Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame Plaque

Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame Plaque

Updated May 23, 2018 at 11:45AM EDT by Matt.

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Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame Plaque is a series of image macros based on the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame commemorative plague of former professional soccer player Brandi Chastain. Many believed that the plaque did not resemble the subject and compared it to other lambasted artist depictions cultural figures, similar to the reaction to Tom Brady's Courtroom Sketch and Cristiano Ronaldo Bust.

Origin

On May 21nd, 2018, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame inducted former professional soccer player Brandi Chastain with a commemorative plaque.

That day, the San Fransisco Bay Area news outlet The Mercury News[1] uploaded a video to YouTube entitled "Brandi Chastain reacts to her new San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame plaque." In the video, Chastain says of the plaque "It's not very flattering, but it's nice." The video (shown below) received more than 18,000 views in two days.



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After the Mercury News reported on the plaque, many online criticized the appearance of the plaque, claiming that it did not resemble Chastain. San Fransisco Chronicle sports columnist Ann Killion tweeted, [2] "Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful athletes I’ve ever covered. How this became her plaque is a freaking embarrassment for BASHOF. Makes Cristiano’s look perfect." The post (shown below, left) received more than 730 retweets and 3,100 likes in two days.

CBS Boston Anchor Liam Martin posted a series of image of infamously criticized pieces of art based on cultural figures, including Tom Brady's Courtroom Sketch and Cristiano Ronaldo's Bust. They captioned the tweet,[3] "The Brandi Chastain plaque goes into the Art Fails Hall of Fame." Within 24 hours, the post (shown below, center) received more than 295 retweets and 1,000 likes.

Additionally, people began comparing the bust to other cultural figures. Twitter[4] user @Juanito_Manziel responded to a user who had retweeted and commented on Ann Killion's tweet and compared the image to President Jimmy Carter (shown below, right).


