The Best Animated Sports GIFs Of 2010, Numbers 25 Through 21


25. If built, a Ronny Turiaf monument would somehow have to employ the use of sparklers and confetti


(From the Real GM forums, suggested by Troy Cribbage Trey Kerby from The Basketball Jones)

In blog circles, Ronny Turiaf is rightly recognized as a national treasure. He is capable of behaving like a normal human being. He is also capable of marking the Hell out, as though Santa Claus visited his house via rocket ship and unloaded an entire rocket ship full of presents and then said, "I don't know why I bothered to unload all these presents because I am also giving you this rocket ship," and then left in a larger, more powerful rocket ship.

24. Torture, etc., etc.


(Click image to view. Via 30fps)

In 2010, Giants closer Brian Wilson was the inspiration for legions of animated GIFs, because in 2010 all a serviceable relief pitcher needs to do to achieve celebrity is to grow a beard and scream. He was usually very effective, and here we see him after one of the appearances in which he wasn't.

23. Les Miles eats grass on national television


(Click image to view. Via 30fps, suggested by our own Holly Anderson)

As Every Day Should Be Saturday would put it, LSU coach Les Miles is crazyballs. Not even the robust animated GIF can fully illustrate this, but it sure does try. Here, he plucks a blade of grass and sticks it into his mouth as though it were Skoal. You see, Les reasons that if he eats enough of the field, he will effectively become part of the field, giving him moral license to lay motionless on the ground. Until that day, his players steadfastly refuse requests to jump up and down on his belly. Les Miles believes that this is because his belly is not bouncy enough, and he has developed a belly-centric complex so severe that he often refuses to leave the gold-encrusted refrigerator box in which he lives. He is also a space person.

22. Let's all piss off Adrian Beltre


(From here, suggested by our own Ryan Hudson)

In 2010, the biggest story in baseball was that Adrian Beltre really, really does not like to have his head touched. There are a whole lot of GIFs which illustrate this. Baseball players often wear hats. This problem could be easily remedied!

21. The odyssey of Anthony Parker

(Click image to view. Via 30fps)

It was a cold day in northern Illinois, and a young Anthony Parker tugged at his mother's apron. "Mother," he said, "I do not know." His mother took her hands out of the sink and wiped them dry with a towel. "One day, Anthony," she told him, "you will learn."

The boy was now in high school. After running his laps, he asked his coach, "I do not know. I have not heard. Will I ever know?" His coach hesitated. "I can't say for sure, son. You are the author of your life; you and no one else. Whether or not you will know is up to you."

It was 2010, and Anthony Parker still did not know. He was plagued by self-doubt, and he began to wonder whether he would ever know. What guarantee was there that he would ever know? Where was that written? Perhaps, he thought, some men will grow old and die without knowing.

He walked down the court, and then, for reasons he did not know, was compelled to turn around. He saw a small boy behind him.



Introduction | 40-36 | 35-31 | Intermission 1 | 30-26 | 25-21 | 20-16 | Intermission 2 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-2 | 1

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