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T.O. fined 'thousands' for mock videotape TD celebration
yahoo ^ | September 19, 2007

Posted on 09/20/2007 11:32:21 AM PDT by stainlessbanner

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- After seeing the videotape of Terrell Owens' latest touchdown celebration, the NFL office wasn't laughing.

Owens said Wednesday he was fined "a good chunk of money" -- which he later defined as thousands of dollars -- for a celebration that included him using the goal post and football to poke fun at the New England Patriots' spying scandal during Dallas' 37-20 victory over Miami this past Sunday.

A league spokesman said the fine was $7,500.

"It wasn't even the fact I used the goal post as a prop," Owens said. "They said I used the ball."

Beyond being confused about what he can and can't do, Owens is frustrated by the league's policing of end-zone scenes.

"It's kind of hard to understand the rules," he said. "It's like you can't do nothing no more. ... Dude, it's like they're trying to find any way to take fun out of the game. So I'm kind of limited right now as far as what I can do."

T.O. plotted his celebration days before, after getting suggestions from callers on his weekly radio show. He said he likes making them timely.

Now, though, he's going to be more careful with what he does.

"Nothing's worth getting a fine for," he said.

Owens said he'll consider an appeal, but "it may not even be worth it."

How about saving his act until he gets to the sideline?

"I guess so," he said. "Next, they're going to be saying you can't go to the sidelines."


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: dance; football; incident; nfl; to

1 posted on 09/20/2007 11:32:25 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: scott says

nfl ping


2 posted on 09/20/2007 11:33:04 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; admiralsn; ...

NFL PING



FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...


This is a fairly high volume ping list

3 posted on 09/20/2007 11:37:51 AM PDT by scott says
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To: stainlessbanner

NFL = No Fun League.


4 posted on 09/20/2007 11:38:37 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: dfwgator

I’ve never been a fan of anything beyond a spike of the ball...but thats just me.

I love watching Chad Johnson with my Bengals, but that crap with the HOF jacket was way way too much of a distraction, for example.

I still cringe every time I see a tape of Icky Woods ‘shuffle’ which is more reminescent of Seinfelds ‘bad dancer’ episode than anything else.


5 posted on 09/20/2007 11:41:09 AM PDT by Badeye (Funnny how things work out, eh boys? (Grin))
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To: dfwgator

I thought it was pretty funny, and harmless...though it seems to clearly violate the (new! enhanced!) rules.


6 posted on 09/20/2007 11:42:57 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Badeye

I must admit, I did get a good chuckle out of T.O.’s display.


7 posted on 09/20/2007 11:43:35 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: stainlessbanner
Related thread:

NFL To Put Cap On Gayness Of Touchdown Dances

8 posted on 09/20/2007 11:47:47 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: dfwgator

‘I must admit, I did get a good chuckle out of T.O.’s display.’

At least TO seems to be enjoying playing football, and staying away from controversy this season, excluding this minor thing, of course.


9 posted on 09/20/2007 11:50:08 AM PDT by Badeye (Funnny how things work out, eh boys? (Grin))
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To: stainlessbanner
"It's kind of hard to understand the rules," he said. "It's like you can't do nothing no more. ... Dude, it's like they're trying to find any way to take fun out of the game. So I'm kind of limited right now as far as what I can do."

How about dropping the ball and shutting the hell up after you score a touchdown? Why do we need all the theatrics? I remember when Bud Grant was the Vikings' coach. He would have put his foot up somebody's ass for these stupid antics.

10 posted on 09/20/2007 11:52:39 AM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: stainlessbanner

If your secret ambition is to be a clown, T.O., then put on a rubber nose and big shoes and let someone else play NFL football. You are too old for this juvenile behavior, and it is not clever or amusing.


11 posted on 09/20/2007 12:03:40 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: 1rudeboy

I am glad to see it. I quickly got tired of the chicken dances, the butt dances, and the prissy mincy shows. They’re supposed to be pros and should act like pros.


12 posted on 09/20/2007 12:06:36 PM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: Enterprise
I don't mind seeing some jubilation now and then. But a lineman preening after he tackles a runner for no gain? Isn't that his job?
13 posted on 09/20/2007 12:14:05 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: stainlessbanner

I must admit, I did get a good chuckle out of T.O.’s monetary fine...


14 posted on 09/20/2007 12:23:22 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

Jerry Jones is probably writing the check as we speak.


15 posted on 09/20/2007 12:24:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: stainlessbanner
"It's kind of hard to understand the rules," he said. "It's like you can't do nothing no more. ... Dude, it's like they're trying to find any way to take fun out of the game. So I'm kind of limited right now as far as what I can do."

if you're playing the game for fun, why do you need to be paid millions of dollars? tell ya what, donate, say, $10,000 for every touchdown you score. then you can do a happy dance for whatever charity you're funding.
16 posted on 09/20/2007 12:25:34 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (stop repeat offenders- don't re-elect them!)
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To: stainlessbanner

TO is such an ass, he should have little bits of TP stuck to him.


