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NFL Sacks Calf-Roping Celebration

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 4, 2010 – 11:00 am

Vikings DE Jared Allen has made a career out of sacking QBs. But this time it’s Allen who’s been sacked.

The boisterous and fun-loving Vikings DE is known for his calf-roping celebration following sacks, something he’s been able to do 30 times over the past 2+ seasons. The NFL, though, must enforce its rules and the effort to do so will result in a 15-yard penalty and fine for Allen if he executes the calf-roping celebration in the future.

FOX’s Jay Glazer reported on Sunday that the NFL has informed Allen that his calf-roping celebration violates the league’s rule that prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground. The exact language of the rule states: “Players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations while on the ground.”

The NFL has been criticized in the past for rules that prohibit players from unique celebrations, and I’m guessing this particular situation will yield similar criticism. On the flip side, though, Allen may now come up with a new post-sack celebration, which will only add to his already colorful personality and likely make an even bigger fan-favorite.

No word yet from Allen on his feelings regarding this development, but we’ll see if he has any comments he’d like to share. In the meantime, what say you fans? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, telling us either how you feel about the NFL’s ruling or, better yet, what Allen’s new post-sack celebration should be.


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102 Responses to “NFL Sacks Calf-Roping Celebration”

  1. By Jared on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I honestly think that he should be able to do the calf-roping if he wants to. He has done it for the past couple of seasons so why stop him now. If the players can celebrate touchdowns and first downs then he should be able to celebrate a sack however he wants. He has the respect of everybody and he is a fan favorite which gives him all the reason to be able to do it if he pleases.

  2. By Mike Wobschall on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I’m thinking he could pretend to pull an arrow from a quiver over his back and then load the arrow into an imaginary bow and fire it.

  3. By Rick James on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I like the arrow idea. I also think he could bend the knee a bit and do the same thing while not being on the ground.

  4. By NMFAN on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    What a crock! Honestly, he’s been doing it all along. Why change and/or enforce the rule now? Seriously…. You know he’s just going to think of something else to do. Go Jared!

  5. By soldier1986 on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    thats the nfl for ya. always coming up with stupid rules to make people mad.

  6. By Dawn on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    You gotta be kidding me! So if the “powers that be” won’t let Jared “engage in any celebrations while on the ground,” then I guess any player who claps, and pumps a fist and yells “Yeah!” will be penalized too. NFL officials, with all due respect, unless a “celebration” is derogatory or obscene in nature, you have bigger fish to fry. Let the guys take 1 or two seconds to celebrate a good play; and let the fans enjoy celebrating with them.

  7. By Carl K on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    The no fun league strikes agian. Calf-roping is a classic…you can’t top that. Rick is right, just tweek it a bit to make it ok with the NFL.

  8. By cjsiewert on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I’m a big fan of Conan O’Brien so I’m thinking Allen should do the imaginary rope-tied-to-the-hips dance.

  9. By bull on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    i think the nfl needs to worry about lots of other things besides this i am a vikings fan i look forward to the calf roping . they must stop all celebrating not just for one . if they don’t want jared to do the calf rope then stop him from sacking qbs

  10. By Malte on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    although i love your idea mike. (actually brilliant idea :D ) I think that jared should keep his currently celebration move.. It’s HIS move.. Then he may have to do it without having the knees on the ground.. But that part just shows who he is.. JARED ALLEN a beast !

  11. By Cole R on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I think its the dumbest rule ever…… You think the other team cares if he does it? NO!!! The Nfl has some of the dumbest rules ever………….Its always (was always) cool to see him do that after a sack!

  12. By Jim on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Lets just get all teh fans in the stadium do the calf roping dance for him. ABout the only thing the NFL could do then is raise ticket prices…..

  13. By d.ferland on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    i agree it s not hurting anybody by him doing it.the nfl you spend more time coming up with ways to stop officials making key calls in the game to control who wins the game. they been doing this for a long time and getting away with it

  14. By Dave on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve always prefered players to act like they’ve been there before. It’s a team sport anyway.

