YMMV / DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Patches and Steve the Pirate.
  • Fridge Logic: At the end, Peter owns both Average Joes and Globos. However, there's no indication that his business sense, which was what provided the situation to be exploited by Goodman in the first place, has gotten any better, so really they've just bought themselves some time, and made the inevitable screw-up even bigger. Of course, Rule Of Heartwarming is in full effect.
    • On the other hand, it can be assumed that Kate could run the company behind closed doors and she is definitely smart enough and responsible enough to keep it in the black. Happy Ending after all.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: 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.
    "I'm sure this decision won't haunt you forever."
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: It was funny enough when ESPN renamed its streaming service (which primarily airs overflow coverage and events that are too niche for television) ESPN 3 (five more to go until a "real Ocho"), but in reality, a much smaller, independent network beat them to the concept.
    • Then ESPN announced that on August 8, 2017, it would actually rename its college sports-oriented channel ESPNU to ESPN 8 for the day (a relatively easy proposition, given that college sports are generally off at this time of year), airing an all-day marathon of obscure sports, including kabaddi, darts, arm wrestling, Street Fighter V (the EVO 2017 finals), and yes, trampoline dodgeball.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • 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 Dodge!
    • "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 Average Joe's was forfeiting the match.
      • Particularly in 2015, when US senator Tom Cotton penned a letter to Iranian hardliners telling them to not believe President Obama, which horribly backfired by angering Americans and Iranians alike.
    • Chuck Norris giving a thumbs up.
    • Lance Armstrong's cameo is now being circulated as a joke around the Internet due to the athlete recently being stripped of his titles.
  • Retroactive Recognition: The Average Joe's member who pines for the ugly Russian on the Cobra team sure looks more familiar now.
  • Squick:
    • Justin's flashback, White at the end of the movie, Owen and Fran in bed and literally licking each others' faces after Peter wins ...
    • ... White and the pizza slice.


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