The Top Eleven Football GIFs of 2013

By Joe Beale on December 18, 2013 at 1:30p

Ho Ho Ho. It's time for an early Christmas present to all of you from us. And the best part of it is that you can make your own contributions!

I have assembled, all in one thread, the very best Ohio State football GIFs for this marvelous season. I hope you enjoy scrolling through and enjoying them one more time. But if there's a burning feeling inside of you that I've left something out, then in the spirit of the season I cordially invite you to share it in the comments.

Let the countdown begin!

Number 11

Braxton makes the Iowa defense look silly.

Brax-Mario moves through World 8 and deals a severe blow to the evil forces of Bowser's Iowa division. Of course, you know what play comes next, but we will save that for further down the list.

Number 10

Here we see Illinois fans reacting to the beating they are receiving at the hands of Urban and company. My favorite part is the way the score flips right at the beginning. It's not quite as good as sullen-faced Michigan girl, but it's not bad. "A" for effort, Illini faithful.

Number 9


In this smashing scene, Purdue's kickoff returner is mutilated by Ezekiel Elliott right in front of the cheerleaders. This play was good enough to make Cris Carter's "C'mon, Man!" segment on ESPN's Monday Night Countdown, mostly because of the one cheerleader's reaction towards the end (need the slow-motion replay to see it). Splendid!

Number 8

Check your dental work.

Speaking of mutilation, on this seemingly-routine play Marcus Hall comes out of nowhere to destroy a Penn State defender. Notify his next of kin! Oh, and don't worry, Marcus will be back for the finale.

Number 7

Let it snow!

The atmosphere for the Indiana game was perfect for football purists. Not so great for the fans in attendance, but it certainly made a nice picture as I was watching from the comfort of my family room. If you were there, brrrrrrrrrrr! 

Number 6


Braxton Miller shows his merits as a passer with this 40-yard laser shot under pressure right before halftime against Wisconsin. Backbreaker, dagger to the heart, haymaker...choose your favorite metaphor because this one will haunt the Badgers in their dreams.

Number 5

What an effort.

Bradley Roby says "No Sir!" as he and Ryan Shazier smother Northwestern's punter and then Roby covers the pigskin for a much-needed touchdown. This effort kept the Buckeyes in the game while the offense struggled. In the second half, Carlos Hyde took over and the good guys pulled away for the win. The punter recovered from the beating he took here but his team never did.

Number 4

Bub bub bubbbbbbbb!

This was a tough call; I knew that I wanted a Kenny G. gif in the collection, but I was torn between three of them. First there was Kenny doing the left-handed Joe Namath sign after tossing a nifty touchdown pass to Corey Brown against San Diego State. Then there was Kenny doing the soar-like-a-jet-plane pose as Devin Smith is completing a 90-yard touchdown pass-and-run against Cal. But this one is a fan favorite, and the scene is perfectly set up for a gif,'s to you, Kenny! Don't. Ever. Change.

Number 3

Saving the day.

Tyvis Powell saves the day against Michigan. Of course, this is a good one too. And this one. And this one. There's one more from that game, but we'll get to that later. Just sit back and savor this moment for all that it's worth. We still own the rivalry in the 21st century.

Number 2

Roll Hyde!

El Guapo doing what El Guapo does. What can I say? It's the biggest play in one of the biggest games. How can you beat Hyde busting through a tackle, almost losing his balance, then regaining his balance, then going all Superman into the end zone on a critical drive where the Buckeyes took the lead for good? How can you beat it? Well, here's how.

Number 1

Words fail us.

You knew what was coming here. No need for an explanation; a picture is worth a thousand words. Or is that a thousand hates? Regardless, here Marcus Hall tells the fans at the Big House what he thinks of the whole state of Michigan. 

Well, there you have it; those are my favorites. Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments, as usual. And a Merry Christmas to all of you!


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Bucks43201's picture

Great Top 10! But technically, shouldn't Marcus Hall's be #2?

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

GoBucks713's picture

It deserves two #1's

-The Aristocrats!

amk1616's picture

i am pretty sure that is me in the crowd on #7.  i am the one in red freezing my ass off.

nfischer's picture

I'm proud to say my son and I stayed until the last second clicked off of the scoreboard.  But it was a long walk back to the car.

Urban Nation Army's picture

No, that's me

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

droessl's picture

sweet MURICA bandana on the kid at the Illinois game. 

droessl's picture

I just now noticed Skeptical Chinstrap Guy behind her.

VABuckeyeInsanity's picture

Same here as many times as I have seen that, it was the first time I noticed him.

OSUStu's picture

And further to the left, a fist pump followed by an arm thrown up in frustration.  

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

ATXbucknut's picture

It looks like he noticed a funny odor and is wondering where it came from.

BABuckeye's picture

Behind fat Leonardo DiCaprio?

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

"Chinstrap guy" is really Leonardo DiCaprio.

I like cookies.

