The Bills on Sunday ended an 18-year playoff drought, the longest active postseason dry spell in major U.S. sports. Understandably, Bills players and fans were pretty stoked. Some of this cathartic merriment was caught on video, and the spontaneity and genuine joy of it all makes for some fine hangover viewing.
Aaron Rodgers returned to action today against the Panthers, and ended the first quarter by throwing a touchdown pass to Davante Adams. But let’s talk about what’s really important: the touchdown celebration Packers receivers pulled off afterward.
Touchdown celebrations are cool. Touchdown celebrations that pantomime sex are even cooler.
Here’s this week’s NFL celebration that makes little sense: After Leonard Fournette’s five-yard touchdown run today, some of the Jacksonville Jaguars lined up for a free throw.
The proper celebration for an empty net goal is usually just a sigh of relief. It means a player did everything he was supposed to do, and now his team can relax and enjoy the inevitable win.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been the NFL’s most reliable source of post-touchdown fun since the league relaxed its celebration rules, and after a JuJu Smith-Schuster score today, they showed off another move in their arsenal. For the enjoyment of all, Smith-Schuster and Le’Veon Bell put on a choreographed game of…
Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller picked off 49ers QB C.J. Beathard’s pass with three seconds left to seal today’s 26-24 win over San Francisco. Fuller’s teammates celebrated in a way that has to be a first.
The Steelers are enjoying themselves early against Minnesota, jumping out to an initial 14-0 lead against the Sam Bradford-less Vikings. They’re having so much fun, in fact, that they added another game to the mix after their touchdowns.
The women’s 1500 meters headlined the fourth day of the IAAF World Championships in track and field, and it was a worthy main event for the London crowd. Great Britain’s Laura Muir led the pack through the first 800 meters at 2:17, at which point the race turned into a sprint.
After a sluggish start to the summer, the Cubs are now riding a six-game winning streak that has them just one game back of first place in the NL Central. Cool! To celebrate, they’ve adopted a distinctly dorky performance to mark getting on base. Less cool!
Fenerbahçe defeated Olympiacos to capture their first Euroleague title today, and the team opted for a celebration a little more cutting-edge than simply taking down the net. Instead, they chopped off the hair of teammate Luigi Datome, conveniently gathered in a man bun to make the work easy. Former Atlanta Hawk Pero…
It was a full-on party today in Barcelona as the Catalan club blasted Osasuna by a score of 7-1. Before the game, fans unveiled a massive banner to commemorate Lionel Messi’s 500th Barça goal, the one he scored this weekend when he snipped the balls off of Real Madrid and then celebrated in the most badass way…
Adopted Bostonian David Ortiz, who knows a little something about improbable comebacks, watched last night’s Super Bowl miracle at home with his family, most likely going from cautiously excited to devastated to deliriously happy like all Patriots fans over the course of the evening. He gave us a glimpse of that last…
The ever-incorrigible Bill Murray dropped by the Cubs’ clubhouse tonight to celebrate with his favorite team, and gave reporters standing by a taste of victory champagne—whether they wanted it or not.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago aired lots of compelling footage last night of Cubs players, staff, and fans celebrating their first National League pennant in 71 years, but its most delightful—if that is the right word for it—moment is when bullpen catcher Chad Noble got wet and sticky in his hot dog (Correction:…
Washington cornerback Josh Norman caught a flag in Week 4's game against the Browns for pretending to shoot a bow and arrow. Since the NFL no longer seems to be okay with bows and arrows—real or imaginary—Norman says he might utilize a new celebration involving beer. Surely, the league wouldn’t have a problem with…
Odell Beckham Jr. has had an underwhelming start to the season and has been in a funk because of it, but the Giants receiver looked like his happy old self today after burning the Ravens for a 75-yard touchdown. He made the most out of his celebration.
The post-goal dab celebration is nearly ubiquitous on soccer pitches the world over. Langelihle Ndlovu and Pule Mmodi, members of the Free State Stars’ reserve team in South Africa, took it up a notch by each deciding to hit the dab during open play, an in-your-face effrontery that even Neymar would blush at.
Newcastle fought back from a 3-2 deficit against Norwich yesterday with two stoppage time goals to snatch a 4-3 win. Obviously, this had everyone super fuckin’ amped. None more so than Aleksandar Mitrović, who was so caught up in the moment that he almost snapped the winning goalscorer’s neck in celebration:
A funny thing happened about a decade ago. In a moral panic that took place only inside their own head, NFL executives decided to crack down on player celebrations, the moniker “No Fun League” stuck, and everyone just...accepted it and moved on?