Welcome to THIS WEEK IN GIFs, y'all! As we move further into prime warm-weather GIF season, we also creep closer to GIF TOURNAMENT IV. In case you weren't around for the last one: we round up all the GIFs you've voted for the most over the last six months or so, place them all in a single-elimination tournament, and hold a series of votes to determine a chamption. It is multiple tons of fun, and I hope y'all stay tuned. Look for it in mid-to-late June.
Voting will remain open until Sunday at 11 p.m. Eastern. Enjoy!
I think dude just swept in to high-five Mark DeRosa because it would have been terribly sad otherwise. I haven't looked this up, but I feel as though there are fewer 15-year veterans in the Majors than there used to be. When I was a kid, my favorite baseball cards were often of guys who had been playing FOREVER. Not just Nolan Ryan, but guys like Jerry Reuss, Brian Downing, Charlie Hough. Their career stats were so vast that Topps had to make the print almost illegibly small and ax the "fun fact" passage at the bottom entirely.
DeRosa, who's been at it since 1998, is a bench guy who's remained of just enough utility to land a job somewhere. He's never been great, but damn it, he's still here, and he wants a high five, because that's what people of his generation want. Y'all just Twitter each other all day.
I like Will Smith in spite of all the bad movies he's been in, and I certainly don't mean the Independence Day sort of camp that all right-thinking individuals have found to be completely awesome. Y'all ever see Hancock? That movie was BAD -- like, "they just mashed two scripts from two different people together and called it a movie" bad. Hitch was real real bad. So was Seven Pounds and The Legend of Bagger Vance, and so was every Men In Black movie (there were zero seconds of that entire trilogy that I thought were funny at all or any good.)
He's done some things, notably Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness, and the episode of Fresh Prince in which his dad leaves him for the last time, that I thought were great, so the scales are pretty much even, but it wouldn't take much at all to tip them either way. He can't kick a soccer ball? Mmm ... yeah, I don't know if I like him that much anymore.
No context necessary. WHEEEEEEEEEEE
Here's a fun sport I just thought of: try to go as long as you can without engaging in flag etiquette. Don't doff your hat or put your hand over your heart or anything. What? I mean, shit, y'all, you gonna hurt America's feelings or something? Wouldn't it be weird if a nation could do a bunch of horrible awful things for hundreds of years and generally just act like an enormous asshole, but you could still hurt its feelings?
By the way, there's a variation of this sport that involves not going to church. I'm really good at that one.
Miguel Herrera's Club America squad scored two goals in the final minutes to force overtime, then won on penalty kicks, and that is why Herrera is going completely bonkers in the rain. Rain really isn't so bad. By the way, did you know that if you get stuck in the rain, you'll get less wet if you don't run? I think that is neat!
In the last minute of regulation in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, Tony Allen had a chance to sink two free throws and take the lead over the Spurs. He missed this one, the game advanced to overtime, and the Spurs took a 3-0 lead and later the series.
My favorite thing about this is his finishing motion. Did you shot-put that ball, Tonworth? That might explain some things.