Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by baltien:Am I the only one that finds it ridiculous that the NFL is banning virtually every celebration except the Lambeau Leap? Especially considering that leaping into the stands is probably the most dangerous thing a player can do (to himself and the fans).
They will wait until a fan get bloodied and then they will change the rule. Dumb ass NFL wants to keep traditions alive. What about the tradition of hitting?
Tradition my ass. They're steady dropping the ban-hammer on TD celebrations in the name of "excessiveness" and "safety" yet the Lambeau Leap represents the most egregious case of both.
Moreover, I think the NFL missed an opportunity here in failing to make all penalties reviewable. Considering how many games were decided last year (and the year before) by incorrect calls, I don't see why anyone would object.
Carolina beat New England because of the refs failed to call obvious interference. That victory helped propel them to the #2 seed. Seattle has numerous drives extended in the NFCCG due to is being flagged for personal fouls that turned out to be clean hits. Hell, San Diego literally made the playoffs (robbing Pittsburgh of a playoff spot) because the refs failed to properly enforce the rules.
When does it end?