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Meme Madness: Spoetzl Regional First Round

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 4 v. 5 matchup in the Spoetzl Regional.

No. 4 Cheat Code vs No. 5 Good/Bad Leo


Meme 8 Conf. (Football)

Meme USA Conf. (Basketball)

We all saw it.

Whenever Jeremy Maclin was on the field, sometimes it just wasn't fair.

Before the 2008 football season, Maclin told ESPN's Tim Griffin that videogame maker EA Sports "could have made him a little faster" in NCAA Football 09. Maybe it was just me, but it certainly seemed like he had all the jets he needed in games, both real and virtual.

The "Cheat Code" nickname was first brainstormed by our own ZouDave. The meme even caught on in the merch department, as Rock M Nation began offering the shirt pictured above.

We know Cheat Code had the jets to fly by most on the football field. Does the name have the jets to fly past others in this competition?

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.