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(SportsGrid)   Roger Goodell peaks out from hiding spot behind millions of dead Native Americans to proclaim touchdown celebrations irredeemably offensive   (sportsgrid.com) divider line 44
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2013-08-07 07:17:00 AM  
If your entire business model exists on the premise that the players are utterly interchangeable, the last thing you want them doing is being individuals.  It's difficult for the average person to relate with someone who is clearly better than them and is willing to show it.  (Except for the quarterbacks, of course, who are far and away the most marketable commodity.  Then you rewrite the rules to make them the entire game.  Everyone else can go to hell.)
 
2013-08-07 07:20:36 AM  
Hey, he's got to complain about something because be can't outright condemn Riley Cooper for offensive language without dealing with the redskins thing.
 
2013-08-07 07:35:44 AM  
 
2013-08-07 07:39:39 AM  
The first step, would be to tell your network to stop putting touchdown celebrations in every highlight/promo reel they produce.
 
2013-08-07 07:45:08 AM  
Next up, stop doing the first down hand signal after every farking play.
 
2013-08-07 07:47:04 AM  
FROM THE FARKING ARTICLE:


UPDATE: To clarify, an NFL spokesman told deadspin.com that penalties will only be called for ball spinning on non-scoring plays. Inside the endzone, players are free to spin the football to their hearts content.

In other words, subby is a farking idiot.  And honestly, I'm okay with this - everyone biatches about how long the games take and how there's so much dead time.  Well, this keeps receivers from adding to that.  Remember several years ago when WRs were flinging the ball down the field after every catch?  The league put in a rule about that, and it stopped, without ruining the fun of the game.

I get that people hate Goddell, I do.  And I also know the NFL has rarely been smart about embracing celebrations; they're as bad as that handful of crotchety fans who won't shut up about how celebrations ruin the game.  But there's nothing here that should get people upset.  Except subby's trolling, because there are too goddamn many blatant and shiatty troll headlines these days.
 
2013-08-07 07:50:23 AM  
Why not just make smiling against the rules? Or better yet any show of emotion at all is a $100,000 fine. Or better yet just replace the players robots. Or better yet just show madden games on TV. Or better yet just DIAF.
 
2013-08-07 07:51:42 AM  

UNC_Samurai: FROM THE FARKING ARTICLE:

UPDATE: To clarify, an NFL spokesman told deadspin.com that penalties will only be called for ball spinning on non-scoring plays. Inside the endzone, players are free to spin the football to their hearts content.

In other words, subby is a farking idiot.  And honestly, I'm okay with this - everyone biatches about how long the games take and how there's so much dead time.  Well, this keeps receivers from adding to that.  Remember several years ago when WRs were flinging the ball down the field after every catch?  The league put in a rule about that, and it stopped, without ruining the fun of the game.

I get that people hate Goddell, I do.  And I also know the NFL has rarely been smart about embracing celebrations; they're as bad as that handful of crotchety fans who won't shut up about how celebrations ruin the game.  But there's nothing here that should get people upset.  Except subby's trolling, because there are too goddamn many blatant and shiatty troll headlines these days.


^This

/Redskins should stay Redskins
 
2013-08-07 08:04:51 AM  
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Why does Goodelll hate America?
 
2013-08-07 08:04:53 AM  
Concerned subby sounds concerned!
 
2013-08-07 08:07:36 AM  

dwade: Why not just make smiling against the rules?


I'm sure it's on Goodell's list.
 
2013-08-07 08:11:56 AM  

UNC_Samurai: But there's nothing here that should get people upset.


sack dances; home run swing; incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent (prolonged and with provocation); or dancing.

These things are now all banned on non-scoring plays. These are all things that players routinely do, and aside from ones that involve playing with the ball, they have no real impact on the speed of the game. In fact, they give the audience something to watch during the interminable setup between plays.
 
2013-08-07 08:14:44 AM  
Or, just maybe, the player could hand the ball to the ref and go back to the huddle/sideline? You dont need to dance after every first down. Celebrating after the game is over is one thing; acting like a spastic freak after every tackle is stupid. You're a professional. Act like you've been there before...
 
