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#pounditTuesday, November 29, 2022

Oregon State fumbles after using Crying Jordan card to signal play

The Crying Jordan meme lives in internet infamy. The meme — which sprung from Michael Jordan’s tears during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech in Sept. 2009 — still frequently pops up on Twitter.

It’s used to denote, well, someone who is sad or has just taken a loss. To wit: regardless of whether Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor loses tonight, you can rest assured the losing party will having Crying Jordan’s face Photoshopped over his own.

The meme has reached the point of such popularity that Saturday it popped up on an NCAA football play call card. The cards use images like hieroglyphics to send play calls into the players on the field. It’s a simple way to communicate non-verbally.

In perfect poetic justice, Oregon State fumbled on the play in which it used the Crying Jordan card.

Quarterback Jake Luton hit tight end Noah Togiai on the play, but Colorado State forced a fumble. Though it was a 24-20 game at halftime, Colorado State pulled away in the second half to win 58-27.


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