This Week In GIFs: Athletes Doing What They Aren't Supposed To Do

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This week was full of athletes not doing their jobs properly, and thankfully, we've captured the results in animated GIF form. Vote and help us decide the best of the week.

Welcome to the fifth-ever installment of THIS WEEK IN GIFs, in which we review the greatest animated sports GIFs of the last seven days and vote on a grand champion. To revisit our previous GIF adventures, click here.

I discussed this week's field of GIFs with fellow GIF enthusiasts Matt Ufford and Dan Rubenstein. We each have a different favorite:


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As usual, we have a field of eight GIFs. Cast your vote on the best/your favorite. Polls will remain open until 11 p.m. Eastern Sunday night. On behalf of each of these deserving GIFs, thanks in advance for your vote.

ERNIE JOHNSON IS SUPER ANNOYED

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(Via Mike Prada)

These are the three cue cards he angrily dismissed:

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YOU CAN'T DO THAT, RAJON RONDO

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(Via Mike Prada)

Okay, nobody tell him it was a back-court violation, please. Let's all just agree to tell him that he loses possession because he's not allowed to pass anymore and just see how that plays out.

Man. Two GIFs in one week. This dude could be a GIF Hall of Famer someday. Speaking of:

ANIMATED GIF HALL OF FAMER CHRIS BOSH, EVERYONE

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(Via Mike Prada)

For the second consecutive week, an Animated GIF Hall of Famer makes an appearance on the ballot. It looks like he's listening to a really funny joke about making funny faces.

RAJON RONDO IS WEIRD

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(Via Mike Prada)

I think Rajon Rondo is like a video game character: He carries like 200 pounds of stuff on his person, but it doesn't look like he's carrying anything at all. Here is a non-exhaustive list of other shit he has stuffed down his shirt somewhere:

  • The owner's manual to a 1995 Toyota Celica, with every mention of the word "car" marked with yellow highlighter
  • A remote from an old TV he had to throw away because it "had bedbugs"
  • A Talkboy recorder that contains eight seconds of "Lump" by the President of the United States of America
  • Krang

BUD SELIG IS AT DRAFT, BORED

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(Via Baseball Nation)

Man. Between this and the GIF of the guy walking into the pool during the Winter Meetings, I think we can safely say that there is absolutely nothing more boring than the business of baseball. I love Bud Selig's peer to his right, as though he could possibly be looking at anything at all. "Is there a ... podium? Podium. There it is. Wanted to make sure there was still a podium."

DAMN IT, STARLIN CASTRO, PART 1

(just out there at shortstop not giving a fuck)

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(Via Jeff Sullivan)

Dear Mrs. Castro,

I'm writing to express my concerns regarding Starlin. He hasn't been paying attention in infield as of late, and fails to stay alert when called upon by the pitcher. I would like to arrange a conference as soon as possible.

P.S. Someone has also been vandalizing all the nearby "baseball" signs to instead read "buttball" and I suspect it may be Starlin.

DAMN IT, STARLIN CASTRO, PART 2

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(Via Jeff Sullivan)

Dear Mrs. Castro,

I hereby resign as baseball teacher. I don't know why I'm writing you, I should probably be writing this to my boss. Your son is the worst.

PETER DEBOER IS DISTRACTED
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(Via Travis Hughes)

This is included in the ballot at the behest of fellow GIF enthusiast Dan Rubenstein, and rightly so. As much as I like to avoid adding context to GIFs, I think I should do so here:

VOTE!


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