Monday, October 26, 2009

Spiking the Ball - Delay of Game

Twice yesterday, in two separate games, I saw a penalty flag thrown on players who spiked the ball after nothing plays. The result was a delay of game penalty in each case. Good!

In both cases the player was upset with themselves so they spiked the ball and the refs penalized them. Two minor penalties would normally not be worthy of mention but this is a pet peeve of mine. It irks me to see players get to the NFL and immediately feel entitled to be jerks. I'm glad that the NFL is cracking down on spiking the ball and delaying the game. People are sick of these "look at me" demonstrations.

Now if only the NFL could do something about players celebrating like fools when they tackle a player after an 8-yard gain.

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