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Old 11-30-11, 12:49 PM
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NFL-Too many celebrations?

I switched it over to the Bills/Jets game this past Sunday and I thought that the Bills had won the Super Bowl. Why not save the celebrations for the next time they win a play-off game? Can't remember the last time they won one.

I was watching MN/ATL this past Sunday and the Vikings center was out with an injury so Jared Allen took over because earlier in his career he played the position with the Chiefs. After he successfully centered the ball on an extra point,he celebrated like the Vikings just won the Super Bowl.
Did Jim Brown or Gale Sayers have a TD dance they performed after scoring?
I would love to see a head coach say no celebrations so his team doesn't have to worry about getting a 15 yd penalty.

I just think overall,it's starting to get out of hand. Players are suppose to catch the football,score touchdowns and tackle the opponent when playing defense. If a team is marching down the field on a winning TD drive late in the game,the defense shouldn't celebrate because they finally stopped the offense for one play(remember 49ers/Lions).
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Celebrating scores and blatantly mocking your opponent are the best part of sports. There needs to be more of it. Sportsmanship is there to protect the losers from getting their feelings hurt... I say fuck em. If you can't win you should be openly mocked for it.
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I didn't mind Allen doing it so much at that point. I can't stand when he does his hog tie routine though.
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I think there should be more celebrations. Seattle got a penalty for excessive celebration on a TD last week when the player fell backwards to the ground. I'm not sure why that's a penalty but Green Bay's excessive celebrations are "grandfathered in"?
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The OP and Bob Costas should get a room together.
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Re: NFL-Too many celebrations?

Yeah, again more is better... This is sports. And I hate it when the NFL turns into the No Fun League. Its bad enough that most decent hits now are penalties.
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Re: NFL-Too many celebrations?

I love TD celebrations. Watching TO and Ocho Cinco come up with creative stuff was always a lot of fun, and it's stupid that the NFL cracked down on those. The only thing that is a bit excessive to me are on some defensive plays. Maybe if you make a big play to force a 4th down or something, but some guys seem to celebrate on every tackle which is a bit much.
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I love the TD celebrations..........when they are good. That one that Seattle TE did a few weeks back, complete with jazz hands, was downright embarrassing. Now the 1st down celebration, I'm looking at you Donald Driver, needs to go.
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Re: NFL-Too many celebrations?

Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
The only thing that is a bit excessive to me are on some defensive plays. Maybe if you make a big play to force a 4th down or something, but some guys seem to celebrate on every tackle which is a bit much.
My favorite are the ones where the cornerback celebrates after getting beat badly by a receiver but the receiver just happened to drop it.
Old 11-30-11, 04:43 PM
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According to WFAN-NY,Stevie Jophnson just got fined 10 grand for celebrating for the Bills. I can see the Bills 2011 highlight film title-The Buffalo Bills-Too Busy Celebrating too win football games.
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Re: NFL-Too many celebrations?

Yes, because that's why they're losing games. They're too busy celebrating.
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Yes, because that's why they're losing games. They're too busy celebrating.
Why did Stevie Johnson drop the game winning TD pass? He was probably too busy thinking of his next dance move. Mike Francesa (WFAN-NY) called him a Jackass.
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well that settles it. If Francesa called him a jackass, it's truth.
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Re: NFL-Too many celebrations?

Originally Posted by Goat3001 View Post
My favorite are the ones where the cornerback celebrates after getting beat badly by a receiver but the receiver just happened to drop it.
or make a tackle after the player had a 10+ yard gain.
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I donít mind genuine spur of the moment celebrations after a score. All of us who have played sports on any level understand those but the over the top rehearsed celebrations like the ones the Redskins used to do, and which directly lead to the rules changes, are pathetic.

Others that fall into the pathetic category are ones after a sack when your team is getting itsí ass beat in the game. Really you are losing yet you are celebrating?
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Re: NFL-Too many celebrations?

Originally Posted by dvd-4-life View Post
If a team is marching down the field on a winning TD drive late in the game,the defense shouldn't celebrate because they finally stopped the offense for one play(remember 49ers/Lions).
Wasn't that a game-deciding stop, though? That makes sense to celebrate, though of course they could have done better earlier to not put themselves in that position.

Jim Harbaugh certainly got excited about it, as we know.
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Re: NFL-Too many celebrations?

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Why did Stevie Johnson drop the game winning TD pass? He was probably too busy thinking of his next dance move.
Do you really think that's the case?
Old 11-30-11, 07:18 PM
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You know what the worst thing is about the No Fun League since they started cracking down on players celebrating? It's that stupid jump up and bump your teammate crap that EVERYONE does now. I can't stand that.
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Stevie calls in every Monday morning to the local sports station in Buffalo and his explanation was that it was simply a rib because he felt if Burress got a TD first he would do the same to Johnson. So to him it was a sign of respect - "more of that Jets/Bills rivalry"as he put it. He doesn't feel he was in the wrong and he felt that he deserved to do a dance or whatever since he's worked so hard this season to get where he is (his words).

I'm not against touchdown celebrations, who cares. I wasn't even offended by Johnson's -- I thought it was hilarious. I just don't like ignorance and that's what Stevie has a lot of..

and he blamed that dropped pass on both himself and Fitz. He said it's equal blame.
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I thought he got the penalty because he went to the ground, which i assume is the same reason for that Seattle player falling backwards. I have no idea why that's against the rules, though.

I'm fine with the celebrations. I wish the NCAA loosened up their stance a bit too.
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I thought he got the penalty because he went to the ground, which i assume is the same reason for that Seattle player falling backwards. I have no idea why that's against the rules, though.
It's the NFL's way for curtailing celebrations without affecting Green Bay's celebrations. Makes no sense at all to me.
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and he blamed that dropped pass on both himself and Fitz. He said it's equal blame.
Stevie Johnson is a jackass but not because of the TD celebration, but because he actually said this.
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I HATE the celebration and taunting rules in the NFL.

Concrete Charlie agrees:

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Wasn't that a game-deciding stop, though? That makes sense to celebrate, though of course they could have done better earlier to not put themselves in that position.

Jim Harbaugh certainly got excited about it, as we know.
The 49ers were going downfield basically non-stop and the Lions finally stopped them on one play and they then decided they were Kings of the World. Of course,they lost. The Lions did get the ball back,but didn't score.
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Re: NFL-Too many celebrations?

Victor Cruz' celebration dance should be crack down and be banned.

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