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Former South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia Injures Finger Giving Peace Sign

COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 17:  Quarterback Stephen Garcia #5 of the South Carolina Gamecocks warms up for play against the Navy Midshipmen September 17, 2011 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 3, 2012

There are some things in life that are so easy that even a baby can do them. Former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia failed horribly at one of these very actions.  

Update: Thursday, July 5th, 1:40 p.m. ET 

We have some bad news for you fans of hilarious fails; the Stephen Garcia peace-sign injury does not exist. At least, in the form we would like it to. 

WJBF reports Montreal Alouttes Director of Communications Charles Rooke, who claims the initial story is false. It was a joke taken as fact. Now my heartaches. 

Continue reading for a bizarro world account of what could have been. 

-end of update. 

The Montreal Gazette reports on the Montreal Alouettes quarterback suffering the most ridiculous injury of the year:

The process of ultimately finding Anthony Calvillo’s successor – whenever that day comes – continues for the Alouettes. On Wednesday, the team signed a fourth quarterback, Stephen Garcia, immediately placing him on the one-game injured list.

Garcia injured two fingers getting off the bus and flashing the peace sign, according to the organization.

I love this article, because it goes on to report on Garcia's time with the team and then delves into his checkered past with the South Carolina Gamecocks. 

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 13:  Stephen Garcia #5 of the South Carolina Gamecocks answers questions after winning a game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. The Gamecocks beat the Gators 36-
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It's as if the reporter doesn't expect readers to sit dumbfounded as they think to themselves, "Wait, um, what about the fingers and the peace sign again?"

I tried to search for a follow-up on this amazing tale of a man failing to invoke his well wishes without screwing it all up.

Lost Letterman had little to offer other than the two-finger massacre, and Kegs and Eggs only had the quote.

I want answers, y'all. How the hell does this happen?

For this, we bring you a very special moment in The Daily Swag. Here are babies giving the peace sign. 

Photo Credit: onemillionpeacesigns.com
Photo Credit: onemillionpeacesigns.com

Photo Credit: Flickr.com
Photo Credit: Flickr.com

That should give you some hint as to how easy the peace sign should be.

Now I know that many of you may not be able to greet Vulcans, but the peace sign should be semi-plausible, even for people without fingers. 

We salute you Stephen Garcia, but not too eagerly. We don't want to hurt ourselves. 

 

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