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TCR GIF Tournament: Game Region

The TCR GIF Tournament Continues: Game Region breakdown

Illinois v Nebraska Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images

The GIF Tournament continues here at TCR. Let’s take a look at the entire bracket once again before we dive into the Game Region on the upper-right quadrant.

The GIF Tournament Bracket

Dudek Juke vs. Bounce off Lineman

Dudek Juke

The Mikey Dudek juke is a thing of pure beauty, and something Illini fans wish they can see more in the upcoming 2018 season. The first, and really only thing that comes to my mind when watching this gif is Chris Berman somewhere going “Whooop!” at the instant Dudek shifts his weight and blows right past the purple-clad defensive back.

Bounce off Lineman

At first, this looks pretty bad but a closer look shows some positives. Both Illini players involved in the collision manage to stay upright and on-balance. This play results in a positive gain for the Illini against rivals Purdue at Memorial Stadium in Champaign — can’t get too upset about that.

Your Vote:

Poll

Which GIF Do You Like More?

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    Dudek Juke
    (72 votes)
  • 37%
    Bounce off Lineman
    (44 votes)
116 votes total Vote Now

BP3 Gets Up vs. Griffey For The Win

BP3 Gets Up

Brandon Paul, from Gurnee, Illinois, lived up to his high school stardom once he reached the college ranks down in Champaign. Paul was a solid shooter, big-time scorer and an excellent defender, but he was most known for throwing down dunks like this. And against a Big Ten opponent in Minnesota?? “SEND IT IN, BP3!!

Griffey For The Win

Every college student that goes to a school with a beloved basketball program wishes they had a ‘rush-the-court’ moment. Tyler Griffey delivered that when his wide-open layup at the buzzer beater took down the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers. College sports was made for endings like this.

Your Vote:

Poll

Which GIF Do You Like More?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    BP3 Gets Up
    (20 votes)
  • 83%
    Griffey For The Win
    (103 votes)
123 votes total Vote Now

Let’s Take a Selfie vs. Izzo Rejects a Hug

Lets Take a Selfie

College is supposed to be fun, and it’s nice to see two of the most well-liked Illini receivers of recent memory in Mikey Dudek and Geronimo Allison have this moment together out on the football field. Nothing says ‘Millennial’ quite like a selfie-touchdown celebration. Embrace it.

Izzo Rejects a Hug

There are so many funny things going on in this GIF that are worth pointing out.

1. Miles Bridges goes in for the hug and Tom Izzo takes two steps back from his star player to avoid it.

2. Read Izzo’s lips closely: “Nooo! F**K that!” Izzo wants nothing to do with this hug. Not now, and likely not ever.

And it was at State Farm Center. So it’s an Illini GIF.

Your Vote:

Poll

Which GIF Do You Like More?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    Lets Take a Selfie
    (35 votes)
  • 68%
    Izzo Rejects a Hug
    (76 votes)
111 votes total Vote Now

The Lovie Clap vs. Tito’s Flag Throw

The Lovie Clap

Lovie Smith is a man of few words, and this GIF sums that up nicely. There hasn’t been a whole lot to clap and cheer about since Lovie’s taken over as head coach of Illini Football.

This GIF says: “I’m enjoying working with these young men. I’m enjoying the process, and I’m going to praise the step-by-step small victories. It’s all about staying positive.”

Tito’s Flag Throw

Losing to Northwestern is never funny, but it’s impossible to not laugh at the clip above. These players are not robots, and to see one of them lose his cool, even for a split second, in a moment of frustration shows their humanity. Tito Odenigbo transferred from Illinois, but his role in this GIF Tournament cements his legacy in Illini lore.

Your Vote:

Poll

Which GIF Do You Like More?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    The Lovie Clap
    (37 votes)
  • 67%
    Tito’s Flag Throw
    (76 votes)
113 votes total Vote Now

Come back tomorrow as we finish our Round of 32 with the Miscellaneous Region.