NFL’s Ban On Goalpost Dunks Shows League Has Everything Else Figured Out

March 25, 2014 7:35 PM
NFL’s Ban On Goalpost Dunks Shows League Has Everything Else Figured Out
" BOSTON (CBS) — You’ve no doubt seen it before while sitting in your living room on a Sunday afternoon, and you’ve no doubt been disgusted. You’ve shielded your children’s eyes, advised them to look away and start screaming “La la la la!” in an effort to immediately erase the image burned onto their brains. Alas, the damage has likely been done.

I’m talking, of course, about the most horrific of events to ever take place on an NFL field.

I’m talking about … goalpost dunks.

Just typing those letters on this keyboard is enough to give me the chills, and I’m sure for you, the reader, it’s a painful sight. Fortunately though, they will soon only be a thing of the past, because the NFL is banning the practice, effective immediately.

NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino, a true hero who maintains the safety in society, told The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday that the NFL already has a rule in place that prohibits players from using the ball as a prop, so slam dunks on goalposts (sorry, again, for the coarse language) will now be a penalty under an adjusted interpretation of that language "

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