The Return of You Write the Caption

Well folks. You knew it was just a matter of time.

It has been a few months since that old SBI staple, You Write the Caption, has graced us but it is now time to get it back into the rotation. Many of you have been asking for it to come back and I will now look to make it a weekly installment.

I am working on securing a sponsor for YWTC so that contest winners actually win a prize like they used to. I will keep everyone posted on that in the coming days.

For now, here is a photo of Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Wicks, who may or may not be dazed from facing so many shots and seeing so many goals fly by his head since taking over as the Galaxy’s starting goalkeeper. Enjoy:


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"Giving up goals makes me sleepy."

That’s my shot at a caption. Now it’s your turn. Please submit your caption in the comments section below and I will select the 10 best captions later this week. As an added twist to the selection process, I will pick what I think the two best captions are and then have you, the readers, vote on the winner.

Now, onto the captions. Just remember to keep them clean and keep them relatively short.

Fire away.

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171 Responses to The Return of You Write the Caption

  1. Squard says:

    Zach Thornton hasn’t been the same since he left Chicago

  2. Amit says:

    “I feel sick. I hope Dr. Khumalo’s in the house.”

  3. Darwin says:

    ” I was gonna make that save, but then i got high…”

  4. doug says:

    Gotta stop hangin with Snoop the day of games


    the 1970s called, they want their hairstyle back

  5. cometopapa says:

    I’ve just crawled out of bed. How do I look? What’s the score?

  6. Dannyc58 says:


    Josh Wicks crawling towards David Beckham trying to seduce him during a recent Galaxy game.

    Josh failed and the Galaxy lost.

  7. shmartelli says:

    In an effort to appeal to a younger audience, Bugs Bunny dawns a new haircut and updated attire…..

  8. voyager says:

    Man, this hair is getting heavier nby the minute. When’s this game gonna be over?

  9. BellusLudas says:

    The Galaxy’s season…Up In Smoke!

  10. Soccer says:

    Hey man, can you smoke this grass?

  11. tippose says:

    You’re unce, tice, fee tines a goalie.


  12. topher says:

    Sideshow Bob’s close relative let’s another go by.

  13. onion bag says:

    What? This is REAL grass? Bummer…

  14. Louis says:

    New league rules mandate all players honor Goldenballs as he enters the pitch

  15. Wispy says:

    “Gosh, if I could find those contacts I might make a save once in a while…”

  16. Graig says:

    “Abba-Zaba, you my only friend…”

  17. TBrodie says:

    “I am a Goalden God!!!”

  18. Jacob says:

    What would it take to get a bag of doritos and some swiss cake rolls next to my water bottle in the goal?

  19. SF says:

    Quick! Bury your stash before the cops get here!

  20. mkenn33 says:

    Undercover Brother is back, stopping the Man’s game from taking over…

  21. Sayerville FC says:

    I told Play we shouldn’t have another House Party!

  22. brent says:

    I’ll show becks that xavier isn’t the only one with beautiful hair.

  23. steal your sounders says:

    DICK Cheney’s latest photo evidence that Iran has nuclear potential. “As you can see by the mushroom cloud over this Patriots head they clearly have the bomb!”

  24. kpugs says:


    Actually, a terrible submission by me. But I’m having a rough day.

  25. bubblehouse says:

    Wicks falls to his knees proving that Sarah Palin is indeed black mans kryptonite.

  26. stephen says:

    Shellshocked and dazed, he suddenly decides to start playing leapfrog.

  27. GIMMI says:

    “seeing so many balls go by my face is exhausting”

  28. huricano says:

    To save money under the cap L.A. has recently decided to go with a Chia Pet keeper.

  29. cameron says:

    I didnt know Ronaldinho could also play goalie

  30. anotherbodymurdered says:

    “Dude… wait, what?”

  31. huricano says:

    Chia Keeper.

  32. Brant says:


  33. Goat says:

    The amazing thing about this is, that you can play 90 minutes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff.

