Josh Norman might tap keg on the field, literally

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Washington cornerback Josh Norman has been fined for miming the shooting of a bow and arrow during a game. He has now joked about a more literal celebration that would highlight the perceived (or actual) double standard regarding the NFL’s position on celebrations.

“I’ll say this,” Norman said this week, via USA Today. “Since they sell beer on TV while kids are watching it, I’m thinking I might open a keg on the field, and I’m going to drink it on the field. And I don’t see that being on the rule book.”

While Norman is right about the absence of any “thou shalt nots” regarding the use of a beer keg in celebrations, there is a general ban regarding the use of props. If, as his teammate Vernon Davis has learned, the ball can be regarded as a prop when simulating a basketball shot through the goalpost, a beer keg would be regarded as a prop, too.

And even if Norman were to opt for cracking a keg on the sidelines in the same way Norman’s nemesis does whatever it is he’s doing with the kicking net, that surely would draw the ire of the NFL. But it also would underscore the inherent hypocrisy regarding the NFL’s insistence that players limit their celebrations because, as Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday, “[o]ur players are role models and others look at that at the youth level, so that’s important for us to hold that standard up, and it’s part of being professional.”

If that’s the case, why does the NFL even have an “official beer“? The $1.4 billion in money-for-nothing that the league will generate through 2022 is the obvious reason. And that money will go a long way toward allowing the powers-that-be to overlook the uncomfortable reality that a full embrace of a brand of beer may cause some at the youth level to think they’re not properly following the sport without their Bose headphones plugged in to a Microsoft Surface while gobbling up Papa John’s pizza and washing it down with a Bud Light.

30 responses to “Josh Norman might tap keg on the field, literally

  1. Another idiot, that just doesn’t want to follow rules!! Start suspending the idiots that don’t want to follow RULES! They don’t like it! Hit the road and find some other employment, elsewhere!!

  2. “And that money will go a long way toward allowing the powers-that-be to overlook the uncomfortable reality that a full embrace of a brand of beer may cause some at the youth level to think they’re not properly following the sport without their Bose headphones plugged in to a Microsoft Surface while gobbling up Papa John’s pizza and washing it down with a Bud Light.”
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    The impetus that drives advertisers to the NFL is not all that different than what drove the creation and continued existence of PFT. The SJW hypocrisy knows no bounds.

  3. “Josh Norman is a system CB who benefited exclusively from the Panthers great front 7. Redskins fans will sadly realize this shortly once the season begins; Panthers fans will realize this once the 2016 season begins.”-The National Media Narrative

  4. The worst and most corrupt commissioner of any modern American sports league.

    Every way we turn and look at the league we find corruption, hypocrisy, incompetent bumbling of stunning lengths. double standards and disgusting behavior.

    Goodell and his cronies must go

  5. When it comes to people of Josh Norman type? Ignorance is bliss
    This is how it all started. People getting away and taking advantage of a rule that is not there.

  6. Just because an advertiser pays the NFL to promote their product to their fans does not mean the product is for every fan. It is well known by everyone in this country that bear has an age restriction. For the youth, the NFL also has been promoting Gatorade since 1983, Pepsi since 2002, Milk since 2003, McDonalds and Dannon Yogurt.

    They also are supported by CoverGirl. Does this mean all men watching need to start using CoverGirl products?

  7. “They also are supported by CoverGirl. Does this mean all men watching need to start using CoverGirl products?”

    Cover girl products don’t get you drunk and aren’t illegal for a given portion of the population to consume.

    That is an invalid comparison.

  8. I celebrate good plays by tapping an actual keg, not a pretend one. The day I pretend to tap a keg is the day I pretend to watch football.

  9. “The Universal Goodell/Costanza Law”…If The serial liar say’s it do the exact opposite. It works every time.

  10. Tap a real keg on the field? Just what the NFL would use to justify even tougher rules on celebrations. Me, I’m a high five, and hand the ball to the official, or a decent spike, kinda guy. Act like you’ve been there before, kinda guy. I hate woohoo look at me celebrations.

  11. goonavybeatarmy says:
    Oct 22, 2016 11:15 AM

    “Josh Norman is a system CB who benefited exclusively from the Panthers great front 7. Redskins fans will sadly realize this shortly once the season begins; Panthers fans will realize this once the 2016 season begins.”-The National Media Narrative
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    Washingtons’s pass defense is ranked 16th and Carolina’s 25th. Just sayin.

  12. How is it that anybody reading this can’t see that the point is the simple (and yet stunning) hypocrisy of the NFL powers that be. It is extraordinarily evident at nearly every turn. I am NOT a Josh Norman fan, but his point in this statement is a logical and obvious one. There is not a single initiative “started/adopted” by Roger Goodell except in how it eventually impacts the bottom line for him and the owners (and of course the players who also benefit from higher revenues). I am a straight American capitalist and have no issues with the making of money by those that earn it, but I also abhor the hypocrisy demonstrated by this guy for years now.

  13. For everyone calling him an idiot…..you do know he took his market set value, and is now on a winning team right? Who didn’t think the dab train was going to derail with Camberly at QB? Knowledge 098….you can’t celebrate every first down like New Year’s Eve and not think those teams wouldn’t remember it for next time.

  14. 12444uggg says:
    Oct 22, 2016 12:11 PM
    Bud Light, the official vitamin water of Alcoholics
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    It’s true that Bud Light contains significant amounts of magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, biotin, and is chock full of B vitamins, but in terms of alcohol, it’s just a little weaker than ice tea (last time I checked).

  15. Can opposing teams decline unsportsmanlike calls? That’d be great if two teams agreed to decline any excessive celebration calls before the game.

    Good luck with that happening though. Most NFL coaches are so tightly wound that they’d rather give up their first born then a chance for 15 yards, even on a kickoff.

  16. Washington cornerback Josh Norman
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    He’s the Redskins cornerback. Like the Red Mesa High Redskins.

  17. It’s just another example of the NFL trying to be everything to everyone so that they can grow their business to the maximum. The problem is that when you try to be everything to everyone and have everything both ways, everyone starts to hate you.

  18. I only drink non-NFL sponsored beer these days. Man, there is some good stuff out there when you expand your selections. Protests go both ways.

  19. “The ball can’t be used as a prop” just further proves my 100% valid point that the rules don’t apply to the Patriots. Gronkowski spikes the ball after every TD, yet he isn’t penalized. That’s using the ball as a prop.

  20. You know there is a great divide between the players and the league when players sit home and contemplate how they can best show up the NFL. Maybe someone should tell Norman that lucrative marketing deals are partially responsible for the ridiculous contracts he and other players sign.

  21. PFT’s Most Moderated says:
    Oct 22, 2016 2:10 PM
    “The ball can’t be used as a prop” just further proves my 100% valid point that the rules don’t apply to the Patriots. Gronkowski spikes the ball after every TD, yet he isn’t penalized. That’s using the ball as a prop.
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    The NFL rule specifically allows spiking a ball after a TD genius..

  22. jackedupboonie says:
    Oct 22, 2016 12:35 PM
    For everyone calling him an idiot…..you do know he took his market set value, and is now on a winning team right?
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    So getting cut is somehow a sign of his intelligence?
    I could buy maybe a lack thereof on the part of Carolina but can’t see how it reflects on Norman’s.

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