Round Two Winner: cuppycup (3-2)
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You can also check out cuppycup's GIF as a video with the original Nintendo soundtrack here.
Decisions and rationale
LUKE ZIMMERMANN (@lukezim)
It absolutely kills me to bury LSUfreek a second consecutive time. While his effort would be mind bogglingly good by any other standards, cuppycup brought the A++ game yet again. I've got a ton of faith that Freek will bounce back in the finale, but cuppy takes the second one as well.
ANDY HUTCHINS (@AndyHutchins)
I haven't been able to even look at Freek's without nearly tearing up about Reveille on a skateboard, so I'm going with that one. Also: THERE ARE NO ACHIEVEMENTS IN NES GAMES YOU JUST PLAYED YOUR BEST UNTIL YOU DIED. /rant
JASON KIRK (@JasonKirkSBN)
My scorecard is now split, 1-1. If A&M beats LSU this week, cuppycup's GIF will be the definitive account of the game. The density of references (obvious favorite: "1837-present*") and complete narrative would be a lot for any GIF to top, even one featuring such expertly deployed hurrrr faces on our Manziel and Sumlin characters.
SAILOR RIPLEY (@BarkingCarnival)
Someone told me that Ted Nugent wanted to "get naked and write a symphony" after he watched Deliverance. That's how I felt after watching LSUFreek's masterpiece for 10 minutes on a loop. The source is inspired and Freek has an uncanny ability to match faces to movie clips. In another close call, Round 2 belongs to LSUFreek.
STEVEN GODFREY (@38Godfrey)
I give this round to CuppyCup. It's hard to top R.C. Slocum mid-hoedown, but if Shutdown Fullback has taught us anything, it's that gyrating 8-bit beefcake is the true avatar of successful college football commentary.