  15. By Brian on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Doesn’t the NFL have more important stuff to worry about than this? Can you say Collective Bargaining Agreement for instance. Another instance of misspent energy.

  16. By Eugene on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t get it…who is he offending?

  17. By Dennis on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Funny how the politically correct MINORITY has taken control of everything we do in this country. When are we going to man up and take our lives back? Can’t hurt the feelings of a Quarter back that’s worth millions!

  18. By russell on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    seriously??? im never watching football again…F*** the NFL

  19. By Dennis on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    The arrow idea might offend the native Americans or maybe even all the poor bow hunters out there.

  20. By Dennis on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hey, I have an idea!!!! Lets stop keeping score! That way, no one will have hurt feelings.

  21. By CA Norwegian on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    The NFL = No Fun League. This is unbelievable! Two bear cub QB’s got knocked out last night, and the NFL thinks Allen roping is the problem. He should pull a lunch sack out of his pants and blow it up and pop it in the refs ear!

  22. By the horned norseman on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    carl johnson should be kicked in the a** !!!! this is REDICULOUS!!!

  23. By Brian Evans on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    For real? first your not allowed to hit the QB barely now he cant do his celebration pretty soon the NFL is gonna have a red jersey on Quarterbacks and the rules are just gonna get more ridiculous and from now on at the end of the season everyone can get a particpation trophy so no one feels bad this is bull

  24. By wolocal on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    call me old fashioned, but the way the old purple people eaters, used to play the game was better before all the celebrations. it takes too much away from the game. and the vikings of the last 3 decades really don’t have a right to celebrate until we go to a super-bowl. the old timers went 4 times. old time professionals like walter payton felt the celebration didn’t belong in the game, he felt making it look like he did it all the time was better. today i watch a game and there is way too many distractions. you watch the highlights and they show more celebrations than the actual play highlights.

    that said making a rule is ridiculous. if people want to look like jack a.. on tv let them.

  25. By Dave on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Then players should not be able to do the “Lambeau Leap” or toss the football over the goal posts as if they were “dunking” the ball.

  26. By PurplePeopleEater on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s not be selective here. There is no logic in saying “that celebration is okay, but this one isn’t.” If the rule is that you can’t celebrate on the field, then don’t let them celebrate on the field, nothing even so much as a fist pump or a slap on the butt. Tell them it can wait until they are on the sidelines!

    If you don’t think you can enforce it then don’t try! Someone is going to say they are offended no matter how hard you try to please all these wankers. I remember when Winfield was penalized for running into the goal post and hugging it after a pick-6. I was mad then and am only growing madder as these rules and others continue to show how the NFL wants to remove anything remotely entertaining from the sport.

  27. By Rubin on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    To bad he couldn’t take over John Randle’s old celebration of lifting his leg and peeing on the QB like a dog. HAHA, I laugh to myself just thinking of him doing that to a young Brett Farve.

  28. By Jason on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Sound like someone in the NFL has too much time on their hands. If players can do a little dance in the endzone after a TD, he should be able to pull out the rope after a sack, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the game (as it does not). Save the rope for a special occassion Jared :)

  29. By Pilpul Guy on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Now I could be wrong here, but it seems to me that the key word in the NFL’s rule is “celebrate”. That being the case, Jared may want to clarify with the powers that be that his calf-roping motion is *not* a celebration, but actually a highly sophisticated hand signal that simultaneously conveys to the Vikings coaching staff that a) a sack has indeed taken place, and b) the player involved wears #69 on his jersey.

    To the best of my knowledge, I have never seen Jared Allen celebrate on the ground after a sack. Have any of you? :-)

  30. By Doug K on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I doubt that we have seen the last of the calf roping by Jared, (At very least a variation of it will remain). Personally I think he will come up with something better and I can’t wait to see what it is. I would venture to guess he is just as anxious to show us as we are to see it. Thank you (NFL) for supplying the motivation that Jared was looking for to re-ignite his already potent pass rush.

