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TCR GIF Tournament: Coaches Region

Starting the Round of 32 on the sidelines.

Iowa v Illinois Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The First TCR GIF Tournament kicks off with the Round of 32 Coaches Region matchups.

During Tim Beckman’s reign with the Illinois football program, he left all us Illini fans with plenty of quality reaction GIFs, which is why he finds himself occupying five of the eight Coaches Region slots. Featured in this corner of the bracket are a couple solid reaction GIFs, including a personal favorite of mine, Beckman Smiling.

Let’s look at the matchups.

Beckman Angry vs. Beckman Happy

We first take a look at this GIF from Beckman. He’s visibly upset over on the sidelines. Not sure if he just found out that they’re out of lasagna or the Illini just muffed another punt, but it didn’t sit well with him either way.

And just like every other Illinois fan, we usually get one of these moments in the first two or three games of the season. The rest of the fall is spent looking like the first GIF. Great form on these couple hops with simultaneous fist pumps. He executed this sequence flawlessly. It gets my nod.

Poll

Beckman Angry vs Beckman Happy

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Beckman Angry
    (54 votes)
  • 56%
    Beckman Happy
    (71 votes)
125 votes total Vote Now

Beckman Drawing vs. Beckman Listening

Up first we have the all-knowing Tim Beckman breaking down what looks to be a defensive set here. You can see the strong safety pushing the strong side hard to get his screen set, the defensive lineman running wheel routes, and the remaining defensive backs running four verts the wrong way.

And here we have Beckman addressing the media. I’m not sure of the context here, but the furrowed brows likely indicate that lasagna isn’t being cooked for dinner tonight.

Poll

Beckman Drawing vs. Beckman Listening

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Beckman Drawing
    (52 votes)
  • 58%
    Beckman Listening
    (74 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now

Beckman Smiling vs. Groce Mic Fail

Now this, this right here embodies his tenure with the Illini. Queue nice awkward smile followed by pure confusion. Truly a beautiful GIF.

I like to pretend that the mic in this GIF is an Illinois basketball team on the bubble, and the media table is losing to Rutgers. YOU JUST HAD TO BEAT RUTGERS, FFS JOHN!

Poll

Beckman Smiling vs. Groce Mic Fail

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Beckman Smiling
    (40 votes)
  • 67%
    Groce Mic Fail
    (84 votes)
124 votes total Vote Now

Groce Orange Soda vs. Underwood Tie Flip

Admit it. Just like John in the GIF, you too have drank a little too much of the orange kool-aid. However, we’re not too sure what the drink spewing out the ears symbolizes...

In the program’s first year with Brad Underwood as the coach of the Illinois basketball team, we saw a lot of personality and animation from the sidelines. Either Ted Valentine missed a push off call, or Brad is reminding Da’Monte how to throw an inbounds pass — we aren’t sure.

Poll

Groce Orange Soda vs. Underwood Tie Flip

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Groce Orange Soda
    (36 votes)
  • 71%
    Underwood Tie Flip
    (90 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now

Make sure to check back tomorrow as YOU vote on the best GIFs from the Players Region!