"Good Job, Good Effort" becomes instant internet meme

"Good Job, Good Effort" becomes a good overnight internet meme

6/6/12 in NBA   |   JoeKukura   |   492 respect

Blog Photo - "Good Job, Good Effort" becomes instant internet memeMany of us enjoyed a good laugh when we heard the Miami Heat leave the court after Tuesday night's loss with a tiny young Heat fan encouraging them by screaming, "Good job, good effort!" Others of us took to Photoshop and Twitter, and by Wednesday morning "Good Job, Good Effort" was the hardest-working internet meme on the web.

All you people who cranked out the Photoshops and fake Twitter accounts did a really "Good Job, Goo---", ahh, too easy.

It all started just minutes after "Good job! Good effort!" Kid's post-game screaming as a dejected Heat team hit the locker room.  Within in an hour, the account Good Job Kid  appeared on Twitter, tweeting out classics like "Spoelstra should still take them out to Dairy Queen."

Blog Photo - "Good Job, Good Effort" becomes instant internet memeAs of Wednesday morning, @GoodJobKid has more than 3,000 followers. Compare that to how many Twitter followers you have. Now tell yourself, "Good job! Good effort!"

The jokers on Twitter weren't done there. Awful Announcing remarked, "The amazing thing is Pat Riley is actually considering hiring the "Good effort, good job" kid to coach Game 6."

Even Jason Whitlock was funny. "Why is everyone blasting Le Batard for shouting words of encouragement to the Heat after the game?" Whitlock tweeted.


Blog Photo - "Good Job, Good Effort" becomes instant internet memeAnd just like that, there is a "Good Effort" t-shirt for sale online that parodies the Miami logo. It's $22.99, and all proceeds will go to the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. "I am a cancer survivor and am forever indebted to the treatment I received there," says the shirt's creator. "Also, the Heat blow."

If you're a political junkie, you might be aware of Tuesday's Wisconsin recall election. Internet pranksters quickly turned out a parody of losing gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett's Tuesday night concession speech in which "Good Job, Good Effort" Kid pays an unexpected visit.

The way that phrase gets thrown around in Miami, you wonder if the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders will do a sexy lip synch video to "Good Job, Good Effort!"
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6/7/12   |   usherman

I saw that live and the players totally blew off that kid.  They deserve ridicule for losing also.

6/6/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25341 respect

I've had that clip on loop for the last 7 hours to help me try and get through work.. he's so motivating

6/6/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61974 respect

LOL.