If you have not yet heard about Robert Griffin III’s Redskins debut, you were likely either out of the country on Sunday or do not follow sports. Griffin connected on better than 73 percent of his passes and threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns in an upset victory over the Saints. He also ran for 42 yards and finished the game with a phenomenal 139.9 passer rating. So it only makes sense that RG3mania is sweeping the nation (and most certainly its capital). And what’s a national QB craze without a signature pose to mimic from coast to coast? Tebowing is so 2011; make way for Griffining.
Yes, the Tim Tebow-inspired phenomenon Tebowing, which this Broncos linebacker attempted to keep alive on Sunday night, was all the rage last season. However, Tebowing could soon be overtaken by Griffining, which is the act of sitting on your backside with your fingers pointed to the sky. As you can see from the photo above, it was a pose that RG3 was captured in during Sunday’s victory in New Orleans.
Below you will see photos that fans tweeted at the Redskins fan blog Burgundy Blog’s Twitter account on Monday to start the trend. Internet sports radio show Ball Hog Radio also got in on the act by offering a free wristband to the person who tweeted the best Griffining picture Monday. Since then, a “Griffining” Twitter account was started and has amassed nearly 2,000 followers.
But until we see Playboy Playmates doing it, it stands no chance of becoming our favorite.
Once the trend started going viral, the “Griffining” locations became more creative:
If Griffin leads the Redskins to a six-game winning streak, you can bet that “Griffining” will continue to grow just like “Tebowing” did.
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