It's become commonplace in the NFL for players who make a big play to spin the ball on the ground in celebration. But this year, players are being warned that there's a fine line between celebrating and taunting — and if they cross that line, it's a 15-yard penalty.
I've always thought spinning to be one of the cooler celebrations. There's a whole shopping list the NFL is enforcing. The message is individuality will not be accepted. The current NFL does not allow a player to take his helmet off on the field, celebrate, or hit an opponent with vicious intent. Good-man is going to change the name of the NFL during his tenure to the BFL , Boring Football League.
Listen. If players spin the ball after a touchdown, kids might get the idea that football is fun. If they think it's fun, they'll actually put in effort. And if they actually put in effort, they'll take steroids and snort coke and hit each other too hard and instantly die of a concussion. But if they don't play at all, then they'll become obese from high fructose corn-syrup and get die-a-beetus. Classic catch-22. Cut Goodell some slack guys! He's trying to keep some variation of football around forever!
I'm sick of these petty penalties... "Touch down 49ers!... The 49ers win the Superbow! Uh, oh, wait a minute, there's a flag on the field. What's this? Oh no, A.J. Jenkins is flagged for spinning the ball, no time left on the clock game over".... It's not like the bonehead who does it gets punished, it's the whole damn team and its fan base. How about you just fine the player $15,000 instead of 15 yards?
Next thing you know they'll start giving out 15 yard penalties for low socks.
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