Thursday, July 6, 2006

Don't Piss Off Ickey

The RC Times (not Royal Crown) is reporting that Ickey Woods is annoyed over the No Fun League's insistence on penalizing the touchdown celebrations that we here at KSK love to no end. Ickey contends that his famous Ickey Shuffle would probably be subject to constant penalties if he were to perform it these days. I cannot think of a more blatant way for Paul Tags to suck the pure joy and exuberance out of football.



Like Ickey, I am no proponent of obnoxious self-centered antics (i.e. Joe Horn) but I fail to see what is so wrong with an inspired dance move or a truly transplendant team celebration like the Fun Bunch. Such rejoicing is one of the main reasons that we have created this blog; if it weren't for guys like Chad Johnson the NFL would be about as funny as a dead puppy (not pictured).

Fortunately the football world is filled with brave men who are willing to bite the bullet and pay the fine in order to keep us all in a perpetual state of childish giggles. Even more impressive is the story Ickey tells about the notoriously frugal Brown family, "I had some fines come my way, but the owner said his wife liked it,'' Woods said.”Since she enjoyed seeing it, he said whenever I score I could do it, don't worry about the fine.'' See, even the ladies love watching grown men shimmy.

Just so you know, we here at KSK will be keeping constant tabs on all the daring celebrations of all the funniest players the NFL has left. We plan to incorporate a complex scoring system (no French judges!) and reward each week’s winner by offering to pay his fine (editor’s note: we will not pay anybody's fines).

Much love to the RC Times for bringing Ickey back into our lives.

Until next time, keep dancing.

16 comments:

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

icky woods may perhaps have the coolest name to play in a long time. and the icky shuffle. classic.

Jamie Mottram said...

Chad Johnson told me point-blank that he'd do the Ickey Shuffle if/when he scored/s a touchdown in the playoffs.

And thank you for mentioning the Fun Bunch. I look forward to further mentions of the Smurfs and the Posse.

artboy said...

Guess I'm just old school. I think it's cool when a player just tosses the ball to an official. As the saying goes, "Act like you've been there before."

dave18256 said...

Unsilent-
Are you a member on Extreme Skins? Just curious since I always read your posts on deadspin, but couldn't remember seeing any on ES.

Unsilent Majority said...

i'm a fan of extreme skins as far as message boards go, i've posted a handful of times perhaps. they do excellent work but reading the postgame threads usually exascerbates my already fragile emotions.

dave18256 said...

That is a phenomenal picture by the way. I hope you caught the highlights on ES when the Greico information leaked. Highest of high comedy out there.

Beban said...

Nice to see Ickey could take time out of his "not doing shit" schedule to have an opinion on something. I eagerly await Karl Mecklenberg's opinion on the head slap, or Louis Lipps's take on the two-point conversion.

Unsilent Majority said...

danny, if you'd read the article in question you'd see that ickey is very busy. he is currently coaching in both youth and womens football. his wife is an offensive line...woman on a "pro" team (i bet she's a lotta woman).
i'd say he's got his hands full.

Beban said...

UM: I sort of meant "not doing shit" in a national consciousness sort of way, not in a "teaching preteens and broads how to form tackle" kind of way. Nonetheless, point taken, and I hope Ickey can tell us what Tim Krumrie's foot looked like in person.

Tony said...

My favorite old TD celebration was the players gathering in the end zone pretending to have a street-corner dice game going with the ball as a prop. Tags would shit himself if someone pulled that today.
If anyone can find video of this, it would be appreciated.
(Video of the dice game; not Tags shitting.)

Anonymous said...

I was led to believe this blog would not feature the type of comment artboy made.

Captain Caveman said...

Anonymous: You can't expect someone named "Artboy" to say something awesome on an NFL humor site.

artboy said...

Yeah, bring the funny. Like anon did... OK, here's funny: A team is down 24 points or more late in the game when one their players scores a garbage touchdown. He and his teammates then gather round for some (way too) well rehearsed variation of the Riverdance accompanied by much smack talk and jersey popping. They lose by 17 and still don't cover the spread. Now that shit kills me.

Unsilent Majority said...

artboy, did you see that in a game or a movie?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Johnson#Ohio_River_Dance

because those are the only two riverdance celebrations i remember. the chad johnson riverdance came in a game they won by 17 points.

Unsilent Majority said...

and it was hilaaaarious

artboy said...

It was "Touchback Mountain."