Brandi Chastain is one of the most beautiful athletes l've ever covered. How this became her plaque is a freaking embarrassment for BASHOF. Makes Cristiano's look perfect. BRANDI CHASTAIN CHASTAIN'S LOVE OF SPORTS WAS HONED IN CHILDHOOD, GROWING UP IN SAN JOSE, SHE WAS A QUAKES, SHE WAS ON A YOUTH TEE Tk UAKETTES AND WAS SO ENAMORED OF HER UNIFORM THAT SHE SLEPT IN IT. SHE BECAME SFU DENT OF THE GAME, LONG BEFORE MOST AMERICAN KIDS UNDERSTOOD THE NUANCESOE INTERNATİONAL SOCCER. AFTER STARRING AT ARCHBISHOP MITTY, CHASTAIN ACCEPTED A- AVID SUPPORTER OF THE SAN JOS EARTHQUAKES. SHE WAS0 S ON A YOUTH TEAM CALLED THE LARSHIP TO CAL, WHERE SHE WAS NAMED THE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR. TWO KNEE S CAUSED HER TO MISS THE 87 AND 88 SEASONS. SHE TRANSFERRED TO SANTA CEARA IN BOTH HER JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS AT SCU, SHE LED THE BRONCOS TO #1 INJURIE :-İNATİONALFRANKING AND THE wOMAN'S COLLEGE CUP FINAL FOUR, PLAYING AS A FORWARD-d CHAST AIN MADETHE NATIONAL TEAM THAT WON THE INAUGURAL WOMEN'S WORLD CUP BUT IROPPED FROM THE TEAM IN95, SHE WATCHED THAT WORLD CUP AT HOME: AFTER,SHE REMADE HERSELF AS A DEFENDER AND WAS BACK ON THE NATIONAL SQUAD. SHE PLAYED IN HE 1996LMPICS WHERE THE US WOMEN WON GOLD CHASTAIN BURST TO GLOBAL FAME IN THE 1999 WORLD CU SHE TOOK THE GAME-WINNING PENALTY KICK IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP /GAMEİFELLİrd.THE GROUND AND RIPPED OFF HER JERSEY THAT IMAGE BROADCAST AROUND, ATIB PORED BECAME SHORTHAND FOR THE NEWEOUND POWER OF WOMEN IN SPORTS The Brandi Chastain plaque goes into the Art Fails Hall of Fame. BRANDI CHASTAIN CHASTAIN'S LOVE OF SPORTS WAS HONED IN CHILDHOOD GROWING UP IN SAN JOSE, SHE WAS AN AVID SUPPORTER OF THE SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES SHE WAS ON A YOUTH TEAM CALLED THE QUAKETTES AND WAS-SO ENAMORED OF HER UNIFORM THAT SHE SLEPT IN IT. SHE BECAME k STUDENT OF THE GAME, LONG BEFORE MOST AMERICAN KIDS UNDERSTOOD THE NUANCES OF INTERNATIONAL SOCCER. AFTER STARRING AT ARCHBISHOP MITTY, CHASTAIN ACCEPTED& SCHOLARSHIP TO CAL. WHERE SHE WAS NAMED THE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR. TWO KNEE INJURIES CAUSED HER TO MISS THE 87 AND '88 SEASONS. SHE TRANSFERRED TO SANTA CLARA IN 1989. IN BOTH HER JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS AT SCU, SHE LED THE BRONCOS TO A #1 NATIONAL RANKING AND THE WOMAN'S COLLEGE CUP FINAL FOUR. PLAYING AS A FORWARD CHASTAIN MADE THE NATIONAL TEAM THAT WON THE INAUGURAL WOMEN'S WORLD CUP, BUT DROPPED FROM THE TEAM IN 95, SHE WATCHED THAT WORLD CUP AT HOME AFTER SHE REMADE BERSELF AS A DEFENDER AND WAS BACK ON THE NATIONAL SQUAD SHE PLAYED IN THE 1996 OLYMPICS WHERE THE US WOMEN WON GOLD. CHASTAIN BURST TO GLOBAL FAMEIN THE 1999 WORLD CUP. SHE TOOK THE GAME-WINNING PENALTY KICK INTHE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME,FELL TO THE GROUND AND RIPPED OFF HER JERSEY THAT IMAGE BROADCAST AROUND THE WORED BECAME SHORTHAND FOR THE NEWFOUND POWER OF WOMEN IN SPORTS CHASTAIN WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE WUSA PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE, PLAYING FOR THE SAN JOSE CYBER RAYS IN HER CAREER, SHE WON TWO WORLD CUPS, TWO OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS AND A SILVER MEDAL CHASTAIN HAS A SON JADEN WITH HER HUSBAND SANTA CLARA COACH JERRY SMITH AND A STEPSON CAMERON SHE CONTINUES TO COACH AND BE AN AMBASSAD0R FOR SUCCER SHE IS A MEMBER OF SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY'S HALL OF FAME AND THE NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME, "I'VE ALWAYS LOVED SPORTS, NOT JUST THE ONE', PLAYED," CHASTAIN SAID、IYALUE BEING PART OF A TEAM: LEARNING ABOUT MYSELF AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT OUR POTENTIAL CAN BE, THAT'S THE ESSENCE OF THE SPORTS EXP ERIENCE THAT'S A REASON I'M GRATEFUL FOR THIS HONOR BAY AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME 2018 Jimmy Carter BRANDI CHASTAIN CUASIAİN'Š LOVE OF SPORTS WAS HONED N CHILDHOOD GROİNG UP IN SAMOSE. SHE、KS ANID SUPPORTER OF THE SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES SHE WAS ON A YOUTH TEAM CALLED THE QUAKECTES AND WAS.SO ENAMORED OF HER UNIFORM THAT SHE SLEPT IN SHE Eon ST NT E GAME, LONG BEFORE MOST AMERICAN KIDS UNDERSTOOD THE NUANCES OF INTERNATİONAL SOCCER AFTER STARRING AT ARCHBISHOP MITTY CHASTAIN ACCEPT HGLARSHIP TO CAL, WHERE SHE WAS NAMED THE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR TWO KNEE RIES CAUSED HER TO MISS THE 87 ANDSS SEASONS, SHE TRANSFERRED TO SANTA CLARA IN BOTH HE RİUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS AT SCU, SHE LEDTHE BRONCOSTOAWI NATIONALERANKING AND THE WOMAN'S COLLEGE CUP FINAL FOUR. PLAYING AS A FORWAR ,t BASTA INA ADE THE NATİONALTEAM THATtONTHEINAUGURALIO MENS ORLDCUP I OR PPED-FROM THE T EAM IN 95, SHE WATCHED THAT WORLD CUP AT HOME AFTER SHE : İEMA DE 11 ERSELFAS A DEFENDER AND WAS BACK ON THE NATIONAL SQUAD. SHE PLAYED IN E1996 MPICS WBERE THE USWOMEN WON GOLD CHASTAIN BURST TO GLOBAL FAMIE -"THE:1 999wORCD CUP, SHE TOOK THE GAME-VİNNING PENALTY KICK IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP BELTO THE GROUND AND RIPPED OFF RER JERSEY THAT IMAGE BROADCAST AROUND THE NEWFOUND POWER OF WOMEN IN SPORTS


That day, Twitter[5] published a Moments page about the plaque. Additionally, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame[6] announced that they would be redoing the plaque. "It was not a good job on the part of the artist. We're going to do a better job this time," said Hall of Fame president Kevin O'Brien.

Several media outlets covered the plaque, including USA Today,[6] Uproxx,[7] NPR,[8] HuffPost[9] and more.

That night, Chastain appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss the plaque. The video (shown below) received more than 23,000 views in less than 24 hours.



Various Examples


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