Gif, with a soft ‘g’. Jif? Gif? How the hell are we supposed to pronounce this?
Either way, if you’ve been surfing the internet these past few days, there’s a pretty decent chance that you’ve stumbled across a football gif — but not just any football gif. These special little gifs are so much more than fancy moving pictures. They’re our inner-most thoughts, our hopes, our fears, and definitely our insomnia presented to the masses. The Madden GIFERATOR is a national treasure, folks.
Of course, I use the term ‘national treasure’ lightly here because, wouldn’t you know it, the GIFERATOR has gotten out of hand. What started as a beautiful trash talk companion has turned my tumblr dashboard into a smorgasbord of spandex-clad men dancing in front of cherry blossoms with weirdly inspirational messages. We’ve got explosions, men falling on roadways, full moons, American flags — it’s all so terribly confusing.
And yet, do you want to know the worst part? I want more. So as to fill my need for obnoxious memes and insufferable trends, let’s take a journey through some of my favorite Madden GIFERATOR masterpieces:
Well, I hope you’re as sufficiently fed up with humanity as I am. It’s all so funny, yet so terribly, terribly sad. So let’s keep making them, okay?