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Michael Phelps's rage face belongs in DMV meme HOF

Michael Phelps's rage face belongs in DMV meme HOF

Michael Phelps, man. First he conquored the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, then the World Championships and finally the Olympics. Now, the most decorated Olympian of all time is taking over ... the Internet?

That's right, Crying Jordan. #PhelpsFace is gunning for your spot atop the sports meme podium. And he has excellent closing speed. 

Phelps entered the race Monday night with this furious glower at nemesis Chad le Clos as the two prepared to face off in the semifinal of the 200-meter butterfly. 

The 200-meter fly had always been considered Phelps' signature event until the South African upset him to win gold in the 2012 London Olympics. Four years later, le Clos's bouncy boxing warmup in front of Phelps read as a taunt. 

The American seemed to interpret it that way as frothy rage took his face from zero to Mortal Kombat in a few seconds. Cue the Internet:

Neither Phelps nor le Clos won their heat, finishing second and third respectively behind Hungarian swimmer Támas Kenderesi. They'll go at each other in the medal event tonight at 9:28 p.m. on NBC. Prayers up that le Clos makes it out of the pool alive. 

As of this writing, #PhelpsFace is still trending on Twitter. 

This may sound premature, but it sure seems that #PhelpsFace will be with us for years to come. As such, it's only fair to induct him into the DMV Sports Meme Hall of Fame. 

He will be joining "You Like That?!" Kirk Cousins and "Bruh" John Wall. 

And though this one may not have caught on beyond Capitals fans, "Dearest Abigail" Marcus Johansson deserves a nod here, as well. 

Wimbledon Championships canceled due to coronavirus for the first time since World War II

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Wimbledon Championships canceled due to coronavirus for the first time since World War II

Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played.

The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being scrapped for 2020.

Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the club's grass courts on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.

Instead, the next edition of the tournament will be June 28 to July 11, 2021.

The tournament was first held in 1877 and has been contested every year since, with the exception of two stretches: from 1915-18 because of World War I, and from 1940-45 because of World War II.

It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped completely in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

That includes the Tokyo Olympics - which have been pushed back 12 months - and the NCAA men's and women's college basketball tournaments.

Wimbledon is the first major tennis championship completely wiped out this year because of the coronavirus. The start of the French Open was postponed from late May to late September.

As of now, the U.S. Open is still scheduled to be played in New York from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.

The List: What's the best cereal?

The List: What's the best cereal?

Oh what’s that you say? I won the The List again? Well, it’s good to see everyone agrees with my logic on super powers now too. 

Okay, so Alexa won too, so what, I’m making this about me. 

How could anyone vote for anything other than flying being the greatest super power? 

Who doesn’t want to avoid traffic instantly?  You can travel anywhere effortlessly, get a great view of anything, and just like in that weird dream you have, avoid anyone chasing you just by jumping up in the sky and evading them (oh that’s just my dream? Okay well you never know).  

Plus, Superman could fly. I mean, his name is Superman. He has super right in his name, which means everything he does is at the highest level of all super heroes. 

That includes flying, and that’s why flying is the best.  

But I don’t need to tell you that, because you already made the same smart choice.  

Let’s be honest with ourselves for a minute here, and just admit that it’s human nature to argue about pretty much anything. It doesn’t mean you care about everything enough to argue, but everything out there has someone arguing in favor of it.  

That’s what makes “The List” so great, and it’s also why it’s very important that you understand Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch is the greatest cereal ever made. 

For one, everyone loves peanut butter.  Plus it’s not overdone with a whole bunch of extra flavors, just simple perfect crunchy peanut butter perfection.  

Plus it makes the milk taste amazing.  

Don’t think twice, and vote for Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter crunch.   

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