10 NFL TD Celebrations That Would Make “Ocho Cinco” Jealous
Celebrate Good Times C’Mon.
The NFL is doing a lot wrong these days. Television ratings are down, but not only because of the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick protests against police brutality like Trump wants us to believe. Fantasy Football and the NFL Red Zone Channel have changed the way the sport is watched on television, the game is over-officiated, and there were too many rules against big hits, taunting and touchdown celebrations. Thankfully this season, the league office relaxed the rules against celebrations and the players are getting very creative with their moves. Let’s take a look at the ’10 Best TD Celebrations’ so far this season.
Joseph Fauria (2014) Touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
We didn’t call him the “King of Twerk“ for nothing. Get it, Joe, get it, get it.
10. Lock it Up
The Pittsburgh Steelers were expecting a big year from WR Martavias Bryant to compliment fantasy stud, Antonio Brown. Well, the Steelers have developed a secondary threat alongside Brown, but it’s not Bryant. It is rookie wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster. Smith-Schuster has been an end zone wizard. In October, the stereotypical millennial had his bike stolen. Smith-Schuster offered a reward if his bike was returned. 24 hours later, his bike was turned into the police. The rookie must have learned his lesson, because, in Week 9, Smith-Schuster locked up the training bike on the Steelers’ sideline. Classic.
— Lisa Washington (@LisaWashing) October 25, 2017
searched for a gif of a recumbent bike to make a joke about staying loose after breakfast today and found that JuJu Smith-Schuster is the only good thing about the nfl pic.twitter.com/v1jDOYi5rf
— Violence (@PhilKenSaban) November 23, 2017
9. 4×100 Relay
The Falcons have a history of great TD celebrations. Their list includes Deion “Primetime” Sanders’ high-step into the end zone, the ‘dirty bird,’ and, this year, group celebrations. Our favorite so far has been the Falcons’ WRs track and field relay race. The Falcons top three receivers are Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, and Taylor Gabriel. There’s no doubt the trip is talented enough to bring home the gold.
FTS loves it when sports borrow celebrations from one another. Like the football player who throws boxing combinations when they score a big touchdown. Some of the greatest sports celebrations come from the world of soccer. Don’t believe us, check out the Icelandic club team, Stjarnan FC on YouTube. Or if you’re more into dancing, no team in the world has better moves than the current Seleccion Colombia. So, props to Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen for his futbol slide against the Browns in London.
Thielen gets six and hits the UK fans with the soccer slide! pic.twitter.com/lY84WEiYKW
— Sports World (@OurSportsWorld) October 29, 2017
7. Jump, Jump a Little Higher
We forget the NFL is made of grown men playing a kids’ game. The game was meant to be fun and bring smiles to our faces. Thanks to WR Marvin Jones Jr. and the Detriot Lions for reminding us sports can keep us young at heart. Jones Jr. and his teammates broke out old-school double dutch moves to celebrate a TD against the Jets.
6. More Than One Kind of Sack
The Chiefs’ gave us their own version of childhood games. TE Travis Kelce’s and friends broke out a potato sack race against the Cowboys. We love it.
5. Cool Runnings
The Packers’ WR trio of Jordy Nelson, DeVante Adams, and Randall Cobb must be fans of the 1993 comedy Cool Runnings featuring the late John Candy, Leon, Malik Yoba, and Doug E. Doug. The Packers’ celebration gets high marks for its creativity and teamwork. Too bad they didn’t get a perfect score from the Russian judge. As Sanka said, “Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time! Cool Runnings!”
— Ben Krimmel (@BenKrimmel) October 8, 2017
4. Just Our Imagination
We have to give some love to defenses. Sure, defenders don’t have the chance to celebrate big plays as often as scorers, but when they do, its entertaining #AF. Check out the Tennessee Titans defense’s tribute to Motown Records, The Temptations, and the movie, Remember the Titans all in one dance. “I know you want to leave me, but I refuse to let you go. If I had to beg and plead for your sympathy, I don’t mind ’cause you mean that much to me.”
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) November 5, 2017
3. Dancing Machine
To this point, our list has mainly focused on the most creative team celebrations of the season. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for individuality. Our top three selections highlight players that added their own swag to create a “flyer” celebration. The young kids would say they put their ‘stank on it.’ First up is Charcandrick West of the Kansas City Chiefs. We’re not sure what West calls his dance, but it sure is sassy. We think it’s a mashup of the ‘Dougie’ and some kind of Beyonce move. Props to the third-down back for being an innovator.
Loving this Charcandrick West TD dance so much pic.twitter.com/KTLMACemqw
— Arlo Vicencio (@arlovicencio) October 11, 2017
2. The People’s Champ
We already saluted Vikings receiver Adam Thielen for his futbol inspired celebration in the UK. Well, WR “Showtime” Golden Tate of the Lions took giving shout-outs to other athletes in the end zone to another level. Tate must be a fan of the WWE Attitude era and one of its biggest stars, WWE Champion and Hall of Famer, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. After scoring a TD against the Saints, Tate dropped the ‘People’s Elbow,’ the Rock’s finishing move on the football. FTS is also a pro wrestling fan, so this celebration nearly topped our list, but not quite.
1. Make It Funky
Kansas City TE Travis Kelce has quickly become one of our favorite non-Giants in the NFL. Plus, we would argue he has surpassed Rob Gronkowski as the best TE in the league. Kelce makes his second appearance here for his “Chicken Head” dance against Washington on Monday Night Football. Who said white guys can’t dance? This man has got some soul. Congratulations to Travis Kelce for the best end zone celebration of 2017 so far. We could hear Chingy’s Right Thurr playing in the background. Ah, good times.
— ROCK-T (@RockTHolla) October 3, 2017