Re: Moss Contract
- * I actually like what Moss does now. It is not a dance and is very
unassuming. A simple breaststroke move, dropping the ball, and
running to the bench. No dance, no showing off, no showing someone
* The penalty late in the year was not for excessive celebration. It
was for a team celebration. For the first time all year, Moss did
something other than the "split the D" thing and did a little jig.
Maroney was the idiot who danced along with him garnering the penalty.
* On a side note, Payton did celebrate by holding the ball up in the
air for a few seconds and then dropping it or handing it to the ref.
No more than what Moss does this year. He was showing everyone that
he was the greatest. The crime is that he never got to do it in the
SB against us. I don't mind losing to the Bears in the game. I mind
that the fat Fridge was the one who scored instead of Sweetness.
--- In email@example.com, "George" <patswingr@...> wrote:
> ***** I'm with you about 95% on that, Jan. I, too, hate
> dances, and elaborate "shows" that some of these guys put on. Also,
> noted, celebrating a First Down in a relatively meaningless
situation is way
> off the "team" line to me. However, I do applaud and appreciate a
> emotion. (I guess *I* have to, right?) ;-)
> ***** I expect a "fist in the air", or a race to embrace or "high
> teammate. I also agree with Randy about the "Lambeau Leap". I liked
> Brown's "First Down" sign on KEY plays of a drive. As long as the
> of joy is clearly spontaneous, and "appropriate to the situation",
> it. I watch games alone. But when the Pats make a big play,
> defensively, I nearly always let out a shout; sometimes pound my
fist on the
> chair, or on my leg (OUCH! Why did I DO that?!); and occasionally,
as on a
> game-winning TD, I will leap up out of the chair, driving my fist
> ceiling (fortunately, I'm too short to hit it!). I expect and hope
> players feel that kind of emotion after a big play, and love to see
> express it.
> ***** The old "hand the ball to the ref" following a TD is, to me,
> unemotional. This game is all about scoring TDs, and stopping the
> It's often said that the difference between the talent level on NFL
> very small; and the game is often won based upon "who wants it
> believe that. And I believe that a short burst of emotion shows
> player "wants it". But that's it. Just as a team should celebrate a
> a short time, then move on to the next game; a player should
celebrate a big
> play for just a moment, then move on to preparation for the next
> ***** Of course, it's almost impossible to legislate this stuff.
> I think they sometimes go too far in squelching player celebration;
> ignoring some of the stuff that I consider extreme. But it's just
> subjective to ever get it perfect for everybody. So we'll just have
> continue to scowl at the guys who over do it, according to our
> standards, I guess. :-)
> An imperfect fan of the imperfect Patriots!