December 18, 2011
Can you blame Reggie Bush for wanting to celebrate his 76-yard touchdown by sliding in the end zone snow? Children for generations have done the same thing while playing Snow Bowls in their back yards during winter off-days from school. It's physically impossible not to want to dive feet first and slide a few yards after running a long distance with the football, the slickness of the precipitation sending you gliding into your neighbor's fence (or, in Reggie's case, the back of Buffalo's end zone).
The NFL likes not such hijinks. Like Ebenezer Scrooge, the Grinch or that mean mustachioed man in "Frosty the Snowman," the league turns its back on some forms of fun, snow dancing in particular. Dancing like an idiot? That's cool. Acting like a child and falling to the ground -- PENALTY!
Bah humbug. What are they going to do next week on Christmas Eve if Tim Tebow tries to recreate a manger scene?
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