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No More No Fun League: NFL Eases Celebration Rules

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

For years now, the NFL has reduced what celebrations are legally allowed seemingly every season. And perhaps the days of Joe Horn hiding a phone behind the goal post were slightly ridiculous, but football is a game and it is played for the entertainment of its audience. Say what you will about sportsmanship or acting like you’ve been there before, but over the top celebrations are entertaining when they’re carried out by the team you support (or really just any team you do not hate if they are not playing your favored team). So, I will be shocked if the newly announced rules changes are not embraced by most fans.

Via, Roger Goodell had this to say:

“Today, we are excited to tell you about another change that comes after conversations with more than 80 current and former players: we are relaxing our rules on celebrations to allow players more room to have fun after they make big plays.

Now this will not free players up to celebrate in ways that the league will deem “offensive” or that delay the game, but this is as close to a purely positive rule change as I can imagine. Here’s hoping the Chargers have a lot of reason to test the bounds of this new rule.

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  • 85%
    I like it.
    (208 votes)
  • 6%
    I don’t like it.
    (16 votes)
  • 7%
    I am somehow completely neutral.
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