Is #griffining >>> #tebowing? Depends on which Griffin you’re grifting here


AP Photos/Bill Haber
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III reacts after throwing a touchdown pass in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Saints in New Orleans.

What’s you angle on this one?

We saw all the video of Robert Griffin III reacting to his first NFL TD pass in Sunday’s game at New Orleans, if not live then on plenty of replays.


Now, the Washington Post wants some credit in breaking another blockbuster.

All due respect to staff photographer, John McDonnell, who captured Griffin’s reaction from behind, rather than on the side, as the Associated Press did above.

As a result, the Post has posted all about the residual effect: “Griffining” has a shot at replacing “Tebowing” in the post-planking world (linked here) of stupid human tricks.

“Griffining” already has its own Twitter home:, a repository for all those who pose seat-of-the-pants with fingers pointed up and believe they’re part of the next big salute to greatness.

(Note: You don’t even need to have anything to celebrate. As Griffin would tell you, as he’s crossing out his Nike logo on his warm-up suit: Just do it).

Still, at Monday night’s Angels-Athletics game, another Griffin could be on the cutting edge of a posing trend for baseball fans, especially those who could use a hug during the stressfulness of the pennant race:


(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Angels first base coach Alfredo Griffin, in the seventh inning of Monday’s game at Angel Stadium.

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