2013-08-07 08:17:19 AM  
t3knomanser:

sack dances; home run swing; incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent (prolonged and with provocation); or dancing.

These things are now all banned on non-scoring plays. These are all things that players routinely do, and aside from ones that involve playing with the ball, they have no real impact on the speed of the game. In fact, they give the audience something to watch during the interminable setup between plays.


But, grabbing your dick is still cool, right?
 
2013-08-07 08:21:58 AM  

EyeballKid: t3knomanser:

sack dances; home run swing; incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent (prolonged and with provocation); or dancing.

These things are now all banned on non-scoring plays. These are all things that players routinely do, and aside from ones that involve playing with the ball, they have no real impact on the speed of the game. In fact, they give the audience something to watch during the interminable setup between plays.

But, grabbing your dick is still cool, right?


That depends on who is grabbing my dick.
 
2013-08-07 08:22:52 AM  

EyeballKid: But, grabbing your dick is still cool, right?


Marshawn Lynch is grandfathered in.
 
2013-08-07 08:53:44 AM  

t3knomanser: UNC_Samurai: But there's nothing here that should get people upset.

sack dances; home run swing; incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent (prolonged and with provocation); or dancing.

These things are now all banned on non-scoring plays. These are all things that players routinely do, and aside from ones that involve playing with the ball, they have no real impact on the speed of the game. In fact, they give the audience something to watch during the interminable setup between plays.


What is the incredible hulk? That's the only one I don't get. Is it when the player pretends to rip their jersey open? Shouldn't that be called the Superman? The player is mimicking opening the shirt to reveal the S underneath, unless I have totally misconstrued that particular action.
 
2013-08-07 09:01:53 AM  
Roger Goodell killed Indians?  Who knew?

/Go Redskins!
 
2013-08-07 09:08:49 AM  
What irritates me about this stupid ruling is that the NFL uses these same celebrations in its own damn commercials.  They even have actors imitate the celebrations to show how pumped they are for the NFL!

/hypocrites, the lot of them.
 
2013-08-07 09:16:40 AM  

RsquaredW: EyeballKid: But, grabbing your dick is still cool, right?

Marshawn Lynch is grandfathered in.


3.bp.blogspot.com

You can't take this from me! Suck it Goodell!!!!
 
2013-08-07 09:29:55 AM  
Walter Payton would just hand the ball to the refs, then get ready to score again.  His mustache was all the celebration anyone needed.
 
2013-08-07 09:32:05 AM  
Fark that. I like the spinning. Even on non-scoring plays. It's a way of celebrating a good individual or team effort without being too obtrusive.

Hell. They should give them extra yards (+/- depending on who does the spinning) based on the length of the spin and how long the ball stays on a central axis.
 
2013-08-07 09:50:27 AM  
i249.photobucket.com
In my opinion, we are confronted here with something of a situation. Otherwise, I would not have presumed to take up your time. Once again, it concerns the case of Jonathan E. We know we don't want anything extraordinary to happen to Jonathan. We've already agreed on that. No accidents, nothing unnatural. The game was created to demonstrate the futility of individual effort. And the game must do its work. The Energy Corporation has done all it can, and if a champion defeats the meaning for which the game was designed, then he must lose. I hope you agree with my reasoning.
 
2013-08-07 09:54:05 AM  
A 25 second play clock would quickly put an end to a lot of stupid stuff that happens on the field between plays plus make the game more fun to watch.
 
2013-08-07 09:59:45 AM  
Hey if games are too long and slow maybe they could show fewer commerhahahahaha
 
2013-08-07 10:00:19 AM  

timswar: Fark that. I like the spinning. Even on non-scoring plays. It's a way of celebrating a good individual or team effort without being too obtrusive.

Hell. They should give them extra yards (+/- depending on who does the spinning) based on the length of the spin and how long the ball stays on a central axis.


They should also mark 4 sides of the ball, and depending on which side lands face-up, a team gets yards or points.
 
