Hello, friend, and thanks for joining us for another episode of THIS WEEK IN GIFs. We're getting awfully close to GIF TOURNAMENT III, which will pit our favorite GIFs of the last six months or so against one another in early January. A couple of the GIFs below will make it into the tournament, depending on how we vote.
Before we get going, please allow Matt Ufford, Dan Rubenstein and myself a chance to plead the cases of our favorite GIFs:
HEY! HEY GOD! HEY LOOK DOWN HERE I FOUND YOUR CONTACT LENS OH GOD IT'S SO HEAVY
People groups of all sorts tend to foster a spirit of camaraderie. Strangers locked up overnight in the county jail talk and play checkers. People on the bus smile and nod at each other for years, even if they never talk. Regulars at the $100 table at the Caesars console one another after bad beats. Cyclists stop for anyone standing on the side of the road with a bike and ask them if they need a tube.
I am convinced that this social dynamic does not exist among the group of people who stand behind the end zone at NFL games. There are cops and sound guys and photographers and reporters and ushers, and if this GIF is any indicator, none of them give a shit about one another. Look at the guy to the left of the guy who gets chucked in the face. "Hm. How 'bout that? Welp, gonna 'graph me some Amendola butt. Heh."
I was trying to decide who Wade Boggs is a dead ringer for. At first I settled on the Gorton's fisherman, but something didn't quite feel right. It took me a couple extra minutes to realize that he's Dr. Quest, and now I'm as happy as Mr. Boggs here. Ahhh. It's been quite a journey.
Brandon Weeden is throwing the ball away on fourth-and-three. Brandon Weeden will carve up your defense if you give him room to work like that. Brandon Weeden has the instincts of a winner. Brandon Weeden can beat you in so many ways. Brandon Weeden is in win-now mode. Brandon Weeden is the final piece of the puzzle. Brandon Weeden will exploit your every weakness. Brandon Weeden is here to clean up the streets, one punk at a time. The Santa Clause 2 is based on events that actually happened to Brandon Weeden.
I appreciate that Mr. Wylie demonstrates what he was trying to do by bringing his arms into his chest, not once, but twice. We've seen a few GIFs of a ball doinking a guy in the helmet, but in other instances the guy was turned away from the ball or something. This hit Devon Wylie directly in his face. Now, if the ball stuck in his face mask and he turned and ran with it? That would have been the most important play in the history of football.
When Jason Kidd made his NBA debut, Kyrie Irving was two years old.
SEAHAWKS ARE JERKS
Here we see the Seahawks, with a 30-point lead in the fourth quarter, successfully running a fake punt. Head coach Pete Carroll later said he felt bad about it, and that safety Chris Maragos was authorized to audible into a fake punt if the opponent's setup looked favorable. So basically, Pete Carroll has created a team so effective that he is no longer able to throw on the brakes.
Sunday, DeMarco Murray joined the Naked Butt on National Television Hall of Legends. The only other member, as far as I'm aware, is Dennis Franz. I don't really want to go to that induction ceremony very much.