NFL = No Fun League.  C’mon b!  This is ridiculous!!!  I think players should be able to celebrate however they want when they make a touchdown, but I (kinda) understand why the NFL have some of their rules in place.  But this?!  This is just crazy.  Can’t spin the ball?!  FOH!
Report after the jump…



Via DS:

As first noted by Pro Football Talk, reports out of multiple camps have officials warning players that they intend to more strictly enforce the unsportsmanlike conduct penalties already on the books. That includes:

sack dances; home run swing; incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent (prolonged and with provocation); or dancing.

Oh, I’m sorry, you actually like those things and think they make the game better? So does Carolina’s Steve Smith, who for a decade has been punctuating touchdowns by spinning the football. Spinning, it seems, will come in for particular scrutiny.

Smith said he plans to keep on doing his signature ball spin, despite an emphasis by officials to crack down on taunting this year.

“We’re working it out,” said Smith, adding he might have to alter his spin.

Officials have been told to penalize players who spin the ball at or in the vicinity of opponents.