Michael Phelps' #PhelpsFace nearly broke the Internet -- and rightly so

There's getting your game face on, then there's getting your game face on

Published August 9, 2016 2:47PM (EDT)

Michael Phelps (NBC)
Michael Phelps (NBC)

During NBC's coverage of the Olympics Monday evening, a camera caught Michael Phelps putting his game face on -- and it was a sight to behold. The reason behind the glowering was fairly obvious:

As unsettling as his stare was, it certainly sent a message:

A message with larger implications, if you wanted them there:

Some merely went with the obvious visual cue:

And others ran with it:

Maybe there's a simpler explanation?

Not even virtual reality is easy these days:

And, of course, nothing is complete now without a "Stranger Things" reference:

By Scott Eric Kaufman

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