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Date: 12/01/10 04:36 PM

125 Responses to High School Running Back Penalized For Gesture…

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Link: High School Running Back Penalized For Gesture... - OK, I-A-B: What did this football player do? Give the other team the middle finger? Grab his sack? What`s your guess?
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    thecoolhair Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    This really rustles my jimmies
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    Chiakimoto Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Wow.. Really? I`m not really religious or anything, but that seems kinda stupid. He shouldn`t have been penalized for THAT. If that`s considered showboating, then we have way too many anal retentive or butt hurt folks.
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    wow.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    I had a touchdown retracted when I was in HS too. Unsportsmanlike conduct. The fact that its spiritual doesnt change anything. Football teams pray before games, so don`t give me the "supressing god" BS.
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    angelbrat Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    Oh that`s messed up! to far much?
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    MechaWolf Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    Good.
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    turbotong Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    Not as bad as the football fistfight in the other post
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    bophus Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    if the officials do the same thing for any other celebration or anyone else for not giving up the ball, i see no problem with it.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    OMG America WTF?
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    ref is just mad cuz he aint gettin none...
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    fizzie Male 40-49
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    Even if they were "calling the game tight", this was poor call IMO. He did not disrespect himself, his team or his opponents nor did he hold on to the ball for an excessive amt of time. Maybe the ref was a non-believer and was offended as so many are now-a-days.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    Hey, Ref, what part of "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" don`t you understand.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    He gave thanks to God. I`m not a believer but he clearly is and, given that, it was appropriate. Also appropriately, he made no attempt to make a spectacle of it and he took no time away from the game. The ref did, though.
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    MechaWolf Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    So I guess next time, if an atheist scores a touchdown, nobody would have a problem with him doing some kind of interpretive dance involving Man`s evolution from an apelike ancestor?
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    If he is so moved as to austrocize other players to thank his god, can`t he just do it in his head? Wouldn`t his god know? I call shananigans, and label him a sanctimonious diva. (And the need to push the issue further "to my heavenly father...uh...Jesus" only proves the point even more.) Good on the referee.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    The evangelical atheists are determined to eliminate all religion from the public square.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    So...outside of pro American football, celebrating a touchdown isn`t really allowed and other players have been penalised for doing it without it making the news.

    But religion is special, so it makes the news.

    Why is religion special?
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    yanging Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    He was celebrating. He got penalized. Wherein lies the problem?
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    lunaticlover Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    "So I guess next time, if an atheist scores a touchdown, nobody would have a problem with him doing some kind of interpretive dance involving Man`s evolution from an apelike ancestor?"

    That would be incredibly entertaining.

    -

    This is BS.
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    way to support your son, dad. And everyone who has a problem with what he did needs to grow up- seriously, evan, ostracize? really? I don`t know if what he did deserves a penalty, but y`all need to calm the f*ck down. and mecha, no you can`t. you`d get a flag, apparently. also, I think that`s a non-sequitor, cause he was "thanking Jesus" and you are playing out evolution... besides, I think you should start out at least with all the cool geology and micro-organisms that came before.
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    thecoolhair Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    HOLY pooBALLS THIS ISN`T AN ATHEIST=THEIST DEBATE THIS IS NOT PENALTY WORTHY ITS A pooTY CALL HAVE YOU EVER EVEN WATCHED FOOTBALL?
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    pyrrhios Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    Meh. I don`t think I agree with the ref`s call, but I think too many are reading WAY too much into this.
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    BruceLeroy Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    He celebrated his God, which according to the report, isn`t against the rules. It`s drawing attention to yourself that is illegal. Here`s the rub though, when a player scores a td he already has ALL the attention on himself. So that specific, verbatim rule is ridiculous.
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    prettymaryk Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    I don`t understand why slight celebration isn`t okay. If you scored, celebrate appropriately and then continue.
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    whyme73 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    I think it`s a little ridiculous. I see way worse stuff that doesn`t get penalized.
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    TxTnViolence Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    why do people always give credit to jesus for the abilities they acquire through practice and hard work. Pray all you want but take those last two out of the equasion and you won`t get far.
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    ChickODee Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    TxTn = <3
    I got to 1:00 before I just laughed and quit.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    I`m a big old homo athiest who longs for the downfall of the christian faith, but even I think it`s a stupid call.

