Playing the finest game of his career, goalkeeper Tim Howard stopped a dozen shots to keep the Americans even through regulation and force an additional 30 minutes. He wound up with 16 saves – the most in the World Cup since FIFA started keeping track in 2002.
Naturally, he soon took over the Twittersphere. The latest hashtag making the rounds is #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave.
Aside from folks guessing what he would be most likely to save, Photoshop connoisseurs immediately went to work Photoshopping the goalie into several notable events, from a Game of Thrones scene to Kanye West memorably interrupting Taylor Swift accepting her award at the VMAs.
— Bourbon Ghost (@BourbonGhost) July 2, 2014
#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave is comedy gold.
— Brenda Wilkerson (@truebluebrenda) July 2, 2014
— Memento (@ja1m3lucky) July 2, 2014
— Chase (@chasedbytrees) July 2, 2014
— Kat French (@Kat_French) July 2, 2014
— Top Tweets (@TopTwts) July 2, 2014
— Joey Henry (@Joey37Henry) July 2, 2014
#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave my sophomore year grades
— Wyatt (@RAHLing_stones) July 2, 2014
Last night’s loss was brutal, but if you’re in need of a pick-me-up, just take a look at #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave. Brilliant.
— David Salisbury (@dsalisb1) July 2, 2014
— Matt Lepard (@mjlep) July 2, 2014