  34. g-loff says:

    “I didn’t realize that eating mushrooms made you LOOK like one too!”


    “The Mario Bro’s diversity project got off to a rocky start when the newest mushroom villain took offense to being run over, past, and jumped on. He said if he wanted that kind of abuse, he would have played on the Galaxy defense”

  35. wee says:

    nyyyyaaaa can i haz goalie lessinz? kthnx

  36. Gilly73 says:

    “ooh, there’s some good grass down here”

  37. jesse says:

    Duh which way did he go george? Which way did he go?

  38. Scott, PA says:

    “I know there is a hole for me to crawl into around here somewhere.”

  39. El Gran Avispon says:

    “This Halloween, I am going as broccoli”

  40. derek says:

    Quick, get a shoebox! I caught me a grasshopper!

  41. noname says:

    “Maybe if I stay low and hide, they won’t kick so many balls in my direction.”

  42. dallen says:

    So…tired…must…change…channel…can’t stay awake watching…Victoria Beckham Comes To America on NBC…

  43. noname says:

    “In the USL, we always played on our hands and knees.”

  44. Andy in Atlanta says:

    I thought Herbalife was supposed to envigorate us?

  45. cbr says:

    im commin’ for you David! Growwlllllllll

  46. sean says:

    “All these goals are messing with my afrosheen.”

  47. Art says:

    “Someone has to have the crazy hair since Xavier was released.”

  48. Mike Caramba says:

    Dissatisifed with the haircut mushroom person Toad (of Nintendo fame) gave him, Wicks decided to retaliate by eating the his friend alive–Galaxy officials say the 9-day (and counting) trip has not “seriously effected his game.”

  49. Eric says:

    I know they scored but I mean that was close, I almost messed up my hair

  50. Michael says:

    “I know I dropped that last percocet somewhere around here…”

  51. Dave says:

    “This is good grass…”

  52. Jeff says:

    Sloth love Landycake!

  53. Rocco says:

    This is your brain; this is your brain when playing for the Galaxy.

  54. Jacob says:

    I have to draw more attention to myself to help make sure everyone knows how happy I am with my endorsement with Propecia… I’ve got it, I’ll do the dragon crawl from the “Starsky and Hutch” movie.

  55. Cameron says:

    Josh Wicks shortly after signing a lucrative endorsement deal with SoulGlo

  56. Lloyd Heilbrunn says:

    “Oscar Gamble is my hero……”

  57. Ed Ho says:

    Josh Wicks channles Jimmy Hendrix during the Galaxy’s Halloween game.

  58. Chuck says:

    I think I’m just going to stick with playing drums for the Roots.

  59. BillSaysThis says:

    This is the grass… these are my hands on the grass. Look deeply into my eyes and you will see… the grass!

  60. SonicDeathMonkey says:

    “Mask 2….Rocky Denis takes on MLS”

  61. rednow.red4ever says:

    “The Galaxy have determined that the ability to stand is an attribute they will list as essential in the search for their next keeper”

  62. PCFC says:

    Shocking both the Entertainment and Professional Sports Industries alike, Reggie “Redman” Noble signed a 5-year $50 million a year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy. While the media has blasted this move as purely celebrity, the Los Angeles Galaxy swears this move is purely team-oriented.

  63. KingSnake says:

    Looking for Beck’s and Landycakes spare change

  64. Connor B says:

    Is the 5 o’clock free crack give away?!

  65. CD says:

    “Dude,no way, did you see that awesome goal Reading scored?”

  66. Matt says:

    After being disowned by Eagle fans, Donovan McNabb decides to fail horribly at real football.

  67. AC says:

    What’s with all the goals?! Isn’t this supposed to be a soccer game?!

  68. Nuckles says:

    Bruce Arena readies the Galaxy for the All-Valley Tournament. “Right circle… left circle… right circle… left circle. Sand whole pitch.”

  69. Jacob says:

    Connor B. Wins, that one got me.

  70. Art says:

    I’ll bet after we score 5 goals, we’re going to allow 10….

