A 10-GIF Salute to the 2013 College Football Season

By DJ Byrnes on January 8, 2014 at 3:00p
As Cuban revolutionary Terrell Owens once declared: "Get'cha Popcorn Ready."

When I was 16, I knew a lot more about the world than I do now. One thing thing I was wrong about, however, was Comedy Central's Chappelle Show. I guess my erudite teen ways were just too high brow for a show I now consider to be one of the funniest shows ever aired. (Even the Player Hater's Ball deleted scenes are hysterical, and Silky Johnson is my moral compass.) Such is life.

I tell this anecdote only because it applies to our business here today: GIFs. (It's pronounced like the only brand of peanut butter worth buying, you idiot blasphemers.) I used to be a curmudgeon when it came to GIFs, but like Vine after it, the art form grew on me much like moss on a tree.

When I now look upon such "classics" as Mona Lisa's selfie, I am anything but impressed; my flea-like attention span demands an endless loop of animation. And while college football isn't yet on a continual loop, we can memorialize this past season with the highest honor possible in 2014: The 10 GIF Salute.


(brandon weeden looking down like a proud papa)

This list kicks off with the worst interception I saw thrown in 2013, and that's saying something because I watched every single pass Brandon Weeden threw this year as well. At least when Weeden attempted his famous Sweden Scoop and it was subsequently intercepted, he wasn't standing in his own endzone. 

This game was in late September, when Michigan was still cloying to the illusion they were a respectable football team. The gypsy illusion was almost shattered that night, but the Wolverines were able to hold on to claim victory over a Tommy Rees-led team THAT SOMEHOW BEAT MICHIGAN STATE.


Eric Striker killed Case McCoy

Eric Striker is a name that will sound familiar to anybody who watched the 2014 Sugar Bowl, but long before he came in like a wrecking ball against Cyrus Kouandjio's draft stock, he was almost indicted for manslaughter in Texas for this hit against Case McCoy in the Red River Rivalry. The play wasn't flagged.

It's worth noting Case McCoy threw for 190(!) yards and two touchdowns in the upset bid of the Oklahoma Sooners.


T-Rex Running Wild on Alabama

It's been a little under three months since Alabama ripped open Louisiana State University on national television, but this GIF still makes me laugh, and that was before some patriot added in the scene from Jurassic Park.

Don't hurt 'em with the T-Rex Crip Walk, nerdy LSU student!!!!



Fighting Irish failure is always a welcomed occurrence in these parts, and DAMN IS RUDY CRUNK AS HELL IN THIS GIF.

Just kidding of course, Rudy is too busy using his faux-celebrity to scam people out of eleven million dollars.

And no, I've never seen Rudy. I'd rather watch my girlfriend go on a date with Bert Beliema than be subjugated to Notre Dame propaganda. 


i havent seen this many disappointed white people since apollo creed knocked rocky's sorry ass out

Honestly, this whole list could be composed of LSUfreek GIFs, but he hit this one farther out of the park than usual (and that's saying something).

And just in case you doubt this represents the scene in Austin, here's a Texas super-booster/white man named "Red" only yesterday:

I think the whole thing is a bit sideways. I don't have any doubt that Charlie is a fine coach. I think he would make a great position coach, maybe a coordinator.

Really makes you think, huh? Eat the bread everyone.



I've been on the Johnny Manziel swag-wagon since this summer, and this GIF is the best JFF-effort of the 2013 season.

I've also been on the "Manziel-to-the-Browns" swag-wagon for a minute, but Johnny, I'm not sure the Cleveland offensive line will give you enough time to sign every touchdown ball you throw in the pros. (For the record, Manziel is officially turning pro.)



This GIF is spectacular in its majesty.

The sketch-ball bro in the top left corner has the look Noah Spence should have given to the kid who offered him a Molly-spiked drink at that campus party. The sketch-ball bro is truly the unsung hero here.

Janine Huelsman, the girl in the front row of this GIF, claims she wasn't drunk. Was she high or just borderline catatonic after watching Indiana drop 47 on Michigan? These are the questions that will keep me up tonight.



True story, I found this GIF by Google Image searching "Clemson Bro GIF." 

There's a lot going on with this GIF, starting with it looking like David Pollack is creepily winking at us. But then, like a phoenix rising out of the ashes, the Clemson Bro surges out of the depths and owns this GIF like Leo DiCaprio carrying The Wolf of Wall Street. 

What's the most humorous thing he could be "drinking," you ask? The best answer I came up with: hot Aunt Jemima's syrup.


Take a seat, bum.

A year after being the losing subject in the most iconic image of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry this side of 2000, Devin Gardner again embodies "Michigan failure" in this GIF captured moments after he threw a game-ending interception to Tyvis Powell. 

Broken; defeated; the only way this could be more erotic to me is if the next scene was of Taylor Lewan crying a single drop of blood. I wish I could frame this and put it next to my alarm clock.



The number one GIF is not only Ohio State football's best GIF of 2013, but college football's as well.

It's been a little over two months, and this is STILL THE MOST BAD ASS GIF I'VE EVER SEEN. And so it shall remain, until I see a GIF of a cat smoking a Newport or something like that next week.

Marcus Hall, take a bow, son, you exemplify not giving a damn for the whole state of Michigan.


