Meme Madness: Boulevard Regional First Round

In the vortex of large-scale athletic emptiness until football season begins again, we're passing the days here at Rock M Nation with Meme Madness, a 32-entry, bracket style blowout to determine the best theme/inside joke RMN has to offer. The full bracket can be found here.

Today, we feature the 3 v. 6 matchup in the Boulevard Regional.

No. 3 Kimmeh! vs No. 6 Handshakes

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Meme USA Conf. (Basketball)

Big Meme Conf. (Misc.)

I'm not sure there was a basketball player on this past Missouri team who more effectively endeared himself to the student section than Kim English, so it only seemed appropriate that Kimmie find his own meme niche in the RMN world.

Kimmie was originally supposed to be "Mr. Courvousier," the "smoother" alternative to Matt "Grey Goose" Lawrence. But the name never caught on, opening the door for KIMMEH! to become one of RMN's most promising memes for the future.

In the process of systematically destroying Marquette's hopes and dreams, English's hot shooting in Boise turned "Kimmie" into "KIMMEH!," a nod to the ever-popular Timmy from South Park.

The meme is young, but as we saw during the NCAA Tournament, you never know what can happen when Kimmeh! gets hot.

It may not be SIZZLING BACON ACTION, but the Missouri football team may have the most underrated touchdown celebration in America.

Is it an elaborate team celebration, an individual dance, or a way to draw attention to individual success? Nope. It's a handshake. Why? Because when Mizzou gets in the endzone, it's just business, baby.

The background behind the handshake was fully examined in a 2007 video loaded on YouTube, reiterating that Missouri players wanted to "act like we've been there before."

As a result, the handshakes caught on around Rock M Nation, with Live Threads being littered with exclamations of "HANDSHAKES!!!" and images/GIFs of the meme after touchdowns.

With Mizzou football in the midst of a big time transition going into the season, two questions about the Gabbert era remain:

  1. How the Gabbert-led offense perform?
  2. Will the offense continue the most excellent tradition of the touchdown handshake?
If not, you can count on RMN to keep this celebration and this underrated meme going into the future.
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