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Detroit Lions 2016 GIF of the Year: The Finals

There can be only one.

The Gold Medal Match-up: Stafftruckin’ vs. The Buttflip

It has all come down to this: the odds-on favorite GIF capturing your Pride Of Detroit reader-selected Moment of the Year against Matthew Stafford demonstrating the meaning of grit. It is amazing to think that just a few years ago, Perrish Cox was once a very highly regarded cornerback. By December of last season, he’d fallen so far that our friends at Music City Miracles considered Cox’s mid-season release an addition-by-subtraction move for the Tennessee Titans.

Which GIF takes home the title? Will it be the dramatic overtime splash by Golden Tate on the road in Minnesota after breaking two tackles down the sideline to win the game?

Or is it going to be Matthew Stafford refusing to quit on a play, bowling over a defender to fight for the first down being signaled by Theo Riddick?

Gold Medal Match-up:


The Bronze Medal Match-up: Get Out! vs. Pom poms

In the interest of completeness, we have included a losers’ bracket to determine the final standings of all four top voted GIFs of the season.

Bronze Medal Match-up:


These two polls are set to close after 11:59 pm Eastern time on Saturday the 25th of February. Thank you to everyone for participating in this fun tournament - we will post the results soon after the voting closes.


For part 1 of the first round, you can check it out in this post.

For part 2 of the first round, you can check it out in this post.

To go back to view the second round, you can check it out in this post.

The third round semi-finals are in this post.

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