Arizona Cardinals: Celebration time again
Arizona Cardinals and NFL players can once again celebrate, within reason
The No Fun League? Try the alright we’ll give you some celebration league. The Arizona Cardinals will be able to celebrate touchdowns a little differently in 2017.
On Tuesday, amongst the changes the NFL made, teams will now be able to use footballs as props in touchdown celebrations. They will also be able to make snow angels. Go figure.
Players will still not be allowed to make gestures towards other teams. In other words, the Cardinals and others will not be allowed to show their opponents up, no taunting allowed.
That seems reasonable, doesn’t it? Also continuing to not be allowed will be any celebrations that delay the game. Again, it seems reasonable. However, what constitutes a delay?
Hopefully officials won’t be holding stop watches or anything. There can be a fine line about having a fine line.
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Still it is something. I applaud the NFL for taking steps to give players the opportunity to express themselves after a score.
Some celebrations can be a bit excessive but trying to fine players and penalize them for getting excited after each score was downright ridiculous. It also makes one wonder how much more lax they may get in the future with celebrating?
So while players still can’t make any negative gestures that could offend it will be nice to see guys use the ball as props after a score. Let them have their fun.
Just don’t expect many snow angels in Arizona. Maybe the Cardinals will have a chance to demonstrate their best in Washington when they visit in December?