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Touchdown glee is a no-no.
SarahN at 9:57PM, April 12, 2006
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So okay, I don't know all of the details about this…but the NFL is curtailing end-zone celebrations? Calling some of the most recent ones too over the top?

I'm not really a gung ho football fan…but…PUH-leeeassseee.
People take things too seriously.
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Podunk U at 11:46PM, April 13, 2006
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America is degenerating into a nation of whiners. Let the athletes have their damn celebrations.
Words flow out of my mouth like a fountain. Much of it splashes unused on the ground, but when one chooses to take a drink, it often brightens their day. However, sometimes it tastes like piss and they say, “Bob your words taste like piss” and I am sad.
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isukun at 12:37AM, April 14, 2006
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Personally, I get the feeling this has less to do ith how these celebrations effect other players and more to do with viewers. Viewers are generally finding the endzone celebrations to be annoying and bad sportsmanship. It used to be cool, now it doesn't really endear the players to the spectators like it used to.

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SarahN at 9:56AM, April 14, 2006
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Personally, I get the feeling this has less to do ith how these celebrations effect other players and more to do with viewers. Viewers are generally finding the endzone celebrations to be annoying and bad sportsmanship. It used to be cool, now it doesn't really endear the players to the spectators like it used to.

I don't really get that. Even if some people DO find the celebrations annoying it's a bit extreme to jump on stopping the whole thing. May as well say the whole game ‘isn’t what it used to be' or it's ‘too infuriating’ and ban it completely.
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isukun at 10:37AM, April 14, 2006
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This isn't really a new thing. People have been trying to curb showboating in professional sports for a while now. This isn't even the first time this has happened with professional football. I don't see how it really matters. Pro sports are for the spectators and a rule like this doesn't change the game in any way.

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Inkmonkey at 12:15PM, April 14, 2006
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As someone who has played a few sports in his day, but mostly just played a lot of video games or other competitions, it's hard to resist the urge to celebrate. Sometimes it's a simple “Boo-Yah!”, but you get a lot energy flowing in situations like this, and it doesn't take much to set it off.

I'd have to see how extreme this sort of thing is getting. A bit of jumping and dancing sounds fine, but if it looks like some sort of planned choreographed event I'd say it at least interferes with gameplay as far as time is concerned.
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Whiskers at 7:33PM, April 15, 2006
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They also did this in professional bowling. A man did the ‘cross x’ thing ‘n at, and they did a massive penalty to him- like took away a fuckload of pins from his handicap or something…

I don’t know the details, but it's not just football that they do it too. (I think Isukun said that…)
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evilplushie at 1:18PM, Sept. 5, 2006
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It's funny yes, but then when the players are too happy with their hard-on dane to realize that the goal-post is about to fall on them…yeah, that might cause just a few problems. :? Still funny though. :D
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SpANG at 5:19PM, Sept. 5, 2006
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They didn't ban them altogether. Just the long, choreographed, elaborate ones. And I for one am glad to see them go.

Why? Because it's gloating, poor sportsmanship, and selfishness.

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Priceman at 12:49PM, Dec. 22, 2006
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All i can say is WTF?

You carry a ball a hundred yards, constantly getting the crap knocked out of you by a bunch of 250+ pound guys, People are cheering and booing at you, you're on national television, you've sacrificed ungodly ammounts of time to improve yourself, and finally when you get to the goal you can't express your happiness for it.

Dude, i celebrate whenever i make a decent drawing; you can't tell me that earning a multimillion dollar paycheck isn't cause for a bit of dancing.
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mapaghimagsik at 11:26PM, Dec. 22, 2006
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America is degenerating into a nation of whiners. Let the athletes have their damn celebrations.

Where you been? We've been pissers and whiners for a while.

But, like that cousin born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrom, you love it just the same. Just sometimes you need to take the sharp objects and matches away.
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Priceman at 2:45AM, Dec. 23, 2006
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Where you been? We've been pissers and whiners for a while.


Amen.

mapaghimagsik
But, like that cousin born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrom, you love it just the same. Just sometimes you need to take the sharp objects and matches away.

Agreed.
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