  71. Jesse in SLC says:

    Having just crawled through a time portal spanning a 1974 Hollywood Disco and the Home Depot Center, Josh Wicks is understandably confused and disoriented at the lack of spinning light and go-go dancers.

  72. CD says:

    Galaxy player Josh Wick celebrates the sale of the club to Cheech and Chong.

  73. wyo fan says:

    In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, gopher’.

  74. wyo fan says:

    In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, gopher’.

  75. Patrick says:

    Wait. I’m lost, Is there a game going on. I thought it was role playing day.

  76. wyo fan says:

    sorry for the double post – hit the back button by accident. An alternative caption:

    License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit – ever. They’re like the Viet Cong – Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that’s all she wrote.

  77. PKTaker says:

    “whoooo let the dogs out!!!??”

  78. Dante says:

    The strain of another difficult season for the Galaxy has really taken its toll on Steve Cronin.

  79. Lawrence C says:

    “My contacts! Man they gotta be here somewhere… Not again man, Bruce is gonna kill me!”

  80. Evan says:

    “Damnnn son, that eight ball Abel Xavier left in his locker was quality.”

  81. Scott A says:

    One of the dimmer stars in L.A.’s galaxy

  82. inkedAG says:

    Daaammmn, this is some good grass!!

  83. Michael F. says:

    Where has my Lalas God gone? I pray to you Lexi, I pray to you!

  84. dj stone says:


  85. SoulShad0w says:

    I wish the Galaxy defenders would quit letting the opposing forwards test if my afro will cushion the blow of their shots….

  86. Jimmy Bobo says:

    Just last week Josh Wicks named Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong as his new management team.

  87. Justice says:

    (to the tune of “I got High” by Afroman)

    I was gonna make this brilliant save, ’til I got high! La la la la la la. La. La. La. Cos I got high, cos I got high, cos I got high!

  88. Fred says:

    My banker was Merrill Lynch.

  89. JP says:

    “I can’t believe I was going to be an investment banker…”

  90. Irish Cowboy says:

    Josh Wicks…another proud customer of Abel Xavier’s stylist and Ronaldo’s dentist.

  91. Jayboy says:

    It was only a matter of time before the Wayans brothers made a “Goal” spoof.

  92. Sammy Nishi says:

    “GORDON scored? PETER scored? ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh .. ..”

  93. Brit says:

    “Hair…heavy…must…make it….to…scissors…”

  94. mikeK says:

    They said we were sponsored by herb. Man, do I need some, all these goals are stressing me out mannnnnnn…

  95. Vasco says:

    Why am I doing this for 17k, I could make this at Mickey D’s.

  96. SeaOtter says:

    Spurning the fame and fortune of an entertainment career with his brothers (Alvin, Simon, and Theodore), Josh Chipmunk decides to make a go of it as an L.A. Galaxy.

  97. NONAME says:

    In his best Robbie Fowler imitation, Wicks snorts the endline to realize it is only grass. Hey, can you snort grass?

  98. Ed Dog says:

    It’s Official! after searching everywhere Josh Wicks realizes that no one will never find the galaxy defense.

  99. Dave says:

    durr, have you seen my soccer ball?

  100. Thomas Gardner (currently 10th in Fantasy EPL) says:

    ABBAZABBA…you my only friend

  101. j1m says:

    Send… more… paramedics…

  102. Dave says:

    Hi Ives,

    I was just thinking of a way to get Kenny Cooper on the USMNT and thought he would be perfect for playing on the right wing. Why? Because Kenny is fast and good with the ball, besides he doesn’t use his noggin enough to score goals from the middle. Then I would move Dempsey up top with Altidore, as Dempsey proved with Fulham last year, he was good at holding the ball up top. I wish Beasley could play right back, that way they would have a speedy defender on defense. This would be my starting eleven on USMNT:





    What do you think?

    Dave from San Francisco

  103. Colm says:

    Josh Wicks’ gambit of fusing a 1Up Mushroom from Super Mario Brothers to his head has unfortunately failed to secure any extra points for the LA Galaxy.

