News| Sports | NFL Axes End Zone Celebrations

Published February 11, 2008

Posted March 30, 2006 – Remember how Forty-Niner’s receiver Terrell Owens kicked up a storm when he pulled a Sharpie from his sock and autographed the ball after scoring a touchdown? How about when Joe Horn retrieved a cell phone from the goal post and made an end zone call after one spectacular catch? And don’t forget when Carolina’s Steve Smith gave CPR to the football after racing to pay dirt, or Randy Moss’ mock mooning of hostile Green Bay fans after burning  defenders in that icy city?

Well, that’s all they are now – memories.

NFL owners decided Wednesday that enough was enough, voting 29-3 to put a stop to all post-TD shenanigans. They agreed that while spikes, dunks and dances can still be done, players can no longer use props of any kind (i.e., Sharpies, cell phones, towels, etc.) or go down to the turf to make a celebratory point.

The Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Bucs were the only teams to vote against the measure.

Some say the rules were put in place to keep the brothas from celebrating.  What do you think?

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