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Life is full of wins and losses — and there are plenty of Internet troll memes to remind us of that. Seriously, it seems as if every awkward moment or funny thing that happens in life seems to get made into one these days, doesn’t it? The Internet is a brutal and savage place, guys. And that’s the crux of being at the center of attention, one slip up and you’re the next viral meme. Or even worse, you’re somehow donning the crying Jordan face.
It's unfortunate when someone becomes one of these Internet troll memes, but, hey, they bring lots of joy to millions of people, so who can really complain? After all, if someone does do something that make us all lap our face with our palm, getting a viral meme isn't the worst thing out there. In a strange way, it's almost a badge of honor!
In the past week or so alone, we've had some examples of guys who took a serious loss because of dumb things they've done, seeing firsthand just how relentless an Internet troll can be. Who are they? Well, without further ado, let’s go over the dudes whom the Internet served an L to this week.
It was at that moment Damon Jones knew this wouldn’t be a normal pregame meal... pic.twitter.com/FDINtjDWY5— McNeil (@Reflog_18) March 2, 2018
He’s no stranger to eating Ls — just look at his entire tenure with the New York Knicks. From untying shoelaces to his abysmal performances in the playoffs to getting curved by Rihanna, there’s a lot to recount. But JR has actually learned to take his losses humbly.
So, when news came out that JR Smith was suspended for one game because he threw soup at his assistant coach, no one was really that surprised. The crows kept roosting and the world kept turning. We had questions, like how did he throw the soup? Was it in a can? Did he throw it with the bowl? What kind of soup? Because a bisque is way different than chicken noodle. Even JR admitted that he knows anything he does will turn into a meme (the Internet is right here, you can’t throw soup at someone and get away with it). He even acknowledged that some of the memes we’re pretty funny — while wearing an Arthur meme hat. Somehow, JR Smith makes taking L’s seem OK… I guess practice makes perfect.
The NFL Combine is pretty much the most important moment for some of the young athletes who have NFL aspirations. A solid combine performance can not only bolster your draft day position, but it can be the difference between millions of dollars and “just” a couple hundred thousand. After the college football season is over, most players immediately start training for the NFL Combine. An invite speaks volumes, but a chance to run the 40-yard dash or compete in the bench press at the event is an honor in-and-of itself. Someone maybe should have told that to Orlando Brown.
The Oklahoma left tackle and 2017 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year had one of the worst combines in the history of the NFL. With all the pressure on him to show up, he did nothing but destroy his stock. It’s not about his 5.85 second 40-yard dash time — evaluators don’t seem to put too much weight into that. Brown finished dead last in the combine in bench press (14 reps), vertical jump (19.5 in) and broad jump (6’10’’). His athleticism was poor for even a high school offensive lineman. Congrats, Orlando Brown, you put the L in OL — and Internet troll memes were out in full force.
Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Watching Arie try to make his decision on the Bachelor pic.twitter.com/ENujSGXIKr— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 6, 2018
Of all the Internet troll memes out there that happened recently, it seems like Arie Luyendyk Jr. from The Bachelor was most deserved. The guy struggled to make a decision, apparently, and millions of people ripped him for it.
It’s hard to understand why people sign up to be the bachelor. For one, you’re stuck being celibate for the entire recording period while dating 20 beautiful women. And, two, the best thing that can happen to you after the show — you’re thrown back into irrelevance. The worst thing? You become Arie, the new most hated man in America. It’s one thing to be hated like LeBron James was after he joined the Miami Heat. But this scenario is different.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. is the most hated man in America only because the female population outweighs males by 51%. Shit, this is such bad PR, his mom probably hates him. His sister is probably gossiping with her friends about how big of a scumbag he is. For those who don’t know, Arie went ahead and proposed to Bekah on the show — for anyone who followed our Bachelor betting odds and put the house on Bekah, congrats! Fast-forward six weeks, Arie breaks up with Bekah only to go after Lauren. WHAAAAAA! Twitter exploded. Women across America had a conniption. Arie, you dog, you! I mean, personally, I can’t blame him, but he’s going to have to hold this L. Sorry Arie.
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