TOUCHDOWN! The phrase that every football fan wants to hear. Throughout the years, we have seen some amazing and clever touchdown celebrations. The Joe Horn phone call, Terrell Owens and his mid-game snack, and the Randy Moss mooning are all classics. The National Football League, or the No Fun League as some might call it, has been cracking down recently on extreme touchdown celebrations, even as other leagues go in the opposite direction. Even with the fines and penalties, players are still getting creative with how they celebrate a touchdown. Isn’t the ultimate goal of the offense to score touchdowns? Players should be able to reward themselves after scoring six points.
As a fan it is always awesome to see creativity in a touchdown celebration. At the end of the day sports are a form of entertainment, and the fans want to see unique, funny, and awe-inspiring touchdown celebrations. The NFL needs to rethink their harsh penalties for excessive celebrations.
In wake of the start of the NFL season, where we’re starting to see the pretenders and contenders take shape, we wanted to give you something to cheer about. From Lance Moore to Cam Newton, check out 10 awesome touchdown celebrations that you might just see again this year. But keep up the creativity, guys, we want to see some new dances and new celebrations this season. (Wonder if Johnny Manziel will ever get a chance to show off his?)
Who do you think has the best touchdown celebration? Is it Victor Cruz’s salsa dance, Cam Newton’s superman or Jimmy Graham’s slam dunk? Maybe a newcomer comes in this season and steals the spotlight? After 15 years in the league, it is time for the future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning to start celebrating his touchdown throws. Imagine if we say Peyton do the worm 55 times last year? That’d be worth any penalty.
It’s only Tuesday, but get yourself ready for this weekend with The NFL’s Best Touchdown Celebrations.
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