The Pittsburgh Steelers finally notched their first win of the season this past Sunday to move to 1-4 on the season. Going into the contest, Mike Tomlin made headlines for taking away the team’s rec room privelages. That’s right, Steelers’ players are no longer allowed to play ping pong, pool or shuffleboard at the team’s facilities. Earlier in the season, players with less that four years experience were banned from the rec room, but this past week it was expanded to everyone.
Now, news has emerged of another ban being put in place by Tomlin – no more somersaults.
Tomlin: There will be no more somersault into the end zone celebrations. There is the potential for injury. That simple.
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) October 15, 2013
This comes on the heels of Emmanuel Sanders doing a flip as he scored a touchdown in Sunday’s win over the New York Jets.
Earlier in the season, Le’Veon Bell also did a somersault as he scored his first rushing touchdown in the NFL.
I can get behind this ban much more than I can get behind the rec room ban. Taking away ping pong, pool and shuffleboard is just brutal. But you can assured that if the Steelers continue to win with the ban in place, the doors to the rec room will stay shut.
Pittsburgh has a crucial home game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. If they can notch another win against their arch rival, it will do wonders for the team’s confidence and its chances of actually making some noise in this year’s AFC North.