Just as soon as the Seahawks were done thrashing the poor Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII—or probably before—the internet got to work making memes for people to post on their Facebook timelines, just like it always does. Of course, many of these memes are stupid, and some of them are just Bronco-themed takes on memes that have been going around for years. But others are really funny, and today we’re going to take a look at those.
So, are you ready to have a good laugh at Peyton Manning, the Broncos, and the city of Denver? Yeah, me too. Let’s get started then, shall we?
Every year somebody makes this one. Get it? They always donate all the championship gear for the losing team to kids in Africa who don't know what the NFL even is. It's an old and tired joke, but deep down still kind of funny.
25. The Happy African Kids Meme
Of course, I like this one better. A meme about a meme. That's so meta.
24. The Self-Referential Happy African Kids Meme
People can make fun of Eli's terrible season all they want, but the dude does have two Super Bowl rings to Peyton's one. So...
23. Disappointed Eli
Tim Tebow may have given up on the NFL, but NFL fans haven't given up on him. As long as he's not out there proving that he sucks, he'll always be the great unknown.
22. Tebow Saves
Actually, I think a bunch of crazy guys in tutus might have played a little better.
21. Ace Ventura
Seriously, right? I know some guys from college who went to New Orleans on the spur of the moment last year and scalped tickets. They were Niners fans.
20. The Price You Pay
Okay fine. Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn't really bet $10.4 million on the Broncos. But it's still funny.
19. Shocked Mayweather
Also, my husband used to play for the Raiders, so fix your own sh%#.
(This one is a reference to TV show The Fixer, which stars Kerry Washington, who is married to Nnamdi Asomugha...in case you didn't know.)
18. The Fixer
They certainly went about tackling Jermaine Kearse like a flag football team.
17. Not Sure If...Part 1
It's funny because it's true.
16. Not Sure If...Part 2
Funny, yes. But in fairness, Terrell Davis was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXII...in 1998.
15. Last Great Run
Also funny—except if the actual Seahawks would have caught him.
14. O.J.'s Bronco
Now there's an O.J. Simpson/white Bronco reference that works.
13. Disappointing White Bronco
Why? Your dad doesn't have two Super Bowl rings.
12. Damnit, Eli
Get it? It's the guy from the Bud Light commercial about superstitious football fans. I'd explain more, but if you don't know the commercial this one is just not going to be funny, so there's no point.
11. Only Weird If It Doesn't Work
Poor Knicks be like, hey guys, leave us out of this.
10. Haha Knicks Suck
Hey, there's no shame in wanting your mommy.
No, I'm just kidding. There totally is.
"Play the Patriots?"
8. Seeking Advice
So true. I had wondered off to the kitchen for another bowl of chili when the Broncos scored their touchdown. Couldn't believe my eyes when I came back to the tube.
7. Denver Offense Is a Killer
Yeah, intercepted it, ran it back for a touchdown, then used it to wipe all the champagne off the Lombardi trophy.
6. Can't Even Quit Right
What can I say? The incredulous little African kid just never gets old.
5. So You're Telling Me...
A shocking turn considering this guy used to own the Denver Broncos...
4. Homer Simpson FTW
"I don't want to stop the losing. I just don't want to see it."
3. Somebody Turn Out the Lights
Well, Peyton actually had the ball for 28:07, which is about twice as long. But you get the point.
2. Bruno Burn
So wrong, and yet so very right. I bet if somebody explained this image to Stevie Wonder he'd find it funny, too.