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.
No more pies can be delivered to the faces of O's players. But @dangerouspies can we still work together.2016-2-27 22:11:22
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.
I might have some TERRIBLE news for O's fans 😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖2016-2-27 21:43:11
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.
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.2016-2-27 22:13:55
[Twitter, h/t the Big Lead]