17 posted on 09/20/2007 12:29:26 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Badeye

The NFL should write rules for the behavior of Congressmen and the press.


18 posted on 09/20/2007 12:31:47 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not)
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To: kittymyrib
If your secret ambition is to be a clown, T.O., then put on a rubber nose and big shoes and let someone else play NFL football. You are too old for this juvenile behavior, and it is not clever or amusing.

Yeah, jeez, it's not like he's a professional ENTERTAINER or anything...

19 posted on 09/20/2007 12:32:00 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: lesser_satan

Because it’s entertainment, too? Hell, I’m a Pats fan and I thought it was funny. It’s a game, which alludes to the idea of not taking it so seriously.


20 posted on 09/20/2007 12:41:14 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

You mean football is actually a game?


21 posted on 09/20/2007 12:42:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Badeye

At least TO seems to be enjoying playing football, and staying away from controversy this season, excluding this minor thing, of course.
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LOL. Give him time. It’s only 2 games into the season. I have faith in him.


22 posted on 09/20/2007 12:45:37 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Enterprise

I am glad to see it. I quickly got tired of the chicken dances, the butt dances, and the prissy mincy shows. They’re supposed to be pros and should act like pros.
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And while we’re at it, let’s bring back the single wing.

I dislike TO (although his spurning of my hometown Ravens was a blessing in disguise), but I think some of his antics are pretty funny, I loved the one where he pulled the pen out and signed the ball. And Chad Johnson is a flipping hoot.

Too much sometimes, sure, a knock on their professionalism, don’t think so.


23 posted on 09/20/2007 12:49:36 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Loud Mime

(chuckle)

Only if they require Congresscritters wear all the gear while in DC.


24 posted on 09/20/2007 12:52:39 PM PDT by Badeye (You can't ping the banned, dingus (Grin))
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To: dmz

No disputing that notion....lol


25 posted on 09/20/2007 12:53:10 PM PDT by Badeye (You can't ping the banned, dingus (Grin))
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To: dmz

I enjoy some of the spontaneous humor that comes with a lot of sports activities. I just think the end zone dances are ridiculous.


26 posted on 09/20/2007 1:18:39 PM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL. How many times have we seen someone make a tackle that they are supposed to make, and then go preening around like they just did something that no one has ever done before? “Hey look at me, look at me. I just made a TACKLE! What a mighty man am I.” Dolts.


27 posted on 09/20/2007 1:21:32 PM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: stainlessbanner

The announcers of that game had no clue. One was saying that T.O. was fishing, reeling something in. The other was closer, suggesting he was making a movie, filming.

Sometimes, you just shake your head at the TV and mutter: “idiots”.


28 posted on 09/20/2007 1:26:21 PM PDT by RabidBartender (Al-Qaeda doesn't need an intelligence network. They have the U.S. media.)
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To: dfwgator

Only if he wants to lose draft picks. That’s a cap rule violation.


29 posted on 09/20/2007 1:27:24 PM PDT by discostu (indecision may or may not be my biggest problem)
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To: Enterprise

If you spend some time thinking about it, they should be embarrassed for celebrating. It’s the functional equivalent of me cheering that I didn’t mis-spell a word.


30 posted on 09/20/2007 1:27:46 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: kittymyrib

this juvenile behavior


Heh. I just found that funny since these are grown men playing a game.


31 posted on 09/20/2007 2:13:05 PM PDT by kenth
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To: y'all
Here's the TO video [youtube]
32 posted on 09/20/2007 2:20:39 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Badeye

I long for the days past when football players did what they got paid to do, score touchdowns, make a good play on a pass receiver, sack the QB and get a good, solid, bone-jarring tackle on the ball carrier, and get back in the huddle or go to the sidelines and let the game continue. I’m sick of all the strutting and dancing that goes on now.


33 posted on 09/20/2007 3:45:07 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: dfwgator

No Fun League.

I’m with you. This is silly. But it’s their league.

When people stop watching and they stop making billions, maybe they’ll reconsider. Until then...


34 posted on 09/20/2007 4:28:23 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Theresawithanh

‘I long for the days past when football players did what they got paid to do, score touchdowns, make a good play on a pass receiver, sack the QB and get a good, solid, bone-jarring tackle on the ball carrier, and get back in the huddle or go to the sidelines and let the game continue. I’m sick of all the strutting and dancing that goes on now.’

Issac Curtis (1970’s Wider Receiver that was Jerry Rice before their was a Jerry Rice) just spiked the ball over his shoulder and walked off the field.

The definition of ‘class’ that holds true today. No taunting...he didn’t have too. No exaggerated ‘celebration’ for the simple reason he’d been in the end zone before, and knew he would be back shortly.


35 posted on 09/21/2007 6:45:10 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: dfwgator
NFL = No Fun League.

If you don't think the players have fun playing in the NFL, then you don't know much about football.

36 posted on 09/22/2007 1:43:48 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: stainlessbanner

I wish I saw that. I bet it was funny. Personally, I enjoy the dances and celebrations. I think they make the game more fun.


37 posted on 09/26/2007 3:25:27 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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