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Colts Punter Pat McAfee Looks Absolutely Ridiculous Celebrating a Good Punt (Video)
It’s easy (and fun) to rag on punters, but the truth is that they’ve got a pretty stressful job, and only a handful of folks in the world have their expertise. So their successes are just as legitimate, if not as exciting, as any other player’s.
HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean that they should celebrate in a T.O. or Michael Irvin-style fashion. They’re too dorky, and celebrating a good kick (especially one that’s not a game-winning field goal) just seems a little corny.
And what can push “a little corny” into “a lot corny,” you ask? How about Colts punter Pat McAfee celebrating a decent (but not great) punt IN THE PRESEASON by doing one of those Johnny Carson pantomimed golf swings?
If you’re going to celebrate something, do it using a reference to a sporting achievement that’s cooler than the actual one you did—which, for punters, is pretty much every sport except golf.
So McAfee naturally did the golf thing. Here it is in its lumbering glory:
Stick with fist pumps or the go to celebration for punters: the hearty clap-and-walk as they trot off the field. That’s emotive enough.