This Week In GIFs: Sports are for athletes only

This week, we saw one of the best crops of animated sports GIFs we've seen all year. Vote, and help us determine a champion.

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Week 27 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs. Let me say this from the outset: this is one of the best GIF weeks we've ever had. There are several instant classics. Matt Ufford, Dan Rubenstein, and myself review our favorites here:

As usual, voting will remain open until Sunday at 11 p.m. Eastern. Enjoy!

LAKERS FANS

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(Via Reddit)

You beautiful man. You beautiful, wonderful man. This GIF perhaps lacks the ensemble cast of the legendary YANKEE ENTHUSIASTS, but I have never seen more of a "hawwwwwww" face in my entire life. He looks exactly like the token dork kid from every 1980s/'90s sitcom during the episode where he's instantly transformed into a cool kid. God bless you, Lakers fan, and enjoy your uncle's inheritance/"coolifier" machine your built in your basement/magical basketball glove (?)/whatever.

TORONTO MAYOR ROB FORD

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God this is adorable. Rob Ford would make the best center. "hey, how ya doin', left guard? gonna hand y'th'ball! heh! just clownin'! just jokin' around! how 'bout you, right guard? ha, you could use some Right Guard on account o'y'stink to high heaven! heh!"

/grins, falls down with aplomb, is wearing nylon windbreaker and tie simultaneously

JOSH FREEMAN

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Once in a while, I'll look through a team's rosters over the last 20 years or so and realize that, for about as long as I've been a football fan, that team has almost never had a good quarterback. The Bucs are one of these teams. Steve DeBerg was half-competent in the mid-'80s, and Brad Johnson played well during their Super Bowl season in 2002. It's been terribly sad apart from that. (Trent Dilfer was their quarterback for FIVE YEARS. HALF A DECADE.)

It seems as though Tampa, after all these years, has finally found its Good Quarterback. Also, he can do that thing you see above. This GIF has such a twist ending, because I never ever would have expected that shit to end in an actual completion. Holy smokes, the Buccaneers might be an exciting team and I have no idea how to process that information.

GEORGETOWN FAN

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(Via @bubbaprog)

Whenever someone gets rated-R gestures on TV, I have to at least acknowledge it.

MARK SANCHEZ

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"Did you see the Jets game?"

"No, what happened?"

"Mark Sanchez fell down and fumbled because his face ran into somebody's ass."

"Yeah, I heard they got killed."

"No, that isn't hyperbole. I mean Mark Sanchez literally fell down because his face hit a teammate in his ass."

"OK, well, your total comes to $90."

"Huh? No, this is a robbery."

"You are at a dentist's office."

"Give me all of your dentist hammers."

"There is no such thing as a dentist hammer."

"Mark Sanchez sucks."

"Yes, he sort of does."

VON MILLER

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The Broncos are currently 7-3. They could finish at 7-9 and still have a pretty decent shot at winning the AFC West. The team really should spend the next six games somersaulting in tandem. Except for Peyton Manning; seeing him attempt a somersault would make me nervous. Maybe they could get him some maracas or something.

HAWKS FAN

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Candy sucks, but when you're a kid, you don't know that yet, and a tray full of candy bars is basically the best thing that's ever happened to you. Props for choosing the peanut M&Ms, which are what you should eat if you are on a paleo diet.

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