I made a MEME BRACKET, and everyone’s fighting over it

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?

  • 20%
    Crying Jordan
    (116 votes)
  • 9%
    Distracted Boyfriend
    (55 votes)
  • 10%
    Kermit Sipping Tea
    (59 votes)
  • 2%
    Why You Always Lying?
    (17 votes)
  • 12%
    This is Fine
    (69 votes)
  • 7%
    (43 votes)
  • 8%
    Homer Hides In Bush
    (48 votes)
  • 7%
    Expanding Brain
    (43 votes)
  • 2%
    Starter Kits
    (12 votes)
  • 4%
    Swaggy P???
    (25 votes)
  • 6%
    Roll Safe
    (37 votes)
  • 1%
    Bae Come Over
    (8 votes)
  • 7%
    (41 votes)
573 votes total Vote Now

Here’s the original tweet, where you can read some other Twitter users’ brackets:

And here are a few of my favorite brackets:

A Grumpy Cat lover!

Fergie in the Final Four!

Snapchat Hot Dog Champion?

Hot Felon in the Sweet 16.

The Dress cutting down the nets!

Tea Lizard winning the first-ever bracket.

The dude that lost sleep over this bracket.

An upset fan.

The literal study hall proctor who drew out the bracket!