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  1. Fencer

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    Two recent penalties for excessive celebration:

    One to celebrate a wife's pregnancy
    One to make a snow angel
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    re: How family-friendly are the Pats? [merged: Welker Snow Angel]

    That penalty on Welker was absolute BS. How in the world do you view making a snow angel as "un-sportsman like conduct"?
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    re: How family-friendly are the Pats? [merged: Welker Snow Angel]

    He even put the ball aside so you couldn't call it using the ball as a prop. Amazing.
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    re: How family-friendly are the Pats? [merged: Welker Snow Angel]

    That was specifically outlined as a "demonstration" that would draw a flag when they redefined the celebration rules. You're not allowed to go to the ground. Welker looked surprised.... he shouldn't have. The second he started his snow angel I said, "here comes the flag..... but who cares, good for you Wes!!"
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    re: How family-friendly are the Pats? [merged: Welker Snow Angel]

    Even Donovan McNabb knew that going to the ground is against the rules.
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    re: How family-friendly are the Pats? [merged: Welker Snow Angel]

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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    re: How family-friendly are the Pats? [merged: Welker Snow Angel]

    a pregnant snow angel would have been OK.
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    re: How family-friendly are the Pats? [merged: Welker Snow Angel]

    I both have no problem with them calling that penalty on Wes and every problem with them calling that penalty on Wes.

    If you go by previous calls in the league then yeah it was a penalty.

    But, it's a stupid rule to begin with. If you're openly taunting the other team right in their face or something that's one thing, and should draw a flag for the taunting penalty on the books, but celebrating a touchdown should not be a penalty. Imagine if in the NHL every time someone celebrated a goal they got a 10 minute misconduct, or in basketball if someone hits a key shot and they throw their arms up in celebration it's a technical?

    Now I understand the people who are all "Just act like you've been there before." But creativity should be encouraged, not discouraged.
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    re: How family-friendly are the Pats? [merged: Welker Snow Angel]

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


    I thought it was a great and very appropriate celebration, so even though I knew the flag was coming, I didn't care. I mean... how many opportunities do you get to make a snow angel on the field during a game? And besides, I think they had more TDs than Arizona had first downs at that point so the 15 yards was no big deal.

    I thought the whole team should have run out there and made 53 snow angels all across the field. :)
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    Wes Welker's Snow Angel

    Anyone think penalizing Welker for a snow angels was a little harsh. I mean come on let the guys have there 10 seconds of fun and then get back to the game no big deal.

    NFL = No Fun league
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    Re: Wes Welker's Snow Angel

    I guess snow angels are only allowed after field goals (Lonnie Paxton?)
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    Re: Wes Welker's Snow Angel

    Watch the NFLN highlights from the game. Even the folks in the studio are using "No Fun League." :eek:
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    Re: Wes Welker's Snow Angel

    Total BS. Only way it should have been considered was if he had somehow used the ball or another teammate was involved. He put the ball aside, and participated by himself. Totally bogus.
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    Re: Wes Welker's Snow Angel

    Whatever - at that point the penalty was fine. It wasn't like the Cardinals were suddenly going to start playing better.

    It was fun to see all the same scenes from a few years ago.
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    Re: Wes Welker's Snow Angel

    The rule also restricts players from going to the ground during a celebration, which is why it was called. It also seemed a little excessive, he was on the ground for a while.

    I thought it was funny and I wouldn't have called it, but a rule is a rule.
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    Re: Wes Welker's Snow Angel

    In any case it gives me an excuse over and over again. :D
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    Re: Wes Welker's Snow Angel


    On the ground for awhile? He was on the ground for about 10 seconds. Give me a break dude. As for a rule being a rule, that's horsesh!t also. If that was the case, then they'd be calling holding on every play.. And they don't..
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    Re: Wes Welker's Snow Angel

    Poor Wes. Because of his short stature he obviously 'tripped' over the back EZ white line, landing on his back accidently, then improvised.
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    Re: Wes Welker's Snow Angel

    I think I read somewhere the rule excludes snow angels...:D
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    re: How family-friendly are the Pats? [merged: Welker Snow Angel]

    He thought you could do it, but only in double overtime.
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