Photoshop Phriday: That Defensive Line Coach

March 15, 2013 at 1:40p    by Jason Priestas    
Not this Vrabel

We thought about taking a couple of weeks off for the tournaments, but our first Photoshop Phriday was so much fun that we're doing it again seven days later.

Your subject this week: Mike Vrabel. Not that Mike Vrabel. This Mike Vrabel.

Grab a photo of the correct Vrabel, fire up Photoshop/MS Paint and do what you do. The top three vote-getters, based on upvotes/downvotes, will receive a copy of Bob Knight's new book, The Power of Negative Thinking.


  • Entrants must be 18 or older.
  • Entries must feature the contest subject matter: Mike Vrabel.
  • The deadline for entries and voting is 12:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 18, 2013.

Good luck!


hodge's picture

Vrabel Crosses the Alps Toledo Strip

hail2victors9's picture

Well done.  I figured you be more of a Washington Crossing the Potomac and changing the US flag to an Ohio/OSU flag. 

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

Jason Priestas's picture

Gauntlet: Thrown down.

hodge's picture

That one was a little too tough for me to do, but you did inspire Brutus Leading the Defensive Staff  below.  A fantastic idea, nonetheless.

AndyVance's picture

Since Hail suggested it, I give you: Vrabel Crossing the Delaware...

FitzBuck's picture

It's glorious +1

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

Hovenaut's picture

I'm thinking of this first away game at Rutgers.

Taking the long and scenic route to Jersey.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

Geraffi's picture

NJ is definitely worth recruiting. 

BTwrestle04's picture

Bollman needs to be more rotund.

NW Buckeye's picture

Just seems to fit.....

steensn's picture

I need to get Photoshop so I can get these to turn out better... Paint sucks...

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Vrabel had to learn the hard way...


BucksfanXC's picture

Are you implying that Brady Hoke beat up Vrabro??

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Nkohl13's picture

You never know what could happen when you take a fat mans food.

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

It is intended as an insult to Hoke, not Vrabel...
we all know what would really happen if the two were to fight...

Hovenaut's picture

I understand Vrabes was hit inadvertently by flying bones.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

Bam_Childress's picture

5 ft 9 in - 185 lbs - ALL HEART

AndyVance's picture

This is epic. Well done.

Idaho Helga's picture

I like this and I give you the "art" award.  The lighting, color is perfect.  Well done, sir!

Unky Buck's picture

Damn, so busy this weekend. Might be able to get something in later tonight when I get home. Such a disadvantage to get these in late, though.

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

hodge's picture

Brutus Leading the Defensive Staff

cronimi's picture

Upvote for the Coach Coombs call-back alone.

NC_Buckeye's picture

I like that Hodge's entries are historical.

hodge's picture

There's something really fun about 'shopping Romantic paintings.  They're so epic, it never gets old.

BuckeyeVet's picture

Truly Epic. Nice touch with the KFC - Red Bull Plane.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The possible recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

buck i's picture

Stay out of his recruiting territory.

AndyVance's picture

Mike Vrabel: A true Patriot.

Idaho Helga's picture

This got my first LOL.  Great!

AndyVance's picture

Mike Vrabel: Live at San Quinton.


FitzBuck's picture

That is truly funny.  I want this as a poster for the man cave.  +1

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

Poison nuts's picture

Some great entries today, but this wins because mixing Mike Vrabel with Johnny Cash wins.

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

buckeyedude's picture

here's my winner. Vrabel looks so natural giving the bird. Could be Hoke on the receiving end.



MotownBuck's picture

Trotwood-Madison. Once a Ram, Always a Ram.

Menexenus's picture

Nicely done!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

OurHonorDefend09's picture

This thread is amazing. I wish this happened every day.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

okiebuck's picture

All of these are fricken awesome; well played gang!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

FitzBuck's picture

Can this become an weekly event?  At least till football season.  I would really like to challenge Hodge with different subjects beyond the coaching staff.
Hodge I have a tuff one for you.  Can you do a God touching man image but instead of OSU coaches do Bo and Hoke.  If anyone is wondering why or can't remember what the image looks like google it because I think it would be really funny.  

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

Idaho Helga's picture

a must, must, but Run-fido-run  needs to know too. And Unkey Buck and...hell, I don't pay attention enough to the providers of the fun.

FitzBuck's picture

You are correct I didn't give credit to all the great posters. Hodge just came to mind because of the style of the fresco I referenced - God creating Adam - and what he has done with classic works thus far. I would love to see anything the others come up with.

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

hodge's picture

Your wish is my command, Fitzy.

toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Unky Buck's picture

Again, hopefully not too late for this... I may bump this in the afternoon if I have to, lol

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

AndyVance's picture

T'was an honor to give this awe-inspiring creation its first upvote, Sir. You are a true craftsman.

Unky Buck's picture

Thanks, Andy. It appears as though I am a little too late again. Such good ideas too! lol

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

AndyVance's picture

You and me both :)
I was at Kroger with my wife when I saw they'd posted this; I said, "Hurry up, Honey, we've got to get home stat!"

Unky Buck's picture

Haha nice. I'm debating on making some in advance that way they're ready but the number of images I would need "just in case" is staggering.

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

kevinfrenchfry's picture

if only you had posted this one earlier

hodge's picture

Just because FITZBUCK asked me to do it:

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Nice Hodge, maybe add a burger and fries next to Hoke.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

FitzBuck's picture

You sir are a genius.  +1 
its times like this I wish I could give all of my upvotes for the day to one poster.  
Thank you

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

Buckeye1036's picture

This is hilarious!  Great job sir.