Four weeks of GIFs, and we're only through one round! In another four weeks, we'll have crowned the greatest GIF on the interwebs of all time of the 2014-2015 academic year.
It's the first year we've had 32 GIFs, and the result was that we had a lot of "non-traditional GIFs" to fill out the field. I think that's made it a stronger tournament, so we're actually having a tournament of "best GIF" instead of "best play."
Anyway, yesterday's matchup was a bit of an upset—which is appropriate, given that the winning GIF was an upset itself. Emilee Daley's three to send BC women's hoops past #13 Duke will advance to round two to play today's winner.
Here are the GIFs that will complete the tournament field:
This GIF was nominated way back during the game's original writeup in the comments. It's not often an empty netter gets consideration, but it's a great clip: the puck goes in with all BC fans the in the frame and a popcorn tub goes flying in the celebration.
This is one of those "too easy" goals. Almost everyone gets into the act and the goalie doesn't have a change. It's a bit similar to last year's GIF finalist from the women's hockey team.
Here's the bracket, now featuring the full field of entries:
You have 24 hours to vote. We'll be back on Monday with the Octofinals.