We're now at Week 26 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs, which means we've been at it for about six months. Congratulations, everyone. God knows how much time we've wasted, and God knows how much we'll continue to waste, on these silly moving pictures. Before we get to this week's options, here are Matt Ufford and Dan Rubenstein with their picks of the week.
Voting, as usual, will remain open until Sunday at 11 p.m. Enjoy!
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
(Via Joel Thorman)
Here, in their eighth game of 2012, the Chiefs are celebrating their first regulation-time lead OF THE ENTIRE SEASON.*
I don't know whether this dance has a name or anything because I don't listen to a lot of Steely Dan these days, but I think I can read the symbolism. Justin Houston is coddling the Chiefs' lead like an infant. He looks down at the infant, which in fact is actually a bowling ball. He rolls the ball and shields his eyes as it rolls into the gutter. The Chiefs lost this game. Also, the Chiefs drew an excessive celebration penalty.
*The touchdown was reversed and ruled an incomplete pass, and the Chiefs were still penalized for the celebration. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2012 Chiefs!
MARYLAND'S SHAWN PETTY
(Via Martin Rickman)
In case you haven't been keeping up with Maryland these days, their quarterback depth chart has been completely blown to Hell, to the extent that they had to start a true-freshman linebacker at quarterback. He actually completed six of 12 passes without an interception, but he still made every offensive play look like a failed trick play.
You know that guy in the stands at every game who says, "BUSTED PLAY! IT'S A BUSTED PLAY!" every time there's a busted play? He died, it's really sad.
(Via Ryan Van Bibber)
The guy in the background, man. "Oh my God! He's not a football player! He can't be on the football field! Is he trying to throw something like he's a football player? He's not a football player at all-- OH MY GOD HE'S CUSSING! OH NO! CUSSING ON A F-F-F-FOOTBALL FIELD!"
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville is seen here ripping the headset off an assistant. Here is a list of things "Tommy" may be short for.
(Via Joel Thorman)
Here's Mike Wallace making a catch. Unfortunately, the Steelers' next drive Stahled. The Steelers, of course, are known for introducing the Rooney Rule. It's a good thing he caught it, but if the throw were more on-target, it probably would have been a Safer play. The Steelers won in overtime, but I'm sure they're hoping they can win their next game in 60 Minutes. I'm boarding the last stop on the "Mike Wallace is not the only person named Mike Wallace" train and there's plenty of room to sit and honestly it's f***ing great.
DWYANE WADE GOT OLD
This is one of Dan Rubenstein's picks this week. Remember when Dwyane Wade was impossibly fast and unstoppable at the rim? Well, Eric Bledsoe put an official end to that.
This is the Warriors crowd's reaction to Andris Biedrins sinking both of his free throws halfway through the second quarter. The thing you must understand about Andris Biedrins is that over the last three seasons, he's made 15 of 65 free throws. That's a .231 percentage. Like, I'M better than he is at it. ME.
And man, look at that crowd. Maybe it's a sarcastic cheer, but I prefer to think it was an honest, "well done, friend" sort of cheer. The NBA sure is neat.
(Hi, this is Matt Ufford writing in Jon's article. I think Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring his fourth goal of a friendly by redefining what a human being can do with a soccer ball is worthy of your vote. Thanks!)