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Well, it finally happened: Penalties for excessive celebration have officially jumped the shark. If the NFL is the No Fun League, it's still a celebratory paradise compared to the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association. That was made clear when a Tumwater (Wash.) High running back was flagged for excessive celebration after he pointed to the heavens following a touchdown run on Monday night.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
It does seem to suck some of the fun out of the game if you can't have a little celebration when you score.
I really don't see the harm in it as long as it's brief and doesn't disrupt the flow and timing of the game.
"That wasn't the point [of the gesture], so I guess I was a little confused," Hastie told KOMO News. "I do that to give glory to my Heavenly Father, Jesus. He gives me the strength. He's the one who gives me these abilities in the first place."
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Thanking God for making a touchdown
Does that mean you should curse god for failed touchdowns?
Would me more interesting if he sacrificed a chicken at each touchdown.
Yes it's PC overboard for sure, or jumped the shark as they said.
Originally posted by sonjah1
But the greater point is that the player wasn't celebrating for his team or against his rivals:
Has the US gone PC-overboard?
Originally posted by radarloveguy
reply to post by sonjah1
The judgements of the Godless are
returning on their heads ....
God won't be mocked .
But your 666 world economy will/has ....
Originally posted by freedish
reply to post by sonjah1
II've seen a penalty like this happen against AJ green on Georgia Bulldogs.
He receives the ball in the end zone, and literally stands there motionless looking at the sky for 2 seconds and got a flag.
I guess not only is a flag to point to the sky, but also to look at it.
These refs need to chill the heck out.
Originally posted by Tyrone
An Ole Miss receiver dove into the end zone as there was an LSU defender chasing him. He got flagged for the dive and it possibly contributed to Ole Miss losing the game.
But in high school football? To flag for someone's brief expression of values....oooo....I hope when my children grow up, I'll be able to restrain myself.
Off topic, see how Richt took Green out for many games, and things didn't go well for UGA initially?...but at least that coach has some class...unlike Spurrier, Chizik, and Urban,