Here’s Twenty Five Megan Rapinoe Gifs Because We Love You

Remember that time the USWNT won the 2012 Olympics? Remember how fun and exciting that was? Remember how your neighbors probably thought something horrible was happening in your apartment because of all the screaming? Or was that just me? Best thing about the Olympics: Megan Rapinoe gifs. There are a plethora of Pinoe gifs, and while Googling them you might fall into the black hole of watching every interview she’s ever given in the history of ever and mindlessly looking through pages and pages of her face, so we’ve saved you some time and rounded up fifteen of our favorites. We even made you some of our own, because we love you and we want you to be happy. So. Here are some I’ve found that are very relevant to our interests: + + + + + + + + +

Go watch the Studio 90 videos of Roomies 4 Life because it’s the funniest thing in the world.

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Yes, I found a way to put Maddow in this post.

+ [All non-original gifs were found on Tumblr, bless its little heart, at fuckyeahmpinoe, tpinoe and uswntgifs. Gifs are hard to track down sometimes — let me know if you’ve made a specific one and I’ll give you credit! ] Here’s some we made!

She bats for our team!

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About Baby Horse’s beautiful header in the semi-final, naturally.

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Excited to use this in response to every mean thing ever.

+ And Wambach’s abs just for kicks and because, well, duh. + + Wasn’t that wonderful? Post your favorites in the comments!

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  1. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I about died from laughter when she did that talk to hand thing with Tancredo

  2. This post is basically the best thing that has happened all day, and I’ve been up since 5am. And it’s nearly 6pm. And I didn’t even have a bad day.


    Also, in the seventh one, she’s in the process of taking her shirt off in the way that most men do and most women don’t. I’ve *cough* done a study in these things. I kind of feel like it’s potentially gayer, but, *shrugs*.

      • I’m guessing that women usually take it off from the bottom (sometimes crossing the arms first) and men from the top?

        Me, I’m variable.

    Favorites would have to be any with her dancing, cause she’s freaking adorable. And the first one with Tancredi was hilarious.

  5. Whenever I see Pinoe and Lori Lindsey together, I get the feeling they’re concocting a plan to take over the world.

  6. Can I get an explanation for #4? Live Extra kept cutting to useless commercials instead of the team celebrating (not that I’m bitter). Was Pinoe so overcome by Soccer Feelings that she was on the ground?

  7. I just wanted to point out that the second game of these fine ladies’ victory tour, in crazy random happenstance, just happens to be in LA on the day we are all heading home from camp. I’m totally going to try to get a ticket on Friday; maybe we should get a group going?

    Also, Hope Solo FTW. Sorry Rapinoe, but my heart belongs to Solo.

    • Yes please! I’ve just sent you a message, but for others… like I posted on the final thread, I want to organize something for us after A-Camp. Tickets go on sale on the 16th if you are paying via Visa card, and on the 17th if not. Send me a message, let’s get something organized!

  8. This is possibly the best thing to ever happen to me. Pinoe gives me a major case of the warm and fuzzies.

  9. #2 is the exact moment when half of the soccer pub erupted into cheers, and I knew I was watching the game in the right place.

    My favorite is Abby. Abby + Erin 4-ever.

  10. Why in Italy the women soccer wasn’t transmitted? WHY?
    I had to bear all the europeans of the man and they won’t let me see this. Might have been the right time to start liking soccer! ahah

  11. It’s like you READ MY MIND!!!! Time to put on the tin foil hat.

    I nearly exploded into a glittery rainbow when I saw the Maddow interview. Two of my favorite lesbonians sharing the screen.

  12. ugh not QUITE ready to feel excited about your gold yet, because i’m currently mourning how Swedes constantly fail to perform well when it actually matters (except nilla fischer + the entire defence & lotta schelin ofc!)

    BUT, this post is definitely helping me get there, so thank you. oh and videos of HAO’s best moments are also v helpful :’)

    • My Swede friends feel your pain, but they are happy for Pia. They had to watch me drink and high five US fans the night we won gold. I owe them dinner…

  13. This post is glorious. Pinoe is glorious and that crying gif gets me every time. Never thought I’d see the day when a link to my tumblr was on autostraddle. :)

    • The Pinoe crying hits me in the heart. They all worked so hard for this win. She was in beast mode and played better than she ever has. Openly hugged her girlfriend and the public embraced her. Life-changing moments for all the world to see. *sigh*

      • Yes, every time I see that gif of her crying I have so many feelings, it totally makes me tear up.

  14. this is why, while the rest of my household was watching the games, i was watching pinoe. good thing you included the gif with maddow to remind me that i can’t stay staring at these forever; i have to leave my computer at least by nine in order to declare my undying love for her I MEAN watch her show.
    sigh… why must this glass barrier of a screen separate us?

  15. Thoughts upon viewing all the GIFS:

    Hahaha, “talk to the hand,” Tancredi!

    Oo, number 3 has her abs.

    Ooooo, number 7 is a sports bra moment!

    Okay, the facial expression gifs are adorable. Cute Pinoe.

    OMG Abby Wambach abs at the end, squealios {cheer leader scream}, am I blushing?

  16. I love that the first one is Melissa Tancredi being an absolute dick. Like she was the whole game. #USWNT FOR EVS! Carli Lloyd!

  17. Such an awesome post and I just watched Roomies 4 Life as instructed and it was awesome. Now I am probably going to watch the other million Studio 90’s on Youtube.


    Now all I need is a gif of her dancing during Party in the USA.

  19. This is everything I need in my life right now. Can’t wait to see Pinoe go up against Walshy in the Australia game in september…

  20. I really like 13. She’s like, “Woah, no. I’m not part of this. You two have fun.” All of these are pretty amazing, though, considering the only reason I watched the olympics was for the women’s soccer team…and maybe some gymnastics.

  21. Brilliant! Although, here’s another GIF to add to this awesome P!noe collection..I made it a few days ago and after reading these comments, I thought you all might appreciate it ;)

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