Today I present to you just one of the many reasons why football is better than American football. Ever since the NFL banned props and choreography in TD celebrations (it's about the Shield, not you brand-less wide receivers clamoring for attention), America's major sports have lacked any creative showboating that kids can mimic after Moss'ing a defender in the end zone. I'm not the only one with a case of nostalgia for the days when Ocho Cinco would mock the NFL by pleading not to be fined. Or when Joe Horn calls his mother to thank her for all she's done after digging out a flip cell phone from under the goalposts. Or when T.O. grabs a couple of pom poms and breaks it down in the end zone. At least we have Aaron Hernandez making it rain on 'em defenses every week as our severly watered down TD entertainment.
But take a look at this video of some of the greatest GOOAALL!! celebrations in football history. Keep in mind the amount of time it must take to get your teammates together to practice these masterpieces. Also keep in mind that in 18 years of World Cup football, there has been an average of three goals netted per game. There aren't many chances to celebrate folks. These goal-scorers take their celebrations seriously.
*My fav- Very hard to choose one, but at the 0:52 mark, the goal-scorer takes of his shirt and proceeds to metaphorically sex himself. Classic.
*My other fav- At the 3:23 mark. Holland's own Ruud van Nistelrooy being tauted by a French player after his penalty kick hits the post... then van Nistelrooy raising his arms in the frenchman's face triumphantly after scoring the free kick played into the box.
*Bonus fav- Here it is. To appease the Football Gods, we must dance around the jersey of the goal-scorer.