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When Pete Weber did it, goddamnit!

In the 2012 PBA U.S. Open final, Pete Weber needed a strike to take his fifth title. And that’s exactly what he got. But besides the record-breaking victory, he also gave us these immortal words:

“GODDAMMIT, I DID IT! WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? I AM!”

The seemingly nonsensical exclamation became meme fodder but for Weber, it meant something specific—he was responding to a heckler:

“Being caught up in the moment of throwing the strike and being as excited as I was, I had a kid rooting against me during the match, and he was doing it loud enough for me to hear. And it kind of made me mad, and people know, don’t make me mad on TV, ’cause I’ll just get better. But what I really wanted to say was, ‘Who do you think you are rooting against me? I’m the man of this tournament!’ That’s what I really wanted to say.”

via USA Today

With or without the reasoning, it’s still funny as hell. Unfortunately, that was Weber’s last US Open title but his record of 5 wins still stands.

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