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End Zone Etiquette
April 10, 2006
LAST WEEK NFL owners voted by a 29-3 margin to outlaw excessive celebrations. Gone are the days when Chad Johnson (above) could make like Tiger Woods in the end zone after racking up six. Johnson's response: "Tell the competition committee that Chad said you can't cover [No.] 85, and there's no way you can stop him from entertaining." Still, if he doesn't want to get penalized, he'd better check out this guide to what's allowed and what will get you in trouble with the zebras.
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April 10, 2006

End Zone Etiquette

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LAST WEEK NFL owners voted by a 29-3 margin to outlaw excessive celebrations. Gone are the days when Chad Johnson (above) could make like Tiger Woods in the end zone after racking up six. Johnson's response: "Tell the competition committee that Chad said you can't cover [No.] 85, and there's no way you can stop him from entertaining." Still, if he doesn't want to get penalized, he'd better check out this guide to what's allowed and what will get you in trouble with the zebras.

BANNED: GROUP CELEBRATIONS
It's O.K. to throw your hands in the air, but making like the Village People will cost you 15 yards.

BANNED: CELEBRATING ON THE GROUND
Mimicking Lord of the Dance? Fine. Mimicking Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo? Not so.

BANNED: USE OF PROPS
Borrowing TO's waiter shtick is no problem--just leave the towel, tray, bottle of Cristal and diners at home.

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