No-spin criticism misses mark

Mailbag: Celebration limits make sense when properly understood

Originally Published: August 11, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Recent criticism of the NFL's new emphasis to limit celebration got a little out of hand last week.

The NFL may be tagged the No Fun League for its stance on player celebrations, but the mission is to prevent altercations in the end zone. Football is an emotional game. Successful players want to celebrate good plays. Those celebrations spark negative reactions from the victimized team.

Before the start of the preseason games, though, officials defined the league's stance ...

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