Fifteen Best #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave Tweets
A big part of the satisfaction we get from watching sports is about witnessing greatness, experiencing that jump to a higher place when we know we are watching something special.
Twitter/Stewey Griffin That's what this #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave.
Tim Howard gave that to all of us here in America on Tuesday afternoon.
In a 2-1 losing effort against Belgium, an effort that was one agonizing play away from being a United States victory, Howard had a mind-boggling 16 saves minding the U.S. net, many of them of the spectacular variety.
It was truly one of the most amazing international efforts, not just in soccer but across all sports. In fact, if you would like to relive all 16 saves, well, that's what YouTube is for, quite frankly, so here you go:
Now, the sign of a truly transcendent effort in 2014? Well the spawning of a Twitter hashtag, of course. And Howard's herculean game on Tuesday launched the genesis of one of the Internet's most inspired efforts yet -- a Photoshop orgy entitled #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave.
I created a separate column for this hashtag on my Tweetdeck, and it moved at the speed of a column on an old-school slot machine. So give yourselves a round of applause, Internet! You've knocked it out of the park with this one.
In reverse order of the degree to which Tim Howard's actually saving these things would have improved the quality of my life, here are my favorite 15 #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave tweets:
15. The severing of Luke Skywalker's right hand
I was actually rooting for this. Luke was a pussy.
14. The miracle Auburn missed field goal return in the 2013 Iron Bowl
I had Auburn on the money line, so I'd have actually been pissed at Howard for stopping this.