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 1 v. 8 matchup in the Schlafly Regional.
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:
Generally speaking, The Beef is a rational, upbeat human being.
But if you bring up Ron Prince, you're going to be meeting a new Beef.
In his two career games at Faurot Field, Prince managed to lengthen Missouri blowouts by leaving his starters in the game, attempting multiple onside kicks, throwing the ball endlessly, and generally pissing off everyone who wanted to go home.
Throw in that the games occurred in a nasty downpour and a freezing cold evening, respectively, it made for some classic Beef ranting: