GIF Tournament II is underway. Vote, and help us decide the summer's greatest sports GIF.
GIF TOURNAMENT II -- FIRST ROUND
MORTIFIED MICHIGAN PUNTER REGION
(2) REBUFFED BUCK SHOWALTER vs.
(15) DESPAIRING GIORGOS KARAGOUNIS
(2) Hi, I am REBUFFED BUCK SHOWALTER.
Automatic bid. Won Week 1 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs with 430 total votes.
There's something that the NBA and Major League Baseball share in common: shenanigans. While staggering through the endless dregs of the regular season, these mens' shared boredom mutates into a whole load of screwin' around.
One of baseball's stranger shenanigans is the "silent treatment." Here's Mark Reynolds delivering it to manager Buck Showalter after he hit a home run. It can't really be a gag or a joke, because there's no real logic behind it. It's just something they do because whatever. Which also sort of explains baseball to begin with.
(15) Hello, everyone. My name is DESPAIRING GIORGOS KARAGOUNIS.
Via @cjzero. Special nomination. Finished third in Week 7 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs with 135 votes.
I elevate the GIF to an art form. He's despairing, yes, and then a teammate runs in front of him, acting as a curtain. He draws back, and the second act begins with his arms in completely different positions. His stinkface has given way to slack-jawed wailing. If I pull a 15-2 upset, don't be too surprised.
Which animated GIF is superior?
REBUFFED BUCK SHOWALTER (430 votes)
DESPAIRING GIORGOS KARAGOUNIS (154 votes)
584 total votes