History Memes / Sports

21st May '16 2:30:25 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* NO ERA PENAL![[labelnote:Explanation]]Mexican for "it wasn't a penalty". During the Round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup, Mexico were beating the Netherlands 1-0 with 2 minutes to go when the Dutch pulled a goal back. Deep into injury time, Arjen Robben was fouled in the penalty area, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar converted the resulting penalty to put the Dutch through 2-1. The Mexican fans were ''furious'', and immediately accused Robben of having dived. Robben later admitted that he had gone down too easily, but felt that it was still a penalty.[[/labelnote]]

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* NO ERA PENAL![[labelnote:Explanation]]Mexican PENAL![[labelnote:Explanation]]Spanish (most commonly spoken language in Mexico) for "it wasn't a penalty". During the Round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup, Mexico were beating the Netherlands 1-0 with 2 minutes to go when the Dutch pulled a goal back. Deep into injury time, Arjen Robben was fouled in the penalty area, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar converted the resulting penalty to put the Dutch through 2-1. The Mexican fans were ''furious'', and immediately accused Robben of having dived. Robben later admitted that he had gone down too easily, but felt that it was still ''still'' a penalty.[[/labelnote]]
18th May '16 3:06:57 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[MockTheWeek The Chinese secret police have shot them!]]

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** [[MockTheWeek [[Series/MockTheWeek The Chinese secret police have shot them!]]
8th May '16 8:41:13 AM wittylibrarian
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* Butt Fumble [[labelnote:Explanation]]During the 2012 Thanksgiving game against the Patriots, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez botched a handoff and ran headlong into guard Brandon Moore's butt, fumbling the ball, which was returned for a touchdown. This was during a 52 second span in which the Patriots scored three touchdowns, and is regarded as the low point of a bad season for both the Jets and Sanchez.[[/labelnote]]

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* Butt Fumble [[labelnote:Explanation]]During the 2012 Thanksgiving game against the Patriots, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez botched a handoff and ran headlong into guard Brandon Moore's butt, fumbling the ball, which was returned for a touchdown. This was during a 52 second span in which the Patriots scored three touchdowns, and is regarded as the low point of a bad season for both the Jets and Sanchez.[[/labelnote]][[/labelnote]]. [[NeverLiveItDown So infamous]] it [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_fumble has its own Wiki article]].
30th Apr '16 2:58:08 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* "[[SecondPlaceIsForLosers CRUZADOS SEGUNDONES!]]"[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Chilean soccer club Universidad Católica, nicknamed "Los Cruzados" for its uniforms, has finished '''fourty-four''' times as second place in the Chilean championship (as of April 2016). The anti-fans ''love'' to point out the team's inability to go past second place whenever they can.[[/labelnote]]

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* "[[SecondPlaceIsForLosers CRUZADOS SEGUNDONES!]]"[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Chilean soccer club Universidad Católica, nicknamed "Los Cruzados" for its uniforms, has finished '''fourty-four''' times as second place in the Chilean championship (as of and couldn't win until April 2016).2016. The anti-fans ''love'' to point out the team's inability to go past second place whenever they can.[[/labelnote]]
23rd Apr '16 2:59:17 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* "Trust the Process".[[labelnote:Explanation]]Fans of former Philadelphia [=76ers=] general manager/president of basketball operations Sam Hinkie saw merit in Hinkie's unorthodox team-rebuilding strategy of eschewing the free-agent market in favor of accumulating late-round draft picks that would hopefully yield star players later down the line and pull the [=76ers=] out of the NBA's basement. The plan naturally had [[BrokenBase its fair share of vocal supporters and detractors]], as the [=76ers=] finished with a woeful 46 wins in the three seasons with Hinkie as GM (he left the team with four games to go in the 2015-16 season, a few months after he lost his president job; his resulting 13-page resignation letter would later become a joke in itself).[[/labelnote]]

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* "Trust the Process".[[labelnote:Explanation]]Fans of former Philadelphia [=76ers=] general manager/president of basketball operations Sam Hinkie saw merit in Hinkie's unorthodox team-rebuilding strategy of eschewing the free-agent market in favor of accumulating late-round draft picks that would hopefully yield star players later down the line and pull the [=76ers=] out of the NBA's basement. The plan naturally had [[BrokenBase its fair share of vocal supporters and detractors]], as the [=76ers=] finished with a woeful 46 wins in the three seasons with Hinkie as GM (he left the team with four games to go in the 2015-16 season, a few months after he lost his president job; his resulting 13-page resignation letter would later become a joke in itself).[[/labelnote]]
* "[[SecondPlaceIsForLosers CRUZADOS SEGUNDONES!]]"[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Chilean soccer club Universidad Católica, nicknamed "Los Cruzados" for its uniforms, has finished '''fourty-four''' times as second place in the Chilean championship (as of April 2016). The anti-fans ''love'' to point out the team's inability to go past second place whenever they can.
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20th Apr '16 12:27:05 PM HappilyDeranged
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* '''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Hans Moleman]] Productions Presents: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV1LWhNpTJU Man Getting Hit by Football]]'''

