Contact Us

Are We Celebrating Enough?

iStock

In recent years, the NFL has cracked down on celebrations in the end zone after touchdowns. If you ask me, we don’t celebrate enough. (At least in the non-football world.) We are very good at beating ourselves up when things go wrong. We need to make sure we are spiking the ball (or popping the cork) when things go great.

Now the NFL does have a point. I don’t want to see a 20-minute dance routine every time someone scores, but there should be a little room for common sense too. A fifteen yard penalty for falling to his knees after scoring in the Super Bowl? Really? That’s just a dumb rule.

Legendary Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant used to fine his players $500 (back when an NFL player actually cared about $500) for spiking the football in the end zone after they scored a touchdown. He didn’t want them to do it. He would tell his players, “Act like you’ve been there before.”

I like the coach’s thinking, but for the rest of us I think we need to spike the ball more often. Do good work. Be proud. Look for things to celebrate. It’s important. (And don’t worry about the penalty. It’s enforced on the kickoff.)

[Pete Hanson'sDailyBlog.com]

More From TRI 102.5

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://tri1025.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on TRI-102.5 – The Best Variety of Lite Rock Favorites quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on TRI-102.5 – The Best Variety of Lite Rock Favorites quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!