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Meme Madness: Capital 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 second semifinal in the Capital Regional.

No. 2 DISRESPECT vs No. 6 MotherRucker


Big Meme Conf. (Misc.)

Meme 8 Conf. (Football)

Yet another meme with which we must tip our caps to RMN's ghtd36, the DISRESPECT meme is one familiar to opponents of the Oklahoma Sooners.

Yes, perhaps OU had the right to feel disrespected before the Big 12 Championship in 2007, but I'm not exactly what kind of propaganda machine it took for Bob Stoops to say Missouri was disrespecting the Sooners in 2008. Nonetheless, Sam Bradford somehow dropped the disrespect card after the annihilation of Mizzou in Kansas City, and a meme was about to be born.

The definitive story of the DISRESPECT meme (and the Frank Alexander picture that accompanies it) goes back to ghtd36's "Sooner Disrespect Chronicles," linked here in three parts:

-- The Sooners Have a Gift Exchange

-- The Sooners Ride an Airplane

-- The Sooners Have a Chat

FIRST ROUND: def. No. 7 The Boy's cat on podcasts

The history of the MotherRucker dates back to before the formation of Rock M Nation, all the way back to my days at Every True Son.

Early in the 2007 football season, Missouri was experimenting with a formation featuring tight end Martin Rucker as the recipient of the shotgun snap. Since it wasn't a true Wildcat, the formation needed a name.

Luckily, Matt was there, and a meme was born.

But as the days passed, the MotherRucker became more than a formation. It became more than a nickname.

The MotherRucker became a way of life.

The MotherRucker was the perfect blend of work ethic and charisma. It was carrying three men for five yards to reach the first down marker. It was dyeing your mohawk to represent the stripes on a Mizzou helmet.

MotherRucker will always have its place among the elite football memes in Rock M Nation history. Can it compete outside its conference?

FIRST ROUND: def. No. 3 MCBoomofDoom's pudding