Check Out the NFL's Latest Fad: Flaccoing

Gary DavenportNFL AnalystDecember 16, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens runs off the field after a failed series against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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You know, whenever you bring together millions of people as the Internet does, you never know what relatively insignificant gesture may sweep the world in a firestorm of blog posts and tweets.

Last year it was "Tebowing," as folks across the globe took to adopting the wildly popular (and unpopular at the same time) quarterback's signature prayer position and posted photos of it on Facebook and Twitter.

Oh, but that's so 2011.

You wanna get down now? You gotta Flacco.

Yes, the fifth-year pro's posture of abject defeat and horror as Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris races 98 yards for a back-breaking touchdown has now become the latest way to kill some time on a Sunday night in Twitterville.

It's come to this, America.

The Sporting News tried to warn us.


Mentally prepare yourselves for #Flaccoing.… (via @dragonflyjonez)

— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 16, 2012



But by then it was already too late. The Flaccos had already gotten Allie Ilgenfritz.


#flaccoing @briceshoff…

— Allee Ilgenfritz (@AIlgenfritz7) December 16, 2012



And Steve L:



— Steve L (@SteveInTheBurgh) December 16, 2012




And people are already making plans for more Flaccoing, like Jack Woods:


Who wants to go #Flaccoing tomorrow?…

— Jack Woods (@jackwoods_4) December 17, 2012



So it's already too late. By now, plans are busily underway to get up and running, and by this time tomorrow as many as several people will have fallen prey to the dark lure of the Flacco.

Way to go, Joe.