John Brooks' goal vs. Ghana leads to funny Wikipedia edits
John Brooks became an American sensation when the substitute scored the winning goal in the 86th minute of the U.S.'s 2-1 win over Ghana. Almost immediately after Brooks' goal, overjoyed fans went to Brooks' Wikipedia page to express how much of a hero they felt he was (even if it technically was vandalism). Here are some of the funniest edits that have been screengrabbed for posterity's sake.
EDIT NO. 1: JOHN BROOKS IS AMAZING
This appears to be the first "patriotic" edit of Brooks' page, which came at 7:49 Eastern time. (Credit: wikipedia.org)
EDIT NO. 2: JOHN BROOKS, JFK, CHUCK NORRIS
Two minutes later (7:51 p.m. Eastern), these changes popped up. That's quite some impressive company. (Credit: wikipedia.org)
EDIT NO. 3: "THE A GOD AMONG MEN"
These changes popped up at 7:54 p.m. Eastern time. The all caps approach gives it a nice touch, as does the use of both "the" and "a". (Credit: wikipedia.org)
EDIT NO. 4: SIMPLY "A GOD AMONG MEN"
At 7:56 p.m. Eastern, the Internet decided on a proper article to describe Brooks' "god among men" status. The caps still remained, though. (Credit: wikipedia.org)
EDIT NO. 5: THE BEST AMERICAN IMPORT
By 7:57 p.m. Eastern, Brooks was no longer a god among men, but rather the best American import since the English. (Credit: wikipedia.org)
EDIT NO. 6: HONEST ABE RETURNS
Moderators protected the page from unconfirmed users at 7:59 p.m. Eastern, but somehow this edit (featuring the return of the 16th President of the United States) managed to sneak through. (Credit: wikipedia.org)
EDIT NO. 7: THE FINAL REVISION
The final revision was made at 8:01 p.m. Eastern, once again deifying Brooks. (Credit: wikipedia.org)