The recent explosion of exuberance for the U.S. men’s national soccer team was marked at its height by a new sports tradition: the happy vandalization of a player or team’s Wikipedia page to reflect a heroic feat or total humiliation.
After Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard’s epic 16-save performance in a loss to Belgium, someone with a sense of humor modified Howard’s page to show that he had become the secretary of defense, reporting to the president. It’s one of the best examples of Wikipedia "vandalism" done well — a relatively new tradition we can get behind as long as the edit is creative, entertaining and not distasteful.
Check out the Howard edit and 12 more we enjoyed. Drop a comment if there’s a good one we missed.