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CagePotato Ban: The Phrase ‘You Guys’ in Headlines, You Guys


It’s funny how things we casually write on this site can grow to have a life of their own. From “The Glorious Sweater of Absolute Victory” to the “Stockton Heybuddy,” tossed-off gags turn into running gags, which turn into official t-shirt names and UrbanDictionary pages. But there’s one that needs to come to an end right now. I think you guys know what I’m talking about.

“You Guys” first appeared in a CagePotato headline back in September 2009, as part of this classic Dan Quinn video post. At that time, it was already an existing meme that I basically stole from Initially, I thought it would be a one-and-done sort of thing. Then I used it again. And again. Then, Old Dad* began to use it himself. “You Guys” was spiralling out of control.

When Mike and Chad came aboard last year, CagePotato reached a period of “You Guys” hysteria. The meaningless phrase appeared in posts about Cecil Peoples embarrassing himself at King of the Cage, Brittney Palmer moving to the UFC, Randy Couture’s retirement threats, the Nemesis MMA: Global Invasion fiasco, Antonio McKee talking smack, Todd Duffee fighting Alistair Overeem, Matt Hughes disrespecting Chuck Liddell and GSP, Dominick Cruz’s broken hand, Kenny Florian and Kurt Pellegrino’s bromance, Jens Pulver breaking his losing streak, Shane Del Rosario’s attitude about the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP, and Jens Pulver winning again, to name just 12 examples. Sometimes “You Guys” would even show up in the headlines of stories that nobody in the world could possibly give a damn about.

That’s why I’m declaring an end to all further headline usage of “You Guys” in headlines. The joke (if you could ever really define it as a “joke”) has officially run its course, and needs to be buried forever. We’ll just have to find another phrase to randomly stick into headlines. I don’t know what it’ll be yet, but I promise that you’ll be sick of it by the end of the year.

* Oh yeah, the “Old Dad” thing, in reference to Ben Fowlkes? That’s banned now too.

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newotnek- April 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm
"You gays" still on the board? See what I did there, switched the u for an a, making it gays instead of guys, like me saying you're gay
Waxedpants- April 1, 2011 at 3:25 pm
I don't care either way I just want one of those Sloth tee-shirts...... where can I get one.

Hey MaineBlazer -- you going to the fights in Lowell on the 15nth at the Tsongas arena?
twoleftfeet- April 1, 2011 at 3:19 pm
You guys have odd comedic timing. you should have saved some of the fake articles that actually fooled people for today. and the articles that are obviously supposed to be humorous should be scattered out, or better yet give us a nice pic and leave the comedy the comment section.
intercept440- April 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm
breaking news!!!!! i ran into dana white at the gas station this morning..... i yelled free cagepotato from behind the gas pump. and he yelled back fuck you FUCK YOU!!!!!!! then he did his push out the elbows thumb in the pocket stance and stared at me....

i just smiled and picked my nose
fatbellyfrank- April 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm
@ RWR classy, maybe, but still an insatiable hosehound
Mofo- April 1, 2011 at 1:49 pm
To everyone who misses Ben Fowlkes - you can just read his new shit and stop whining!

I read Ben every single day on my MMAFighting app, it's the best iphone app for MMA. Once it downloads articles, I can still read them in the subway (most MMA apps are so crappy they can't even do that much).

And then when I'm at a computer, I come to CagePotato, and all I hear is how much the site sucks since Ben left. If Ben left, GO FIND HIM. And then zip it.

Cuz this site is still the funnest spot for MMA. So all you haters can suck it, you guys. Nahmean blood?
Anhonestmoose- April 1, 2011 at 10:51 am
Hey, I liked this article and "you guys," you guys.
dragoman- April 1, 2011 at 10:44 am
@BG. how have hits been since Old Dad left? I send him messages on Twitter all the time. We're practically bros. sensitive much? probably explains the ghost 'Read more' links. Good luck reposting for original content. CPers want you to hire a proper reporter who talks to people, takes notes, and produces new articles. The model for a snarky and informative sport website is not difficult.
SethF- April 1, 2011 at 10:26 am
Yeah really, Ben. You suck since Old Dad left, which explains why we keep coming here to remind you of this every single day. If you don't, we'll move on to making empty threats about not coming here.
RwilsonR- April 1, 2011 at 10:24 am
@ FBF - stop talking about Mom like that! She was a classy lady.
HardKnockLife- April 1, 2011 at 10:13 am
*GASP* You guys, this almost seems like a journalistic endeavor...
Don't get too ahead of yourselves here or you might be tempted to try and move on up like Old Dad.
SupermanPunch- April 1, 2011 at 10:13 am
El Famous Burrito- April 1, 2011 at 10:07 am

Still, it's nice to see Goldstein put on his big boy pants and lay down the law. The rest of these winos just tramp their muddy feet all over the place and clip their gnarly toenails at the dinner table.
dragoman- April 1, 2011 at 10:06 am
If banning Old Dad references equates an increase in actual journalism rather than cut and paste, then I am all for a return of 'the old CP.' BG, this is my go-to MMA website and has been for over 3 years, but ya'll have been slippin' on the proper journalism front since you switched from Old Dad. Get back to actual interviews w/ fighters (beyond the random Canadian tank) rather than just reposting massive cut and pastes from Old Dad and others.
Cock_Chestnar- April 1, 2011 at 10:04 am
"Holding Pattern" needs to be the next ban....shits played out.
SethF- April 1, 2011 at 9:54 am
That was HILARIOUS, you guys! Nahmean?
Kevro- April 1, 2011 at 9:48 am
april fools
fatbellyfrank- April 1, 2011 at 9:40 am
@ RWR I've always thought of BG,BF,MR,RX,CD as "The Assembly of Dads" I never knew who Mom was, I just knew she was a fucken filthy hosehound who couldn't say no to a Salami hot pocket from an aspiring young MMA journo,you guys
Lesnars_tiny_pecker_says- April 1, 2011 at 9:27 am
oh yea here is another term I probably over use there old dad
Fuck off
I use this term when I want to tell people who want to tell me what words to use to "FUCK OFF"
love you guys
and old Dad too
El Famous Burrito- April 1, 2011 at 9:22 am
We can still say "you people", right?
intercept440- April 1, 2011 at 9:11 am
ima just use u geyes , anywho...Silverstien go get dave farra from mma weekly to give ya some more videos So all the Ben fowls fans can watch him talk to dave . im just saying watching two monkeys fuck a football would be cool
LOKI- April 1, 2011 at 9:03 am did you know about uncle Carl?
Maine Blazer- April 1, 2011 at 9:00 am
Oh yeah, and I miss Old Dad
Maine Blazer- April 1, 2011 at 8:59 am
Hey you guys, I'm thinking that maybe there should be a ban on cage potato bans. Don't make me come out there. Because the next time you see me you're gonna see a new me: the old me. But I'm gonna come out on top because I believe in God. And He believes in me. I do have a cracked skull though, and am suffering from too much sand in my mangina, so if I don't happen to win, it's because of that.
agentsmith- April 1, 2011 at 8:57 am
Fuck you guys.