It may be a good thing that Tony Gonzalez is retiring from the NFL or else he would be receiving a penalty after every touchdown. The NFL seems to be cracking down on anything remotely fun for the players these days, and the latest move was announced Tuesday: the league will no longer allow players to dunk the football over the field-goal post as part of their touchdown celebration.
Time for Jimmy Graham and others to start working on adding some flash to their layups.
The NFL had previously banned players from using the football as a prop during celebrations, so disallowing dunks from taking place is just a further adaptation of the rule.
Ah, yes. The league that continues to ask its players to prepare to lay it all on the line -- physically, mentally, emotionally -- every Sunday, but dial it all back in the heat of the moment.
Graham caused a disturbance with the goalposts in a game last year after he dunked over it. Should we ban everything that causes a one-time problem?