One Frame At A Time: Michigan State

Submitted by Ace on October 22nd, 2012 at 10:30 AM

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to One Frame At A Time, our new weekly gifs post that will go up each Monday morning after football weekends (and probably continuing into basketball season, too, and whenever else it strikes my fancy).

From here on out, words will be sparse; if one picture is worth a thousand, I won't bother to calculate how many are accounted for by a moving image—bajillions, probably. In that sense, apologies for my wordiness, but the Michigan State game was a treasure trove for gifs. Par exemple:

[Due to the large file sizes, the rest of this week's gifs are after THE JUMP. Remember that you can always hit 'escape' (except in Chrome) to stop the animation.]

The Threat:

Jake Ryan remains terrifying, and it's probably a bad idea to try to block him with a running back, mooseback or no:

I think Denard really wanted to beat State, you guys:

The winning field goal, full-screen edition:

The winning field goal, special schadenfreude edition:

Finally, I'm not sure what's going on here, but excuse me while I wash my eyes with bleach:

That's all for this post, though I know I've inevitably left out some worthy candidates—perhaps most notably, the final kickoff yakety saxing. Stay tuned to my Twitter account for more throughout the week.

EDIT: Almost forgot—freshman receiver Amara Darboh gets into the act, as well. OH MY GOD THAT'S GOING TO KEEP HIM OUT A LONG TIME ohhhhh wait I see what he did there.



October 22nd, 2012 at 10:39 AM ^

It's appears to be like the raising the roof picture, but more like a "pushing the wall." Could it be please let me break through my invisisble jail cell wall and into your glorious stadium? Perhaps


October 22nd, 2012 at 10:49 AM ^

For space purposes—given the amount of pictures I upload, I need to pay for a premium account—these have to be on Flickr. If an enterprising mgoblogger wants to save the originals, upload them to imgur, and post the link here, I have no problem with that; I'm certainly not trying to deprive our deployed friends of being able to see them.


October 22nd, 2012 at 11:00 AM ^

this may just be me being picky, but does anyone else think the mgoblog tags are a touch large? (could just be watching on phone problem?) other than that I like it


October 22nd, 2012 at 11:04 AM ^

I think these are great. I was just wondering, though, whether there was any way to decrease the speed of these gifs. It seems to me that your gifs thus far have been more jittery than most others I've seen. Is that a product of the program you're using, or is it more of a stylistic decision?


October 22nd, 2012 at 11:12 AM ^

Just my inexperience—I've been doing these for a week now, and certainly don't have it down pat by any stretch. For the straightforward gifs I'm using a program that allows me to set frame delay, but I might start saving those as frames and doing that part in Photoshop, where I have a little more control. With a little more practice I should be able to smooth these out.

Feat of Clay

October 22nd, 2012 at 11:35 AM ^

I just assummed that after that crazy string of multiple recruits we got last spring, Ace has gotten into the habit of doing everything as fast as possible.  

For awhile there the poor guy could barely breathe between having to type up "Hello" posts.