GIF Tournament IV: 'Hockey Sorcery!' vs. 'Ian Kinsler'

After over 23,000 votes, we've narrowed the field down to the eight funniest, most glorious animated sports GIFs of 2013 to date. Today, we take to the polls once again to send our favorite GIFs to the Final Four.

GIF TOURNAMENT IV -- ELITE EIGHT

(1) HOCKEY SORCERY! vs.
(5) IAN KINSLER

Voting will remain open until Sunday at 11:30 p.m. Eastern. Click here to check out the rest of the Elite Eight.

(1) HOCKEY SORCERY!

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Submitted by @BryanAGraham. Won Week 37 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs with 1,165 votes. Received 1,137 votes in Round 1, and 890 votes in Round 2.

I like to think that HOCKEY SORCERY was the NHL's response to HOCKEY MASSACRE

- Valued Internet subscriber Tarrsk

Hockey Sorcery is the superior GIF, however I worry that if some IIR (Investigative Internet Reporter) discovers the explanation behind the GIF it will lose its luster. Such power rests on such uncertainty. C’est la vie.

- Valued Internet subscriber Steve75

I was watching HOCKEY SORCERY! at work and my boss was suddenly standing over my shoulder. He appeared out of nowhere. Now I am afraid that HOCKEY SORCERY! has invaded my world. Please send help.

- Valued Internet subscriber tomsteele

(5) IAN KINSLER.

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Via @KTLincoln. Won Week 47 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs with 420 votes. Received 856 votes in Round 1, and 580 votes in Round 2.

The 3B is walking nonchalantly away from the bag and the deliberateness with which Kinsler plops his foot down on the bag tell me the slide wasn’t even necessary to begin with.

- Valued Internet subscriber Jacob S

GOOD THING HE WAS WEARIN' THAT HELMET!

- Valued Internet subscriber rustyspatula

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