GIF Tournament III: No. 1 'Zlatan Ibrahimovic' vs. No. 16 'Peyton Manning'

The first round of GIF TOURNAMENT III is underway. Vote, and help us determine our favorite GIF of the last five months.

GIF TOURNAMENT III -- FIRST ROUND
(1) ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC VS. (16) PEYTON MANNING

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC.

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Automatic bid. Finished first in Week 26 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs with 590 votes.

Well, that's just silly. I'm having a lot of trouble crediting this to Mr. Ibrahamovic's talents, because I can't imagine that being a product of any skill set that's ever existed. If he practices 30-yard bicycle-kick goals, I'm actually even more impressed, because it means he did it because he's good at it.

This one was originally added by fellow GIF enthusiast Matt Ufford. With 590 votes, it's received more votes than any other GIF in this tournament.

PEYTON MANNING.

Special nomination. Finished sixth in Week 18 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs with 29 votes.

This speaks the universal language of failure. A person who's never heard of the sport of football might not understand why, say, a throw into triple-coverage is bad when he sees it. But tipping and falling over backwards without even taking a step? Yep, everyone knows what that means. Like, that knowledge is ingrained. Forest creatures and beasts of the fields know what that shit means.

Also: Peyton Manning finished the season with the second-best quarterback rating in the league, but at the time of this GIF -- a game in which he threw three interceptions and looked God-awful -- everyone became a doctor. Myself included, mind you. "Yeah. see, he ... doesn't have the arm strength ... gotta have strength before you have accuracy ... maybe he should have arthroscopic surgery. That's a pretty good surgery."

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GIF TOURNAMENT III -- EAST REGION -- FIRST ROUND

(1) ZLATAN IBRAHAMOVIC vs.
(16) PEYTON MANNING
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(8) BARRY ZITO vs.
(9) NAPPIN' MIKE FRANCESA
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(5) MARK SANCHEZ vs.
(12) REPLACEMENT OFFICIAL
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(4) JADEVEON CLOWNEY vs.
(13) ICHIRO SUZUKI
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(6) PADRES BULLPEN CATCHER vs.
(11) WADE BOGGS
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(3) SCREAMIN' MARINE vs.
(14) FELIX BAUMGARTNER
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(7) JOEY CRAWFORD vs.
(10) TEXAS FAN/CAMERAMAN
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(2) TIM LINCECUM vs.
(15) MATT ELAM
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