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In football, when you think of crazy (or stupid) post-touchdown celebrations, you immediately think of Joe Horn’s cell phone prank, or Terrell Owens “Sharpie” autograph signing.
Or, even worse, Terrell Owens 50-yard dash to the Dallas Star at the middle of the playing field. And he did that prank twice. The first time was okay, but the second time, Dallas’ Safety George Teague took offense and hit Owens and a small brawl broke out.
Celebrations are a part of the NFL and other sports. When they are natural and occur under the pure excitement of scoring, you can’t hide the player’s emotion. Remember Donovan Bailey’s “Michael Johnson was chicken” remarks after the ill-fated 150m dash at the skydome?
However, when the player needs props like a cell phone or Sharpie magic marker, the celebration has gone too far. What’s next? A Tomahawk Ninja Machete?
Terrell Owens recently did a Track and Field starting block down-on-all-fours post-touchdown celebration.
Blanka Vlasic has made the post-jump dance celebration famous while in her tiny
bathing suit track outfit.
And of course, more recently, Usain Bolt “Nuh Linga” celebration dance after his 100m victory at the Beijing Olympics.
But my all time favorite American Football player’s celebration has to go to Barry Sanders.
What did he do?
He simply gave the football back to the official. No celebration, no show boating, no hot dogging. Just get ready for the next play.
Here are some of the videos mentioned above:
The real dance of “Nuh Linga”
A Tribute to Blanka Vlasic winning Jumps and post-jump celebrations
Terrell Owens Touchdown “Usain Bolt” Celebration, but no “Nuh Linga”