I'm sorry, I can't. The Raptor is too good.
GIF Championship: You're needed!
the Raptor!!! thats my move. If you end it with a counterclockwise swirl, I'm suing
Mine uses a knuckle.
Neither of those can compare to the stop-short and grab
Before my time at Michigan, I was a mascot at another college. I won't mention the name of the mascot or school in order to preserve its integrity, but I will mention it is not a big ten school or anywhere near AA for that matter.
While some of you may argue that the mascot gif is intensely more funny, take the perspective from someone who has been there and back. It's easy to look stupid, and it's really easy to make people laugh. I remember and incident when I stole another mascot's motor cycle and threw it in the bushes of this mascot's stadium. Everyone thought it was hilarious. I also remember shooting a t-shirt out of out of our stadium while using the t-shirt gun. The list goes on.....
At any rate, the raptor mascot may look funny and I see it as so as well. However, he didn't have to make any facial expressions. No intense camera work was done. Nothing was slowed down in order to capture the moment of hilarity. The Raptor fallind down on roller blades was inevitable and it was set up to be that way.
I debated it for a while, but I think you have to go with Michigan Mortified Punter. The video work is better, the action is real, and it takes more than just being in a colorful suit with roller blades.
I'd use the mascot signature at this point, but again gotta preserve integrity when it's due
with over 2,000 votes cast, the difference is SEVEN votes!
The only reason I'm not voting for the Raptor is that I wouldn't have seen it without this link telling me to vote for Hagerup. But there's no way in hell I'm voting for Hagerup either
Yeah I am sorry Hagerup, but that damn raptor gets me every time.
Remember, a vote for Hagerup is a vote for for Michigan. Don't let Michigan down.
Just two votes behind now.
such an undeserved victory.
You play to win the game.
when his tail deflates and he lays there in shame and embarassment...
it's just too much for ill-Will Hagerup to overcome.
The best part is his total faceplant, ending with his eyes stuck directly to the floor.
One man can only rec this guy so hard. I need a group effort here:
Raptors Mascot = archetypal antihero
I’ve dome some thinking about why Raptors Mascot appears well on its way to glorious victory, and why I’ve watched it 2,765 times this week alone. My hypothesis is that Raptors Mascot represents the archetypal plot so familiar to us from literature, television, film, and other media, and thus plugs directly in to our collective consciousness’s desire and expectations of being entertained.
We think of Barney, and wish death upon him.
I find usage of this chart highly appropriate, although I'd argue that Climax = Thud and Falling Action = Deflating Tail. I'd consider Going Airborne as part of Rising Action.
Also, how does this chart compare?
Did we just get another 4-star commit?
up by 66
and Mortified Michigan punter is in the lead by 74 votes
But I have to say that Raptors gif is the gif that keeps on giving. Not that I'd allow that to cloud my judgement
All the non-football SBN posters are against MMP simply because this happens every round with MMP:
A football blog (MGo, EDSBS, or MaizeNBrew) posts a link asking for support. An hour later, domination by MMP. It happened to Hockey Massacre, it's happening here.
I still think Hockey Massacre vs. MMP in the Regional Final was the real championship. Raptor Mascot is hilarious; I think I prefer the simplicity of MMP or the perfect cinematography of Hockey Massacre.
Lots of people say this but I just don't get the Hockey Massacre one. Its okay, but its not like i'm laughing hysterically. Both of these are far superior.
I guess we just disagree.
Raptors Mascot is funny but if I wanted a bunch of "fall down go boom"s, I'd put America's Funniest Home Videos on...
Raptors Mascot is staged. It's not that hard to pretend you're terrible at rollerblading/skating. I mean, they're in Canada fergodsakes - the guy in the costume knows how to skate. I guess a personal pre-req for funniest gif is the organic nature of it.
...and they're voting Raptor.
I just watched as the Raptor got 100 votes in less than two minutes to retake the lead.
I just can't vote either way. Instead I will watch the ROLLERBLADING RAPTORS MASCOT until it's not funny.
Good luck with that.
I'm sorry, but I have to go with the Raptor. If you haven't seen the entire clip you are doing yourself a disservice. The gif isn't even the funniest part of the whole sequence. Not only did he/she fall down the stairs (before the gif starts), but after the gif stops the costume popped and deflated. Priceless...
I need to see this
down by like 300 now.
hmmm looks like someone made a bot lol
down by 700+ now
There have been about 900 votes cast in the last two minutes.
wow, down by 1700. Where are the MgoBots
Damn the RAPTOR! Will's face is eternal!
It's not possible that the raptors have better programmers than UofM does
If they can learn how to open doors in 1993 they can learn how to program bots in 2012.
Besides, even with a deflating tail, it's red!
Better get those bots going sneakely. Think about how to take down a dinosaur.
and then I seen the tail.
Sorry. I voted for the raptor. That gif is perhaps the funniest thing I have ever seen.
In addition to my laughing harder at the Raptor, I would rather laugh at misfortune unassociated with Michigan.
A scenario: if Ohio's punter commits the exact same gaffe, facial expression and all, would you vote his derpiness over Hagerup's?
What's your point?
If we had lost the game we would hate this .gif. But because we prevailed in the end it is hilarious in hindsight.
I voted for Will but candidly had not noticed the tail until pointed out by you guys.
I want my vote back.....God that is funny.
but I'm pretty sure those are intentional pratfalls, which makes MMP the champ in my book.
I had to go with the Raptor as well. Especially because we won the game, Will's moment to me is funny in hindsight. The Raptor was trying to be amusing and succeeded beyond his wildest expectations.
It's always a shame to see a big matchup like this decided by the bots.
The person running it realized bots came into play for both gifs, suspended voting, and is coming up with a decision on Monday.
Where in the name of God are the GIF police to crack down on GIF fraud?
good job sb nation, make it right.. count only to the bots take over. It would have been M v Nebraska all over again.
vote. The Raptor pulled a favor with Vladimir Putin at the last minute, and dominated the vote with MMP and became Premier of Ukraine in the bargain. Ukraine is on its own, but SB is not going to let the injustice to MMP stand.
that his pointy tail sinks down after he hits the deck. Hate to say it but. . .