Best Pete Carroll Memes
In Seattle, championships don’t happen often, so when they do, they mean a lot. After the Supersonics won the NBA Championship in 1979, Seattle erupted for a championship parade that would not be seen in their city for another 25 years. So when the Seattle Seahawks get a win in the Super Bowl in 2014 over the stacked Denver Broncos that featured MVP Peyton Manning, head coach Pete Carroll was heralded as a god in Seattle for his defensive schemes that resulted in a near shutout win. When the Seahawks returned to the Super Bowl to repeat as champions in 2015, the stage was set for Carroll to punch his name into Seattle lore again as being their only sports team to repeat, as well as being the only coach to beat Tom Brady and Manning in a Super Bowl.
Down one in the fourth quarter at the one-yard line, on second down, Carroll elected to run a play to pass the ball, instead of a run play for superstar wide receiver Marshawn Lynch. Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted the ball, and the Seahawks let one slip away. However, Twitter does not let this one slip away as Carroll is memed beyond belief for one of the worst calls in a Super Bowl.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Here are some of the other memes that have popped up in the Twittersphere.
Kenny Rogers and Pete Carroll playing poker pic.twitter.com/U0mMHRBxSK
— Spoofer Bowl (@SpooferBowl) February 7, 2015
Even ESPN’s SportsNation got in on the fun with the perfect description of the play.
If Pete Carroll coached the Bulls and had Michael Jordan: pic.twitter.com/iTtYkW7Ncp
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) February 2, 2015