History Memes / Sports

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]]
28th Feb '17 2:15:51 AM OlfinBedwere
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** "I will love it if we beat them. Absolutely love it."[[note]](Kevin Keegan in a radio interview, in response to Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson's claims that other teams upped their game when facing his side, and Newcastle had only led the table for so much of the season because other teams gave them an easier time. Newcastle subsequently threw away their lead in spectacular fashion, and Manchester United won the league fairly comfortably.)[[/note]]
** "I'm bringing sexy football to Tyneside."[[note]](Ruud Gullit shortly after his appointment, in response to criticism of the negative tactics used by previous coach Kenny Dalglish. Despite his promise, the season essentially ended up being a carbon-copy of the previous season under Dalglish, and Gullit called it quits a few weeks into the following season, with Newcastle second-bottom)[[/note]]
** "Which one of you is Simon Bird? [...] You're a cunt."[[note]](Joe Kinnear, to one of several assembled journalists who ridiculed his appointment as {supposedly} temporary manager in late 2008, with the team deep in relegation trouble. Kinnear proceeded to drop another ClusterFBomb or twenty during the course of his first press conference)[[/note]]

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** "I will love it if we beat them. Absolutely love it."[[note]](Kevin "[[labelnote:Explanation]](Kevin Keegan in a radio interview, in response to Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson's claims that other teams upped their game when facing his side, and Newcastle had only led the table for so much of the season because other teams gave them an easier time. Newcastle subsequently threw away their lead in spectacular fashion, and Manchester United won the league fairly comfortably.)[[/note]]
)[[/labelnote]]
** "I'm bringing sexy football to Tyneside."[[note]](Ruud "[[labelnote:Explanation]](Ruud Gullit shortly after his appointment, in response to criticism of the negative tactics used by previous coach Kenny Dalglish. Despite his promise, the season essentially ended up being a carbon-copy of the previous season under Dalglish, and Gullit called it quits a few weeks into the following season, with Newcastle second-bottom)[[/note]]
second-bottom)[[/labelnote]]
** "Which one of you is Simon Bird? [...] You're a cunt."[[note]](Joe "[[labelnote:Explanation]](Joe Kinnear, to one of several assembled journalists who ridiculed his appointment as {supposedly} temporary manager in late 2008, with the team deep in relegation trouble. Kinnear proceeded to drop another ClusterFBomb or twenty during the course of his first press conference)[[/note]]conference)[[/labelnote]]
21st Feb '17 10:40:55 AM theenglishman
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** In a possible moment of LaserGuidedKarma, the Cleveland Indians ended up giving away a 3-1 lead to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series just five months later, which also broke another long-standing championship drought. And yes, people did take the opportunity to turn this meme against it original source.

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** In a possible moment of LaserGuidedKarma, the Cleveland Indians ended up giving away a 3-1 lead to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series just five months later, which also broke another long-standing championship drought. And yes, people did take the opportunity to turn this meme against it original source.source.
** "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]].
1st Feb '17 11:58:32 PM bwburke94
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* 1908. Cubs. Often yelled at them by Cardinal fans... uh... nuff said.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_1940#The_Islanders "1940! 1940! 1940!"]]. Before the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994, it didn't matter if they beat your team, because you could always get them back by taunting them with that chant.
** Ditto the "1918!" chant and the Boston Red Sox prior to 2004.
** Speaking of 1994... OJ [[strike:did it]] didn't do it.

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* 1908. Cubs. Often yelled at them by Cardinal fans... uh... nuff said.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_1940#The_Islanders "1940! 1940! 1940!"]]. Before the New York Rangers
If a team hasn't won the Stanley Cup a championship in 1994, it didn't matter if they beat your team, because you could always get them back by taunting them with that chant.
a ''very'' long time, their rival's fans will often turn their last championship into a taunt.
** Ditto the "1918!" chant "1908" and the "1945" for baseball's Chicago Cubs, prior to their 2016 championship.
** "1918" for baseball's
Boston Red Sox prior to Sox, before they won in 2004.
** Speaking of 1994... OJ [[strike:did it]] didn't do it."1940" for hockey's New York Rangers, before they won in 1994.