  104. John says:

    1. Originally people thought that Wick’s nickname of “S’rooms” was due to his hairstyle.

    2. The LA Galaxy had a “retro” uniform and hair night in hopes it would lead to “retro-defense” from the Schmid and Osiander era’s.

    3. Given cap difficulties, the many low salaried players on the LA Galaxy roster like GK Wicks often resort to picking up coins thrown at them from the stands.

  105. Jeremy says:

    Dude, Where’s my Ball?

  106. anotherbodymurdered says:


  107. chupacabra says:

    Damn! I shouldn’t have shared my water bottle with Quaranta!

  108. Michael F. says:

    GUYS, this is funny!

    Damn! I shouldn’t have shared my water bottle with Quaranta!

    Posted by: chupacabra

  109. Jay Five says:

    Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, its back to Portland I go (whistle) heigh-ho, heigh-ho, heigh-ho, heigh-ho!!!

  110. beckster says:

    “Might as well just stay on the ground”

    And did love Chupacabra’s Quarranta waterbottle post !!!

  111. supsam says:

    “Come on and help me you guys! Ive been here for 3 days! I swear that there is a geyser here and if i remove my hands the HDC and all its inhabitants are screwed!”

  112. Grant Hultgren says:

    What do you expect, their sponsor’s Herb4Life.

  113. Isaac says:

    Bob Bradley today reveals his new Goalkeeping prospect.

  114. kristin says:

    “Dude, Where’s my ball?”

  115. CPTKevin says:

    This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play an entire soccer game on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff.

  116. Rudy says:

    Shouldn’t have invited those Timbers fans.. odor….too powerful..losing..conscious..ness……

  117. CPTKevin says:

    Elmer Fudd gives Josh Wicks a pep talk before the game. “You are getting sweepy, verwy sweepy!”

  118. Rashid says:

    Josh Wicks pleading to Tim Liewicke are you sure Eddie Lewis was a better choice than Gibbs? I mean we could have even got a shot at Benny… Please this strategy of no D is killing me. I mean look at this face, I’m tired. I just want to go home.

  119. Charlie N. says:

    I am ZAKUMI.

  120. wyo fan says:

    There are too many holes to plug in this defense!

  121. cam says:

    apparently, the reason why the galaxy give up so many goals is that wicks lost his contact lenses in the grass.

  122. Has anyone seen our season? I think we lost it right about here…

  123. Bob says:

    Chi chi chi chia pets… Chia Josh Wicks watch him grow.

  124. Nic D "The Texas 2 Stepper" says:

    “LA Galaxy Goal Keeper, Josh Wicks, imitates Ronaldinho’s baby pictures.”

  125. Richard, UK says:

    “I’ve been Ricardo Clark-ed”

  126. Richard, UK says:

    “I know I left my defence around here somewhere…”

  127. Richard, UK says:

    “Josh Wicks searches around for loose change that Beckham might’ve dropped, hoping to double his annual salary”

  128. Matt says:

    Becks and Landycakes, where are you going?

  129. Max Goldman says:

    IMDB Production still from:


  130. Devon says:

    “Wow, it’s sure hot here in LA. This humidity can’t be good for the fro”

  131. brian says:

    Anyone who references Dr. Khumalo gets my vota. Wow, it’s been a while.

  132. mutiny fan says:

    if i put my chin on the ground i will look just like a mushroom

  133. mutiny fan says:

    man partying with abel xavier is crazy. i swear i told his hair dresser braids.

  134. Dominghosa says:

    Josh Wicks thought to play like Beckham, you have to party like Beckham.

    He was wrong.

  135. Tim says:

    “Man, Beckham does it harder then I excepted!”

  136. korio says:

    Eddie Murphy, reprising his role as Buckwheat for the LA Galaxy.

