The NFL often gets a rap as the No Fun League and the nickname isn’t totally unjustified.
Roger Goodell and his team of Dudley-Do-Rights have come down pretty hard recently for gratuitous celebrations—though Paul Taglibue’s crew started the wave.
There is always a slightly tense moment when your team scores. The guy with the six points starts nodding exaggeratedly and thrashing about as teammates try to hug him, and you see his tongue come out and you’re thinking, “Eaaasy, eaaaasy, no dancing, chillllllll, just chillllll—No, damn it!”
Fifteen yards and a buzz kill.
But even though they’re largely against the law anymore, let’s take a look at the bedrock touchdown celebrations of the NFL.
Over the years, players have gotten, um, creative with how they cap off their six points and so have teams with trademark moves like the "Mile High Salute" and the "Dirty Bird," but there are a few basic end-zone shenanigans that can never be forgotten.