Tuesday, September 16, 2008

IPOPA's Random Cultural Thoughts That Might Surprise You - Part I

I know I'm going to sound like a crotchety old man, but I have to say that after watching the Eagles and Cowboys play in Monday Night Football last night, some of “today’s kids” are misguided.

Philadelphia rookie receiver Deshean Jackson had a sure touchdown negated when he tossed the ball behind him in celebration before even crossing the goal line. Fortunately for the Eagles, they ultimately scored. But as Arash Markazi noted:

“The play might be nothing more than a side note to a classic Monday Night Football game, but I think it says a lot about the mindset of today’s player, where the need to celebrate is almost as great as the need to succeed.”

Incredibly, Jackson had a similar gaffe in a high school All-Star game in 2005. He was so interested in putting himself in the spotlight that instead of crossing the goal line and THEN celebrating, he tried to do a somersault into the end zone. The problem was that he ended up a yard shy. You’ve got to watch the video here from that game to appreciate how much of an idiot this guy is.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

maybe crotchety but not really old......