We’ve seen just about every touchdown celebration possible over the years, but Pierre Thomas came up with a new one on the day after Christmas.
After bulling his way into the end zone for the game’s first touchdown, Thomas unwrapped a bow that was in his pants, put it on the football, and handed it to a fan in the crowd.
WWTV.com in New Orleans says the fan was Thomas’ mom.
Thomas was called for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty after the play, which will cause a lot of hand-wringing. But Thomas’ celebration will live on for years alongside Joe Horn’s cellphone celebration, so that’s a small price to pay for immortality.
(Yes, it was stupid. But at least it was festive stupid.)
The penalty ultimately only cost the Saints eight yards because of Thomas Morestead’s booming kick on the ensuing kickoff. And eight yards may not be worth much Monday night.
The offenses are dominating early, moving the ball up and down the field at will. New Orleans leads 14-10 early in the second quarter, but that will probably change by the time I hit publish.