The Greatest Animated Sports GIFs Of 2011, Numbers 10 Through 6

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In 2011, fans made hundreds of animated GIFs of the best, worst, silliest, and most amazing moments in the world of sports. Here are the 50 greatest animations we saw all year.

10. Delonte West posterizes himself

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DOINK. Check out that camera flash halfway through the GIF. Someone caught him mid-flight! That's gonna make an awesome poster, although some modest edits will probably be necessary.

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9. Marshawn Lynch's world-famous beastmode

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(Via @bubbaprog at Mocksession)

This is perhaps the most well-known GIF of the year. We've all seen Marshawn Lynch's 67-yard, world-destroying touchdown by now, but it would be tough to see it too many times -- specifically, the moment above in which he administers a ruinous stiff-arm to the Saints' Tracy Porter, and Porter just pops off him like an ember popping off a log up into the chimney. For the 300th time: DAMN.

8. Aaron Dobson's catch

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(Via Jagfire from the Something Awful forums)

This is a no-look, one-handed, backhanded catch made while wrapped up with a defender. This, in terms of degree of difficulty, is the catch of the year across any and every sport.

Not only that, it may be the greatest catch of all time in any sport.

In fact, it just might be the only catch that has ever happened, and I think it's appropriate to ask whether it's the only thing that has ever happened.

That catch and this paragraph about that catch are the only two things that have ever happened in the history of the universe.

Wait. Sorry, got carried away. I meant that first thing though.

7. 'That's a travel.'

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When Jerome Simpson executed this perfect (yeah, come on, let's just go ahead and call it perfect, who cares) three-point landing a couple weekends ago, the Internet reached a universal consensus: "that was awesome." But it was Christmas weekend, and if you were watching the game with your crotchety, biased disapproving relative, you heard the other side of it.

"That's ... see, that's not a touchdown. He's gotta touch the plane. Or cross the plane."

It looks like he did that, Crotchety Biased Disapproving Relative.

"No, you can see right there."

See what? Right where?

"See, the NFL's just become this big freak show. Everyone wants to showboat. Where's the flag, ref? I mean, seriously."

He wouldn't have made it into the end zone if he hadn't done that.

"I've been seeing the Bengals in the news every day. Bengals? Yeah, they're birds all right. Jailbirds!"

Bengals aren't birds.

"Okay, I'm just gonna say it." [takes swig of courage from coffee mug full of Franzia] " Sorry if this isn't exactly politically correct, but I don't know why all the black fellas have to showboat all the time."

WHAT

"Uh, your aunt says it's time for us to go. Bye, kiddo. Let me know if you build any neat stuff with those Lincoln Logs!"

I AM 25


6. JEFF VAN GUNDY

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Intro | 50 through 46 | 45 through 41 | 40 through 36 | 35 through 31 | 30 through 26
25 through 21 | 20 through 16 | 15 through 11 | 10 through 6 | 5 through 1
The 2011 GIF Hall of Fame inductees: Chris Bosh | Jack Wilson | Shane Victorino

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