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GIF Tournament III: No. 6 'Ace Sanders' vs. No. 11 'Willie the Wildcat'

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In Day 2 of GIF TOURNAMENT III, we move on to the West region, where legends await us. Vote, and help us decide who makes it to the next round.

GIF TOURNAMENT III -- FIRST ROUND
(6) ACE SANDERS VS. (11) WILLIE THE WILDCAT

ACE SANDERS.

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Special nomination. Finished second in Week 19 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs with 349 votes.

This wasn't Ace Sanders' only appearance in THIS WEEK IN GIFs, but it was certainly the greatest. Let's list his achievements here:

  1. Fields punt and briefly swings right before deciding to run right into the teeth of Missouri's special teams unit
  2. Jukes the Hell out of No. 57
  3. Runs into his own teammate and plants his feet, almost immediately re-accelerates to full sprint
  4. Near-simultaneously a) eludes a diving tackle from No. 33, b) breaks a body tackle from No. 1, and c) breaks a leg tackle from No. 97
  5. Hits the brakes once again to juke out of another diving tackle
  6. Re-accelerates to full sprint again, finds an angle, and dives into the cone to score

This is one of the most impressive punt returns I've ever seen, and this GIF isn't without its poetry, either. At the end, the GIF collapses into a fit of cheering, as Sanders is blurred by the arms of those standing and cheering. Gorgeous.

WILLIE THE WILDCAT.

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Automatic bid. Finished first in Week 21 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs with 197 votes.

This GIF made it into the tournament because we are all monsters.

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GIF TOURNAMENT III -- WEST REGION -- FIRST ROUND

(1) TOMMY HUNTER vs.
(16) CARLOS GOMEZ
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(8) JOE MORGAN vs.
(9) KENTUCKY FAN
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(5) CLINT DEMPSEY vs.
(12) REGGIE BUSH
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(4) COURTNEY KIRKLAND/KRIS HUMPHRIES vs.
(13) REF HIT IN FACE
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(6) ACE SANDERS vs.
(11) WILLIE THE WILDCAT
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(3) DAMN IT, ASTROS vs.
(14) PHILIP RIVERS
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(7) SALUTE! vs.
(10) LAKERS FANS
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(2) CHIEFS SPECIAL TEAMS vs.
(15) CARLOS BOOZER
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