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(ESPN)   Calvin Johnson says he has found a loophole in the ban of dunking the football for touchdown celebrations. What is that? He will not touch the rim of the goal post   (espn.go.com ) divider line
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2014-04-27 12:00:00 PM  
CJ is one of the greatest athletes in sports today. Whatever he does is fine by me.
 
2014-04-27 02:37:58 PM  
Just follow the rules and play the game, you troglodyte. Always trying to circumvent authority. Some people.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-27 02:46:22 PM  
Personal foul penalties are not subject to review, right?
 
2014-04-27 03:43:50 PM  
They'll still fine your rich ass
 
2014-04-27 03:44:23 PM  
CJ, you're a football player, not &*^#*&^ Matlock.
 
2014-04-27 03:49:28 PM  
Its not a loophole dummy, you can't use it as a prop even if you don't touch it you are still using it as a prop.
 
2014-04-27 04:01:51 PM  
CJ, you are a WR, not a TE.  That is not your move.  I'm not usually very strict on these kinds of things, but that move is one of the few things tight ends have going for them.  Please do not take that away from them, especially since the league already has.

/but if you want to rack up stupid penalties, especially while playing the Vikings, go ahead.
 
2014-04-27 04:11:37 PM  
If the goal post is viewed as a prop, then shooting the football through from downtown, 3 point style would also result in a penalty right?

Just wondering how far the NFL thought this through? Hopefully further than giving the Giants 5 prime time games this season.
 
2014-04-27 04:11:52 PM  
Hope his kicker has a strong leg.  Those 45 yard PAT's are going to suck.

Either that or kicking off from the 25
 
2014-04-27 04:26:00 PM  

NewWorldDan: CJ, you are a WR, not a TE.  That is not your move.  I'm not usually very strict on these kinds of things, but that move is one of the few things tight ends have going for them.  Please do not take that away from them, especially since the league already has.

/but if you want to rack up stupid penalties, especially while playing the Vikings, go ahead.


I'm not sure if you are serious or not?  He's done it pretty much every touchdown every year he was in the league.
 
2014-04-27 04:26:56 PM  
So it will be one of those weird Blake Griffin dunks?
 
2014-04-27 04:30:44 PM  
Let's say it doesn't count as using it as a prop for some reason. He's still going to f*ck up and hit it on occasion.
 
2014-04-27 05:56:09 PM  
I've always thought that every time a player scores they should celebrate enough to get a penalty. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Eventually the refs would stop calling it, and we could go back to when football could be, you know, fun.
 
2014-04-27 06:00:06 PM  

Jakesta: I've always thought that every time a player scores they should celebrate enough to get a penalty. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Eventually the refs would stop calling it, and we could go back to when football could be, you know, fun.


That would probably open the players up to fines from the league AND their team.
 
2014-04-27 06:01:21 PM  

PluckYew: Jakesta: I've always thought that every time a player scores they should celebrate enough to get a penalty. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Eventually the refs would stop calling it, and we could go back to when football could be, you know, fun.

That would probably open the players up to fines from the league AND their team.


Yup, that's all that would happen, to be honest. Large organizations and their leaders do NOT respond well be being made fools of.
 
2014-04-27 06:04:05 PM  
I feel like every time someone types "fool" or "idiot," there's some filter that screws up the sentence for the poster.
 
2014-04-27 06:06:20 PM  

steamingpile: Its not a loophole dummy, you can't use it as a prop even if you don't touch it you are still using it as a prop.


So is the turf a prop also, for when someone spikes it? How about the endzone wall for the Lambeau Leap?
 
2014-04-27 06:10:44 PM  
If that WERE a loophole, it'd be funny for the day-after discussion if a slow mo replay showed someone's pinky brushing it and mass biatching resulted.
 
2014-04-27 06:12:55 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: steamingpile: Its not a loophole dummy, you can't use it as a prop even if you don't touch it you are still using it as a prop.

So is the turf a prop also, for when someone spikes it? How about the endzone wall for the Lambeau Leap?


I think The Leap has already been outlawed. Next up is cheering. The NFL wants fans to act like their team has been there before.
 
2014-04-27 06:25:29 PM  
Smart to make this statement five months before the season starts, because there's no way anybody from the NFL would read this and amend the rule.
 
2014-04-27 06:35:13 PM  
It's the Lions, the NFL version of the short bus, does it really matter where they kick from?
 
2014-04-27 06:37:54 PM  
The NFL decided this offseason to add the goalpost celebration to its list of post-touchdown actions that will be penalized for unsportsmanlike contract.

What kind of athlete would even assign a contract that wasn't sportsmanlike?
 
2014-04-27 06:39:47 PM  
Dammit all to hell.
 
2014-04-27 06:52:52 PM  

Jakesta: HaywoodJablonski: steamingpile: Its not a loophole dummy, you can't use it as a prop even if you don't touch it you are still using it as a prop.

So is the turf a prop also, for when someone spikes it? How about the endzone wall for the Lambeau Leap?

I think The Leap has already been outlawed. Next up is cheering. The NFL wants fans to act like their team has been there before.


I think this is correct, except the Lambeau Leap has been grandfathered in.  I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm mistaken.
 
2014-04-27 06:56:25 PM  

"Fark the spirit of the law - I'm sticking with the letter. What can they do, really?", says the employee.

 
2014-04-27 07:57:20 PM  
The end zone penalties are dumb. It's entertainment! It's supposed to be entertaining!
 
2014-04-27 08:01:19 PM  
I'm pretty sure he will be able to cover the fines.
 
2014-04-27 11:24:02 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: I'm pretty sure he will be able to cover the fines.


Fines aren't the problem.

The 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalties will hurt his team.
 
2014-04-28 01:01:24 PM  
Then it's not a dunk - it's a lay-up.
 
2014-04-28 02:33:21 PM  
Still using the goal post as a prop. Same as if he pretended he was shooting a three over the post.
 
2014-04-28 03:33:13 PM  
You mean there's actually a Detroit Lion who understands the meaning of "touchdown" and
not be thinking of tornadoes?
 
2014-04-28 04:15:47 PM  
So I talked to Barry and he's of the opinion you should just hand the ball to the damn ref.
 
2014-04-28 04:27:14 PM  

softshoes: So I talked to Barry and he's of the opinion you should just hand the ball to the damn ref.


I agree :)
 
2014-04-28 10:00:18 PM  
The Lambeau Leap is not an on field celebration according to Wikipedia, and therefore not subject to the rule, but I believe this has more to do with the cross bar getting out of whack than irritation with the celebration. Also, it should simply be you get 5 seconds, no props, anything beyond that is a penalty and fine. You can have a lot of fun in five seconds, just ask your mom.
 
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