Most athletes have a Try Face. Your Try Face is what naturally comes across your face when you’re at your most intense, your most concentrated, your most focused. We all have one. Michael Jordan was famous for rocking the tongue-out Try Face, for example.
Jaromir Jagr’s Try Face is not so cool.
I noticed this a little throughout the season when watching Jagr play, but when sifting through some of my images it became more apparent and harder to ignore. He goes full Grumpy Cat when he’s trying hard.
Actually, maybe he goes more grumpy fish:
Tough call. I’ll let you decide.
Either way, here we go: introducing Jagr-face, which coincidentally, is the same one you make when you take a shot of jäger.
Note the grumpy fish-esque heavy down-turn on the frown. This is the identifying trademark of true Jagr-face.
Okay…granted, the next one isn’t necessarily an in-play Jagr face, but it might be the most meme-able. I just love it:
Jaromir Jagr is disgusted by you, and might possibly spit on you.
The trick is to really pour the frown on. Like, it sucks to have to try this hard but I’m a workhorse so I will.
Don’t forget: we’ve broken down the wonderful Jaromir Jagr’s look before (an in-depth analysis of Jaromir Swagr), just not on the ice. He may be an international man of mystery, but there’s no doubt that the most annoying part of his day is when defenders have the audacity to try and stop him on the ice (did you notice that he has the puck in every picture?). Frown-worthy stuff, right there.
Oh, and I should note: this isn’t exactly a new thing.