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TCR GIF Tournament: Elite Eight

Who will you pick to move on to the Final Four?

We’ve reached the Elite Eight of our first annual TCR GIF Tournament, and today we decided on the lucky GIFs that will make it to the Final Four.

Beckman Listening vs. Groce Mic Fail

Beckman Listening

It’s been a rather easy path to the Elite Eight for the Beckman Listening GIF. After knocking out both his own drawing and happy clips, he finds himself up against former colleague, John Groce’s mic fail.

Groce Mic Fail

This one shocks me. Don’t get me wrong, Groce’s antics deserve to be here, but this GIF has knocked off some heavyweights along the way. This GIF is NOT to be taken lightly, or Beckman might just find himself watching the rest of the tourney pan out.

Poll

Beckman Listening vs. Groce Mic Fail?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Beckman Listening
    (55 votes)
  • 47%
    Groce Mic Fail
    (50 votes)
105 votes total Vote Now

HAT Nutshot vs. Malcolm Kisses the Floor

HAT Nutshot

I mean, who can really blame Jonathon Brown? Illinois football has made us all want to knee someone in the groin before. Usually it makes us feel like we’re on the receiving end of this blow, though.

Malcolm Kisses the Floor

And on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, sometimes there are wholesome moments like these which makes us all appreciate donning the orange and blue. Malcolm was a class act both on and off the floor, and it pains me to this day that he never got to play in an NCAA Tournament. :(

Poll

HAT Nutshot vs. Malcolm Kissing the Floor?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    HAT Nutshot
    (45 votes)
  • 57%
    Malcolm Kisses the Floor
    (61 votes)
106 votes total Vote Now

Griffey for the Win vs. Tito’s Flag Throw

Griffey For the Win

I love this GIF. Even when Indiana is atop the polls and “the best in the nation”, we get to spoil their two seconds of fame. I also hate this GIF because this is the last time Illinois basketball has done anything relevant. I’m ready to add a new recent clip to the pregame hype video.

Tito Flag Throw

This football team struggled from day one last year under center. Several guys got a crack at leading the Illini into battle against Big Ten foes. But who would’ve known that Tito Odenigbo would lead the Illini in completion percentage by the end of the season?

Poll

Griffey for the Win vs. Tito’s Flag Throw?

This poll is closed

  • 85%
    Griffey for the Win
    (92 votes)
  • 14%
    Tito’s Flag Throw
    (16 votes)
108 votes total Vote Now

Block I vs. Corso Chooses Illinois

Boozy Block I

Illinois students have been some of the best fans in the nation for as long as I can remember. Even when the football team goes winless in conference play, Block I continues to show up. Their secret? Booze.

Corso Chooses Illinois

Lee Corso is known for putting on mascot heads of teams he favors to win early on Saturday mornings during college football season. The helmet fits, coach! Now what do we have to do to get those helmets back?!

Poll

Boozy Block I vs. Corso Chooses Illinois?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Boozy Block I
    (43 votes)
  • 61%
    Corso Chooses Illinois
    (68 votes)
111 votes total Vote Now

YOU decide who moves on to the Final Four. Make sure to check out the next round to vote for which GIF makes it to the Championship Round.