Friday, November 04, 2005

Lord of the Endzone

We somehow missed the emergence of an Irish dancing move as the currently fashionable way of celebrating touchdowns in (American) football (NY Times):

Chad Johnson, the [Cincinnati] Bengals' receiver who is the Arthur Murray of the N.F.L., performed a rendition of "Riverdance" after scoring a touchdown against the Bears on Sept. 25. Then Hines Ward of the Steelers mimicked it while Pittsburgh was pounding the Bengals two weeks ago. The officials remained silent; the only comment came from Ward. "I'm a bad Riverdancer," he said.

But N.F.L. officials are not Denny Terrio, and this is not "Dance Fever." Even lousy dancing does not get flagged.

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