With the announcement that Twitter is discontinuing Vine in the next few months, much of the internet is dismayed by the impending end of the six-second videos. It’s a big loss for the sports world since Vine has been used to capture some of the best moments in recent years.
Lamenting the recent news, several franchises from different sports took to Twitter to post some of their favorite Vines. Several teams shared big plays that happened on the field, while others posted Vines of athletes caught in funny moments that occurred away from the field of play.
The Carolina Panthers, for instance, shared their five favorite Vines. They included players dancing in a funny post-game interview.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 27, 2016
Soccer isn’t among the most popular sports in the United States, but the game does make for some great short videos. Impressive goals, like the one shared on Thursday by the L.A. Galaxy, have easily surpassed one million views.
Some of the most popular sports Vines haven’t included players or coaches. The Cleveland Cavaliers shared a vine of a kid simply saying “LeBron James” that has surpassed 73 million views.
Some leagues got in on the action, as well. Because MMA fights can end in just a few seconds, some bouts can be seen nearly in their entirety on Vine. The six-second videos helped Ronda Rousey become even more of a star, considering a few of her fights have last around just 15 seconds.
Prior to losing her title at UFC 193, Rousey needed just over a minute combined to claim her last three victories. At UFC 202 in August, Anthony Johnson defeated Glover Teixeira in just 13 seconds.
— UFC (@ufc) October 27, 2016
Other teams that shared Vines on Thursday included the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Penguins and Cleveland Indians.