Give the NFL credit as a business. Their product is in such high demand, the opinion of the consumer doesn’t really matter. Today the NFL embraced its reputation as the No Fun League announcing they will penalize players who dunk the ball over the goal post following a touchdown.
Never mind the concussion crisis, ex-players slowly turning in to zombies, bullying and multiple off-season arrests. Roger Goodell sat down with his staff of decision makers and said goal post dunking had to go. Football is the ultimate game of emotion and for whatever reason the league feels its necessary to remove emotion from the sport.
No celebrations. No reactions to big plays. Just mindless drones racking in billions of dollars for the league without so much as a fist pump.
Football fans let the NFL have it on Twitter after the news was announced by the NFL’s head of officiating Dean Blandino during an interview on the Dan Patrick Show.
Just in. The NFL will not allow dunking the ball over the goal post next season. It will be a penalty. Cannot use the ball as a prop.
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) March 25, 2014
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 25, 2014
— WhoDat in TN (@WhoDatTN) March 25, 2014
#nfl banned dunking. But rape and murder is ok.
— Best Bro (@best_bros) March 25, 2014
NFL will also penalize for sneezing, coughing and a runny nose
— Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) March 25, 2014
15 yard penalty for dunking football over crossbar in NFL. What's next? Lambeau Leap, be afraid, be very afraid…..
— Max Bretos (@mbretosESPN) March 25, 2014
NFL bans goal post dunking as part of an increased effort to protect players and fans from fun.
— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) March 25, 2014
Concussions. Bullying. Car crash injuries. And NFL legislates a goal post dunk out of the game. Good god. Can anything seem less important?
— Armen Keteyian (@ArmenKeteyian) March 25, 2014
Rest assured guys, the league doesn’t give a sh*t what you think about the rule change. This Fall you’re still getting your League Pass. That fantasy draft will still happen in August. You love your football and the NFL knows it.
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