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 last Final Four matchup.
As far as nicknames are concerned, Thrust Nunchuk Upward is the Goliath of Rock M Nation.
Thrust Nunchuk Upward was not just a nickname -- it was a catchphrase in RMN's infancy that became a signature tagline in 2008.
Around these parts, he'll also be remembered for one of the best nicknames this site may ever create.
The story of its origin if a frequent topic of inquiry, so for posterity's sake, here it is again, straight from The Boy's mouth:
FIRST ROUND: def. No. 8 The Beef's hatred of Ron Prince
SWEET 16: def. No. 5 Junkyard Dog
SCHLAFLY FINAL: def. No. 5 Grey Goose
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:
FIRST ROUND: def. No. 3 Kimmeh!
SWEET 16: def. No. 2 Brass Bonanza
BOULEVARD FINAL: def. No. 4 Party Starter
Meme Madness: Final Four... Who 'ya got?
No. 1 Thrust Nunchuk Upward (84 votes)
No. 6 Handshakes (59 votes)
143 total votes