The touchdown celebration is the hallmark of NFL Football. Even just the rituals some players do to start the game are all a part of the appeal of the league, and they made great strides recently when they relaxed some of the strangleholds the league had on players and their 'creativity.' Now it seems these celebrations are in danger, once again, of being reduced as news dropped that the NFL will be considering making some changes to the rules. Here's the quote from the Washington Post:
The league, at the suggestion of some teams, will give consideration to barring players from leaving the sideline to join on-field celebrations, according to people familiar with the NFL’s inner workings.
“If you’re on the field, fine,” one of those people said. “There would be no changes there. [But] there are some coaches and some clubs who don’t want to have players leaving the bench area to participate.”
The competition committee is slated to discuss the topic this week during its meetings in Indianapolis at the scouting combine. If the committee makes a proposal on the issue, it would be presented to owners at the annual league meeting in late March in Phoenix and would need to be ratified by at least 24 of the 32 teams.
Ben Maller thinks these changes are being spearheaded by losing teams and if they would like to celebrate, perhaps they should learn to win. Listen below:
Frankly, we don't want these celebrations going anywhere. Check them out below!