The NFL isn’t quite the “No Fun League” anymore.
The relaxed rules allow a few new things for players:
1. They can use the football as a prop in celebrations
2. Players can celebrate on the ground
3. Group demonstrations are (finally) allowed
Keeping those new guidelines in mind, players have gotten creative with their decidedly theatrical celebrations.
Here’s a look at the best from the 2017 season (so far):
1. The Steelers channel their inner James Harrison with a mock weightlifting session:
On that primetime workout plan. 😏 pic.twitter.com/vFKPmG1WD7
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 30, 2017
2. The Packers channel the Cool Runnings bobsled team:
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 8, 2017
3. Juju Smith-Schuster leads the Steelers in a game of hide-and-seek:
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) October 23, 2017
4a. The Eagles play some baseball—first, as Torrey Smith smashes a ‘home run’ with the football…
the best end zone celebration I have ever seen in my life. pic.twitter.com/GL5ywbPiLW
— chris jones¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@LONG_DRIVE) October 8, 2017
4b. …and then when Alshon Jeffrey gets “hit by a pitch” and charges the mound:
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 29, 2017
4c. The Eagles keep coming up with great celebrations—here’s the team ‘bowling’ in Week 12:
— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) November 26, 2017
5. When in Rome (or London, rather): Adam Thielen does a soccer celebration slide:
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 29, 2017
6. The Vikings go back to the schoolyard days:
Gray Duck! pic.twitter.com/EitWZQX09D
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 10, 2017
7a. Devonta Freeman shoots a free throw:
7b. Leonard Fournette also sinks one from the charity stripe— extra points for the quality O-line box out:
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) December 3, 2017
8. Travis Kelce leads the Chiefs in an amazing potato sack race celebration:
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) November 5, 2017
9. The Lions bring out the “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots” celebration—and it was fantastic:
"Hey Eric, you need some extra work on the juggs machine"
"Sorry coach, working on a TD celebration" pic.twitter.com/fwqcSqk9xw
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) November 7, 2017
10. JuJu and Co. back at it again, this time with a WWE-inspired pinfall.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 5, 2017
Keep an eye on this during the season for more fun and wild celebrations.