The No Fun League has struck again.
Over the course of the last few seasons, dunking the football over the goal post after scoring a touchdown has become the go-to move for a lot of NFL players. The TD celebration dates back to former Cowboys wide receiver Alvin Harper's days in the NFL and was popularized in more recent years by Chiefs/Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez. But earlier today, NFL head of officials Dean Blandino did an interview on The Dan Patrick Show and revealed that, starting next season, any player who goes up for a dunk after scoring a TD will be penalized. And by putting that penalty into place, the NFL has essentially outlawed dunking after touchdowns from professional football.
Hopefully, one or two guys will rebel against the new rule and dunk the ball anyway. But if we never see another slam dunk over a goal post again, at least we'll always have this GIF gallery to remember how great the classic touchdown celebration was. R.I.P. goal post dunks!