You’ve been stressing out over the wrong bracket. The NCAA tournament is fine, the Kanye West bracket was fun, and mascot brackets are classic, but in 2018, we’re only here for MEME BRACKETS.
The committee, which included Matt Ellentuck, the SB Nation writer, and literally nobody else (which is why he forgot a few good ones), selected the 64 best memes he could think of, and broke them down like the NCAA would in a tournament-style bracket.
Yell at him for whatever you disagree with.
The four No. 1 seeds were in this order: Crying Jordan, Distracted Boyfriend, Kermit Sipping Tea, and Why You Always Lying?
Here’s how the bracket turned out:
Please print this bracket out by clicking file->save as->then printing, fill it in with whichever memes your heart desires, and let us know your biggest upset, Final Four, and Champion in the comments.
Before anyone gets upset, this is the Roll Safe meme (a lot of people don’t know it by name):
The committee would like to acknowledge the many snubs that were inevitable given Earth’s rich meme history. Honorable mentions include: Spider-man, Darth Kermit, Mr. Krabs, “Did you practice that shot?,” Arthur Fist, Harambe, Rick Roll, Supa Hot Fire, Damn Daniel, LeBron James kid, and the 2016 Monmouth Hawks (a true forever snub).
Honestly, some of these were truly regrettable, but what’s a bracket without controversy.
I would like to take a poll though! Please tell us who your champion was, so we can determine the definitive best meme:
Who was your March Memeness Champion?
Crying Jordan(116 votes)
Distracted Boyfriend(55 votes)
Kermit Sipping Tea(59 votes)
Why You Always Lying?(17 votes)
This is Fine(69 votes)
Homer Hides In Bush(48 votes)
Expanding Brain(43 votes)
Starter Kits(12 votes)
Swaggy P???(25 votes)
Roll Safe(37 votes)
Bae Come Over(8 votes)
Here’s the original tweet, where you can read some other Twitter users’ brackets:
Here it is... The All-Time Memes Bracket— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) March 12, 2018
Let's fight: pic.twitter.com/4jY0pfIjvB
And here are a few of my favorite brackets:
A Grumpy Cat lover!
the only bracket I will tweet about...Lotta upsets in the first round but huge day for BlinkingGuy.gif pic.twitter.com/jHdm97blNH— Jessica Smetana (@jessica_smetana) March 13, 2018
Fergie in the Final Four!
The only bracket I plan on filling out this March. pic.twitter.com/iUwIT8tSZB— Natalie Grim (@natalie_grim) March 13, 2018
Snapchat Hot Dog Champion?
Hot Felon in the Sweet 16.
The Dress cutting down the nets!
the swaggy p/pizza rat/this is fine/kermit quadrant is a bloodbath, that coulda been a final 4 unto itself— electric nuisance (@lukehoban7) March 12, 2018
did not mean for the dress to get this far but it had a pretty favorable run of matchups and it didnt feel right to have crying mj actually win something pic.twitter.com/XwLrKUuh2h
Tea Lizard winning the first-ever bracket.
There were a few upsets but all-together a good tournament pic.twitter.com/0yDLVwKvDY— Julz Harvey (@realjulzharvey) March 12, 2018
The dude that lost sleep over this bracket.
Me: I’m beat, man. I’m going to bed at like 8:30 tonight.— Tyler Kenly (@twkenly) March 13, 2018
*opens twitter at 8:15*
Me: Oh, what’s this?
*alarm goes off*
Me yelling to nobody: I don’t care what seed they are, you just can’t count out I Like Turtles this time of year! https://t.co/sh4AJWpdTn
An upset fan.
the only correct meme bracket pic.twitter.com/mcr7sAgaO4— Brrrrrritt ☃️ (@ChengBrittany) March 13, 2018
The literal study hall proctor who drew out the bracket!
Filled my bracket out pic.twitter.com/8TkNkF1rak— Timothy Jawn McConnell (@OHNOitsDOM) March 13, 2018
When you have nothing better to do when proctoring a study hall you get this is the result— Timothy Jawn McConnell (@OHNOitsDOM) March 13, 2018