GIF Tournament III: No. 1 'Tommy Hunter' vs. No. 4 'Courtney Kirkland/Kris Humphries'

Our field of 32 animated sports GIFs has been narrowed down to eight. Vote, and help us determine which GIFs are great or awful or goofy enough to advance to the Final Four.

GIF TOURNAMENT III -- ELITE EIGHT
(1) TOMMY HUNTER VS. (4) COURTNEY KIRKLAND/KRIS HUMPHRIES

TOMMY HUNTER.

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Received 678 votes in Round 1, and 598 votes in Round 2.

This is a premeditated move on his part. He pulled this pose hoping/expecting the camera to eventually be on him. I like gifs for their spontaneity and this is not that.

- Valued Internet subscriber Ian Balls

When I think of the gif tournament I think about the images we see in the middle of a sporting event that we did not expect to see. Great feats of athleticism are expected. Home runs are expected.

Seeing a thrilled statue dressed like a relief pitcher is unexpected.

- Valued Internet subscriber Sam Godford

Not a lot of people know this, but he's still there. Still posing. Still staring. Just a thin layer of snow on his shoulders.

- Valued Internet subscriber nickjs21

COURTNEY KIRKLAND/KRIS HUMPHRIES.

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Received 735 votes in Round 1, and 777 votes in Round 2.

I like Courtney Kirkland because we are seeing someone's dream come true.

No one sets out to be a referee as a kid – clearly, Courtney grew up wanting to be a basketball player. And a big man too, one who could own the paint. But Courtney is not a big man, and Courtney rode the bench in high school, and Courtney rode the bench for his D-III college.

But on the day of this gif, Courtney blocked a shot. Way to go, Courtney.

- Valued Internet subscriber Sam Godford

MORE LIKE KANYE KIRKLAND RIGHT GUYS

- Valued Internet subscriber JTExperience

I can not logically explain it. Every other gif ever had some kind of explanation. The Astros suck. Lincecum is goofy. The Chiefs suck. People trip all the time, its just really funny when it gets caught on tape. We got a whole article about the Screamin’ Marine But a ref leaping to stuff a free throw? WTF Kirkland.

- Valued Internet subscriber mrmadrew

VOTE!

GIF TOURNAMENT III -- ELITE EIGHT

(8) BARRY ZITO vs.
(4) JADEVEON CLOWNEY
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(3) SCREAMIN' MARINE vs.
(2) TIM LINCECUM
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(1) TOMMY HUNTER vs.
(4) COURTNEY KIRKLAND/KRIS HUMPHRIES
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(3) DAMN IT, ASTROS vs.
(10) LAKERSBRO
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