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The top ten animated sports GIFs of 2012

Dec 28, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT


Regular readers of this site know that we love the animated gifs … they’re the gift of comedy that keeps on giving. There were some great ones in 2012, from which we’ve culled to a top ten, and presented below for your enjoyment. Giddyup!

10. Willie the Wildcat kicks little kid in the head. This move dropped Kansas State three spots in the USA Today poll.


9. Kid is hyped on Grizzlies, pancake syrup.

excited grizzlies fan gif


8. The Crying Game: Rod Stewart weeps as his beloved Celtic knock off Barcelona in Champions League soccer.

33 rod stewart crying - best sports gifs of 2012


7. The Bird Man strikes when you least expect it.

13 u.s.-open-bird-man-videobombs-costas - best sports gifs of 2012


6. Cannonball into a pool that’s covered over with ice? I see no way this can end badly.

4 jumping into frozen pool - best sports gifs of 2012


5. San Francisco Giants number one exporter of dugout hijinx, all other countries have inferior dugout hijinx.



4. The Fitness Ace Power Machine was found beneath many a Christmas tree this year, no doubt.

19 fitness ace power - best sports gifs of 2012


3. Michelle Jenneke is an Australian hurdler who has proven that warmups can be more interesting than the actual race.

2 Australias-Michelle-Jenneke-Does-Sexy-Dance - best sports gifs of 2012


2. Kid has an eye for sweets.

hawks kid


1. For best results, just add water. This should power you through the first portion of 2013. God bless you, Michelle Jenneke.


  1. jimguida - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Is there any way I could have #10 just continue to run as my iPhone wallpaper?

  2. valiantdraws - Dec 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Switch the Michelle Jenneke gifs and then the list will be fine.