BABuckeye's picture

I expected this one to be in the top 2. Its a classic that has been replayed more than any with the possible exception of the Hall Salute.

kcbrez's picture

I don't know how this did not make the list considering the sheer volume of content. "Skeptical Chinstrap Guy," as he has been dubbed, "Stripey Hat, Have to Pee Girl," "About-to-Cry Cute Coed," "Hyper-Distressed Big Brimmed Baseball Cap Girl," "Frustrated Fists Grasping at Air Guy," and the two "Pass the Funyuns Girls" in the front and center performing their smash hit, "Incredibly Laborious Head Turn." 

This is the greatest GIF of all time. OF ALL TIME.

Joe Beale's picture

I was trying to focus on Ohio State football. But I did link to it in the text under #10, if that's any consolation to you.

Jack Burton's picture

#9 is glorious.

It's all in the reflexes - Me

Hovenaut's picture

I cannot watch number three and remain calm.

tennbuckeye19's picture

All I can say is God bless Tyvis Powell!

BamaBuckeye144's picture

Marcus Hall instantly cemented his place in Buckeye lore with the official salute to the Big House. Years from now, when you are putting your teeth in a glass at night and telling your grandkids stories of Buckeye dominance in college football, you will think back to where you were when Marcus Hall gave an H to the entire state of Michigan. And you will smile.


DePasta's picture

Ahh yes children, it was a cold day in November but the visions of that double bird sent a warmth through my body that I shall never forget.....even warmer than the first time I saw your grandmother.

00Buck's picture

It is so strange, on the day it happened, I was chastised for saying he deserved the HEISMAN TROPHY for that, it was something I have wanted to do my whole darned life........ ahhh the difference a couple weeks makes.........  "M GO BLO"

Upon this Rock, I build my house....and Let no man put asunder

ABrown07's picture

Nice gif collection! I liked all of them. Nice memories of the season. Thank you

I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.

-Woody Hayes

Baroclinicity's picture

I can see Kenny Guiton taking the reigns from Urban Meyer in 20 years.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

droessl's picture

While I think/hope KennyG will make a nice addition to the coaching staff in some form, let's pump the brakes a little bit on that one. 

Baroclinicity's picture

It was half not serious.  Not not serious enough to warrant the italics.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

ABrown07's picture

I've heard rumors of Tebow coming to OSU's staff, I wonder if that's true and, if so, what is everyone's feelings on that?

I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.

-Woody Hayes

BuddhaBuck's picture

@Joe, I wish you would have done a Top 13 for 2013... Jussayin'.... That being said, thanks for these. I could watch them all afternoon. 
Recommendations for #12 & #13
#12 - tOSU vs SDSU: Philly Brown's TD catch over two defenders.
#13 - tOSU vs. Purdue: Doran Grant pick 6

Don't text while driving.

gonzogrover's picture

Love watching the Northwestern punter being flung around like a rag doll when that punt's blocked.
Great collection here.

Danify's picture

Looking #5 in video slow motion is an piece of art in itself.

cronimi's picture

I gotta go with El Guapo in #2. That run, I remember rewinding it as I was watching the game, just to admire it more. And credit to (I think) Philly Brown, staying with the play and laying a block at the last second to ensure Hyde makes it into the end zone.

alust2013's picture

I like these. That Kenny G one is hilarious, and would probably be even better if I had any idea of what was going on

...and Michigan still sucks.

Zimmy07's picture

Does anyone know what he was talking about?  It would probably be hilarious to have sound on that.

nfischer's picture

We need a caption contest!

Urban Ohio's picture

I think he's mocking the girl from ttun above.

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

RBuck's picture

I could watch #2 all day long. Highlight of the year for me.

Long live the southend.

Seattle Linga's picture

When is the top 20 coming out - I can't get enough.

ab42beerman's picture

Can't stop laughing every time I see Kenny G's facial expression. 

AndyVance's picture

How did this masterpiece not make the list???

cinserious's picture

Its the most wonderful time of year for 'Gif'-ing. (and re- 'Gif'-ing)

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Diseased Leg's picture

Not OSU related but this has to be the best GIF of the year.

shadybuck's picture

Texas F-bomb girl is also worthy of the non-OSU related category

cal3713's picture

I believe she's actually from 2012 (or maybe even 2011).


Gosh Darn It... It's Great to be a Buckeye~!

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

00Buck's picture

Thanks JOE for all the christmas gifs.........  We BUCKEYEs are truely blessed !!!

Upon this Rock, I build my house....and Let no man put asunder

Joe Beale's picture

I added a link to the text under #9 so you can all see the "C'mon, Man!" segment where that play was featured. Enjoy.

Seattle Linga's picture

Thanks for posting - that whole segment is hilarious. 
I'd like to see the 11 Warriors staff do a weekly post of their own Come On Man

AndyVance's picture

Right on both points, but to the second one: YES - STAFF MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

jkrk's picture

I love the double face palm at the end of 10.