October 12, 2010

Lions Cornerback Alfonso Smith Does a Carlton: "When I was in eighth grade, I told my friends that if I ever scored in the NFL I was going to do the Carlton Banks dance," said Detroit Lions cornerback Alfonso Smith. On Sunday, he picked off a Sam Bradford pass for a touchdown and kept his promise.

posted by rcade to football at 10:04 AM - 12 comments

I thought it was great to see an original and different touchdown celebration than what we've seen before. I actually love the Carlton!

posted by BornIcon at 10:21 AM on October 12

That was awesome.

posted by justgary at 10:32 AM on October 12

I love it. I can't believe that garnered a 15 yard penalty and possible fine from the NFL. I thought that was just for group celebrations?

I'm proud of the Lions for validating the fact that they knew they were a better team this year.

posted by smithnyiu at 11:14 AM on October 12

That dance took a total of about three seconds; I've seen players spend more time than that just preparing a celebration. Wow, a penalty for that is outrageous. He should have gone ahead and done the entire dance to get his money's worth.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:24 AM on October 12

There was no penalty. Burleson got one for kicking the ball into the stands. Smith's was fine.

posted by Bernreuther at 12:28 PM on October 12

There was no penalty.

I guess I blurred those two facts. Carry on, then.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:33 PM on October 12

There was no penalty.

Typical smithnyiu, doesn't read before opening fire.

posted by smithnyiu at 01:41 PM on October 12

I'm already looking into the cost of bringing Alfonso Ribeiro for an autograph signing at the next Lions game.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:47 PM on October 12

Can you even get tickets to the next Lions game? Right this moment, they're tsssst - hot!

The Lions have improved to the point where even Roy Williams is playing better, 1200 miles away.

I just want them to stay respectable for the next five weeks. On Thanksgiving Day, when I am engorged and sofa-bound after the feast and my nephews want to play ping pong in the basement, I'll be able to say: "are you kidding? the Lions game is on".

posted by beaverboard at 02:15 PM on October 12

Don't get carried away there beaverboard [checks NFL schedule - hmm Pats] Yeah definitely don't get carried away

posted by kokaku at 04:51 PM on October 12

So, can I get my Lions jacket out of storage now?

/It's mothballed. Not really the appropriate attire for Phnom Penh.

posted by owlhouse at 09:17 PM on October 12

This bag over my head had been on so long my wife made me put it back on until I shave and hit a tanning bed.

posted by smithnyiu at 12:17 AM on October 13

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