The Internet celebrated Stephen F. Austin's epic upset with Steve Austin GIFs
If you're anything like us, you can't hear the name "Stephen F. Austin" without thinking about broken glass and a few cold beers.
Yes, we know the Lumberjacks have nothing to do with WWE star Stone Cold Steve Austin. But we can't stop ourselves from making the association between the two. And neither can the Internet, apparently, which reacted to Friday's upset of three-seed West Virginia University with a flurry of Rattlesnake gifs.
It started in earnest when the Lumberjacks took a three-point lead into halftime:
Stephen Austin rolls into halftime up 31-28. pic.twitter.com/uBerJIsPSi— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) March 19, 2016
And what better way to express a tight game midway through the second half than with a bit of Stone Cold?
45-39 with 11:13 left, probably a good time to start drinkin'... pic.twitter.com/D4uGT1TTAs— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) March 19, 2016
Then, as Stephen F. Austin started to pull away, even Vince McMahon had to get in on the act:
UPSET ALERT: #14 Stephen F. Austin leads #3 WVU 58-47 with 5:20 to play... pic.twitter.com/o2tLlSVIn0— ThePostGame.com (@ThePostGame) March 19, 2016
"it might be cinderella time," stephen f. austin pic.twitter.com/V0Ly4jiaBI— alex (@steven_lebron) March 19, 2016
When they laugh at your early lead as an underdog pic.twitter.com/mz8mUGySE9— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) March 19, 2016
Finally, once the upset was complete, the GIFs came fast and furious:
Stephen F Austin with the STUNNER!!! pic.twitter.com/XI9KFV31xL— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 19, 2016
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN DEFEATED NO. 3 WEST VIRGINIA.— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 19, 2016
OH HELL YEAH. pic.twitter.com/yINv6TXSZM
me running to the stephen f. austin locker room pic.twitter.com/2WmCAUb6E4— alex (@steven_lebron) March 19, 2016
when you go to celebrate with your main dude tonight, but he says he picked West Virginia pic.twitter.com/ywFtAdVibd— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) March 19, 2016
We might have found our new favorite team for this tournament, especially if it means more live coverage like this moving forward.