History Memes / Sports

18th Apr '18 7:08:39 PM igordebraga
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* Among hockey fans, not qualifying for the playoffs or being eliminated from them usually leads to jokes about [[http://www.thestar.com/photos/toronto_star_photo_blog/2014/04/a_tribute_to_the_maple_leafs_on_the_golf_course_.html the players ending up playing golf]]. Even the press uses "sent to the golf course" as a synonym for elimination.

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* Among hockey fans, not qualifying for the playoffs or being eliminated from them usually leads to jokes about [[http://www.thestar.com/photos/toronto_star_photo_blog/2014/04/a_tribute_to_the_maple_leafs_on_the_golf_course_.html the players ending up playing golf]]. Even the press uses "sent to the golf course" as a synonym for elimination. Some found NBC [[ScrewedByTheNetwork relegating elimination games in the 2018 playoffs to the Golf Channel]] an extension of this.
23rd Mar '18 4:52:24 PM Laevatein
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* Some famous pieces of commentary have achieved meme status:
** From the 1966 Grand Final: "Potter has it, he can't break clear, it's taken by Breen, it's a... point! ''It's a point! ST KILDA IN FRONT! ST KILDA IN FRONT!"
** Mike Williamson in the 1970 GF: "Oh, Jesaulenko, YOU BEAUTYYY!!!"
** Robbie Muir punching Dennis Collins: "Down he went! Oh, TV Ringside!"[[note]]TV Ringside was Channel 7's boxing programme[[/note]]
** Slug Jordan's "He's done well, the boy" after John Bourke pushed over an umpire and attacked a spectator.
** From the 2005 Grand Final: "Leo Barry, YOU STAR!"


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10th Mar '18 11:43:03 AM nombretomado
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3rd Mar '18 9:44:38 PM nombretomado
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* Some post-game speeches from players and coaches can become memes in their own right if they're outlandish or quote-worthy enough (and will eventually become memes on ''SportsCenter'', too). Case in point:

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* Some post-game speeches from players and coaches can become memes in their own right if they're outlandish or quote-worthy enough (and will eventually become memes on ''SportsCenter'', ''Series/SportsCenter'', too). Case in point:
1st Mar '18 2:47:15 PM CoRo
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* Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, has a meme created in 2011. Dirk, the NBA's GermanicEfficiency standard bearer and his meme go along the lines of "taking talents to South Beach". This is in direct response to Lebron James and his Decision program where he said those words before joining Miami Heat. In 2011, Dallas beat Heat and NBA fans created this meme to show that Dirk played extremely well in Miami in 2011 finals.
1st Mar '18 2:32:31 PM CoRo
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1st Mar '18 2:30:48 PM CoRo
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* UsefulNotes/Boston and Brian Scalabrine posing with his 2008 ring. Scalabrine is an average player. However, Boston fans like him much. They have had him posing with his ring in many online memes.

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* UsefulNotes/Boston Boston and Brian Scalabrine posing with his 2008 ring. Scalabrine is an average player.player or RidiculouslyAverageGuy. However, Boston fans like him much. They have had him posing with his ring in many online memes.
1st Mar '18 2:09:52 PM CoRo
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* Boston and Brian Scalabrine posing with his 2008 ring. Scalabrine is an average player. However, Boston fans like him much. They have had him posing with his ring in many online memes.

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* Boston UsefulNotes/Boston and Brian Scalabrine posing with his 2008 ring. Scalabrine is an average player. However, Boston fans like him much. They have had him posing with his ring in many online memes.
1st Mar '18 2:06:52 PM CoRo
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* Brooklyn Nets are famous for being the team Kris Humphries played on. After his short marriage to Creator/KimKardashian , people mocked him and his playing career went downhill. Many people interested in sports say that's proof u should never marry a Kardashian, while others made ring jokes as Humphries never won a title. So Humphries was devastated in that abrupt marriage.
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