Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) dances in the end zone after his touchdown in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Has Gone Overboard With These Celebration Penalties

The NFL has gone overboard cracking down on these celebrations. They are now preventing spinning the football and all kinds of other things. Here is the list of things that will result in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty this season, per Pro Football Talk:

“These acts include but are not limited to: sack dances; home run swing; incredible hulk; spiking the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent (prolonged and with provocation; or dancing.”

I think they forgot to add a few more things. Players are not allowed to smile, yell, frown, talk, hug, high five or chew gum.

What kind of ridiculousness are they taking away from the players? What the heck is the incredible hulk? Players rip their jerseys off?

Is it really that bad of a thing for players to show a little joy in their job? Players can’t point? Point where? Point to their mama? Point up to the sky? Point at their own teammate? What kind of pointing is not permitted?

Let the guys have a little fun after scoring a touchdown. Let the defensive players have a chance to celebrate when they get a sack. These things don’t happen often and they change the momentum of the game. Give them all a chance to have some fun.

Tags: Nfl Offseason

  • William Stewart Snodgrass

    I wonder what Bellichek is going to do the 1st time Tim Tebow’s? chances are he’ll never have to worry about it!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahahahahahhaha… so good

  • arnie

    these are pop-warner rules. grow up. if your opponent can’t take a little in your face ball spin, then go get real job.
    I’m starting to get the impression our commissioner is the kid that was picked last. an never got play because he wasn’t very good. Then swore vengeance on all athletes at the highest level.

  • Alter Ego

    I always liked it…except the fake taking a dump stuff by Moss…that was moronic crap.
    It was part of the game for me. I liked the “Fun Bunch” back in the day.