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Meme Madness: Schlafly Regional Semifinals

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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 Schlafly Regional.

No. 2 Grey Goose vs No. 3 TruFlair

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Meme USA Conf. (Basketball)

Big Meme Conf. (Misc.)

As one half of the duo who went from Quin Snyder's tailspin to Mike Anderson's Elite Eight, Matt Lawrence has certainly had his share of ups and downs from the Mizzou fan base. So much so that he even alluded to it after Mizzou's Big 12 Championship win, in fact.

Amidst one of the downs of Mizzou's season (the loss to Illinois), stlcardinalfang posted a photo of Grey Goose, to which SleepyFloyd responded:

Is that Matt Lawrence's new nickname?

The Grey Goose?

I'd like to say the rest was history, but there was so much more. Despite eventually losing his starting spot to Kim English, Lawrence turned himself into a complete player, earning Big 12 Co-Sixth Man of the Year and helping key Missouri to a Big 12 Championship and an Elite Eight berth.

As it happened, the lanky, pale shooter who was somewhat derogatorily called "The Grey Goose" morphed himself into "GOOOOOSE," a bona fide RMN legend.

FIRST ROUND: def. No. 7 Professor Chaos

Give another hat tip to ghtd36, whose production on the meme front is congruous to Jeremy Maclin's all-purpose yardage production.

Several RMN members, including myself and leghumpingjihadkiller took to the initial meme, which was little more than a picture of Ric Flair accompanied with a post that states "WOOOOOOOOOO!!!"

But leave it to ghtd36 to escalate things even further.

Four-plus months ago, a FanShot appeared on Rock M Nation, bearing the tag "Our mascot will put you in a figure-four leglock." And just like that, the TruFlair was born.

Since that epic day, TruFlair has been with us through the best of times. And, per part of the meme, he always gives us a "WOOOO!!!"

FIRST ROUND: def. No. 6 rptgwb's love of Pig Brown