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Bryant's Unsportsman-like Conduct Penalty

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

  1. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    That's probably against the human relations laws in Canada. Watch Out!
  2. Awakened

    Awakened the Dude abides

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    Garrett: Wow, Dez, you can really jump high! That was awesome!
    Dez: Thanks Coach, but that's nothin. I can jump so high you'd think I was flyin.
    Garrett: Really, like, how high?
    Dez: I can jump over the goalposts on a good today, and today is a good day.
    Garrett: Holy Crap! Listen, if I get the guys to come out here after the game, would you show us?
    Dez: Sure coach, anything for the team
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Why is that?

    Clearly the NFL disagrees with you because of the message it sends.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I've seen some people say it's "Weapon X". I dunno. Whatever it is, it just means he's killing it when he's doing it.
  5. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha.

    I'm sorry but I was just thinking, "do people actually think he has to sit there and go full on Undertaker before it's a throat slash"?

    I get what you're saying though. It wasn't a dramatic made for TV moment that would precede a pile driver but it was a throat slash nonetheless.
  6. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    /thread
  7. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    That's the gesture I saw too.
  8. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    No it doesn't mean the same. Atleast not to me. One is a gesture that means "Its over....". The "throat slash" when I grew up meant someone was about to murder you lol. Whether on the basketball court or football field or even literally kill you lol. Big difference to me.

    It looked nothing like a throat slash though lol.....I've actually seen Dez do it before. It probably shocked him he got the flag for it since he's done it before.
  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they banned the throat slash because they were worried about homicides becoming a part of TD celebrations.

    I'm kind of curious how that motion would take on the meaning of "its over"?

    I know people do it to mean that, but I wonder why anyone would ever begin to associate "its over" with that motion.

  10. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, didn't know that.
  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    The "throat slash" gesture has been banned for more than a decade. It was dumb of Bryant to use some form of it at all and hopefully he realizes it now.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...ball-fight-increasingly-popular-taunt-warrant

    Nfl Bans Throat-slash Gesture

    Woodson Charged In Snowball Fight

    November 24, 1999|By Mark Shapiro.

    The NFL cracked down on the throat-slash gesture Tuesday, threatening fines and penalties for an increasingly popular taunt that the league said depicted "an unacceptable act of violence."

    A letter was sent to all 31 teams banning the gesture, in which a player draws his finger across his throat after a big play. It is aimed at opponents and sometimes opposing fans.
  12. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    I never stated anyone did support it. It's just a stupid rule.

    But, agree. He knows the rule is the rule. Needs to be wiser than that.
  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Man, that's a while back.
  14. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    LOL - You got it, the entomology of the gesture is a coupe de gras - based "kill it" which implies that it's over. The throat slitting animal slaughter re-enactment. We use it at the track (where you can't hear anything) all the time as an engine shut off gesture. But its origin is obviously kill based.
  15. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication

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    Thats what it is was.

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