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* '''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Hans Moleman]] Productions Presents: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV1LWhNpTJU com/watch?v=WUTVmuqviqE Man Getting Hit by Football]]'''
14th Apr '16 6:26:07 PM WillyFourEyes
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* I'm just trying to get my VideoGame/NBA2K Rating up. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Hassan Whiteside, a center who's going through a CareerResurrection, gave this as one of his motivations during an interview.[[/labelnote]]

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* I'm just trying to get my VideoGame/NBA2K Rating up. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Hassan Whiteside, a center who's going through a CareerResurrection, gave this as one of his motivations during an interview.[[/labelnote]]
* "Trust the Process".[[labelnote:Explanation]]Fans of former Philadelphia [=76ers=] general manager/president of basketball operations Sam Hinkie saw merit in Hinkie's unorthodox team-rebuilding strategy of eschewing the free-agent market in favor of accumulating late-round draft picks that would hopefully yield star players later down the line and pull the [=76ers=] out of the NBA's basement. The plan naturally had [[BrokenBase its fair share of vocal supporters and detractors]], as the [=76ers=] finished with a woeful 46 wins in the three seasons with Hinkie as GM (he left the team with four games to go in the 2015-16 season, a few months after he lost his president job; his resulting 13-page resignation letter would later become a joke in itself).
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12th Apr '16 10:36:27 AM F1Krazy
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* [[DrivesLikeCrazy Crashtor Maldonado]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]] A fan nickname for UsefulNotes/FormulaOne driver Pastor Maldonado, who was infamous for the number of accidents he caused during his five-year tenure in the sport, as well as the [[http://maldonadopenaltycounter.com/ sheer number of penalties he racked up]]. His choice of [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the car number #13]] from 2014 onwards made it even funnier, and fans were rather upset when he was dropped for 2016.[[/labelnote]]



* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/things-tim-howard-could-save Tim Howard can save anything!]][[labelnote:Explanation]]During the Round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup, the United States took on Belgium. Although the US eventually lost the match to Belgium 2-1 in extra time, their performance was mostly praised, particularly the goalie Tim Howard, who had a 50-year record of ''16'' saves during the game. Howard's exemplary performance as a goalkeeper gave rise to this meme, which depicts him, among other things, [[WhoShotJFK blocking the bullet that killed JFK]], [[Disney/TheLionKing keeping Mufasa from falling to his death]], [[Disney/{{Frozen}} blocking Hans's sword]], and preventing Music/{{Janet Jackson}}'s infamous "wardrobe malfunction." Briefly, the Wikipedia page for the United States Secretary of Defense listed Howard as the incumbent.

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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/things-tim-howard-could-save Tim Howard can save anything!]][[labelnote:Explanation]]During the Round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup, the United States took on Belgium. Although the US eventually lost the match to Belgium 2-1 in extra time, their performance was mostly praised, particularly the goalie Tim Howard, who had a 50-year record of ''16'' saves during the game. Howard's exemplary performance as a goalkeeper gave rise to this meme, which depicts him, among other things, [[WhoShotJFK blocking the bullet that killed JFK]], [[Disney/TheLionKing keeping Mufasa from falling to his death]], [[Disney/{{Frozen}} blocking Hans's sword]], and preventing Music/{{Janet Jackson}}'s infamous "wardrobe malfunction." Briefly, the Wikipedia page for the United States Secretary of Defense listed Howard as the incumbent.[[/labelnote]]



* [[TemptingFate You'll win nothing with kids.]][[labelnote:Explanation]]A famous statement made by pundit Alan Hansen after a youthful Manchester United side lost their opening game of the 1995/96 season. Became a ''major'' case of NeverLiveItDown for Hansen after United went on to win the double that year, but at the same time the meme arguably made Hansen's career, [[AscendedMeme and he would later sometimes repeat the statement]] for ironic effect.[[/labelnote]]



* Hurri-Kane Warning/"Yer a wizard, Harry!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]Related to the rise of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this season, which has been nothing short of remarkable. He began the season as third-choice striker, but his excellent play in cup/European competitions led to him getting league opportunities. He made the most of it, entering the collective consciousness in a New Year's Day match against league leaders Chelsea, where he scored two goals, assisted on one, and won a penalty for Spurs, leading them to a 5-3 victory and humiliating Chelsea's defense almost single-handedly. The resulting performance led to the two phrases above being used frequently, especially on Twitter. He's continued to bang in goals since then, leading to their spread.[[/labelnote]]

