Meme Madness: Spoetzl Regional Semifinals

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 first semifinal in the Spoetzl Regional.

No. 1 Asian Kid vs No. 5 Good/Bad Leo


Big Meme Conf. (Misc.)

Meme USA Conf. (Basketball)

As the overall top seed in the tournament, there's no question Asian Kid has a special place in the hearts of all RMN members and readers. 

Asian Kid first began screaming his way into our souls at the beginning of the 2008 football season, when member (now author) ghtd36 dropped his likeness in the Live Thread of Mizzou's game against SEMO. By the end of the game, there was already a question as to whether or not "this Asian boy" could become the official celebratory GIF of Rock M Nation.

As time passed, "this Asian boy" became "Asian Kid," and what a ride it's been since then. His charisma has led to multiple RMN honors, including being part of the Front Page Friday and Rock M Roundtable logos, as well as earning the unique honor of having a spinoff meme, titled "Asian Kid Throughout Mizzou History."

FIRST ROUND: def. No. 8 The Helicopter

Odds are that the Good Leo/Bad Leo meme needs no explanation.

Before Leo Lyons ever donned a Missouri jersey, there was still "Good Leo" and "Bad Leo," as his recruitment took turns that eventually led to his mother's mandate that he play at Missouri.

From there, Bad Leo has had his share of coach issues, academic issues, legal issues, and bouts of general pouting. But there's no doubt that the "Good Leo" yin to the "Bad Leo" yang was irreplaceable and immeasurable during Missouri's magical run this season.

To better symbolize and announce the presence of said "Bad" or "Good" Leo, I came up with the corresponding images, which became a Live Thread staple and added yet another  meme to the RMN ranks.

FIRST ROUND: def. No. 4 Cheat Code

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