Bring Back the Celebrations

The NFL is considering relaxing its stranglehold on celebrations.

Nothing is worse than someone going 80 yards for a touchdown, and then we're trying to figure out does that warrant a flag for what he's doing in the end zone," Scott Green, executive director of the NFL Referees Association, said Sunday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
"We don't really enjoy that. If we could get to a point where it would simply be fines by the league, that would be great. The issue we'll still have is that guys can get pretty creative out there. The question of whether it's a foul or not a foul, hopefully we'll get closer to more of a black-and-white situation."

There's no question that these celebrations improve the entertainment factor of watching the sport. Beyond that, its totally dehumanizing for these players to be unable to show any emotion as the perform truly inspiring feats of athleticism and effort. As for where to draw the line, I feel like as long as what the players are doing is inherently family friendly, then there's no foul. The other team should be mature enough to handle these types of celebrations without feeling upstaged if a five year old wouldn't be offended by the gestures.