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* Hurri-Kane Warning/"Yer a wizard, Harry!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]Related to the rise of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this season, starting in 2014/15, which has been nothing short of remarkable. He began the season as third-choice striker, but his excellent play in cup/European competitions led to him getting league opportunities. He made the most of it, entering the collective consciousness in a New Year's Day match against league leaders Chelsea, where he scored two goals, assisted on one, and won a penalty for Spurs, leading them to a 5-3 victory and humiliating Chelsea's defense almost single-handedly. The resulting performance led to the two phrases above being used frequently, especially on Twitter. He's continued to bang in goals since then, leading to their spread.[[/labelnote]]
* Jamie Vardy's having a party![[labelnote:Explanation]]In a similar manner to the above, this phrase became popular in the 2015/16 season after late-blooming Leicester striker Jamie Vardy went on a record 11-game scoring streak that propelled the unfancied Foxes to the top of the table. He and Kane are locked in a two-horse race to be the league's top scorer for the season.
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* Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "I did not see the incident." [[labelnote:explanation]]Related to Arsene Wenger's selective myopia. Wenger often is indignant when a player on his club commits a bad foul which leads to that player being sent off or conceding a penalty. Whenever he questions such a decision in the post-match interview, it's guaranteed that he'll claim confusion as to why such a decision was given, saying that he didn't see whatever it was that led to the decision against his club, no matter how blatant or visible the moment was. This has been widely mocked by nearly everyone who doesn't support Arsenal, and even some Arsenal supporters make fun of him for falling back on that.[[/labelnote]]

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* Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "I did not see the incident." [[labelnote:explanation]]Related to Arsene Wenger's selective myopia. Wenger often is indignant when a player on his club commits a bad foul which leads to that player being sent off or conceding a penalty. Whenever he questions such a decision in the post-match interview, it's guaranteed that he'll claim confusion as to why such a decision was given, saying that he didn't see whatever it was that led to the decision against his club, no matter how blatant or visible the moment was. This has been widely mocked by nearly everyone who doesn't support Arsenal, and even some Arsenal supporters make fun of him for falling back on that. It eventually became an AscendedMeme, with Wenger quoting it during a skit in Sport Relief 2016.[[/labelnote]]
* Boring James Milner.[[labelnote:Explanation]][[https://twitter.com/BoringMilner A Twitter account]] parodying Liverpool midfielder James Milner, who has a reputation as a dependable, hard-working, remarkably scandal-free midfielder. Milner is not only aware of the account, he thinks it's ActuallyPrettyFunny [[AscendedMeme and has even read some of its tweets aloud]].
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5th Apr '16 7:53:18 PM Lionheart0
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* [[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--wKBhN1ZE--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mjvi0ol0s5i3c6ikolql.jpg Crying Michael Jordan face]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]] During Michael Jordan's hall of fame induction speech in 2009, Associated Press photographer Stephan Savioa caught the photo of Jordan crying & seemingly weeping as he tried to spoke his induction speech. This photo was first used as a meme in an image macro made in 2012, explaining why did he bought the-then Charlotte Bobcats; which in the shortened 2011-12 season scored the worst winning percentage in NBA history. The most common usage, however, was photoshopping Jordan's face and replacing another person's face with Jordan's face; usually a sportsperson whenever him/her or his/her team or the team that they supported loses an important match.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--wKBhN1ZE--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mjvi0ol0s5i3c6ikolql.jpg Crying Michael Jordan face]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]] During Michael Jordan's hall of fame induction speech in 2009, Associated Press photographer Stephan Savioa caught the photo of Jordan crying & seemingly weeping as he tried to spoke his induction speech. This photo was first used as a meme in an image macro made in 2012, explaining why did he bought the-then Charlotte Bobcats; which in the shortened 2011-12 season scored the worst winning percentage in NBA history. The most common usage, however, was photoshopping Jordan's face and replacing another person's face with Jordan's face; usually a sportsperson whenever him/her or his/her team or the team that they supported loses an important match.[[/labelnote]]
* I'm just trying to get my VideoGame/NBA2K Rating up. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Hassan Whiteside, a center who's going through a CareerResurrection, gave this as one of his motivations during an interview.
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11th Mar '16 5:03:08 PM igordebraga
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** On the other side of the luck spectrum, in Brazil [[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger]] became the official jinx of the Cup, due to his presence during USA, England, and Brazil's defeats (and a network discovered he was also in [[http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=1264299/index.html England's eliminations in 1998 and 2006]]).

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** On the other side of the luck spectrum, in Brazil [[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger]] Music/MickJagger became the official jinx TheJinx of the Cup, due to his presence during USA, England, and Brazil's defeats (and a network discovered he was also in [[http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=1264299/index.html England's eliminations in 1998 and 2006]]). 2014 had him strike back, with support for England, Italy and Portugal on tour eliminating all three on the group stage, and him attending the semifinal Brazil-Germany resulted in a German 7-1 massacre. In-between, Brazilians making montages or cardboard cutouts of Jagger wearing the rival team's jersey became common.
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