History Memes / Sports

17th Jun '17 10:36:40 AM nombretomado
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* "Knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad" - a quip from the then-captain of Ireland's national RugbyUnion team, Brian O'Driscoll[[note]]and the subject of another meme, "[[BlasphemousPraise In BOD We Trust]]"[[/note]] in an interview.

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* "Knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad" - a quip from the then-captain of Ireland's national RugbyUnion UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion team, Brian O'Driscoll[[note]]and the subject of another meme, "[[BlasphemousPraise In BOD We Trust]]"[[/note]] in an interview.
6th Jun '17 1:38:30 AM KrisDK
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** A Danish gossip magazine bought Bendtner land that allowed him to use the title "Lord".
26th May '17 10:53:52 PM TerminusOmega13
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***The Indians one did not last as long though, since the Indians were not favored to win and many were shocked they even had such a lead. Warriors jokes are still made nearly a full year later.
20th May '17 5:41:05 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** '''"ME PONGO DE PIE, ME PONGO DE PIE, ME PONGO DEEEE PIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"'''

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** '''"ME PONGO DE PIE, ME PONGO DE PIE, ME PONGO DEEEE PIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"'''PIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"'''[[note]]Translation: "I stand on my feet, I stand on my feet, I STAND ON MY FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!" It's by Chilean sports commentator Pedro Carcuro, who said it first to celebrate [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU2hvdO7M8Y Marco Tardelli's awesome goal]] in the Italy vs. West Germany match in the 1982 World Cup.[[/note]]
19th May '17 11:06:09 PM nombretomado
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* In Brazil, criticizing announcer Galvão Bueno (present in most of Rede Globo's sports broadcasts) is a national pastime. It reached severe memetic status during the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, when "Cala Boca Galvão" ("Shut Up Galvão") became the {{Twitter}} top trending topic ''worldwide''. Seeing foreigners confused, a Brazilian created a fake explanation ("GALVAO is a very rare bird in Brazil. CALA BOCA means SAVE, the brazilians are very sad because lots of GALVAOS die everyday.") that also became a meme, with the creation of a "[[http://twitter.com/galvaoinstitute Galvão Foundation]]" and saying Music/LadyGaga would record a song to help them.

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* In Brazil, criticizing announcer Galvão Bueno (present in most of Rede Globo's sports broadcasts) is a national pastime. It reached severe memetic status during the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, when "Cala Boca Galvão" ("Shut Up Galvão") became the {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} top trending topic ''worldwide''. Seeing foreigners confused, a Brazilian created a fake explanation ("GALVAO is a very rare bird in Brazil. CALA BOCA means SAVE, the brazilians are very sad because lots of GALVAOS die everyday.") that also became a meme, with the creation of a "[[http://twitter.com/galvaoinstitute Galvão Foundation]]" and saying Music/LadyGaga would record a song to help them.
10th Apr '17 2:54:02 AM PkmnFightr
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** It happened again in the UEFA Champions League, as Paris Saint Germain blew a 4-0 aggregate advantage over Barcelona after Barca won the second leg with a 6-1 scoreline. FUTHEAD even referenced this by replacing the PSG logo with the Atlanta Falcons' logo.

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** It happened again in the UEFA Champions League, as Paris Saint Germain blew a 4-0 aggregate advantage over Barcelona after Barca won the second leg with a 6-1 scoreline. FUTHEAD even referenced this by replacing the PSG logo with the Atlanta Falcons' logo.logo during April Fools' day.
10th Apr '17 2:53:42 AM PkmnFightr
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** It happened again in the UEFA Champions League, as Paris Saint Germain blew a 4-0 aggregate advantage over Barcelona after Barca won the second leg with a 6-1 scoreline. FUTHEAD even referenced this by replacing the PSG logo with the Atlanta Falcons' logo.
10th Mar '17 10:02:56 AM CosmicFerret
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** "Tiki taka, tiki taka!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]During the [[EuropeanChampionship Euro 2008 tournament]], the Spanish national team successfully used this style, based on an abundance of short, precise passes.[[/labelnote]]

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** "Tiki taka, tiki taka!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]During the [[EuropeanChampionship [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship Euro 2008 tournament]], the Spanish national team successfully used this style, based on an abundance of short, precise passes.[[/labelnote]]
8th Mar '17 4:41:54 PM Yoshiman400
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** And then the Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, losing 34-28 in overtime. For those that don't want to do the math, that's 31 unanswered points.
1st Mar '17 3:43:37 AM OlfinBedwere
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** "3-1" seems to be turning into the sports meme equivalent of [[Memes/ValveSoftware "Half-Life 3 confirmed"]], with fans coming up with InsaneTrollLogic equations to get to 3-1, then somehow connecting it to [[NeverLiveItDown the Warriors/Indians blowing a 3-1 lead]].

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** "3-1" seems to be turning into the sports meme equivalent of [[Memes/ValveSoftware "Half-Life 3 confirmed"]], with fans coming up with InsaneTrollLogic equations to get to 3-1, then somehow connecting it to [[NeverLiveItDown the Warriors/Indians blowing a 3-1 lead]].lead]].
* "They'll be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]A remark made by a BBC commentator after Scottish football club Raith Rovers, who are actually based in the town of Kirkcaldy, earned a shock cup victory in the late 1960s. Variants of this phrase are often used to parody clubs who have names that in no way resemble the place they're actually from, most famously Welsh club Total Network Solutions (currently known as The New Saints)[[/labelnote]]
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