    I have a gesture for the ref....

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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    Blowtard Ref. The frecking rules are so ridiculous now. Let the kids enjoy some celebration for an accomplishment. That`s what playing sports is all about on the amateur level. if someone gets offended tough poo. Out of a couple of thousand someone is always going to be offended. Schools need to quit being fickle.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    @Gerry1of1

    Giving that old Roman salute to ward off the evil eye huh?
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    elgrappa Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    maybe god hates football players
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    that`s just funny
    jesus christ tho (punny) calm down ref!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    When even Gerry thinks it`s a bad call, That says a lot.
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    soundchic41 Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    thats dratin bullpoo
  36. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    First, I live in Tacoma and support the referee`s call. Second, it would be nice if religion was completely banned from publicly funded sports. I played sports in high school and before every game there is a team prayer in the locker room. This goes on all through sport at every level.
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    handeman77 Male 40-49
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    Fire ref, no excuse for that BS
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    ilfg Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    i`ve seen touchdown dances with far more obscene gestures that didn`t get flagged.
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    Trojan Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    As much as I hate Jesus freaks, it`s not that big of a deal. I`m not sure if the ref should have called it.
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    cjap2011 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    Really? What a joke. That referee is ridiculous...
  41. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm
    @Cartunze

    Yeah so what there is a prayer before every event. I was atheist also. I asked not to participate in the prayer. I didn`t give a rat`s ass to what Deity they prayed toward. In fact when I came to Hawaii. The Polynesians practiced the "haka" a war chant from the God Ku religion. It was cool to watch. It worked some psyche warfare on some opponents. Get over it and you should have had more balls to stand up to not want to participate if you felt uncommfortable during team prayer.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    if its illegal to celebrate in that league than he deserved the penalty.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    I could have sworn there was some rule about not going to the ground (ex: taking a knee) after a touchdown. Can`t remember where the hell I heard that though.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    Cartunze, if he hadn`t said that it was towards Jesus, then you wouldn`t have even known.

    On subject, this reminds me of the Steeler Oakland game a couple of weeks back. After that Raider punched Rothlisberger in the mouth the referees were flagging for any little offense.
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    barrelmonkey Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    i love celebrations anyways, this one is the best
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    handys003... it can`t be that traditional because the Haka is a Maori custom, done before they went to battle with another tribe, or for celebrations, or at funerals.
    The polynesians are islanders (Fijians, Samoans etc. etc.) and do not have a "haka", but have their own tribal dance, many of which are mistaken for a haka. And there are hundreds of hakas, not just the `Kapa O Pango` performed by the All Blacks before every match. Most schools have their own, and rugby clubs have their own. The school I work at has a school haka and the 1XV haka.
    And they`re NOT all war dances, although the first line of the Kapa O Pango is translated as "This is Death, this is death, this is life this is life" (Ka Mate Ka Mate, Ka Ora Ka Ora).
    Sorry to throw the book but...
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    Billy62 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    Rules against celebrations go way too far these days. I don`t even care about the religious angle to this, just the fact that a kid isn`t allowed to "draw attention to himself" after he scores a freaking touchdown is ridiculous.

    I`ve seen games where a team was euphoric after scoring late to go ahead, only to immediately panic and put their heads down because they were afraid of a celebration penalty. That just kills all the fun of playing in the first place- why play if you aren`t allowed to enjoy it?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    Cobrakiller, it`s also in an institution where they discourage competition. You know, so no one`s feelings get hurt.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    sif this should be bad! its a war cry thats it!
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    cluffy Male 40-49
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    LOL, God was on the kid`s side, they won 63 - 27!!!!!!
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    Oh come on, that ref is just a dbag. let the kid keep his Tdown routine going. wtf is wrong with the world these days -.-`
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    kw112 Female 13-17
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    what the hell does religion have to do with any of this? ok, he pointed to the sky and said it was toward god and whatnot...but i SERIOUSLY doubt that the ref called it as un-sportsman-like conduct becuase it was a religious gesture.

