Scott Stapp has been waiting patiently for the world to come back around and finally appreciate Creed. Carolina Panthers linebacker Ben Jacobs might be the guy to make it happen.
The backup player has made a name for himself at practice. Not with his amazing plays or physical determination. But by introducing the world to Creedbombing.
Taken from the term photobombing where one spoils a picture by unexpectedly appearing in the frame, Creedbombing is belting out a lyric by the popular ’90s band Creed when no one is ready for it.
To be fair, is anyone ever really ready for it?
“Hold me now! I’m 6 feet from the edge and I’m thinking,” Jacobs sang Wednesday as he walked onto the practice field, a lyric from Creed’s song “One Last Breath.”
“The key is you’ve got to make really deep, direct eye contact,” Jacobs said. “So if you Creedbomb someone you’ve got to look them directly in the eye.”
The whole thing seems to have stemmed from a conversation many of the Panthers were having about bands they listened to when they were younger but no longer seem terribly relevant, like Creed and Nickelback. They started singing random lyrics from those songs and, as these things tend to do, it snowballed in Creedbombing.
Jacobs reportedly likes to go with the Creed “classics” such as “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.” No word on whether or not he’s broken out any lyrics from lead singer Scott Stapp’s epic Miami Marlins theme song “Marlins Will Soar.”
Just picturing Jacobs walk up to Cam Newton with a serious look and saying “We want strikeouts, base hits, double plays” and then walking away is what’s going to get us through today.