Re: Randy Moss Pretends to Moon Fans
This brings up a point about all the dancing and prancing going on in the NFL, which is probably as bad as in any sport, including the home run poses in baseball.
You know the routine, sack the QB, get up and do some kind of display for the cameras. A 280 lb. lineman flexes his muscles to celebrate tackling a 185 lb. receiver looking for a place to fall.
Do these guys realize that I cannot fathom anyone that says they follow the NFL for the celebrations. I'm sure there is someone that puts that is in the top 10 reasons why they love the NFL (perhaps the guy with the hardhat that always gets on camera at Bengals home games?), but I know many people who are totally turned off and no longer follow the league because of all the tacky celebrating that goes on during the games. That seems like the reverse of what you would want as a marketer who wants to continue building up the league.
In short, the NFL doesn't only need to continue to flag end zone "excessive" celebrations so that it will stop because of its negative marketing impact (in the long run), but also put a stop to the stupid defensive celebrations after every stinkin' tackle and the offensive celebrations after a first down.
I do find it interesting that Moss did not get a flag for the faux moon, but Chad and TJ were flagged for doing a chest bump after coming back from a 23 point deficit against the Ravens. That's consistency.
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