After I woke up this morning and did a few thousand pushups, I checked my email to find two variations of this joke:
Andrew Luck and RG3 walk into a bar... to watch Russell Wilson play the Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
The other variation involved the Pope and Raquel Welch in a dhingy, but that’s irrelevant. The point is that people are enjoying the fact that the Indianapolis Colts, who famously Sucked for Luck, and the Washington Redskins, who mortgaged their draft future for Robert Griffin III, are out of the playoffs and the Seattle Seahawks, who took a chance on Russell Wilson in the 3rd round, are still alive. Because it’s not like 2/3 of NFL fans wouldn’t at least consider chopping a finger off to have Luck or RG3 as a QB right now.
Even stranger, though, is that so many fans – or perhaps “anti-Redskins” is more appropriate – rejoiced in RG3’s knee injury last night. Again, maybe it was just the fact that it meant that the Redskins were screwed, but there have been very few athletes over the years who I could have imagined feeling jubilation over their pain. Especially not someone as likable as RG3. But here we are, the morning after, stepping over the lifeless bodies of the men and women who overdosed on joy at another’s expense.
Of course, that means there were memes galore last night, what with this Internet being such a horrible place and all. But if they mocked Derrick Rose and Manny Pacquiao, you could be sure that the RG3 mockery was coming.
I do want to ask one thing to all of the memers out there – in 2013, let’s try to step our game up a little. Let’s retire the Simba and Kanye, and let’s all work a little harder to be creative like people did with Jadeveon Clowney if we’re going to be dicks. That said, check out the worst of what RG3’s injury inspired last night, and let’s all hope our favorite Subway customer gets better so Dallas Cowboys fans can hate him for years to come.
Of course, Theismann suffered a compound fracture, but that won't stop the Internet from jokes.