The NFL season kicks off with a new season in less than a month, and (of course) a new season means new rules regarding touchdown celebrations (or lack thereof).
While T.O. and Chad Ochocinco may be out of the league after the most inventive period of time for touchdown celebrations, they are still alive and well despite the efforts of the No Fun League.
With that, The Daily Caller is here to give you the lowdown on what your favorite players definitely cannot do this season, and what we really, really want more of this coming season.
To the list of the outlawed we go!
1.) Joe Horn was the epitome of a late bloomer. The long-time New Orleans receiver made a name for himself in 2000 and had himself one hell of a five-year stretch of success on the field, racking up four Pro Bowl appearances in which he racked up over 80 receptions and 1200 yards from 2000-2004.
He was also on the team that helped bring back football to the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans.
However, Joe Horn will always be remembered (for better or worse) for pulling a cell phone from under the goalpost padding and pretending to make a phone call.
2.) Unfortunately, the NFL has also outlawed group celebrations. Which (even more unfortunately) has led to the demise of the Dirty Bird, the single greatest team celebration of the past 20 years.
Jamal Anderson may be an obscure name outside of Atlanta, but he made the Dirty Bird back in the day, and we should all be appreciative.
3.) The latest (and from the NFL’s point-of-view, greatest) banned celebration is the good ole dunking of the football. TheDC and all will probably agree, this was the most solid of all TD celebrations. Tony Gonzalez made this his thing for almost two decades. Donovan McNabb became quite fond of it.
But this would still be a celebration if it weren’t for Jimmy Graham.
You had to go ahead and dunk it sooooo hard, it made the goalposts uneven, didn’t ya, Jimmy?
Gee, thanks. One of the few good (and legal, for a while) celebrations that just had to be ruined.
4.) Personally, this is a favorite. Not so much because of Randy Moss, but because Joe Buck sounds like Mr. Politically-Correct squealing about the star’s “disgusting act.”
Yes, it is taunting, and everyone (including the NFL) realizes this is a big no-no. However, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t make you chuckle every time you see it.
5.) First off, thank God Terrell Owens is out of the NFL. Good riddance.
However, he was The GOAT at touchdown celebrations, no matter how abrasive he was. If he was on your team and not disturbing everything and anything, he was awesome (right, Eagles fans?). Otherwise, he sucked.
That is why his celebrations on the Dallas Cowboys logo at midfield encapsulated his career.
Owens celebrated two touchdowns by sprinting to the Dallas star at the 50 yard line, spiking it once and sparking a fight, causing an ejection and earning himself a week suspension from his coach Steve Mariucci.