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Old 11-27-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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I don't think having a rising stage in the end zone from where the players can perform their routines is too far fetched. Choreographers hired by each team will play an increasing role in the NFL's mission to connect with the untapped millennial market. Perhaps some of the more gifted vocalists on each team can even sing a song.
Yes!

Abolish the extra point entirely and just have a panel of judges award 0 to 2 points based on the quality of the celebration!

"Well, Howie, it looks like the Patriots are set to go for two and put this game away. Gronkowski is going to perform the Queen of the Nights aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute while the offensive line acts out the rescue of Pamina from captivity. Classic Belichick, wouldn't you say?"
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:17 PM
 
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Yes!

Abolish the extra point entirely and just have a panel of judges award 0 to 2 points based on the quality of the celebration!

"Well, Howie, it looks like the Patriots are set to go for two and put this game away. Gronkowski is going to perform the Queen of the Nights aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute while the offensive line acts out the rescue of Pamina from captivity. Classic Belichick, wouldn't you say?"
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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I enjoy them. Fun is great, as long as it's respectful.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:17 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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It's a game... doesn't matter how "professional" it is... it's still JUST a game. Let them have fun.

If you're one of the people complaining about the celebrations, go watch paint dry or something.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Personally, I prefer watching people who are humble. Pointing at the sky to acknowledge the higher power that bestowed you with the talent to get where you are and the opportunity to enjoy that type of income is what I like to see. A few high 5's works for me also. Jumping into the bleachers to be hugged by adoring fans is cool. Handing the TD ball to a kid in the stands is awesome as well. Heck, even doing a back flip is cool.

Lining up to be knocked down like bowling pins or giving CPR to a football is just stupid. I want to watch an NFL game, not Dancing with the Stars. It makes them all look like pathetic attention whores. The players are going to keep pushing the envelope every week to see just how far they can take it. We live in the age of excess, so this can be expected.

It is all about ratings, so in the end, this will be what determines what stays or goes. Ratings will shape the policies.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Doesn't bother me. Overly thought out ones are a bit silly but whatever - it's all in fun.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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Personally, I prefer watching people who are humble. Pointing at the sky to acknowledge the higher power that bestowed you with the talent to get where you are and the opportunity to enjoy that type of income is what I like to see. A few high 5's works for me also. Jumping into the bleachers to be hugged by adoring fans is cool. Handing the TD ball to a kid in the stands is awesome as well. Heck, even doing a back flip is cool.

Lining up to be knocked down like bowling pins or giving CPR to a football is just stupid. I want to watch an NFL game, not Dancing with the Stars. It makes them all look like pathetic attention whores. The players are going to keep pushing the envelope every week to see just how far they can take it. We live in the age of excess, so this can be expected.

It is all about ratings, so in the end, this will be what determines what stays or goes. Ratings will shape the policies.
Let me guess you must be the type who goes out to a social gathering and stand in the corner nursing a drink silently judging everyone while everybody else enjoying themselves.

Man I enjoyed the Eagles celebration. Lord knows people need to loosen up and get the stick out of their asses these days. Everything is way too serious now.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I come from the era where the Redskins had the "fun bunch" and each time one of the receivers scored a TD, the group would get together and do a jumping group high five. I also come from the era where we had John Riggins that wouldn't do any celebration. Art Monk would spike the ball, Ricky Sanders would do a behind the back spike, DeAngelo Hall does a little slide to his knees with his hands in the air, etc....I really don't care if the players celebrate or if they don't. As long as my team is scoring more points than the opposing team, I'm happy.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I don't mind them, some I need the announcer to tell me what they are supposed to be!

Jordy, Randall and Davante have been doing Olympic things, first the bobsled team, this time curling, for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Jordy's idea and he is as low key as you can get for a WR.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:03 PM
 
Location: USA
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YES
It's getting obnoxious. Totally ok with a little celebration but these planned out team routines are over the top.

The Eagles this week remind me of Carolina a few years back. Arrogant team displays on the sidelines only to get trounced at the end.
Except the Eagles didn't get trounced, and I doubt if they will this season. I am old school, so not a fan of the celebrations. In the old days, they offenders would get "hurt" on the next play. It does seem like rubbing salt in the wounds to me, and not at all classy. Just more "look at me, I'm special, and arrogant, but you are going to watch me anyway".
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