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BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

I laughed hard at "It's pronounced like the only brand of peanut butter worth buying, you idiot blasphemers.)"
Note to self, do not read 11w in meetings anymore.

Jack Fu's picture

Hard 'G' 'til I die.
Also, the LSU T-Rex gif is way underrated. If its schedule was as easy as the other gifs' schedules, it would be undefeated too.

chemicalwaste's picture

I still think that Marcus Hall outburst is classless. But then again, I dont think this was indtended to exemplify class. No 6 is outstanding.

shadybuck's picture

I second, No. 6 is absolutely fantastic

chemicalwaste's picture

I have a feeling that this didn't come across right for those that keep down voting my comment. I wasn't trying to crap on the piece. It's obviously a joke. Downvote if you want, but the tone of voice didn't come through on the text. Maybe I'm wrong and the double bird was absolutely perfect.

TMac's picture

No. 7 is just awesome - in my mind I follow that with El Guapo laying out Stan Drayton as UFM chuckles. 

ONE Not Done!

dwcbuckeye's picture

Great post.  I am with you on the Marcus Hall GIF.  It maybe classless but it exemplifies what I feel toward that team and their fans perfectly.  Well done sir.

MN Buckeye's picture

Awesome that two of them are of Gardner. MI still sucks.

Jonnferrell's picture

Nice gif walk down memory lane.  2013--a good year.

"I miss Brady Hoke."

cplunk's picture

Marcus Hall. Do not go gently into that good night.

sir rickithda3rd's picture

now u must excuse me im late getting home to fill up bucknasty's momma's water bowl...
the most diabolical hater of all time!!

mark may wins douchebag of the year... again

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

Comment on the LSU/T-Rex gif (pronounced like gift without a T) -- the scene from Jurassic park shows the shadow of a raptor, not a t-rex.  

shadybuck's picture

Honorable Mention: Texas F-bomb girl

amk1616's picture

it always cracks me up how they quickly move away from said f-bomber.  like she was going to start re-inacting scenes from The Artistocrats

45has2's picture

Nice Aristocrats call up.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

shadybuck's picture

DJ just out of curiosity, what brought about your revelation with regards to Chappelle's Show?
when i was a 15 year old sophomore in HS, it was pretty much all my friends and I talked about the day after a new episode had aired

el duderino's picture

I have to second this; Chappelle's Show, and artfully (or not so artfully...) quoting it, pretty much dominated most of my HS years.
Also, it's just as a awesome today as it was ten years ago.

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

Scott's picture

Janine Huelsman, the girl in the front row of this GIF, claims she wasn't drunk.

There is not even a question here. I know that face. I've been that face.

Class of 2008

Buckeye Scottie's picture

Yeah, that is called Shitfaced.

BHT's picture

GIF's 2, 7, and 10 show just how bad TTUN's and Notre Dame's seasons were. They resemble that one Florida GIF with the players tackling each other. My favorite is Marcus Hall.

shaggybuckeye's picture

Not sure how this one didn't make the list.
where'd the pole come from?
Or this beauty of a blocking debacle by Florida

I got you bro!

GoBucks10's picture

GatorGator block definitely deserved some love here.

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

gutterwaste's picture

Need a GIF  of "Red Lightning" from the championship game.  That little hobbit was cracking me up and I never even saw the sprint down the sidelines.

Gray Box's picture

Red Lighting; The real Heisman winner:


Crumb's picture

If I could be that guy for the Buckeyes I would.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

Furious George 27's picture

Looks like he dropped some weight and improved his 40 time by 5 seconds when comparing the two Gifs

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

acBuckeye's picture

Auburn Ballboy deserves a nod too after the game-tying TD against Bama.

Brutus's picture

My favorite line from any Chappelle Show ever: Rosie O'Donnell. She wears underwear with dick holes.
The best part is that right after Silky says it, the rest of the Player Haters start cracking up.  I think Chappelle was just improvising and that was the first time any of them heard the line.  RIP Chappelle Show. You went way too young.

Buckeye Scottie's picture

So many great Chappelle Show skits.  R Kelly's Doo-Doo Butter, Rick James.  But my favorite is

And Charlie Murphy telling the world, 'Prince, Prince can ball..."

Crumb's picture

I love Marcus Hall andwhat I've dubbed his "Salute to Michigan", he reacted how most of us would have. Would it have been better for him and Ohio State if he'd found some other awesome way to show that state up north his anger at them? Sure. But anyone who says they'd have done differently in the heat of the moment like that is either lying or they're a saint.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

chemicalwaste's picture

Im pretty sure Dontre Wilson didnt fly the bird. Neither did anyone else from OSU. That must mean they are all saints.

1MechEng's picture

How is the following .gif of El Guapo going superman after almost being dragged down not #1?! SMH.

mtgerken's picture

Oh El Guapo how I will miss your madman runs!

"Because I couldn't go for three!"


Haybucks's picture

LSUFreek's slip and slide and big baby.


If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


Ebvine96's picture

Imagine what Hyde's numbers would have been if we decided to keep using him in the 4th quarter

4thandinches's picture

Should have known this would turn into a gif series. By far the best one is JF signing that football. Classic work.

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

Haybucks's picture

I love this site!

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


tracyre's picture

BEST POST EVER!   The writing was A HOME RUN.  The responses you guys have provided are just as good.   LOVE THIS!   I have been laughing my *ss off for the last 5 minutes straight!