    anyway, i dont think the kid did anything wrong.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    @littlepete50
    Sorry bruddah been here for 30 years. Yes the haka is Maori dance but rooted in Polynesian religious rituals based on the Marquesas Polynesians of bringing the war God Ku, and no you are right, not all equal full religious but everyday life. I don`t speak Maori, but Hawaiian. If your Polynesian then you should know that all Polynesians share a common bond in dance. The Hawaiians do Hula as their style. However due to the influx of many Polynesian cultures here locally they participate in many dance forms now. Typically seen by the dance competitions by clubs here. Many of the teams preform the hakas in large part due toward as the Maori style is more intimidating than the hula and for that matter all the other island forms. This has been going for 30 plus years now.
    Here is a link to such from the Univ Hawaii (American) Football program:

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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    @littlepete50

    Continued....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pCZ5RkhJkY
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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    That gesture was about as religiously charged as eating a bowl of ramen.
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    hefalump Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    Athletes just make me laugh with their "praising god" when something goes their way. That`s right, god really gives a F--- how your football game goes. Give it a rest already.
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    drips Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    That`s about as unsportsmanlike as pumping your fist in celebration. I`m a devout atheist and think god should be disappeared from our collective consciousness but still, that was a stunningly retarded call.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    IF the ref was right there and asked for the ball, and the kid said F-U I`m gonna pray first! Then yes a flag.
    HOWEVER the ref wasn`t even there to GET the ball, he gave the kid like 3 seconds and BAMMO! out came the flag!
    Did all the refs call the game like that, all game long? Must have been 50 penalties on each team then.
    Bogus ref, needs to give his head a shake, from the stands!
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    I`m a Satanist who eats baby cats while praying to Aqua Buddha, while lighting my junk on fire and tea bagging old people, and I think the actions of this ref are an OUTRAGE!
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    HunterKiller Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    You a**holes, how quickly these random people owe you a f**king thing. If he is religious, let him be religious. If he is atheist, then let him be atheists. Even when something outlandish as getting the flag for pointing to the sky you super-atheists have to rage about the guy pointing to the sky in the first place. F**k you. You want your beliefs or lack thereof to be left alone, then do the same. F**k your double-standards.
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    bicmedic Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    Yeah, cuz whatever god all you religious nuts believe in follows football I guess. Man I love being an atheist. Reason`s greetings!
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    lolz
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    bicmedic Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    drat us hunterkiller, okay. As soon as you said drat our double standards i was pissed. drat their double standards. I am vilified for even being an atheist, by all religious people i encounter. I never speak out, and am constantly spoke out against. Freedom of religion in America is staunchly defended. Freedom to not adhere to any religion appears to be the worst thing you can do.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    Hmm...somebody erased a continued comment to littlepete50. It was essential to his assertion on understanding Polynesia. Nice job mods
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    HunterKiller Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    You never speak out? You just did, on the internet. Quit your f**king victim story. Everyone has their good and bad days, however, if you are going to complain about how you are OH SO REPRESSED BY SOCIETY then don`t f**king try to put down others for their beliefs. I`m not so religious myself but I know I hypocrite when I see one.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    school board retards
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    bicmedic Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:47 pm
    I could cite a million reasons why ive been repressed, but i wont. You think atheism has never come under legal attack, guess again. I`m not trying to be the victim. How would you feel if the money in your wallet said I believe in reason instead of in god we trust.
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    HunterKiller Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:48 pm
    I wouldn`t give a f**k.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    This would never have happened if the other team could tackle
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    @RoboPatton

    And you know what? I would watch with kindred interest if you preformed such in the endzone. Because it`s your right and I would be right there to tell the ref to freak off with you.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    @handys003

