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Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Excessive Celebration

Undrafted rookie Jacob Lacey was called for excessive celebration after his first career touchdown on an interception return. Caldwell's not sure why. Lacey raced into the end zone, slid to the ground and gave the safe signal. "The rule is that once you're in the end zone and you leave your feet to go to your knees, the only thing you can do is pray," Caldwell said. "He slid. That's the way the rule is. But I had to find out exactly what he did wrong in the first place and make sure we adhere to it because that, obviously, could cost us in a close game."

That was the most ridiculous call I have ever witnessed in NFL!!!!!Do you want to know what else I find ridiculous? The way the New England Patriots make a mockery of the NFL!!!!Hey commissioner Goodell! What do you call it when you run the score up 59 to 0?Come on! 35 to ZERO after the first half? Belichick should have some respect for Fisher and the rest of the Titans and pulled Tom Brady and the starters out of the game! They had the game in the bag! You don’t find that Excessive Celebration? If I’m not mistaken (and I’m not), Excessive Celebration falls under the rule of Unsportsmanlike conduct! Unsportsmanlike conduct refers to a particular player or team who have acted inappropriately and/or unprofessionally in the context of the game. NFL ruling on Unsportsmanlike conduct: Unsportsmanlike conduct will also by called for any prolonged, excessive, or premeditated celebration by individual players or a group of players.While were on the subject of Unsportsmanlike conduct, yes, let’s bring up the cheating thing. In 2007, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has determined that the New England Patriots violated league rules when they videotaped defensive signals by the New York Jets' coaches.Is that not unsportsmanlike? 

Speaking of 2007 . . . .

Patriots have ran up scores excessively when, again, there was no reason to keep Tom Brady and The Starters in these games!
Oct. 28Patriots vs. RedskinsW 52-7
Sept. 23Patriots vs. BillsW 38-7

Nov. 18Patriots @ BillsW 56-10
Just to name a few of the games Patriots ran up the score in 2007.

Posted by ia3/colts at 4:36 PM
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