  137. EmorySoccer says:

    As far as plastic surgeries go in Hollywood, Tupac’s face change was less than successfull…

  138. Ben says:

    as the shirt sponsor herb-something saiys “maximise your nutrition…” ie eat these green leafs

  139. nothing says:

    Josh wicks after being forced to watch the LA Galaxy play defence

  140. nothing says:

    Josh Wicks ducks as a D.C United goal nearly hits his afro.

  141. James says:




  142. Frimp says:

    Uhhh I never shoulda left my “Donovan McNabb does Alvin & the Chipmunks” cross-dressing gig in Reno, this LA goalie job is a dead-end drag…

  143. Sean says:

    “You’re a tiger, baby. Yyyeaaaah. Grrrrrr. Yes, yes, NO! no!”

  144. J spot says:

    Don’t let T.O. know that I was puking again…

  145. TapocoL says:

    Josh gets on all fours, as demanded by his master ‘Cesar Millan’.

  146. mark says:

    LAPD take down Bigfoot with a tranquilyzer dart.

  147. NYYorker says:

    Woah, meth is one hell of a drug.


    Ehh. What’s up doc?

  148. martha in miami says:

    Should I play for the LA Galaxy or put my finger in an electric socket?…which is more painful?… zzztt!

  149. Pepe says:

    Many people may not get it, but Darwin’s caption (the third reply) had me laughing out loud!

  150. kswiss says:

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward Ben Wallace tries his hand at becoming a two-sport star.

  151. Fred the Baker says:

    The snozzberries taste like snozzberries.

  152. Wispy says:

    Today South Africa unveiled Zakumi the Tiger, the FIFA World Cup 2010 mascot.

  153. Bob says:

    Today South Africa unveiled Zakumi the Tiger, the FIFA World Cup 2010 mascot.

    Posted by: Wispy | September 23, 2008 at 10:50 PM

    I almosted peed my pants

    Well done, Wispy. Well done.

  154. Scott says:

    “Must … find … glasses …

  155. Eric Anderson says:

    Eating Doritos and drinking Dr Pepper on the bench has caused Wicks to come down with the oft-rumored “Clint Mathis Syndrome.”

  156. Strider says:

    Where am I and why are all these people staring at me?

  157. derek says:

    “Wow, those brownies were gooooood…”

  158. MonkeyBoy says:

    water… I need water..

  159. roberto says:

    America has historically produced outstanding goalkeepers;

    messing .. Meola, Keller hahneman Howard ..guzan…….and him??

    the future of American goalkeeping is in good hands.. And hair

  160. roberto says:

    maybe I’ll get popular just like juan toja.. And have the crowds wear my wigs on wicks night.. Soon I’ll be playing champions league too

  161. muscfiorentina says:

    Hey Becks, Robbie Fowler was right sniffing the end line mellows you out man…………….

  162. Smith says:

    Finally awaking from a 35 year drug- induced stuper, Sly Stone was surprised to find himslef in goal for the Los Angles Galaxy.

  163. Ryan C says:

    Josh Wicks starts to regret bringing a picture of a guy wearing a Russian hat to the barber as the heat stroke starts to set in.

  164. MetroTard says:

    Usain Bolt takes a serious career step backwards…

  165. Ed Dog says:

    Out of nowhere Bruce Arena sends out his pokémon to play at goal. “I choose you Slobro!”

  166. Anthony says:

    “giving up goals, so easy a caveman can do it”

  167. Caldwell says:

    Must… find… transfer…

  168. Danny D says:

    Out in Space. Where Galaxians feel at home.

  169. Danny D says:

    . . . after the premature departure of Herbalife, the Galaxy turned in desperation to the makers of Chiapet.

  170. Danny D says:

    Despite heavy backing by David Beckham, “Chia Wicks” was a marketing disaster . . .

  171. Danny D says:

    (sorry, still working the Chia angle. I confess my obsession with it!)

    In another desperate attempt to lure an increasingly disheartened fan base, the LA Galaxy errantly pinned their hopes on “Chia Keep.”

    I promise, that is the LAST Chia caption. Unless you ask me really nicely. :)