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Top 15 Sports Memes That Went Viral In 2016

Welcome to TheSportster Academy you filthy savages, today’s lesson is memes. Now raise your hand if you think a meme didn’t exist a decade ago. Keep your hand raised as we teach you some history. A meme is known as a comedic image, with text, that spreads on a viral scale, but that wasn’t the case when it was first stamped as an official word decades ago. Don’t worry that you got it wrong, TheSportster Academy loves to keep their students on their toes.

With the evolution of the internet going from Web 1.0 to 2.0, we have been blessed with videos, gifs, instant messaging, and even the comedic memes that you see when scrolling through Facebook. That type of meme is called an image macro, but if we take out our time machine and go back to the 20th century, a meme could be considered a symbol, element of culture, or a concept that can spread from one person to the next. They guy who came up with the term meme, Richard Dawkings, said it was a way to explain how cultural information spreads. Well that guy messed up by not cornering the meme market and monopolizing it.

Enough of the history lesson, let’s talk about how awesome it is when you come across a meme that makes you laugh. Facebook wouldn’t be as fun if there wasn’t memes on there. You keep on scrolling and then bam! You just got to share it, link it, and comment on it. For us sports enthusiasts, a sports meme that connects with you can be extra sweet. It can bring up a whole bunch of emotions. Anger, happiness, embarrassment, and sadness are all hallmark emotions after clicking on a great meme.

A lot of these memes have reached thousands and thousands of viewers through different websites. Every sports meme you see on the list was made in 2016. So you might have already seen and others you may not, especially the ones with Michael Jordan crying. We hope you enjoy regardless.

15 Call Me When We Get There

via imgflip.com

14 Coming to Fruition

via thedrawplay.com

13 A Crisp Punch

via imgflip.com

12 The Life of an ATL Fan

via onsizzle.com

11 Double Standards

via instagram.com

10 One MVP to Another

via nbasocial.com

9 A Hype Train Derailed

via sportige.com

8 Epic Fails

via cbs.com

7 OMAHA!!

via facebook.com

6 Ball Hog or Black Mamba?

via facebook.com

5 Legend vs Legend

via quotesmeme.com

4 Laker Rivals

via hiphopearly.com

3 The Hard Truth

via facebook.com

2  2. Pimp in Distress

via facebook.com

1 Manning Family

via tmz.com

Sibling rivalries in sports can be awesome to watch, especially at a professional level. We don’t know what was more important to NFL fans the days after Super Bowl 50, the fact that the Denver Broncos won or the expression on Eli Manning’s face after the game was over. For a long time, the older brother Peyton would be behind the ring count in the Manning family. After Peyton won Super Bowl 50, the ring count stood at two apiece between the brothers. With Peyton retired from football, Eli still has a chance to beat his brother in something and that’s Super Bowl rings.

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Top 15 Sports Memes That Went Viral In 2016