* [[http://www.manningface.com Manning Face]]



* {{Chuggaaconroy}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uh8861AqpU is a whistle!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]During TheRunawayGuys LP of ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', Chugga made a rather hilariously bad impression of the whistle/buzzer sound used during sporting events. Naturally, Jon suggested viewers edit the sound into various sports clips.[[/labelnote]]

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* {{Chuggaaconroy}} LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uh8861AqpU is a whistle!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]During TheRunawayGuys LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys' LP of ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', Chugga made a rather hilariously bad impression of the whistle/buzzer sound used during sporting events. Naturally, Jon suggested viewers edit the sound into various sports clips.[[/labelnote]]



* NO ERA 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'' a penalty.[[/labelnote]]

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* NO ERA 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'' a penalty.[[/labelnote]]



* "Greg Gibson, the home plate umpire, motioning to both players"[[labelnote:Explanation]]The official Major League Baseball account for Website/YouTube ends their video clips with the option to click on video images to jump to another MLB video. However, the voice-over is always the mentioned quote related to Greg Gibson ending an [[MundaneMadeAwesome epic national-anthem-posing standoff]] between LA Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke and St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly during Game 6 of the 2013 NLCS. It has since made Greg Gibson a meme on Youtube to the point that any video related to the umpire, or a video that has the voice-clip at the end, would get flooded with ''motioning the players'' jokes.[[/labelnote]]

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* "Greg Gibson, the home plate umpire, motioning to both players"[[labelnote:Explanation]]The official Major League Baseball account for UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball Website/YouTube channel ends their video clips with the option to click on video images to jump to another MLB video. However, the voice-over is always the mentioned quote related to Greg Gibson ending an [[MundaneMadeAwesome epic national-anthem-posing standoff]] between LA Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke and St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly during Game 6 of the 2013 NLCS. It has since made Greg Gibson a meme on Youtube to the point that any video related to the umpire, or a video that has the voice-clip at the end, would get flooded with ''motioning the players'' jokes.[[/labelnote]]
16th Jan '17 6:11:05 PM WillyFourEyes
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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 Sixers out of the NBA's basement. The plan naturally had [[BrokenBase its fair share of vocal supporters and detractors]], as the Sixers 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 Sixers out of the NBA's basement. The plan naturally had [[BrokenBase its fair share of vocal supporters and detractors]], as the Sixers 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). Joel Embiid, the center whom Hinkie hoped to be the linchpin of the Sixers' offense, would adopt "The Process" as his personal nickname in reference to the phrase.[[/labelnote]]
16th Jan '17 6:09:32 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Be careful around Mike Tyson, or else he'll [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NB_CB1p5Q4 eat your children]] (even if you don't have any, like the man the threat was directed at!)...or your ear. He can't do either anymore, ever since he promised to "fade into Bolician".
* "You've just won the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl. What are you going to do next?" "I'M [[ImGoingToDisneyWorld GOIN' TO DISNEYLAND]]!!!" This one became an advertising slogan for the Ride/DisneyThemeParks.
** And made it into Disney/{{Aladdin}}: "You've just won the heart of the princess! What are you going to do next?" (Though Genie, of course, would like Aladdin to free him first. And when he _is_ freed, Genie sports a very stereotypical HawaiianShirtedTourist look, complete with Goofy hat)

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* Be careful around Mike Tyson, or else he'll [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NB_CB1p5Q4 eat your children]] (even if you don't have any, like the man the threat was directed at!)...or your ear. He can't do either anymore, ever since he promised to "fade into Bolician".
Bolivian".
* "You've just won the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl. What are you going to do next?" "I'M [[ImGoingToDisneyWorld "[[ImGoingToDisneyWorld I'M GOIN' TO DISNEYLAND]]!!!" This one became an advertising slogan for the Ride/DisneyThemeParks.
** And made it into Disney/{{Aladdin}}: ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': "You've just won the heart of the princess! What are you going to do next?" (Though Genie, of course, would like Aladdin to free him first. And when he _is_ freed, Genie sports a very stereotypical HawaiianShirtedTourist look, complete with Goofy hat)



* Tecmo Bowl's Video Bo Jackson is the greatest athlete of our generation.

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* Tecmo Bowl's ''VideoGame/TecmoBowl''[='=]s Video Bo Jackson is the greatest athlete of our generation.



* Nicklas Bendtner, full stop. Bendtner is a Danish striker who currently plays for Nottingham Forest in England's second level, the Football League Championship, but is best known for his long tenure at Arsenal FC in the UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague. When he was signed, he proclaimed that he would be the top scorer in the EPL within a couple of months. People started making jokes for why he didn't do that, such as that he was purposefully holding back. It slowly evolved into him being "The Greatest Striker That Ever Lived" (or TGSTEL), and he became known as Lord Bendtner. Now, he's essentially become the Chuck Norris of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]].

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* Nicklas Bendtner, full stop. Bendtner is a Danish striker who currently plays for Nottingham Forest in England's second level, the Football League Championship, but is best known for his long tenure at Arsenal FC in the UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague. When he was signed, he proclaimed that he would be the top scorer in the EPL within a couple of months. People started making jokes for why he didn't do that, such as that he was purposefully holding back. It slowly evolved into him being "The Greatest Striker That Ever Lived" (or TGSTEL), and he became known as Lord Bendtner. Now, he's essentially become the Chuck Norris of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]].



