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Bryant's Unsportsman-like Conduct Penalty

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by danielofthesaints, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. mrmojo

    mrmojo Active Member

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    I think it was the right call.....the rules in the book...been in there since 1999. We may all think it's silly but it is a rule, luckily it wasnt a closer game. Be interesting to see if he is fined too.
  2. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Pretty clearly not a throat slash gesture IMO. The gesture was around the neck area (more across the top of the shoulders IMO), but that doesn't make it a throat slash.
  3. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    If its around the neck area (throat) and you slash your hand across that area (slash).. guess what kind of gesture it is?

    No matter what the intent.. the gesture is what it is. If a ref sees you doing it, its not his job to interpret what he thinks you meant by it, its his job to throw the flag and screw your team out of 15 yards.
    nake likes this.
  4. kojak

    kojak Who Loves Ya Baby?

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    I agree. But I thought how the defense responded after Harris fumbled the punt return was another critical part of the game.
  5. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    LOL we were a terrible basketball team. So you can laugh all you like. But we were good at taking the charge because we practiced flopping quite a bit.
  6. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Yes, it was a weak one, but still he pulled his hand across the neck line and the officials rightly penalized him for it.
  7. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Before the throat slash gesture was banned I can't recall a player ever using the gesture as part of a TD celebration. The gesture got started by defenders making devastating hits. You would see a receiver get clobbered over the middle and immediately the defender would perform a throat slash. The gesture became rampant and the NFL finally put a stop to it.
  8. gdogg24

    gdogg24 Member

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    Have fun it's a game
  9. DuceizBak

    DuceizBak Active Member

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    That's what I was thinking, but I didn't want to speak prematurely.
    I wouldn't be worried. Dez went to the side line and was like "yeah that was stupid, won't happen again"
    i'm sure we'll just see the X now
  10. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, I wonder how many more DBs will be trying out the 'Finnegan Flop' on Dez this year...
  11. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    While we're on the topic, just what exactly does Dez Bryant's touchdown celebration mean (making an X with crossed arms?)
  12. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    I dunno but I just noticed it is similar to my avatar! :)
  13. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    probably that he is the x factor..
  14. DejectedFan1996

    DejectedFan1996 Active Member

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    He's the X factor, a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome.
  15. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    X-rated?
  16. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    I actually have a bigger problem with the salsa dancing.......
  17. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Why because you don't like salsa dancing? Explain your reasoning.
  18. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Meh, I won't get into it here. Let's just say I didn't like the Chunky Soup commercial much either........
  19. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    You pretty much spelled it out it's not the dance you have an issue with you don't like Victor Cruz.
  20. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    that adds colour to the game

    Signed Roger Robespierre

    I know I am evil but I have told my son if he scores a big goal against a hated rival, do a throat slash ;)

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