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Thank God, the NFL is Loosening Up Celebration Rules

We’ve railed on this before, most recently when Davante Adams was penalized and then fined after slamming the football over the goalpost in Detroit last year.

The NFL’s celebration rules are idiotic.

Well, soon we can say they were idiotic. Sometimes the league is tone deaf (see: marijuana), but in this case they actually listened to the conversation and did something about it.

They’re loosening up the celebration rules.

That doesn’t mean that any and everything is allowed, however.

And that’s just fine.

The Green Bay Packers were pretty much immune to these rules at home, since pretty much everyone does the Lambeau Leap. That’s actually a celebration that was grandfathered in to be exempt from any celebration rules.

However, as you’ve seen, guys can get in trouble on the road.

Interestingly, it exactly two months ago that the league released an instructional video on which celebrations were allowed and which weren’t. Packers tight end Martellus Bennett immediately told them what clowns they were.

So we’ve come a long way in a short time.

Now allowed: FUN!

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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  1. Empacador May 24, 2017

    So Tim Harris and his 6 shooter routine would be banned because “Durr, guns!” right? Maybe this could have been at the discretion of the refs with regard to weapons, but I can see it now. Ed Hochuli, a lawyer by trade, calls a penalty for SOMEONE simulating a golf putt, because a putter can be considered a weapon!