By now, everyone has probably heard that the NFL will penalize teams 15 yards if a player dunks the ball through the uprights after scoring a touchdown. This rule has added fuel to the “No Fun League” sentiment, as many fans think this rule is too harsh and taking the entertainment factor out of the game.
However, St. Louis Rams head coach and co-chair of the NFL’s competition committee Jeff Fisher has a message for those people who don’t like the new rule.
“I was going through the airport leaving Orlando yesterday, going through security, and this guy was just wearing me out on the ‘No Fun League.’ Are you kidding me? He’s saying, ‘No Fun League! They should be allowed to dunk!’ And I’m like, ‘Then go to a bar and watch a basketball game. This is football,’” Fisher said on Mike & Mike.
During a game last season, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham delayed a game almost 30 minutes after knocking the uprights off balance while celebrating a touchdown. Personally, although I think some types of celebrations should be allowed and the players should be able to have fun, celebrations have been getting out of hand lately.
I am sick of seeing players celebrate picking up a 3rd and 4 from their own 20 with twelve minutes left in the first quarter. If a player makes a big play, a clutch play, or scores a touchdown, that player should be able to celebrate a little bit. But relax on the celebrations for routine plays. As for Jimmy Graham, he’s either going to lead the league in penalties or have to find another signature touchdown celebration.