anti-Christ, but the who likes needle point....
Celebrations on field at Uconn game have me slightly concerned
Stop the whining. Who are we the Free Press? Stop nit picking at every single negative thing that went on yesterday.
Let the kids play. Let the kids celebrate. I love seeing the emotion after big plays and TD's.
"That was a bit excessive."
This the exact quote my wife uttered after I slid across the kitchen floor during the Robinson touchdown run. My hamstring is still a little tender. It could've been avoided but I'm not allowed to wear shoes in the house!
And the grass around the stadium wasn't as green as it could have been either. We should fire somebody.
I don’t expect a Carr style “You have been here before and will be again, stone face up” because RichRod seems more outgoing. However, they seem to really be pushing the excess celebration rules.
Revisionist history is fun. Charles Woodson, David Terrell, Braylon Edwards, Shawn Crable and Mike Hart never talked trash. Never!
And he only recruited high-character guys with great GPAs and a full compliment of Boy Scout merit badges.
When I saw some kids go back for extra bottles of water after they had already received their bottles. What can we do about these kind of things?
Vincent Smith is lucky he wasn't penalized for extending his arm higher than a 45-degree angle to the horizon. Just more of the kind of thuggery you can expect from a Rich Rod recruit.
Did anyone else notice the excessive number of fans in the stadium? The UConn fans were surely upset about this. Can we do anything about that?
I see nothing excessive about Ricky Stanzi's friend's celebration.
I am thinking the celebrations were more of an excitement to take out their frustrations on a team not wearing maize and blue.
Here's an UNACCEPTABLE celebration for you: dex, myself, Ninja, and jamiemac hugging it out after every touchdown. I'm slightly concerned now.
Now I'm going to have nightmares. Thanks a lot.
I dont recall that much hugging. makes me nervous that I drank too much and forgot things. And I'm sure I dont want to remember what i've forgot. I had some weird stiching markings around my kidneys when I got up this morning. I think I may have been skin suited
WLA members sure have some pretty sweet season ticket locations. Of course, like true communists, they are willing to share with their comrades, which is good for proletarians like myself. Spasibo!
This should not be a concern of yours when it was never penalized during the game. Just concentrate on what we have to do to get better offensively, defensively, and on special teams.
BOOOOOO. This thread sucks.
We only celebrated once per touchdown.
College kids enjoying the moments and fun after months of intense work. From what I read about a Rodriguez practice, the games are like a trip to the ice cream shop. The reward.
Nothing stood out with me. I think we have a lot of classy guys who knows how it feels to be on the receiving end of defeat and aren't anxious to inflict a taunt on others.
I would assume that when the replay of #4 on the list of best moments in Big House history was being celebrated by the assembled UM multitudes, the OP sat with his arms folded and lips pursed in disapproval and concern. It's really quite disgraceful what Desmond did that day in the end zone.
Nevermind you're playing a hugely emotional, high energy game that you've prepared for and anticipated for months and months, around which several jets have flown over, massive marching bands play in great pomp and circumstance, lame men walk, and 113,090 people gather to cheer on their team. Nope. Players should just hand over the ball with a straight face, get in a single file line and neatly walk in step, arms at their sides back to their bench. During which, the crowd and cheering fans should not be acknowledged any time, for any reason.
Why don't we just create a list and regulate which kind of actions are acceptable? Then we can check instant replay to dispute things like whether the player lifted his hand in celebration above the level of his shoulder, which would be a 5 yard penalty. Jumping up and down more than 3 times would result in a 15 yarder on kickoff.
F that, and F you.
My solution: Players can celebrate any way they want for 3 seconds. Vulgarity, middle fingers, hip thrusting, whatever.
Wake up and smell the Juan Valdez...
went down. I didn't see that on the TV feed. That is truly unacceptable...but whoever it was got theirs in the end. I'm sure Edsall will address that in his own way...if he saw it.
You're concerned about the celebrations yesterday? One of the greatest moments in our history is Desmond celebrating by doing the Heisman pose in the endzone! Arrogance is part of our tradition, even if people don't like it. I'll take an excessive celebration penalty every time if it means we just put 6 on the board.
If rich thinks it was too much he'll take care of it.
I didn't think our players were overly celebrating, but I definitely thought the referees made it a point to be right there to break up any activity and point players off the field. It's almost like they were Security Guards at a rock concert trying to direct a Mosh pit. I'm not worried about our players, but I'm worried that the referees are a little more concerned with it than they should've been.
Man, I know this is On Topic and everything, but where's Geaux_Blue when you need him.
Come on Happy Shooter. Cant you just enjoy the win, the holiday weekend and work on your Vinny Smith wiggle move, bounce off a safety, sprint into the end zone and point in celebration with the folks in Section 14.
We dont need to be officially concerned about anything. Not today
Come, GB. Vinny was practically pointing at you way up there, cant you take this down for sheer buzz killing attempts?
Then again, it is a holiday, Maybe the whole community hasnt had a chance to negbang yet, so maybe I see the worth in leaving it up after all.
I saw this thread title and thought to myself....wow really? It was just as bad as I imagined.
These type of celebrations wouldn't even be looked at twice by officials in other conferences. Maybe RR should make a pre-emptive plea to the conference head officials office to make the rules equal and fair in all conferences? As a former player myself, I don't agree with taunting and I certainly don't think we should institute a "Big House Leap" (although that would rock - a la Roy Roundtree's spring game leap) but lets not take all the fun out of sports for the athletes.
I am not that familiar with what draws a penalty in the college game all I have to say on that front is that if we do get an excessive celebration penalty we better learn from it and never get a second one.
But from a personal standpoint I love seeing guys express spontaneous happiness at success, there's jumping and hugging and high-fives just among fans. A premeditated ocho-cinco-style celebration bothers me, but I didn't see that yesterday and I generally don't in college.