My feelings about the Crying Jordan meme can be summarized by one of Bacon’s tweets from last night.
Everyone ready with Crying Jordan memes for the loser of tonight's game knows they're unfunny tools, right? Cool. #NationalChampionship
— Rob Fox III (@BaconTFM) April 5, 2016
But, as the night went on, and my timeline on every social media filled up with 23’s tear-riddled face photoshopped onto everything imaginable, I realized something about myself: I think the Crying Jordan meme has entertainment value. It is definitely not funny — it’s probably the most overused and least imaginative way to grab RTs and likes I can fathom, from a content creation standpoint. If you’re in media, posting a Crying Jordan meme is the internet equivalent of going to a neo-Nazi rally and yelling “Jews suck!” It only draws appreciation because it panders to its audience.
But, after being blasted with some pretty absurd memes last night, I learned to appreciate the Crying Jordan meme as an intentionally overused joke, and that has made all the difference in being able to tolerate it and, now, mildly enjoying it. To me, the Crying Jordan meme is now so unbelievably unfunny that it’s funny. It appears Bacon had the same change of heart as I.
— James Holloway (@Jam_HollBU) April 5, 2016
Here are the funniest unfunny Crying Jordan memes from last night.
— Ball Don't Stop (@balldontstop) April 5, 2016
— @Celtics Fan Club (@CelticsExtra) April 5, 2016
— Gridiron Assassin (@GridAssassin) April 5, 2016
— Marielle (@Marielle922) April 5, 2016
Ok, ok, just one Crying Jordan… pic.twitter.com/7oYlkUecWy
— 975 Mornings (@975Mornings) April 5, 2016
— Jaevery McLovin (@JaeMacAttack) April 5, 2016
— Zach (@ZMart33) April 5, 2016
The game-winning, Jordan-crying shot. pic.twitter.com/2ZboAZwkm6
— Eric Orvieto (@eorvieto) April 5, 2016
Y'all can't be serious pic.twitter.com/bjUjhmgA57
— Marcus (@PrinceMJofDSU) April 5, 2016
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 5, 2016
YALL BUGGING NOW BRUH 😂 pic.twitter.com/cESN5AI1PF
— Roy Tin Cup McAvoy (@A2daO) April 5, 2016
Bruh no chill tho 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/agzRUT404J
— SweetJonesJr (@RickySealsJones) April 5, 2016
BRUH IM MAD AF pic.twitter.com/p4TBOHgSCK
— SATANA SATANA (@AkiraNothing) April 5, 2016
Editor’s note by Dorn: It’s always been funny.
— Dillon Cheverere (@RogerJDorn) April 5, 2016