It all started in late 2008. Harry Redknapp, then a recently appointed manager, needed to communicate instructions to Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Or at least that's what Pavlyuchenko thought he was getting.
Redknapp's attempted translation to Pavlyuchenko's thoughts: "What's this tosser saying to me?"
And his statement of intent for Pavlyuchenko would live forever in infamy.
Congratulations to FRAAB, the winner of the Inaugural (I Think) Cartilage Free Captain Meme Bracket!
FRAAB defeated Gary Rootbeer 24-20 in the finals, running out to a comfortable lead early and holding onto a late charge from the unknown, lower division player. DEMOCRACY HAS SPOKEN!
I'd like to thank everyone from the commentariat for voting and participating. I had fun writing the fan posts, and I hope you had fun voting and learning about the memes we have cultivated over the years. I plan on doing a gif bracket this summer, and I'd like your help and participation on that as well. In the mean time, COYS!