  31. By George Wiggs on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    So the NFL has now become the No Fun League. Let these people have some fun and celebrate a little. No one is getting hurt and fan like it. If it hurts the other players feelings. Grow up, it’s a man’s game. If you really don’t like it, stop him from making the sack.

  32. By jimbo92107 on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hold one hand up, wave the thumb in a circle, then point the index finger up. A mini-calf roping. Getting pretty oppressive, isn’t it?

  33. By Dale Francis on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I really don’t see anything wrong with celebrating when you make an effort to help your team.If the other team don’t like it then they need to step it up and stop whatever , so they don’t have a chance to celebrate.Don’t keep taking the air out of the balloon,because the game will loose the interest of the people and ticket sales will go bye bye.Grow up and let them play the way the game was meant to be played.

  34. By James Markert on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    He’s not in the way, and it’s not offensive to anyone, I think he should be allowed to do it. I mean, he IS Jared Allen. He’s kind of a big deal.

  35. By Chill Out on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    What exactly does “while on the ground” mean anyway? Can Jared jump in the air and do his calf-roping routine? After all these years of practice, he should be able to tie that calf in time before landing…

    What the Vikes now need to do is put his calf-roping on the big screen everytime he sacks someone.

  36. By Duane N on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Terrible. Allen’s celebration was one of the best. They must be terrified on someone doing a snow-angel.

    I wish they would ban the lame dancing some players do after scoring. That stuff is so stupid.

    I really can’t figure this out. What does the ground have to do with anything? Shouldn’t dropping to one knee and praying be illegal then also?

  37. By 58viking on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    maybe he could worry about getting a sack.

  38. By PurplePeopleEater on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    @Pilpil guy – LOL, I loved your twist on the interpretation!

    @Duane N – You’re right on the mark. But try saying that to one of these guys who is a hardcore religious freak and wait to find out just how many shades of black and blue your skin can show!

  39. By Vikesfan on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I think keep with the idea of calf roping but act like he is on the horse waving the rope over his head before he lets go of it and jumping in the air at the same time!!

  40. By Eric on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    This is just another wonderful idea from a commissioner who obviously was never allowed to have fun as a kid. The NFL needs to worry about more important things like…..drugs, drunk driving and PHD’S. Let the players and the FANS have some fun. This NO FUN LEAGUE is getting out of control.

  41. By Bob on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Ok, rule enforcement is supposed to be comprehensive so who else did the NFL put on notice for celebrations when they notified Allen?

  42. By Vikingsman on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Well Commish, you must have fallen and hit your head on this one. What does it hurt to do the calf roping celebration. It doesn’t delay the game at all.If you are going to stop that then you need to stop the leaping into the stands which delays the game, the going down to one knee to signal a first down. The dancing in the end zone etc,etc,etc. You have more problems to deal with then nitpicking something like this. What a JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. By UBRETT-CHA on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Although some celebrations are kinda entertaining based on originality, in another way they are kinda selfish and in your fellow team-mate’s face. “ooh!!! I did such a good thing and all by myself!! ” I guess I’m just old-school like Sweetness: celebrate your success as a team and get on with the game.

  44. By Otis H on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    If he made the sack, and they have let it go on this long, get over it. Let the man get on with the business at hand,{ sack the QB.} It’s not like other players have not tried to emulate his actions.

  45. By Damon on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Are you kidding me, that is the dumbest thing i have ever heard. He should be able to have fun. And its not like hes doing anything naughty or something like that. That is the stupidist thing i have ever heard. (But then again it is the NFL)

  46. By fire childress on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    very important game coming up. do or die

  47. By evalu8er on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    How about throwing a lasso around the ref and reeling him in??? Jared’s celebration did not take away time from the game. It sure is a heck of a lot more sohpisticated than that other QB who does the WWW belt.

