Robert Griffin III's Dominance Sees Rise of Griffining, Destroys Tebowing

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 10, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the season opener at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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World, say hello to Robert Griiffin III, a quarterback who brings swag, production and a new meme to the football field—hopefully killing Tebowing in the process.

Behold Griffining, a very real act of sheer jubilation that also happens to be a great way to work out your core without the nasty need for actual exercise.

Thanks to Burgundy Blog (h/t Larry Brown Sports, USA Today), we have images of awesome like this.

As for the details, it's really quite simple. RG3 single-handedly gave Redskins faithful a reason to hope once again by delivering 320 yards passing and two touchdowns in a win over the Saints.

One of those touchdowns was an 88-yard hookup with former Peyton Manning target Pierre Garcon. The byproduct of that TD was this image of Griffin lying on the field.

Looks nice, doesn't it? It warms the heart and brings a smile to the face. You could either have a warm cup of cocoa, or you could just hang this picture on your wall and take it all in. 

If you don't buy into the exuberance for Griffining, consider that you don't have a choice. Like Tebowing, this act of football madness is about to take over the nation like a "Call Me Maybe" burrito with a side of Tebowing salsa.

This is the future.

At least, I hope it is.

Tebowing had a nice shelf life, but it's time we realize it's far past its expiration date. Tim Tebow is a great guy who will watch Mark Sanchez play football for the season like the rest of us.

Meanwhile, there is a new kid on the block who runs like Michael Vick and throws like a Manning. I will cut this short, because I can no longer hold this Griffining pose while typing.

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