Yesterday we brought you the best sports memes of 2012. Today we bring you the best sports animated GIFs of 2012. Because, you know, it’s mid-December, and that’s what you do in mid-December—”best of” lists.
Anyway, like yesterday’s list, we’re not trying simply to find the definitive moments, plays, or stories. Sure, these moments, plays, and stories did play a role in selecting the top 50 sports GIFs of the year. But sheer awesomeness (regardless of significance) played an even bigger role in whittling down this list.
So sit back, grab yourself a refreshing beverage, and take an animated, looping stroll through recent-memory lane. It’s definitely not a waste of your time. (Though, yeah, it is still a waste of your employer’s time. Sorry, employers!)