Someone please explain to me why Clemons was flagged for excessive celebration against CSU. Are you kidding me?! I know they're trying to clamp down, but come on! It's way too subjective. Hansen's celebration on the first TD seemed more excessive than Clemons if you ask me. Thankfully it didn't end making a difference, but can you imagine scoring a late touchdown in a close game, doing exactly what Clemons did, getting docked 15 yards on the kick off and losing because the other team had a short field? Ridiculous.
It's not because it was "excessive". It was because he "taunted" the opposing team with his little walk waddle. Still a stupid rule, IMO.
Equally stupid were the "sideline interference" calls against csu. They helped, but ...
Announcers were ragging on the ram who touched the blocked punt downfield, saying he made it a live ball. I thought it was a live ball the minute it was blocked
Our DBs had a real good game
One State down, another next week
Not allowed to draw attention to yourself. You can celebrate with teammates like a crazy person but God forbid you ham it up for the crowd.
When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. Sooooo, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!
If the ball crosses the line of scrimmage on a punt, even if it's blocked, all the kicking team can do is down it, unless a member of the receiving team touches it. Same as any other punt.Incidentally, the same holds true for a blocked FG.
You can't so much as look at the fans in the endzone without getting flagged it seems...
Let the guys play, you can't expected somebody to not be excited after scoring a TD...
It seems in general that if the celebration appears to be spontaneous, unplanned, and celebratory in nature it will not be called. If it looks pre-planned, practiced, taunting, or intended to draw attention to oneself it will be called.
This becomes the judgement call of all judgement calls though because it means the official has to assume intent. Also if a guy does something without opponents around it is one thing, put an opponent close and now he is taunting. Also some guys could practice for weeks and not do the little dance Clemons did, on the other hand others could do it without having done it before and without really thinking about it.
Bottom line is that it is a rule that is impossible to apply fairly and impacts the game without the cause of the penalty having any real impact on the game or danger to the players.
At least he didn't do it before going in the endzone..... they'll take the TD off the board now. Has anyone seen that happen yet this year?
"Right now Alec Burks is using and abusing this Texas defense"
Terrible rule. Kid scores a touchdown and he is supposed to just walk off the field as if nothing happened. As if he didn't just leave the opposing team's corner in the dust for a crucial touchdown catch. Seeing Clemons compete with emotion is worth the ridiculous penalty.
I don't mind the rule. Act like you have been there. Toss the ball to the official head to the sideline and celebrate with your team, not as an individual.
I think hansen was celebrating more excessively after his first TD than clemons was...