invincible!

CanadianBuckeye's picture

Walt, great job as always!  Just wanted to point out Holly Anderson of gave you a shout out for this awesome poster!

Poison nuts's picture

Walt - am I wrong or is this the first one this year without a rose in it???
edit: nevermind - I found them!

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