Re: Gronk Fined $7500 For Spike
posted at 11/18/2011 8:28 PM EST
In Response to Gronk Fined $7500 For Spike
[QUOTE]Fined for spiking the ball that he was already penalized for. How ridiculous is this?
Posted by Salcon[/QUOTE]
It's a fact that very few folks WITHIN the NFL can figure out its actions, especially when it coms to fines, suspensions, and such. So, while knowing this, why would a player, ANY player, want to risk being on the receiving end of a Goddell fine? You gotta be BETTER than that and Goddell.
As for defenders of spiking and other in-game shenanagins, I fail to see the logic of your "taking the fun out of the game". You scored the TD, give the ball to the ref and get ready for the next series. Unless, of course, you want to draw attention to yourself. Seriously!
BTW, anyone applauding Gronk for his endzone antics (excessive celebration) that cost the Pats 15 yards on the kickoff vs the JESTS! ??
As best said, "Act like you've been there before!" I have no problem with this fine. BB needs to clamp down on this unnecessary behavior. An act of raw emotion? I'll bet that sitting himout a series or two will cure that.
As a fan, I want to see the TD being scored. I don't care about the spike, chest thumping, high stepping antics that follow good plays. Having teammates surround you in teh end zone to show their overall approval in the TD is great. But quickly take it off the field and get ready for the next series. Think defenders don't see this and take note of it? Will it still be worth it and exciting to see if the player's season ends via a play later in the game?