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End Zone Etiquette

April 10, 2006
April 10, 2006

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End Zone Etiquette

LAST WEEK NFLowners voted by a 29-3 margin to outlaw excessive celebrations. Gone are thedays when Chad Johnson (above) could make like Tiger Woods in the end zoneafter racking up six. Johnson's response: "Tell the competition committeethat Chad said you can't cover [No.] 85, and there's no way you can stop himfrom entertaining." Still, if he doesn't want to get penalized, he'd bettercheck out this guide to what's allowed and what will get you in trouble withthe zebras.

This is an article from the April 10, 2006 issue

BANNED: GROUPCELEBRATIONS
It's O.K. to throw your hands in the air, but making like the Village Peoplewill cost you 15 yards.

BANNED:CELEBRATING ON THE GROUND
Mimicking Lord of the Dance? Fine. Mimicking Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo? Notso.

BANNED: USE OFPROPS
Borrowing TO's waiter shtick is no problem--just leave the towel, tray, bottleof Cristal and diners at home.

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