You are looking at the winning banner in the SBI Banner Contest ahead of Wednesday's U.S. national team qualifier against Mexico. In a field that included more than 40 entries, this submission by Anton Jusifi took the price after winning the SBI reader vote with a total of 27 percent of the vote, which saw 1,887 votes cast. Thanks to all of you who voted, all of you who participated by creating banners, and special thanks to Blockbuster Video for helping push the vote even further toward this quality banner.
So what next? Well, SBI has placed an order to have the above image made into a four foot-by-eight foot banner that will (hopefully) be ready to go for Wednesday night's match. The order is in and now it's up to the fine printers in Columbus to get the job done so Anton's idea becomes a reality. Where will the banner be displayed? That has yet to be determined, but since Anton will sitting in the North End of Crew Stadium there is a chance it will be there.
What did you think of the contest? What other banner would you like to see made and shown off at an upcoming USA match? Are you still hoping someone brings an Oswaldo Sanchez doll complete so people can beat it like a pinata?
Share your thoughts on the contest, and Anton Jusifi's winning banner, in the comments section below.