GIF Tournament II: 'Wonder Dan' Vs. 'Stephan Feck's Dive'

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Monday, the eight greatest animated GIFs of the summer battle for superiority. Help us decide by voting in the most important election of 2012.

GIF TOURNAMENT II -- ELITE EIGHT

(1) WONDER DAN vs.
(4) STEPHAN FECK'S DIVE

(1) Once again, I am the tournament's top overall seed, WONDER DAN.

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First round: 1,036 votes (65 percent)
Second round: 524 votes (68 percent)
Bid: Automatic
This Week In GIFs finish: 1st
Critical reviews from Round 2:

If Wonder Dan loses
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

- Valued Internet subscriber PeterStork670

I just...I'm not sure I've ever seen a live game freeze framed and captioned like that
Which leads me to believe that Wonder Dan took control of the broadcast through sheer tyranny of will. Such is the power of Wonder Dan.

- Valued Internet subscriber Tom Brady's Accurate Balls

Are we sure that is what happened?
To me, the "DAN MAJERLE" graphic looks like it came from ESPN, but there is a Comcast logo on-screen.

I believe this clip's provenance is Sportscenter, not the live game broadcast.

- Valued Internet subscriber dzuunmod

(4) Hi, friend. I am STEPHAN FECK'S DIVE.

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First round: 1,033 votes (85 percent)
Second round: 409 votes (59 percent)
Bid: Automatic
This Week In GIFs finish: 1st
Critical reviews from Round 2:

I'm going to have to go with Feck, because riiiight before he enters the water, there's a moment where he knows what's about to happen and his body relaxes as he accepts his fate.

- Valued Internet subscriber ProbablyMonty

Had to go with the Feckin dive
A lot of what attracts us to gifs is the ability to capture a brief moment. Most of the time, these moments are of complete failure by a certain individual(s).

Have we ever seen such failure like we see with the Feck dive? When was the last time you saw an Olympic diver miss making a clean dive, let alone the "limb flailing back flop" that Feck performs? And I say performs, because it is quite masterful in its failure.

- Valued Internet subscriber foxism

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