Jim Harbaugh GIF Tournament 2016: The Championship Comment Count

Ace May 20th, 2016 at 3:24 PM

Thirty GIFs down, one to go.

We've eliminated some bona-fide contenders, including all four one-seeds. For the second straight round, a vote came down to the final minutes. Without further ado, your Final Four results:

#2 Spring Game Grin: 2,299 (65%)
#3 Pfffffffhahahaha: 1,238 (35%)

#3 WELL OKAY: 1,751 (50%)
#2 Punt Demo: 1,766 (50%)

It all comes down to this.


(2) Spring Game Grin vs. (2) Punt Demo

Def. Fist Pump 76% to 24% in the first round.
Def. "You're Really Good" 70% to 30% in the Sweet Sixteen.
Def. Harbaugh As Grinch 50% to 50% (14-vote margin) in the Elite Eight.
Def. Pfffffffhahahaha 65% to 35% in the Final Four.

The sentimental favorite. In addition to capturing the moment returning to Michigan seemingly sunk in for Harbaugh, this is an ideal reaction GIF.

Def. What's The Call 86% to 14% in the first round.
Def. Harbaugh's Huddle 65% to 35% in the Sweet Sixteen.
Def. Dr. Harbaugh 70% to 30% in the Elite Eight.
Def. WELL OKAY 50% to 50% (15-vote margin) in the Final Four.

You can tell by the hat's uncertain perch on Harbaugh's head that he's already mid-freakout when this GIF begins. All eyes are on Harbaugh as everyone expects something spectacular; to say the least, he delivers. As a bonus, this GIF is eminently photoshoppable.

The 2016 Jim Harbaugh GIF Champion Is...


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Voting will run through the weekend. The champion will be crowned on Monday afternoon.



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May 20th, 2016 at 5:02 PM ^

Coming from the SGG lobbyist?  Oh what a tangled web we weave...

I still don't see how punt demo is still in this.  Complete cindarella story.  This is like a 1 seed against a 16 seed.


May 20th, 2016 at 3:32 PM ^

Take away the Michigan garb and you could almost swear that's John in the punt demo gif.

Which makes sense.

Because they're brothers.


May 20th, 2016 at 4:20 PM ^

Punt GIF is probably a better GIF, but I have a far stronger emotional response to the spring game grin.  The first time I saw it, it finally sank in that Harbaugh was our coach and all was right in the world again.  Go Blue!


May 20th, 2016 at 6:29 PM ^

Punt demo is the better gif, no doubt about it. But Spring Game Grin is the gif that is more indicative of 2015 Harbaugh and the collective Michigan fan experience of 2015 (and Harbaugh). There's a loss of anger and frustration, a collective realization that all will be right, that the ridiculousness of the last 10(-15 depending on your point of view) years is over.

Oh Captain My Captain!


Also, I voted for punt demo, expecting it to lose.

Mr. Yost

May 20th, 2016 at 6:48 PM ^

I wonder who wins this if there is no Spring Game Grin.

That .gif is too sentimental for all of us. It's when "IT'S HAPPENING" became "IT HAPPENED."


May 20th, 2016 at 9:47 PM ^

I had fun looking at all these GIFs along the way. My favorite will always be anytime Harbaugh pulls his cap over his eyes out of frustration.


May 21st, 2016 at 12:53 AM ^

It's gotta be spring game grin. I just think it absolutely nailed what everybody hoped Jim's feelings would be coming back to Michigan. It's such a natural reaction. It was the ultimate culmination of everything we've been through watching Michigan football since Carr left and the feeling that we finally had something to be happy about. It's also just so Harbaugh. Maybe that's reading too much into it, but seeing that GIF makes me pretty damn pumped about what is in store for our favorite football team.


May 22nd, 2016 at 1:58 AM ^

I think people are voting for the Spring Game Grin just because they liked seeing Harbaugh as our coach on the field for the first time, not because it is a good GIF.  In terms of actual GIF quality, it's honestly a pretty crappy GIF. 


If you showed it to a non-Michigan football fanatic, their reaction would be "Huh?  Why is that even a GIF?"


May 22nd, 2016 at 11:51 AM ^

Haven't actually seen all the gifs and this is my first vote in the contest but the Spring Game Grin really captures the essence of Harbaugh being a high functioning maniac. Luckily he's our high functioning maniac.

I mean the punt demo gif is pretty awesome also and well deserving of its place in the championship game but SGG just captures our collective optimism about the state of the program and the fact that it is in good hands.

Don't think anyone can go wrong with either choice but personally SGG edged it out for me by a hair.


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