NFL Player's Amazing Catch Is Now an Amazing Meme

NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham caught the ball with 3 fingers
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2014 11:37 AM CST

Was Odell Beckham's catch last night during the Giants-Cowboys game the greatest catch ever, as Business Insider (and pretty much everyone else) has dubbed it? That may still be up for debate, but what's not arguable is that a) it was an insane catch, and b) it's now a meme. After the Giants' wide receiver scored a touchdown on a pass by QB Eli Manning using just the tips of three fingers and what seemed like superhuman agility, fans flocked online to show off their photo-editing skills and gain their 15 minutes of overtime fame on the catch's coattails.

Some of the more notable memes pointed out by the Daily Dot: There's a riff on the recent Kim Kardashian kerfuffle, a parody of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam, and a tweet from sports gossiper Terez Owens that shows the catch going "viral." Beckham also saves the dinosaurs from being annihilated by an asteroid, is compared to a ballerina troupe, and changes the outcome of New Year's Eve in Times Square. If you don't feel like scouring Twitter and Tumblr yourself for more reaction, Rant Sports has its own compilation of memes and thoughts. And the New York Times chimes in with the accounts of seven photographers who captured the catch. (Speaking of football: Katy Perry is doing the Super Bowl halftime show.)

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