The other day Jason was watching football, the Patriots vs. the Cardinals. It was on of those super snowy games that are a hoot to watch, especially when the fans throw up snowballs after a touchdown. I was paying attention out of the corner of my eye, while feeding Lucy, when Wes Welker scored a touchdown and proceeded to fall to the ground to make a snow angel. This caught my attention. Very fun! I was shocked to hear that seconds later the officials gave Welker a 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Eventually he was also slapped with a $10,000 fine.
I know that this is a professional sport and all… but who says you can’t have a little fun and still be professional? I guess my definition of “unsportsmanlike conduct” is quite different than that of the NFL’s. To me, Welker was celebrating in a very childlike way… something we would certainly advocate.
Here’s the video. You be the judge. Do you think Welker was out of line?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU8aCzzF1Ns