On Wednesday the NFL created another rule to limit the players from enjoying themselves in the end zone.
Alas, there will be no more dunking over the crossbar, and Ryan Kerrigan can never do this again.
Yesterday a number of media outlets responded to the news with retrospectives. The DC Sports Bog dug into the Washington Post archives for a history of NFL dunking.
NFL Media had the benefit of NFL Films archives to bring you footage of Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson’s groundbreaking goal post slamma jamma.
And some Redskins were plain dismayed.
Because I’m here for the edification of the football viewing public, here’s a refresher from Section 3, Article 1 of theofficial NFL rulebook.
Mr. Hatcher, I do believe as long as your thrusts are not “prolonged” or directed at an opponent in a taunting manner, you may keep doing the humpty dance.
Speaking of dunking, please check out Kerrigan’s Battle of the Beltway celebrity basketball game against Torrey Smith and the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday in College Park, Md.-REDSKINS-
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.