The NFL needs to change its celebration-penalty rules

If I were head of office in the NFL, I would place an asterisked clause at the end of the celebration penalty section of the rulebook to excuse what a player does when he catches a bonker that could potentially win the game Hail Mary for a touchdown.

Aside from harming or maiming someone, short of making a really offensive, horrible gesture… if a player wants to eat their cleats? It’s good. When he wants to cross the end zone with backflips like a college football cheerleader? good for him If he wants to grab a mic, go to midfield, commandeer the PA system, and sing the first few bars of “America.” out Westside Story? I would allow it. Especially if he also does the original choreography.


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