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.

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?

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

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.

Maestro's picture

Cool stuff.

vacuuming sucks

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

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

Awesome.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Hovenaut's picture

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

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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 Grantland.com gave you a shout out for this awesome poster!
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9975148/week-12-college-football-vie...
 

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!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.