GIF Tournament III: No. 1 'Zlatan Ibrahimovic' vs. No. 8 'Barry Zito'

With your votes, we've whittled down the field to 16. Today, we decide which animated sports GIFs will enter next week's Elite Eight.

GIF TOURNAMENT III -- SWEET 16
(1) ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC VS. (8) BARRY ZITO

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC.

Zlatan_medium

Received 1,250 votes in Round 1.

the official Swedish language police created a new word, zlatanera, which means to dominate with extreme awesomeness, and put it in official Swedish dictionaries.

- Valued Internet subscriber smk73

Omgif. I just wanna call my mother; tell her I love her.

- Valued Internet subscriber Jackson7

This might not mean as much in the States, but OF COURSE that goal happened against England. It was a friendly match (wasn’t in a tournament, didn’t count for qualification for a tournament), but Ibra still showed up and scored four.

- Valued Internet subscriber rustyspatula

BARRY ZITO.

Zeets-zeets_medium

Received 976 votes in Round 1.

the sheer resignation of everyone in the Zito shot—including the fans—is priceless.

- Valued Internet subscriber Redwing19

In actuality, if the Zito gif went on any longer, you’d see him say “So that’s a ball? You sure?” I’m too lazy to dig up the video right now but that’s pretty obviously what he says.

- Valued Internet subscriber thirteenthirteen

my calculator says zito earned $6,192.96* for that pitch

this assumes all pickoff attempts and other nonpitch actions are performed pro bono*

**also it ignore the postseason

- Valued Internet subscriber tomsteele

VOTE!

(1) ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC vs.
(8) BARRY ZITO
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(5) MARK SANCHEZ vs.
(4) JADEVEON CLOWNEY
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(6) PADRES BULLPEN CATCHER vs.
(3) SCREAMIN' MARINE
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(10) TEXAS FAN vs.
(2) TIM LINCECUM
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(1) TOMMY HUNTER vs.
(8) JOE MORGAN
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(5) CLINT DEMPSEY vs.
(4) COURTNEY KIRKLAND/KRIS HUMPHRIES
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(6) ACE SANDERS vs.
(3) DAMN IT, ASTROS
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(10) LAKERS FANS vs.
(2) CHIEFS SPECIAL TEAMS
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