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Meme Madness: Capital Regional Final

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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 the Boulevard Regional Final.

No. 1 Mr. Coffee vs No. 2 DISRESPECT

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Big Meme Conf. (Misc.)

Big Meme Conf. (Misc.)

Remember 12 months ago when Mizzou basketball was in shambles, Mike Anderson wasn't sure if he'd have a job in mid-2009, and Zaire Taylor was an overlooked transfer from Delaware? You don't need a refresher on where we stand now.

Zaire Taylor's Alec Baldwin-esque propensity for closing in big situations resulted in the highly exalted Mr. Coffee nickname.

Everything you need to know about this meme was described in The Boy's "This Week in Zaire Taylor" post.

As far as the meme is concerned, the question is whether or not Taylor's ability to close extends to his nickname. Will Mr. Coffee "always be closing" in Meme Madness?

FIRST ROUND: def. No. 8 The Boy's Boxing Analogies

SWEET 16: def. No. 5 Unholy Alliance

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

SWEET 16: def. No. 6 MotherRucker