These Seattle Seahawk fans can’t understand why the 1995 expansion team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, picked up a punter over the option of rostering their quarterback, Russell Wilson, in the 2012 NFL draft. When the 2013 season kicked off, guess which team was in dire need of a quarterback? Guess which team was the laughing stock of the league? Hint: It starts with a “J.”
And, who’s in charge of this game? Who’s throwing passes over Jaguars’ heads for four touchdowns? Exactly. Russell Wilson, the quarterback they could have had. The Jaguars deserved this jab!
Dedicated or Dumb?
During the 1970s, the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins rose to become serious contenders. That’s when their rivalry first ignited. It was on display at an AFC Orange Bowl playoff game in January 1982. The clash between the two high-scoring teams unleashed a fireworks performance, and San Diego’s win made it one of the best NFL football games ever played. The Dolphins, for their part, won the Super Bowl three consecutive years: 1971, 1972 and 1973. Glory days.
Today, they’ve passed them by. The Chargers are falling through the cracks to oblivion on the streets of L.A. while the Dolphins haven’t seen the Super Bowl since 1984. These two fans are making the best of it. Huge score with getting players to sign their banners!
Yet Another Sign of the Self-Deprecating Browns Fan Base
“We Want Bama” translated: They want top-ranked college team Alabama Crimson Tide to face off against the worst team in the NFL, i.e., The Browns. Low blow. But how tempting is it to watch that matchup?
This fan just wants a chance to see his team win. At least he’s still cheerful after another loss that brought the Browns to 0-11 for the season. For the franchise, “We Want Bama” is yet another humiliating homemade sign gaining entrance into the meme-dom of Cleveland Browns fan signs. Can’t blame fans, they’re just trying to make the best.
Last Browns Meme!
This image offers an explicit visual for describing the Cleveland Browns’ black hole effect on NFL quarterbacks. It all started in 1999 when the Browns used their No. 1 draft pick to acquire Kentucky Wildcats star quarterback, Tim Couch. Unfortunately for the Browns, his college success did not translate well to the NFL.
The team’s quest to find a quarterback resulted in this black hole of athletic talent, as the list trails on beyond this one, down to the mannequin’s ankles. The fan who assembled this self-loathing expression of team spirit facetiously placed the quarterback jersey specifically on a female mannequin. The fact is not missed by the Cleveland Browns' disgruntled fan base.
Philadelphia Eagles Fan Dishes a Double Dig
Philadelphia Eagles fans have a reputation. Sports Illustrated says it is for being the most hated fan base in the NFL. In this fan sign, Jay Cutler, former Chicago Bears quarterback, is the target of the dis, but Tony Romo, the longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback, is dragged in for the final blow with an emasculating comparison. For Eagles fans, these quarterbacks were a scoring threat that needed to be addressed.
By now, both Cutler and Romo have moved on from quarterbacking from team huddles to broadcasting color commentary from the media booth. Doing play-by-play turns out to be more profitable than an NFL contract, but perhaps signs like the one pictured above had some influence in directing these two pro football stars’ career moves? All in good fun.