clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NFL relaxes celebration rules

NFL: NFC Divisional-Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Today, the NFL took a giant leap forward. Roger Goodell announced that the NFL has officially relaxed some of its rules regarding touchdown celebrations. According to Goodell, the following three types of celebrations that were once penalized are now acceptable:

  1. Using the football as a prop
  2. Celebrating on the ground... Yes, that means snow angels are allowed!
  3. Group demonstrations

The goal of this change, according to him, is to allow the players to have the “freedom to be able to express themselves and celebrate their athletic achievements.” Further, he states this is why “offensive demonstrations, celebrations that are prolonged and delay the game, and those directed at an opponent, will still be penalized.” Sorry, Antonio!

What do you think? Will this make the NFL more fun to watch? Also, how long until somebody takes advantage of the relaxed rules just like Terrell Owens did with his famous “Sharpie” celebration?

I don’t know about you, but this makes me incredibly happy. I can’t honestly wait for the next snow game!