August 27, 2023


I had the chance to watch some preseason NFL football over the weekend. I love football and am always glad to see its return in the fall. Watching this game over the weekend reminded me of something that bugs the heck out of me, though.

One of the people I was watching the game with made a ridiculous comment as a defensive player sacked the quarterback and did a little dance in celebration of the play. I've watched plenty of football with this guy over the years, and this isn't the first time he's made this comment. Indeed, it seems to be one of his favorites.

"Stop the celebrating. Just do your job. I don't celebrate every time I do something I get paid to do. Just walk back to the huddle already."

Yeah, does your job involve a massive adrenaline rush every 30 seconds? And I don't think you've ever "done your job" on national television as you competed for a spot "on the team" (he made his comment in the second half of the game, which, in preseasons games, is generally reserved for players trying to earn a spot on the roster.)

"Just do your job."

What an asshole comment.

I love the celebrating, as long as it doesn't rise to taunting (which it rarely does these days). It brings a bit of individuality to the downtown between plays. It adds personality, and brings some levity to the downtime between plays.

It's like the bat flip in baseball, which is great.

I say bring it on.

post published in /2023/08/27