    Watching costs extra
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    aikiman Male 40-49
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    December 2, 2010 at 12:15 am
    It`s a futile gesture anyway, God`s busy watching the Ashes.
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    Chojiro Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 1:06 am
    wut a dick
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 1:27 am
    Pfft. This is ridiculous. He didn`t do anything wrong.
    Anyway, how could you possibly attract more attention to yourself when you just got a touchdown? Everyone was already focused on him anyway.
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    Kane132 Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 2:21 am
    for all those people who didn`t watch the whole video... he didn`t get penalised for the gesture, but for keeping hold of the ball for too long afterwords and timewasting
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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 3:04 am
    If he wants to praise Jesus after scoring a touchdown I think the most appropriate thing to do would be once he crosses the goal line, find the nearest official, hand him the ball and as he is jogging off the field give his little finger point to the sky.

    In that scenario there would be (according to the video) no penalty because he would be giving the ball up immediately AND getting off the field all while doing his gesture.

    If he wants to kneel and say a prayer, I say save it for the bench.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 2, 2010 at 3:16 am
    @HunterKiller- I can`t put into words how much I agree with your posts.
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    Sarph Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 3:59 am
    If sportspeople really believe that when things go their way they should thank Jesus, what about when things go bad? Instead of training and staying fit, should they spend time in the church?

    Right, religion doesn`t make sense.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2010 at 4:18 am
    The name of the game is "Football" not "Showboating" or "Celebration Time".

    If you do something on the field that has absolutely nothing to do with playing the game then I have no problem with the ref making a call.
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 4:27 am
    The foul was not about the gesture.
    Can`t you people stick around for 3 minutes before getting all puffed up to rage about something?
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    MisterG Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2010 at 4:31 am
    And this is how Jesus screws you.
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    SteveHolt Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 5:12 am
    OH NO NOT A PENALTY FLAG!!!!11 MY LIFE IS OVEEEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 6:08 am
    The name of the game is "Football" not "Showboating" or "Celebration Time".

    If you do something on the field that has absolutely nothing to do with playing the game then I have no problem with the ref making a call.
    I dunno about you, but I like my sportspeople to be passionate about winning, and to be pleased when they do. If you want to watch emotionless automatons joylessly playing to churn out the result, you might as well toss a coin to see who wins.

    Passion is what makes sport exciting. If you`re not emotionally invested in whether the team wins or loses, it`s pointless.
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 6:38 am
    People care about high school football...?
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 7:06 am
    "People care about high school football...?"
    the kid working hard to be the best and get a scholarship to a college he previously couldn`t afford to go to does.
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    TysonRP Male 13-17
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    December 2, 2010 at 7:18 am
    The ultimate answer is that it doesn`t matter and we should get drunk and set fire to things.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2010 at 7:25 am
    I bet things are tight arround the faculity at that school.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 7:35 am
    Rules are rules. I don`t see the big deal. Also, for the record, I doubt Jesus gives a crap about your high school football game.
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    HunterKiller Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 7:43 am
    Zombunny, I fail to see how you know that.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 7:47 am

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    madest Male 40-49
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    December 2, 2010 at 8:28 am
    I dunno about you, but I like my sportspeople to be passionate about winning, and to be pleased when they do.
    -------------
    Passion is one thing, showboating is another. American football is littered with players who celebrate for doing their job (like making a tackle or catching a pass). At least this guy scored before celebrating. I don`t have problem with this rule. I think that millionaire athletes should tone it down a bit.
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    torisen Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2010 at 8:41 am
    That`s my high school, cool to see local news make it up here.

    @meep: That campus is actually pretty cool, we had several openly gay kids 1990-1995 that got the occasional cold shoulder, but that`s about it.

    I never saw any racism there either. There was a church group and an LGBT group that both had (different) teacher sponsors on campus almost 20 years ago.

    I think this is crap. He didn`t delay the game, and he wasn`t grandstanding. The ref delayed the play longer than he did.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2010 at 8:41 am
    I dont like the excessive celebration rule. If you have a reason to celebrate then do so. You are supposed to feel like celebrating when you win.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 9:41 am
    Hm, I just realized after reading a lot of these comments, most of which are very emphatic about how wrong the ref was, that I don`t care.