2013-08-07 10:41:08 AM  

Muta: A 25 second play clock would quickly put an end to a lot of stupid stuff that happens on the field between plays plus make the game more fun to watch.


One of the things they're testing via the Pro Bowl is a 35/25 second play clock rather than the current 40/25. I appreciate any effort to do this. YOU HAVE COACHES SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO THE QBS IT SHOULDN'T TAKE THAT LONG TO SET UP.

As for the banning of these celebrations - on the one hand, I'm in favor of more dancing. On the other hand, all of these dances suck, so I'm cool with banning them and forcing people to try to come up with something interesting. Also, if it stops Cam Newton and Victor Cruz from ever getting to do "their" dances ever again, it's overall a great thing.
 
2013-08-07 10:42:20 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Next up, stop doing the first down hand signal after every farking play.


^ This.  We can see you made a first down.  Stop acting like it's the most exciting thing that has ever happened to you.
 
2013-08-07 12:09:17 PM  

IAmRight: Muta: A 25 second play clock would quickly put an end to a lot of stupid stuff that happens on the field between plays plus make the game more fun to watch.

One of the things they're testing via the Pro Bowl is a 35/25 second play clock rather than the current 40/25. I appreciate any effort to do this. YOU HAVE COACHES SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO THE QBS IT SHOULDN'T TAKE THAT LONG TO SET UP.

As for the banning of these celebrations - on the one hand, I'm in favor of more dancing. On the other hand, all of these dances suck, so I'm cool with banning them and forcing people to try to come up with something interesting. Also, if it stops Cam Newton and Victor Cruz from ever getting to do "their" dances ever again, it's overall a great thing.


A team Bollywood style dance might just be what the NFL needs.

India is a huge market
 
2013-08-07 12:57:32 PM  

uber humper: A team Bollywood style dance might just be what the NFL needs.


I have long advocated that every team must record a single in a popular music style of the day at least once per decade, for our extreme amusement in the future. Perhaps one or two will add some international flavor.
 
2013-08-07 01:42:06 PM  

uber humper: IAmRight: Muta: A 25 second play clock would quickly put an end to a lot of stupid stuff that happens on the field between plays plus make the game more fun to watch.

One of the things they're testing via the Pro Bowl is a 35/25 second play clock rather than the current 40/25. I appreciate any effort to do this. YOU HAVE COACHES SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO THE QBS IT SHOULDN'T TAKE THAT LONG TO SET UP.

As for the banning of these celebrations - on the one hand, I'm in favor of more dancing. On the other hand, all of these dances suck, so I'm cool with banning them and forcing people to try to come up with something interesting. Also, if it stops Cam Newton and Victor Cruz from ever getting to do "their" dances ever again, it's overall a great thing.

A team Bollywood style dance might just be what the NFL needs.

India is a huge market

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2013-08-07 02:16:48 PM  

ongbok: RsquaredW: EyeballKid: But, grabbing your dick is still cool, right?

Marshawn Lynch is grandfathered in.

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You can't take this from me! Suck it Goodell!!!!



BWAHAHAHAHA!

/Go Hawks.
 
2013-08-07 02:25:21 PM  
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2013-08-07 02:46:06 PM  
You'll note he waited until Ray Lewis retired to start this up again.

/coward
 
2013-08-07 03:06:23 PM  

timswar: Fark that. I like the spinning. Even on non-scoring plays. It's a way of celebrating a good individual or team effort without being too obtrusive.

Hell. They should give them extra yards (+/- depending on who does the spinning) based on the length of the spin and how long the ball stays on a central axis.


Start a new league NSL - National Spinball League

Best of all, they won't even test for PEDs and head injuries are of no concern.
 
2013-08-07 03:08:35 PM  
This is the same Roger Goodell who commissioned a study to try to prove post-concussion dementia wasn't a problem for retired players, then tried to bury the study when it proved that it was a bigger problem than anyone thought. But I'm sure this is totally in the players' best interests, too.
 
