Found October 03, 2011 on The Victory Formation:

This is why I miss the days of Barry Sanders. The former Detroit running back used to score, typically in amazing fashion, then turn to the referee and hand him the ball. He said his father always told him, “act like you’ve been there before.” I wish I had the opportunity to act like I had been there before. Anyway, some people get enjoyment out of touchdown celebrations, I think they are dumb. Spike the ball, chest bump your teammates, that’s fine. The dances and the look-at-me attitude is pathetic. We just saw you score a TD. I don’t agree with outlawing it, I’m not a fan of the No Fun League, either. But you just make yourself look like a fool, just as the Bears Marion Barber did yesterday.


Marion Barber backflip fail

…. That’s how you backflip right? Land directly on your face?

Marion Barber Face Plant’s Celebration (Video)

Watch the video below as Marion Barber (Chicago Bears) celebrates his first rushing touchdown as a Bear. What an Epic Fail!

Let's Watch Marion Barber Land A Celebratory Back Flip With His Face

"Marion Barber of the Chicago Bears does a flip after making his first touchdown for the team in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field on Sunday." [Daily Herald] (H/T Disco Choo) More »

Bears RB Marion Barber botches touchdown flip

And this, my friends, is why players should follow Barry Sanders' lead and simply flip the ball to the ref.  Perfect music splice. Found at The Hot Glove.

Marion Barber Flunks Audition For The Jesse White Tumblers

Above : possibly not the way former Cowboys RB Marion Barber envisioned making the highlight shows last night.  The NFL has yet to levy penalties or fines for poorly executed celebrations, but they might consider doing so in the future.

Video: Marion Barber cannot properly execute a back flip

It was nice that Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber scored his first touchdown for his new team with 1:23 left in the Bears' 34-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers, but the ex-Dallas Cowboy needs to grab a few style points in the all-important post-touchdown celebration game. For Exhibit A, I give you this debacle: Yikes. Barber may be better off taking the example...

Gilbert’s Gay Parade Costume & Marion Barber’s Digger

• Video: Ndamukong Suh destroys this rubber trash can • Officer Gilbert Arenas as a Gay Parade cop! • Gus Johnson has Gus-gasm in Chiefs-Vikings gm • Marion Barber’s sick backflip digger celebration • 116 Candy Girls For Your Boring Mon. At Work • Columbian Chick You Should Know: Melissa Giraldo • Um, Ok: Kelly Brook as a busty Indiana Jones • Teen Mom Bikini Showdown...

Bears' Devin Hester flips out & Marion Barber fails

OK, it's not 49ers, and has nothing to do with the 49ers, but in a break from our regularly scheduled programming we offer Devin Hester's 69-yard punt return, capped by a tumbling routine that showed off his agility, if not his artistry. Later in the Bears' Sunday win over Carolina, Marion Barber...

Peterson's legacy threatened by losing

The first four years of Adrian Peterson's career are similar to Barry Sanders' start in Detroit. Can the Vikings build around Peterson better than the Lions did around Sanders to promote winning?

Justified now, jinxed later?

Oh, curses (if you believe in that sort of thing). The undefeated Lions are on the national cover of Sports Illustrated this week, marking their first featured appearance on the magazine front since Barry Sanders graced the Hall of Fame issue in 2004.
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