This term was first used in 2007 at the start of the NFL season following the hype of the draft. It can be used and applied in a variety of ways. At its inception, the term was used to refer to any overhyped, overrated, and underperforming individual. However, at present day, the term has evolved to also include individuals who "drop the ball" literally, figuratively, or both, especially when said drop results in extreme disappointment.
Did you watch the football game?? That receiver really ginned it for miami in the end zone! I can't believe they lost.
The iPhone is an amazing technological device, but when it comes to sending picture messages, AT&T really ginned it.
My cable internet is supposed to connect at speeds "up to 20 mbps" but I've never connected above 2. Comcast really ginns its duties as an internet service provider.