2013-08-07 03:49:58 PM  
Roger Goodell peaks out from hiding spot behind millions of dead Native Americans Presidents to proclaim touchdown celebrations irredeemably offensive

FIFM.
 
2013-08-07 04:04:08 PM  

IAmRight: You'll note he waited until Ray Lewis retired to start this up again.

/coward


Lewis danced before the game, not after every sack.  Most of the time he would just scream, which isn't exactly uncommon for linebackers. In other words, this new rule wouldn't have affected him.
 
2013-08-07 04:28:01 PM  

degenerate-afro: IAmRight: You'll note he waited until Ray Lewis retired to start this up again.

/coward

Lewis danced before the game, not after every sack.  Most of the time he would just scream, which isn't exactly uncommon for linebackers. In other words, this new rule wouldn't have affected him.


BTW, here's an example.
Here's another

Of course that doesn't mean that he didn't dance about  early in his carrer, but he stopped most of the after tackle show boating well before this rule came about.
 
2013-08-07 05:18:31 PM  

bulldg4life: Hey, he's got to complain about something because be can't outright condemn Riley Cooper for offensive language without dealing with the redskins thing.


Is  that is really an issue?

www.walldesk.net
www.etan.org

I do realize  some people need to be able to snivel about something but certainly there are more important issues.  Of course complaining about the insignificant helps distract  from having to deal with hard stuff.
 
2013-08-07 06:58:57 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [i249.photobucket.com image 500x250]
In my opinion, we are confronted here with something of a situation. Otherwise, I would not have presumed to take up your time. Once again, it concerns the case of Jonathan E. We know we don't want anything extraordinary to happen to Jonathan. We've already agreed on that. No accidents, nothing unnatural. The game was created to demonstrate the futility of individual effort. And the game must do its work. The Energy Corporation has done all it can, and if a champion defeats the meaning for which the game was designed, then he must lose. I hope you agree with my reasoning.


Ding!  We have a winner.
 
2013-08-08 02:47:42 AM  
I've been out all day and I just got in, so here it is better late than never ...

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2013-08-08 02:01:37 PM  

hasty ambush: bulldg4life: Hey, he's got to complain about something because be can't outright condemn Riley Cooper for offensive language without dealing with the redskins thing.

Is  that is really an issue?

[www.walldesk.net image 850x637]
[www.etan.org image 608x609]

I do realize  some people need to be able to snivel about something but certainly there are more important issues.  Of course complaining about the insignificant helps distract  from having to deal with hard stuff.


US Army aviation is based out of Fort Sill Oklahoma, which is why they named the helicopters  after Indian tribes.  The US  Army did not name its first dedicated attack chopper after an Indian tribe (the Cobra) the representatives of the tribes informed the Army that the historical warrior tribal councils would be offended by naming attack helicopters.  Hence the Apache and Comanche.
 
2013-08-08 04:42:14 PM  

Wolfmanjames: hasty ambush: bulldg4life: Hey, he's got to complain about something because be can't outright condemn Riley Cooper for offensive language without dealing with the redskins thing.

Is  that is really an issue?

[www.walldesk.net image 850x637]
[www.etan.org image 608x609]

I do realize  some people need to be able to snivel about something but certainly there are more important issues.  Of course complaining about the insignificant helps distract  from having to deal with hard stuff.

US Army aviation is based out of Fort Sill Oklahoma, which is why they named the helicopters  after Indian tribes.  The US  Army did not name its first dedicated attack chopper after an Indian tribe (the Cobra) the representatives of the tribes informed the Army that the historical warrior tribal councils would be offended by naming attack helicopters.  Hence the Apache and Comanche.


What about the Motorcycle?
My understanding is that most  American Indians are not offended by the Redskins team name either  but a vocal  minority, more than likely hoping to be perceived as "community leaders"  in the grand tradition of Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson.

Three Virginia Indian tribes not offended by Redskins

"We're more worried about our kids being educated, our people housed, elder care and the survival of our culture. We've been in that survival mode for 400 years. We're not worried about how some ball team is named."
 
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