From time to time this season, I’ve killed time on Sunday nights while watching SNF by compiling the most entertaining images, GIFs, and videos from the day in professional football. Since this is the final week of the regular season, I can’t pass up my final opportunity for one last trip to the NFL’s lighter side.
This animated GIF is probably my favorite of the week. It is Bills’ defensive back Drayton Florence making an obvious flop attempt, which would have made it perfect for this post I did last week on flopping in professional sports.
If Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan had been watching this, he might have responded thusly:
GIF source: SBNation
Instead, Ryan had to watch his own defense play in the first half Sunday night, which induced this outburst. Dallas trailed 21-0 at the half, with Ryan’s defense looking totally out of sorts. It led to this classic image of Jerruh Jones:
Image source: MockSession
But there may yet be hope for Jerruh and Rob. As I type this, the Cowboys are down 21-7 and driving with the 3rd quarter near its close. Could they complete the comeback? One team that couldn’t was the Jets, coached by Rob’s brother Rex, whose Jets couldn’t find a way to sneak into the playoffs and reel off another improbable run to the AFC Championship Game.
You’re done Rex.
Image source: Reddit
But you know who is not done? The Green Bay Packers, who won today despite sitting superstar starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Superstar backup quarterback Matt Flynn started in his place, setting franchise yards for yards and TDs in a single game. File that away for trivia use later in life.
Before the game, Rodgers continued his weekly tradition of photobombing the Packers’ team captain photo. Happy New Year!
Image source: NFL.com
But back to people who are done…how about this streaker, who gets taken to the turf by the Packers’ Brad Jones.
Image credit: Morry Gash/AP via Reddit
Those are my favorites from Week 17. What are yours? If I missed any classic images/GIFs/videos, feel free to post in the comment section.
Now, apropos of nothing, let’s let Chris Bosh take us out.
GIF source: Reddit
And in related news, the Cowboys just scored another TD and are only down 21-14 to the Giants. Time to go watch the finish.
Update: Never mind. It’s been all Giants since I hit ‘publish’ on this post. Just ask Jerruh.
Image source: SBNation