Super Bowl winners dump gallons of Gatorade over their coach's head. The NBA Finals conclude with stormy champagne showers. NHL champions sip (or guzzle) from Lord Stanley's Cup. In short, sports celebrations are inexplicably intertwined with the decidedly messy utilization of food and beverage.
The announcement, which came from notable sweet-smashing instigator Adam Jones via Twitter, began with some serious foreshadowing.
I might have some TERRIBLE news for O's fans 😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖— 10 (@SimplyAJ10) February 27, 2016
Then, of course, the news came: no more celebratory on-field dessert consumption. But why?
As it turns out, the gleeful pranking has been deemed hazardous.
It's no ones fault. It's just about safety. At the end of the day it can be dangerous so we're being smart.— 10 (@SimplyAJ10) February 27, 2016
Is it the sugar intake? The terrifying tin? Perhaps the velocity of the impact itself is cause for concern?
Regardless of the reason for the tomfoolery's abandonment, fans can still expect to see some horseplay. Jones isn't abandoning antics of all kinds. In fact, he's already fielding alternative ideas.
[Twitter, h/t the Big Lead]