World Cup 2014: Tim Howard Heroics Spark Memes (Photos)
Team USA may have lost, but goalie Tim Howard's heroic saves sparked plenty of national pride Tuesday. He had 16 saves, more than any goalkeeper in the World Cup since 1966.
A White House petition was launched to rename Washington Reagan National Airport the Tim Howard Airport. But some of the most creative — and strange — displays of Howard-mania ended up on social media. Here we break down the best Howard memes to come out of his World Cup performance against Belgium.
Tim Howard: Earth's best defense against asteroids.
Is Howard now more important than George Washington?
tim howard forever pic.twitter.com/UZwc7bJ7w5— nick pants (@nick_pants) July 1, 2014
How about Howard as the new secretary of defense? Wikipedia said so briefly Tuesday.
Best wiki update of the Cup so far, or ever: pic.twitter.com/GehIqfFtc1— Danielle Elliot (@daniellelliot) July 2, 2014
But why should Howard settle for a cabinet position when he could be president?
Game of Thrones could certainly use Howard.
This would explain his skills.
Mickey Mouse has nothin' on Tim Howard. pic.twitter.com/JwTIbF3Jjx— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) July 2, 2014
Grantland's Men in Blazer crowned Howard as Captain America.
While others saw him as a solid brick wall of defense.
Even ESPN's official Twitter had some amusing renditions, with Howard on both Mount Rushmore and the dollar bill.
Despite the loss, Tim Howard’s record setting performance was monumental. pic.twitter.com/eaqF2Whkxq— ESPN (@espn) July 1, 2014
Tim Howard. So money. pic.twitter.com/vINmrsK5ON— ESPN (@espn) July 1, 2014
SportsNation revealed how it really felt for viewers watching the game.
Tim Howard coulda used a LITTLE help from his teammates today... pic.twitter.com/zpT2Fyxe31— SportsNation (@SportsNation) July 1, 2014
The professional soccer player who plays for Everton in the Premier League even got a job offer from the NBA.
BREAKING: Following his World Cup loss, Tim Howard will be signing with the Sacramento Kings to play center. pic.twitter.com/liydWxtkOO— LebronCenter (@CenterLebron) July 2, 2014