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[NFL Rules] Inching close to NO-FUN-LEAGUE Celebrations penalized in 2013

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by SwoLy-D, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    Off the Snap: NFL officials plan to crack down on taunting
    MORE at the link... http://nfl.si.com/2013/08/06/nfl-cracking-down-taunting-off-the-snap

    I think it would be fair to say you can do things at the crowd... but not at the player... a'la NBA...

    :( Goodbye, JJ Watt military salute...
     
  2. RudyTBag

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    Bull****.
     
  3. SkyrimOwnsAll

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    this is pathetic
     
  4. Lil Pun

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    This sucks.
     
  5. da_juice

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    Sports has become so vanilla and boring. No celebrating, dress codes. Who does this benefit? What demographic is all of the sudden gonna start to watch because there's no celebrating?
     
  6. Major

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    It's not really about changing short-term behavior - it's about developing an image and brand. Just like no one is going to suddenly start buying Bud Light because they see some people saying "whaaaaz up".

    Over years or decades, you can influence the way people look at the league based on the antics (or lack thereof) of the players. Apparently, the NFL has decided that not having that stuff is better for their long-term branding.
     
  7. Major

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    And for all the talk about things becoming vanilla, if you look back 20-30 years ago, did you have all these extended dances and celebrations of first downs and sacks? I didn't watch back then, so I really have no idea, but it seems be a relatively recent phenomenon over the last decade.
     
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    For what it's worth, Watt never salutes at the QB. He looks at the crowd and salutes. I'm hoping that that's still allowed.
     
  9. Uprising

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    So lame, taking away the salute.

    Can Antonio still do the sword swing?
     
  10. plutoblue11

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    Why doesn't the league just start invest in using robots, since they want their players to be devoid of personality, color, expression, and style?
     
  11. SwoLy-D

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    Ok, so here is the rule book. I'm wondering how, if these are the 2012 rules, the league and in-game refs, officials or umpires and the likes didn't enforce these already-existing rules that deal with excessive celebrations and only until now we are hearing about it. Did all of 2013 and the 2012 not apply?
    http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/rulebook/pdfs/2012 - Rule Book.pdf
    :confused:

    Oddly, Rodgers can still do his "tighty whities double check" celebration... right? That's unfair.
     
  12. sugrlndkid

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    Arian's namaste bow wont be allowed, either...seriously What is wrong with the NFL?? they really are making this a league of robots...guys have emotion. They are playing one of the most physical games in all types of sports...when a huge play happens they have the right to get exited...and Its always fun to involve the audience(whether its taunting or celebrating)...Goodell is a total idiot...
     
  13. J Sizzle

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    Honestly couldn't care less about celebrations. It's definitely a waste of time to outlaw them like this, but it certainly doesn't bother me.
     
  14. CometsWin

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    Mark Gastineau did them. He would go nuts after a sack.

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    The Redskins had the fun bunch. It's been part of the league as long as I've watched it.

    Actually, the Lions Texans game was ridiculous with the Lions celebrations. Every tackle or catch had a five second celebration ten yards from the play. It was stupid. That has gotten out of control. Big play fine, every play not so much.

    I will say if they're concerned about their brand they should be more interested in all the crimes committed off the field than the dances on the field.
     
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    I really don't get the point...as long as they aren't taking over a minute celebrating who cares?

    The Touchdown dance has always been a part of the game...Always...and so has spiking the ball. This is stupid and just takes a bit away from it for me.

    It's like if the NBA told Harden to stop putting up three after he drains a three point shot...what's the point?

    They are grown *** men, they can take a little taunting.
     
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    They obviously saw JJ Watt doing the wheelchair celebration and said that has no place in the NFL.
     
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    Apparently you can do stuff towards the crowd, ala the Lambeu Leap, I think since Arian typically bows towards the crowd, that should still be allowed...
     
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    It says sack dances wont be allowed but I guess touchdown dances will? Can the Players Association appeal this? Hell I mean if the camera isn't staring directly at Watt there is barely enough time to see him salute.
     
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    In 10 years, it's going to be the NFFL....National Flag Football League.
     
  20. Major

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    But that's one player. Did just about everyone do it as it is now? Or was it unique when a particular player did something?

    I think that's the big thing. I suspect the league has just decided it's gotten to be too much and they are just trying to shut it all down because it's difficult to say "well, you can do it in these circumstances but not these other ones, etc".

    Certainly true - I think Goodell has been pretty aggressive on that front too.
     

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