The Morning GIF: Monday, December 26

There's a pretty good chance this touchdown will be ESPN's highlight of the week—if not the decade. 


Austin Powell


Published Dec 26, 2011   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 11:27 pm CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we have an unofficial tradition of sharing GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you into the circle. In the Morning GIF, we’ll feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet. 

It’s already being hailed as the touchdown of the decade.

Late in the second quarter of the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals game on Saturday, Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson took off for the end zone. Leaping from the two-yard line, Simpson not only completed a full front flip over Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington, but he stuck the landing with Olympic poise that even Mary Lou Retton would applaud.

That miracle moment has been making the rounds on YouTube, with each copied video garnering more than 1 million views.

Now you can relive the leap in GIF format, thanks to The Frogman, the Tumblr humorist profiled last week by the Daily Dot.

The Frogman simply wrote, “It’s a Christmas miracle!” and posted two different GIFs of the touchdown. Watch them both below.

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*First Published: Dec 26, 2011, 12:40 pm CST