12/19/2012 06:21 pm ET

The 50 Best Sports GIFs 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.

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