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Poor Joe Flacco. He throws a horrible pick against the Broncos, runs his butt off to try (in vain) to catch up to corner Chris Harris, and faceplants as he makes one last desperate attempt to tackle Harris before he sprints into the end zone. And now, to add insult to injury, his ignominious faceplant has become a Twitter and Tumblr meme, the faceplant heard round the world, so to speak.
Or the variation on the Tebow-ing phenomenon, i.e. posing in the same manner as a quarterback. In Tebow's case, it's kneeling in grateful prayer after a great play, in Flacco's case, it's well THIS. . .
Take some comfort in this, Joe: On the one hand, that pick was awful (like, putrid). On the other hand, your faceplant was a sign of how much you hustle and care. Not comforted? Sorry, buddy. That's all we got.