NFL VP OF OPERATIONS MERTON HANKS HAS YET TO WEIGH IN: The No Fun League is considering increasing the penalties for taunting, potentially taking away touchdowns from overly celebratory teams. Goodness, I wrote this over nine years ago here:
I am a fan of taunting, preening, excessive celebration and all sorts of exuberant behavior on the gridiron, and not just because its foremost practitioner currently suits up for the Iggles.
Sports are supposed to be fun. They connect us to our childhood. So let athletes show their joy -- whether via strutting, Sharpies or group celebration -- and if the other team gets pissed off, great: they've just got to do better on the field next time.
added: This Week in Taunting: DRC vs. Washington; Golden Tate v. Rams.