    Meh.
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    akrominii Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 10:07 am
    I`m with inaria, don`t care.
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    Django Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Psst, God doesn`t give a rat`s ass about your touchdown, pal.
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    AtheistAlien Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2010 at 11:52 am
    I love it. Keep religion out of school and sports in any way possible.
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    EntrE Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 11:53 am
    that kid`s an idiot. The ref probably called it for idiocy
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Nidonemo hahahahaha

    great pic
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    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
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    December 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    I wonder if he would have made some kind of gesture that referred to a religion other than Christianity if the outcome would have been the same.....
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    December 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    God is `everywhere` Not `in the sky` anymore
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    hell if i made a touchdown i would go soccer on everyone ass and rip all my clothes off and run off the field, to my car, blare the horn, do some donuts on the field, go to jail, scream at the guy`s face in jail that i got a touchdown, get raped, cry-scream that i got a touchdown until i cried myself to sleep, wake up, go to court, try to explain that i DID get a touchdown and that the judge would have done the same thing and he can go f*ck himself otherwise, go to jail again, be in debt for the rest of my life, kill my family....

    ...touchdown
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    Seggallion Male 30-39
    40 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Not too many successful white running backs ya know.
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    whocares3725 Male 18-29
    310 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    I`m not surprised by this at all. I don`t know where he`s from, but if you do anything besides maybe bump into your buddies or run around a bit you`re gonna get called for unsportsmanlike conduct, at least where I live.
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    November_Rai Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    If it had been any other religion, nobody would be on that kids side.
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    Paigala123 Female 13-17
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    December 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    I got really excited when i realized that was the news from where I live
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    December 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm

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    ShamaziaV2 Male 13-17
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    December 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    @November, because Christians and Jews point to God in different ways right?..
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    just for fun, i`d love to see a muslim make a touchdown, lay down a mat, and start praying to mecca: "Penalty, delay of game"
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    dKay Male 13-17
    25 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    I think the ref. was a muslim.
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    fabbatruffs Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    tumwater would do that.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 4:20 am
    @Cartunze couldn`t say it better nice!
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    shinu Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 7:24 am
    wait. celebrations are against the rules?

    sports are srs bzness
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    Satisjaktion Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 7:44 am
    Religion aside, banning celebrations for scoring is possibly the worst thing to happen to anything, ever.
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    jojoballoons Female 13-17
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    December 3, 2010 at 9:42 am
    i live near there and definitely wasn`t expecting to see anything about tumwater. that`s sad for them.
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    togoth Male 13-17
    129 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 11:02 am
    1st WTF? How can you ban celebration?
    2nd, his justification is crap, "to keep the game running", football may be fun, but it has more stops and starts then any other sport. If they want to keep the pace up play rugby, or tweek the rules a bit.
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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
    635 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 11:26 am
    calling it "excessive" would imply that there`s a certain amount that`s allowed right?
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    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    A celebration praising the son of the fictional self-purported most murderous being in the universe IS... quite offensive.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    jesus freak thinks jesus gave him magical touchdown powers.
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    PTPete Female 30-39
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    December 4, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    Folks are offended by that but not the scantily clad girls shaking their asses on the sidelines or the violence on the playing field? People are f*cking idiots.
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    Facehooker Female 30-39
    68 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    I thought it was gonna be the "shocker"
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    PBZebras Male 18-29
    208 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    F*uck Jesus
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    53590 Male 13-17
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    February 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    "If it had been any other religion, nobody would be on that kids side."

    If it was any other religion, people would want to be tolerant of that persons beliefs. When it`s Christianity, It`s perfectly ok to be intolerable, culturally.

    Think about it. You see depictions of third world religions on the History channel all the rime depicting them as if they were real. I don`t see people standing on a pedestal raping Budists for their beliefs. (metaphorically of course.) Yet the rest of pop. culture likes to poke fun at Christians.
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    MCSour_Lemon Male 18-29
    49 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 9:19 am
    I`ve always wanted to get involved in Football, but there`s no opportunities around where I live :/ Oh the humanity
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