View Full Version : NFL wants to halt celebration stunts
12-19-2003, 08:51 AM
"I think there’ll be a very aggressive push to try to end this stuff,” (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3753387/)
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Is NFL fining fun, or restoring respect? (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3316750/)
Your thoughts ?
12-19-2003, 01:01 PM
Others say it's the fines that border on the obscene. They say that athletes, particularly Black athletes, talk big smack all day on the playground but shake hands and bump chests after the game. No hard feelings, no lingering resentment.
All fine and well, except where are the cameras when their doing this?
Some even go as far as to say that such fines are racist, pointing out the almost-all-White sport of hockey, in which players pummel one another to a bloody pulp.
Fighting and celebrating are two different things. In the "sorta white" world of Baseball, players get fined all the time for fighting. This is not a valid point.
Dr. Harry Edwards, the Black University of California sports sociologist and longtime consultant to the 49ers, told Sports Illustrated recently, "These kids don't park their culture at the door when they come into an NFL locker room."
These are not kids, they are grown, professional athletes making millions of dollars. They had better be parking their "culture" at the door.
That being said, I do love to see a little celebration in the endzone.
12-19-2003, 03:24 PM
This is one of the areas where I disagree with Walter. I like some celebrations. I don't like it, though, when stupid cowboys break up celebrations.
12-19-2003, 10:32 PM
The celebrations are definitley something I miss from the good old days.
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