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The ‘No Fun League’ Relaxes End Zone Celebration Rules

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New York Giants’ Ereck Flowers (74) watches as far-reaching receiver Odell Beckham (13) pretends to take photos of far-reaching receiver Victor Cruz (80) dancing in a finish zone.

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New York Giants’ Ereck Flowers (74) watches as far-reaching receiver Odell Beckham (13) pretends to take photos of far-reaching receiver Victor Cruz (80) dancing in a finish zone.

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The National Football League announced 3 changes to a diversion on Tuesday, though a one removing many of a courtesy has to do with finish section celebrations.

For years, a joining has singular how players could applaud following touchdowns, and for how long.

The manners have been loosened for a 2017 deteriorate — permitting players to again use a football as a prop, applaud as a organisation and hurl around on a belligerent if they like.

Fans have prolonged wanted a NFL to abate up.

Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters that a moniker “No Fun League” had been thrown around given he was an novice in a joining office.

Washington’s cornerback Josh Norman was fined after he distinguished his interception with a “bow and arrow,” gesticulate during a 2016 diversion opposite a Cleveland Browns.

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Washington’s cornerback Josh Norman was fined after he distinguished his interception with a “bow and arrow,” gesticulate during a 2016 diversion opposite a Cleveland Browns.

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Goodell also pronounced he was looking brazen to saying what players would do with their new-found leisure of expression.

But a joining isn’t removing carried divided possibly — it will still reprove any jubilee deemed descent or in bad taste, including those that confuse opponents or impersonate a use of weapons.

Washington’s Josh Norman was fined final deteriorate for regulating a crawl and arrow gesture.

The Associated Press reports:

“There is no set time extent on how prolonged such celebrations can continue. But a joining is fixation an importance on speeding adult a gait of games. The 40-second play time will start once an central signals a touchdown and teams will have to snap a round for their extra-point play by a finish of a clock.

“League officials will examination celebrations during a preseason and expect providing superintendence as a unchanging deteriorate progresses. Former actor Jon Runyan, who is in assign of on-field disciplinary actions, will confirm a fines. Two other former players, Derrick Brooks and James Thrash will hear appeals for players.”

In Chicago for their annual open meeting, NFL owners also announced changes to a overtime duration and a Super Bowl hosting schedule. Owners cut a overtime duration from 15 to 10 mins for all games.

Coaches were endangered that too many players were tired and risked injuries during a finish of a additional period. The change will embody all preseason, unchanging deteriorate and playoff games — postseason games can't finish in ties.

And, a joining announced a change to a arriving Super Bowl hosting report — Tampa Bay now has a 2021 game. It was creatively scheduled to be played in Los Angeles, though construction of a new track in Inglewood, Calif., has endured delays since of scarcely soppy weather.

LA will now horde a Super Bowl in 2022.