* It's just [troubled athlete] being [troubled athlete].
* Cubs. World Series. Book it. Done.

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* It's just [troubled athlete] being [troubled athlete].
athlete].[[labelnote:Explanation]]Often associated with former Major League Baseball outfielder Manny Ramirez, and first attributed to Mike Hargrove (Manny's first manager in his early days with the Cleveland Indians) when trying to explain/excuse some of Ramirez's controversial behavior on and off the field.[[/labelnote]]
* Cubs. World Series. Book it. Done.[[labelnote:Explanation]]This became a RunningGag on Website/{{Fark}} for many years until the long-suffering Cubbies '''''finally''''' won the whole thing in 2016.[[/labelnote]]



** It's a long drive to deep left-center field...this baby's OUTTA HEEEEERRRRREEEE!!

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** It's a long drive to deep left-center field...this baby's OUTTA HEEEEERRRRREEEE!!HEEEEERRRRREEEE!![[labelnote:Explanation]]An instantly recognizable home run call by the late, great Harry Kalas, long-time announcer for Philadelphia Phillies games.[[/labelnote]]



* "I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE." Um, yeah, [[http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5365704 Dan Gilbert's]] [[Memes/KanyeWest Caps Lock key is loud.]]

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* "I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE." Um, yeah, [[http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5365704 Dan Gilbert's]] [[Memes/KanyeWest Caps Lock key is loud.]]]][[labelnote:Explanation]]Gilbert was incensed that star Cavaliers player [=LeBron=] James publicly announced his intent to play for the Miami Heat after the 2009-10 NBA season to try to win "not one, not two, not three..." championship rings, that he wrote an angry letter raving about [=LeBron=]'s disloyalty to the city of Cleveland and its fans.[[/labelnote]]



*** Even [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] once proclaimed in an interview for Mario Sports Mix that he's taking his talents to the Mushroom Kingdom!

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*** Even [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] once proclaimed in an interview for Mario Sports Mix ''VideoGame/MarioSportsMix'' that he's taking his talents to the Mushroom Kingdom!



* 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]]. [[NeverLiveItDown So infamous]] it [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_fumble has its own Wiki article]].

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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 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]]. [[NeverLiveItDown So infamous]] it [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_fumble has its own Wiki article]].
16th Jan '17 5:50:23 PM WillyFourEyes
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwq7BYOnDrM Jim Mora doesn't want you to talk about playoffs]]... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frsId3goYYE 'cuz Allen Iverson is talkin' about practice]].

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwq7BYOnDrM Jim Mora doesn't want you to talk about playoffs]]... the playoffs.]]
**
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frsId3goYYE 'cuz Allen Iverson is can't believe he's in there talkin' about practice]].practice.]]
5th Jan '17 9:14:43 PM Njfrank913
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* Mouyes [[labelnote:Explanation]]David Moyes' dismal season in charge of Manchester United in 2013-14 led to many ">Moyes" posts throughout the season, from start to end. In the meantime, Chelsea's Jose Mourinho had a relatively poor start. Someone on /sp/ noticed a similarity with their names, and started posting ">Mouyes" when Chelsea had a poor result. Soon, Mouyes became a nickname for Mourinho. The meme went relatively dormant in 2014-15 when Chelsea won the league, but came back in full force in 2015-16 when Mourinho had a nightmare season, with Chelsea languishing near the relegation zone, before getting sacked.[[/labelnote]]

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* Mouyes [[labelnote:Explanation]]David Moyes' dismal season in charge of Manchester United in 2013-14 led to many ">Moyes" posts throughout the season, from start to end. In the meantime, Chelsea's Jose Mourinho had a relatively poor start. Someone on /sp/ noticed a similarity with their names, and started posting ">Mouyes" when Chelsea had a poor result. Soon, Mouyes became a nickname for Mourinho. The meme went relatively dormant in 2014-15 when Chelsea won the league, but came back in full force in 2015-16 when Mourinho had a nightmare season, with Chelsea languishing near the relegation zone, before getting sacked.[[/labelnote]][[/labelnote]]
* Don't let this page distract you from the fact that the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The Golden State Warriors, who had the best regular-season record in NBA history and were dominating the playoffs, were heavy favorites to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals. Despite getting off to a commanding 3-1 lead, the Warriors went on to lose the last three games, resulting in Cleveland breaking its long-standing championship drought. Variations of the above phrase ran wild on social media for weeks afterwards in response to the collapse.[[/labelnote]]
** In a possible moment of LaserGuidedKarma, the Cleveland Indians ended up giving away a 3-1 lead to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series just five months later, which also broke another long-standing championship drought. And yes, people did take the opportunity to turn this meme against it original source.
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