The GIF Bracket: No. 5 'Lionel Messi Is An Alien' Vs. No. 12 'Rob Gronkowski Should Be Dead'

gifdecemberheader

The final region of the Animated Sports GIF Bracket may be the strongest. Does any GIF stand a chance against Overconfident Jeremy Shockey? Vote, and help us decide the greatest animated GIF of all time.

NORTH REGION -- FIRST ROUND

(5) LIONEL MESSI IS AN ALIEN
vs.
(12) ROB GRONKOWSKI SHOULD BE DEAD

In case you missed them, voting on the other regions is still open. Check out the West Region here, the South Region here, and the East Region here.

You can view and vote on the rest of the North region here.

(5) Hello, I am LIONEL MESSI IS AN ALIEN.

Messimessimessi_medium

Man ... I mean, I'm kind of an idiot when it comes to physics, but I'm still amazed when a pitcher throws a curveball. At least I understand that there's a twist of the wrist involved, and that the fingers can grip the seam of the ball and make it spin that way.

This is a different matter. This is a ball in motion that is struck by a foot, which cannot grip things, and it's done extemporaneously, through a space that opened up 0.5 seconds ago. Lionel Messi is not the only soccer player to have done this, but that doesn't mean it isn't absolutely bananas clownshoes insane.

(12) Hello. I am ROB GRONKOWSKI SHOULD BE DEAD.

452953537_medium

I'll just allow this frame to speak for itself:

Gronk_medium

VOTE!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.