    In agreement with John Randle, QB’s lead the team and an individual celebration doesn’t seem right. But I liked Jared’s so I knew it was a sack!! I think he should do some lasso throwing… he can also do the calf roping if he does not touch his knee to the ground..

  48. By Dorian on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Can’t wait to see what he comes up with – just don’t pull a groin muscle or something Jared!!!

  49. By Dustin on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Alright. Fine. Let them penalize Allen every time he celebrates a sack on the ground. But every time I see some other defender make a sack and crawl on the ground like a wild animal, I better see a flag be thrown for unsportsmanlike conduct.

    Stupidest rule ever…

  50. By Kyle on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    So let’s get this straight….Jared Allen who has been doing the Calf-Roping celebration for a better part of 4 years now can no longer do so? What’s interesting to me about this is that it took the NFL (No Fun League as we like to say) all 4 four years to find and enforce this rule. Not only has it taken this long but it comes at a time where Allen is at his most popular and making the NFL a lot of money. Jared is not one to complain though I can’t wait to see what he comes up with to stick it to the commish.

  51. By NAPF on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    What’s the difference? He’s still going to rope em up on the field anyway.
    Sounds like someone’s whining again.

  52. By Meekay on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think I’ve seen a sack this year without a celebration. Even after they 5th or so sack on Cutler, the Giants were still celebrating every one. No penalties for any of that, though?

  53. By Greenngoldblood on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    The NFL is beyond ridiculous. The only reason I even watch the NFL anymore is to see the final seasons of the legendary Vikings QB. Once he is done, I’ll never watch the NFL again. I believe it has entirely lost its integrity, especially the officiating, and especially in the playoffs. I believe that it has become corrupt. Whenever you have millions/billions changing hands on the outcome of these games, it’s a sure bet that those who control the gaming industry have something in place they can count on.

  54. By dirty little secret on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    What a joke…. Seriously?????? I don’t see him taunting, or doing anything to offend someone. With all the qb protection rules, get flagged for hitting a defense-less player, and now this. Might as well just get the flags out and play flag football. Pretty soon you will get fined or penalized for celebrating a victory. Wow, go Jared Allen.

  55. By Dylan Scott on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    JARED…. If you read this then you should play leap frog with Pat!!!! or the whole D-line could play duck duck grey duck!!!! or better yet carry a yellow flag and when you get flagged for calf roping then throw your flag at the ref

  56. By Dylan Scott on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    lol for everyone who is throwing those guesses out on how long JA has been doing his calf roping for, it has been about 7 years. You could ride someone like a bull too jared!!!!!

  57. By Dylan Scott on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    but who on our defense can hold you up while they’re on their hands and feet bucking around…. Ray is pretty strong and athletic, then maybe antoine could run away and you could rope him…. bored and throwin out ideas

  58. By Vikeane on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    It almost seems as if the animal rights activists got involved here. “That Jared Allen is harming that poor, defensless imaginary animal. How could the NFL allow such a thing to take place. We need to call that commissioner and tell him that he needs to stop that man from committing his act of cruelty to animals or else we will protest.” This rule is about as crazy as if that story were really true.

  59. By Cal on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    If that is the rule there should be a lot of other players on other teams that this applies to. I hope they dont zero in on him because its a well known celebration. Jarred also better grow the mullet back.

  60. By Vikes74 on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Ok…. seriously…. we need to just replace the live players with soldiers from the 3rd riech, so they can just go ahead and solute the commmish on any wish he makes… no one better step out of line, or we will find a way to make sure that we treat you like a fifth round draft pick who never sees any actual game time!! While we are at it, we may as well get rid of the cheerleaders from the field as well, after all, they are kind of part of the team, and well….. they are doing WAY too much celebrating… and it is clearly a distraction… even for the cameras!!! lol Can’t wait till we have actual robots playing this game…. what a joke!!!!

