* EnsembleDarkhorse: Patches and Steve the Pirate.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Combines this and Hey It's That Guy! Just who do you think the German's dodgeball team leader is?
* HarsherInHindsight: Lance Armstrong being stripped of his winnings for blood doping (which is considered cheating) in 2012 and his subsequent confession of the fact in 2013 changes the implications of the scene he appears in.
* HilariousInHindsight: It was funny enough when ESPN debuted "ESPN 3" (five more to go until a "real Ocho"), but in reality, a much smaller, independent network [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_One beat them to the concept.]]
** TSN, which is ESPN's de facto Canadian sister channel, announced in 2014 that it would launch three new channels, [=TSN3=] through 5. Cue the jokes about it airing programming simulcast from ESPN8.
* MemeticMutation: Lance Armstrong's cameo is now being circulated as a ''joke'' around the Internet due to the athlete recently being stripped of his titles.
** "That's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for 'em/him/her." when someone does something risky or stupid, especially on Imgur. The use in-context was Cotton pointing out that [[spoiler:Average Joe's was ''forfeiting'' the match.]]
** The most infamous "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."
*** Followed up by Patches' creed of the 5D's of Dodgeball: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Dodge]]!
* RetroactiveRecognition: The Average Joe's member who pines for the ugly Russian on the Cobra team [[Film/{{Avatar}} sure looks more familiar now.]]
** One of the dodgeball is future WWE Women's Champion CandiceMichelle.
* {{Squick}}: Justin's flashback, White at the end of the movie, Owen and Fran in bed...
** ...White and the pizza slice.
* UnfortunateImplications: The revelation that Kate and her partner are bisexuals goes hand in hand with them turning out to also be incredibly easy and willing to engage in a menage a trois with Peter (especially with Kate's girlfriend who just met the guy).
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