JUST PLAY FOOTBALL, BOYS

My friend, Brad, recently posted on Facebook some sentiments that took the words right out of my mouth. He was a team captain when playing for Syracuse awhile back, so he speaks with much more authority on the subject than I do.

What is the subject ? The juvenile antics that all viewers are subjected to on the college gridiron, whenever players score a touchdown.

It doesn’t seem to matter that the scoring team is still behind by two touchdowns at the end of the 3rd quarter. Hell no. There is fluent dancing in the end zone as though the prancers had just won the Super Bowl.

Is this well coached behavior on the part of players ? How about their coaches ? Is it even sportsmanlike ?

How about if these absurd antics were included in the definition of unsportsmanlike conduct ?

Enthusiasm is one thing. Ostentation is another. Please fellas. Just play football.

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