  61. By ugly on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    its to bad one team is picked on and the rest of the NFL can do no wrong.sorry JARRED !!! now you should dubble your sacks.just smile you are the better man

    endicott new york

  62. By Allen on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    What about the players who kneel on the ground and point forward for a first down is that not celebrating on the ground maybe they should worry about Big Ben the molester and his reduced suspension which i think should have been 8 games but was reduced to 4 what a joke !!! or coaches that flip birds or players throwing things at fans. GO JARED !!!!!

  63. By Doug on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Based on the stupid officiating I have seen not only at Vikings games, but around the league, I would be in favor of Jared doing the move on the refs with real rope and maybe even a whip!

  64. By rodd on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    IT IS OK as long as his KNEE doesn’t touch the ground!!!! So this means every time a player celebrates by going to one knee, making the sign of the cross,and then points up therte will be a flag???

  65. By Martha on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Dang, that is part of the fun watching football is seeing how players do their celebrations whethers it’s a sack or a touchdown. NFL is taking the fun out, they need to get a life and let the players show their happiness in a creative way and concentrate on issues that are affecting players such as suicide, drugs, etc.

  66. By Tom on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    This is just another example or Rodger Goodell turning the NFL into the No Fun League. I think he needs to loosen up on these types of things.

  67. By KanVike on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Did a cow call the league and complain?????

  68. By skolpurpleandgold on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    i cant see how roping a calf is “Players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations while on the ground.” he’s not on the ground he’s still upright, and if he was on the ground it would be hard to rope a calf then wouldnt it. ………..dumb

  69. By Sam on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Come on guys…think about the poor calf. PETA should be very happy with the NFL on this one…

  70. By Pierce on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Easy just kneel on a team-mate. But then they’ll probably fine the team-mate.

    He can probably do it without touching his knee to the ground. I’d do it so close that they would have to use instant replay to figure it out.

  71. By harvey on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    well one thing is for sure if the nfl does for pro football what nascar has done to stock car racing there will be another season to sleep through!!!

  72. By Tmurph on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Rather than calling meaningless calf roping penalties, how about the NFL spends a little more time and money training the Refs in NFC Championship games?

  73. By Toby in CA on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I cant believe the NFL has rules that “prohibits” people from celebrating. But than again its all politics now, now “Just a kids game.” It just comes down to government controlling you, what a crock….this is just like freedom of speech, its freedom of expression no matter what form it comes in. Fans want their favorite players to be able to celebrate why cant it be as easy as LISTENING to the FANS….

  74. By Pete Busarac on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    The league is focusing on a specific player, Jared Allen. This could be considered work place harassment on part of the league committee. The intention is to attempt to change Allen’s approach to the game which hinders his mental and overall performance on the field. The league committee needs to be regulated by an outside source that will prevent the league from making such idiotic decisions. The ruling intends to change the momentum of a player’s performance level and the games entertainment value. There is no harm in Jared Allen’s celebratory show of achieving a sack. It’s only intent is to boost the spirits of those he relates to in the cattle roping industry. A show of accomplishment. The fans approve of it and appreciate the jesture. If the price of game tickets keep increasing then the entertainment level should be allowed to increase as well.

  75. By Lee on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I think its a load of bull if u ask me pretty soon itll be if this keeps up they’ll be like no celebrations at all the way NFL is heading with the strict rules for celebrating. I also agree with one of the earlier posts they didn’t say anything in the past years so why start now.As for Jared finding a new celebration im sure he will make it a good one and i cant wait to see wat it is maybe we will get to this sunday against the jets.

  76. By paul on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    So far this year he hasn’t been celebrating much, marry life can do that to you.

  77. By govikes on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Did anyone hear who delivered the no celebration about Jared Allen Mr. I’m perfect Ed Hockalee or however you spell it. He is probably the one that complained. He is the worst ref in the NFL!

  78. By Andrew on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    What about when players after getting a first down put there knee on the ground and signal “first down” with their hand? Is that not the sane? The refs are not doing a great job!

