You Write The Caption (The best from the USA/Mexico photo)

Good morning all. I’m sure some of you have been anxiously awaiting the results of the most recent "You Write The Caption." Well here they are. The 10 best captions submitted by you, the SBI readers, to go along with this great picture of Jozy Altidore and Rafael Marquez.

Captions are on the jump. Enjoy:


10. Ayuda! He caĆ­do y no puedo levantarme! (Help me. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.) (JD)

9. Rafa Marquez finds a very interesting way to shine Jozy’s shoes (Dave Martinez)

8. "Mr. Marquez, I really enjoy watching Barcelona, now excuse me while I blow by you and score!" (Golden Child)

7. Rafa tests out the new Tempurpedic turf in Houston (Mark)

6. "Jozy be like "unnnhhhh." And Rafa be like "whaaaaaaaaaa"?" (Kyonk)

5. Appalled by the new USMNT’s jerseys, Rafael Marquez shields his eyes, causing him to lose his footing. (Dan)

4. 08/09 Altidore Jersey $82.95
08/09 Marquez Jersey $89.95
Nike Football $119.95

Leaving Mexico’s best defender on his ass…PRICELESS. (Rich)

3. This is Jozy Altidore. This is Jozy Altidore knocking a world class defender to the turf like a little bitch. Any questions? (Mark)

2. "Bob Bradley: Sweep the leg Jozy. Onyewu: Put him in a body bag, yeah!" (Arriaga)

And the No. 1 caption submitted by you, the SBI readers, for the Jozy Altidore/Rafa Marquez photo is:

1. "I am Jozy Altidore and this is my story. "When I was a teenager I kicked the ball too hard and my parents were afraid I would hurt the Mexican national team."

Impossible Is Nothing (CD)

Thanks to all of you who participated and be sure to check in for the next episode of You Write the Caption.
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24 Responses to You Write The Caption (The best from the USA/Mexico photo)

  1. kpugs says:

    There are some good ones here, well done guys.

    The photo still infuriates me, Barcelona defender Marquez going down after an 18-year-old kid smoked him and almost touched his shoulder. What a wuss.

  2. Ives says:

    In all fairness to Marquez, he fell because Altidore clipped his ankle during the run. He put some mustard on it, for sure, but he did get clipped.

  3. #1 is excellent!

    And my #9 is classic. Come now, who doesnt like a Pesci moment?!

  4. CD says:


    Thanks for this distinguished honor. I haven’t been this proud since I got my Stamp Collecting badge in the scouts.

    link to

  5. Lloyd Heilbrunn says:

    Did you ever pick a winner for the Beckham one?

  6. Mark says:

    The bronze ain’t bad. Some really great entries in top 10. Nice work…

  7. swag says:

    Off topic here but check out EJ in a Fulham uniform in action for the reserves.
    link to

  8. IndyYankFan says:

    #5 makes me laugh every time!! Hopefully he makes defenders look like this on a consistent basis.

  9. Dominghosa says:

    Yeah Dan’s caption, which came in at No. 5 is at least No. 2 for me. But No. 1 was pretty darn good, too.

  10. oh man #5 is hilarious.

    but in the interest of full disclosure, I started to like the jerseys better as the game went on.

  11. jpc says:

    # 2 is clearly the best. a quote from Mr. Miyagi and Cobra Kai is fantastic

  12. Eric says:

    How about something along the lines of.

    Mr.Marquez, you better get used to this because Barcelona has nothing on Real Madrid.

  13. jpc . . .


  14. Marlon says:

    #9 made me laugh

  15. Arriaga says:

    Thanks Ives! I definitely look forward to more of these.

  16. Sean says:

    Josie: “The bells! The bells!”

    (Or, to keep it soccer related, change it to ‘balls’)

  17. Sean says:

    Oops, I meant ‘jozy’. Haha.

  18. Eugene says:

    “I heard you head-butted one of our players. I just wanted to let you know where things stand between us. Now stay down.”

  19. Eugene says:

    I don’t know if this is the right forum, but has anyone else noticed that Altidore plays better when there are more fans in the stadium? Some players wilt under the spotlight or get intimidated, but Altidore’s performances actually improve in front of large crowds and in big games.

    I first noticed this in the NY-LA game last season when he scored twice in front of a crowd of 60k+. I noticed it also in the U-20s WC and again in the Mexico game (with 70k+). No fluke.

  20. Eugene says:

    Altidore thrives off the spotlight.

  21. matthole says:

    Hey Marquez, no break dancin’ allowed!!!

  22. dhatch says:

    Hump? What hump? (from young frankenstein)

  23. Joamiq says:

    #1 is a true winner