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Art Monk clearly bad for Football

Update [2007-4-19 13:12:28 by Skin Patrol]: The timing could NOT have been better. Did you have any idea (I didn't!!!) that today is National High Five Day???? I didn't even know there was a National High Five Day, though for the record I treat every day as National High Five Day.
National High Five Day falls on the third Thursday of April each year, which falls this year on April 19, 2007. The holiday originated at the University of Virginia in 2002, and has since spread across the nation, and around the globe.
God bless the High Five.
First, let's recognize that NFL rules have changed since 1983, presumably for the better. Recently celebration rules have changed to prohibit group celebrations, using the ball as a prop, and falling to the ground (or something?). Last March, Vic Carucci offered his own dismissive opinion on those who would challenge whether the rules were good for the game:
Let's dispense with the "No Fun League" talk from the beginning.

This isn't about that...

Players can still spike the ball in the end zone, spin it on the ground, and dunk it over the goal post if they like (and are able to). They also can dance and even leap into the stands.

What they can't do is use the ball as a prop in their routine. Nor can they do any celebrating on the ground or be part of any group effort.

"Group effort" sometimes describes team sports, but nevermind that now. I have video evidence of the most excessive, disgusting, clearly detrimental and superfluous celebreation by none other then Art Monk and Your Washington Redskins.

The horror!

I love the high five. I use it constantly. I solicit high fives whenever and wherever I can, even when they are clearly inappropriate. At work? Why not. You just tipped the waitress well? Up high. Haircut? Boooooya. It drives my girlfriend absolutely insane, as she's in the camp that thinks high fives are uncool and always inappropriate.

But have you seen anything more glorious than then than the Redskins coordinatred jumping high five? Take it from a habitual practitioner, the jumping high five is no easy maneuver. Things can go wrong. Eyes can be poked, ankles twisted, palms whiffed, and egos bruised. Every additional participant adds to the danger involved. That the Washington Redskins could pull it off (with a choreographed dance to open -- very risky move and bravo to you, sirs) so effortlessly is what makes them Professional athletes.

Reasonable minds may disagree but count me firmly among those who think what the NFL needs is more choreographed celebration.