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 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 »
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.
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...
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