  79. By Favre4Ever on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I think the NFL should use their energy on roping and tying the criminal element in the league, such as Braylon Edwards. Where was the league after his DWI??? Wasn’t this the same man (Edwards) who was with Donte Stallworth the night HE got behind the wheel of a car and murdered an innocent individual? Hasn’t Edwards had trouble in Cleveland with the law? What a disgrace. The league should have stepped in and suspended this selfish, uncaring animal, instead of spending it’s time on a players’ sac celebration. I think Pete Rozelle would have done something in his day……

  80. By austin on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    He can’t put his knee down so he can still do it, just keep the knee off the turf

  81. By troll on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    maybe he just needs to getting a few more sacks this season then figure out what to do when his stats dont reflect that of a rookie. just saying love ja, wish he still had the mullet but cmon he only has 1 sack on the season time to have a 4 or 5 sack game then celebrate.

  82. By pyrofyter on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Two words. Pat Practice. If the league has allowed it for 2+ years they have authroized it as a past practice and therefore should not be allowed to negate it.

  83. By pyrofyter on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Past Practice. Darn typos.

  84. By vikefreak on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Good! That “celebration” was an embarassment to the organization. As a wise man once said about celebrating accomplishment..”Act like you have been there before.” At least he cut his mullet.

  85. By vikefreak on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    P.S.
    One of the biggest reasons the NBA has fallen so far is because people are sick of seeing the gloating for “just doing your job”. The NFL is wise to nip this in the bud, although unfortunately, it has gone beyond the bud stage. High fiving a teammate, pumping fists and spiking the ball are acceptable, but things like the “calf-rope” are TO and Ocho Cinco antics. Keep up the good work Roger.

  86. By armchair QB on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    If that is the way the NFL is going to be then it should only be fair to ban the “Packer Leap” as excessive and in your face celebration. When is it too much? Is this like a TD catch and needs the full process or should we just tell all players to just “Be Happy”. Once again, NFL = CLUELESS!

  87. By Megan Lee on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    The only good I see coming out of this lame rule being enforced is Aaron Rodgers is no longer allowed to do that stupid thing he does with that imaginary belt of his:P

  88. By Andrew C on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    he should do the lawnmower

  89. By Hudson Hawk on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    But kneeling on one knee to pray or point up to God is ok…….

  90. By wade wilson on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    what a joke!!!

  91. By wade wilson on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    i like the lawnmower!!!

  92. By VikingsWHO on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    I think the calf roping celebration is stupid. Makes him look like a fool. Just play the game and act professional.

  93. By Erik on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    They will let a rapist and dogfighter back into the NFL but Jared cant do his celebration. Really?

  94. By Favre4Ever on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    To Hudson Hawk:

    Yes, getting on one knee and pointing to God IS OK. Until some Godless ACLU degenerates try to protest THAT.

    Read your constitution. It’s called freedom of religious expression. A bit more important than a sac celebration

  95. By Eva on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    What a dumb rule!!! If one celebration is allowed they should all be allowed, it is all part of the entertainment. If Jared isn’t allowed to have a knee on the turf then neither should those who drop to a knee and do the cross. They could just sign the cross and point up. Is there not more important things that the NFL (No Fun League) should be dealing with like training the referees!!!

  96. By Hudson Hawk on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Well then I guess he should just point to the sky when he is done celebrating and then he’ll be ok per the Constitution!

  97. By chaos on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    jared allen ought to pull imaginary pistols from his belt, twirl them in the air, fire them, and then blow them off.

  98. By Favre4Ever on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    To be honest,……Allen this year, looks like a player who has come off steriods. he’s been such a non-factor………

  99. By chaos on Oct 18, 2010 | Reply

    allen isnt a non-factor. every play he hits a bit late or he gets doubled{or tripled}

  100. By chaos on Oct 19, 2010 | Reply

    not to take anything away from E.J. but the first interception was forced by Jared Allen. did you see him smash Romo. Vintage Jared Allen.

  101. By purplehaze on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    HEY MAYBE THIS IS ALL A RESULT OF HIS SUB-PAR YEAR TO DATE…

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