Time to start practicing that Icky shuffle again. Start working on your goalpost dunks. And Rams, go ahead and dust off the ol’ bob and weave. The NFL is allowing celebrations back in to the game. Awesome. About time!
Drive a stake through the so-called NO FUN LEAGUE. It’s been awhile, but remember how great it was when dudes could get loose in the endzone, and do whatever they wanted? I know Randy Moss does. Who will ever forget him going pantomime moon landing on the Green Bay goalpost.
Disgusting act? At least it WAS an act. It was something.
Instead of flagging guys for breaking a smile or even stride, bring back T.O.’s popcorn, Chad Ochocinco’s Future Hall of Famer gold blazer, and Joe Horn’s freaking burner phone.
Suddenly the guy who players think is the most out of touch dude ever, is somehow completely dialed in. Here’s what the commissioner memo’ed the league: “Today, we are excited to tell you about another change that comes after conversations with more than 80 current and former players: we are relaxing our rules on celebrations to allow players more room to have fun after they make big plays… We know that you love the spontaneous displays of emotion that come after a spectacular touchdown… And players have told us they want more freedom to be able to express themselves and celebrate their athletic achievements.”
Unfortunately, twerking is still illegal. How do I know? Because Roger tried yucking it up with my guy Keegan-Michael Key on Twitter:
“Don’t get any ideas about pumps @KeeganMKey – they’re still not OK under the new policy #FootballisFamily”
Good one, Rog. He’s referencing a skit from Comedy Central’s Key and Peele where three or more pelvic thrusts would get you flagged.
Sorry, AB… No twerking. Business may not be booming but at least the game will be.
In the meantime, does someone want to check in on Rog? Why has he suddenly flipped into Cool Dad mode? Are mom and dad getting a divorce?
It’s like Rog has been stuck in the Bad Cop parent role all these years and finally said FORGET THAT! My man’s like, “do whatever you want, kids. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. Hell, bum me one if you got ‘em!”
Either that… or he’s going classic Commish, and just buttering these dudes up like suckers. He’s giving an inch before eventually taking back a mile.
Look, celebrations are obviously good for the game. Last thing you want to do is legislate emotion out of the game or try to turn every single guy into the same guy. And an occasional act of endzone baggery is still better than no act at all.
Smart move by the commissioner to allow it, but now it’s up to the players to execute it. Bring it, fellas. Be clever, be original, and be entertaining. Just don’t let us down. Because if you come with something tired or lame, I’ll be asking the commissioner to ban it all over again.