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Three Miami Dolphins fined 10K for doing the Cupid Shuffle.

Ronnie Brown and two of his teammates celebrated in the end zone with a dance called the Cupid Shuffle after Brown rushed for the winning touchdown against the San Diego Chargers. The amusing thing for me was that this was a choreographed dance that they actually practiced the Friday before. They were fined $10,000 each, "enough to keep [him] from doing it again", according to Brown. I understand why dance celebrations like this are against the rules, but I can't help but like them. It's part of who a player is and in a wonderful moment, I just think it's cool to bask in the glory and let go. Athletes are not machines, you know?

For your listening and viewing pleasure, the Cupid Shuffle (I couldn't find footage of the dance during the Dolphins-Chargers game):

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  • Mike 2008/10/10 22:12:10
    Mike
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    I didn't see it but yes it's considered unsportsman like conduct but who gives a shit you know. everyone should earn a little victory dance sumtime.

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  • Pendy 2008/11/08 00:19:31
    Pendy
    +1
    yeah love that song and dance lol
  • scotty 2008/11/04 02:33:27
    scotty
    +1
    i love it!!!
  • jacktown kid 2008/10/14 14:38:41
    jacktown kid
    +1
    How stupid
  • tophuninja 2008/10/13 15:15:51
    tophuninja
    +1
    With the horrible blown calls from the "officials" we need something to over come their mistakes. End zone celebrations are fine if they are not disrespecting the other team, this is a hard hitting game and when you get that ball over the line for a touchdown the adrenaline and blood is pumping and the celebration is understandable. For a fine this big did they charge the official 10k for the bad call in the Bronco / Chargers game? I didn't read about it. Let the boys celebrate!
  • ** HOTTIE BRE**=) 2008/10/12 20:12:58
    ** HOTTIE BRE**=)
    +1
    0k c00l vid3o
  • Angie 2008/10/12 11:54:55
    Angie
    Brief video of the Miami players doing the Cupid Shuffle here at the 5:20 mark.
  • Divided States of America 2008/10/11 22:48:36
    Divided States of America
    +1
    There is nothing wrong with alittle celebration after a touch down,as long is is not disrespecting the other team.Maybe the should have preapproved celebrations that they can do.Most watching want to be entertained so let them.
  • moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust" 2008/10/11 17:03:42
    moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust"
    +1
    Most rules of this type are meant to promote good sportsmanship. It seems, as far as I can tell, that it's up to the refs what is allowed. I've seen players penalized for next to nothing, while others showboat in the end zone and nothing is said.
  • Linnaeus 2008/10/11 16:37:21
    Linnaeus
    +1
    Stupid dance followed by a stupid fine.
    After beating two of the best teams in
    the AFC, are the Dolphins for real?
  • no Kidding 2008/10/11 12:43:58
    no Kidding
    +1
    I saw an article on ESPN, they showed 15or 20 end zone celebrations at the end of the montage text rolled onto the screen saying "In every case the dance took place by players from the losing team."
  • Beeman 2008/10/11 07:27:14
    Beeman
    +1
    Hey....Back to Back wins. The Dolphins are no longer fish food; I'm okay with it this time.
  • LeonS.K 2008/10/11 02:51:08
    LeonS.K
    +1
    great article I think the dolphins are a great team

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    If you tell me names of other teammates that did it I'll to find pics of them in my spaare time P.S liked what you said " understand why dance celebrations like this are against the rules, but I can't help but like them. It's part of who a player is and in a wonderful moment, I just think it's cool to bask in the glory and let go. Athletes are not machines, you know? " very good point
  • Angie LeonS.K 2008/10/11 18:06:58
    Angie
    The other two players were right tackle Vernon Carey and right guard Ikechuku Ndukwe. Left tackle Jake Long was supposed to be in the dance too, but he dropped out at the last minute because he didn't want to be fined.
  • LeonS.K Angie 2008/10/11 19:24:37
    LeonS.K
    +1
    Thank You
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  • Mike 2008/10/10 22:12:10
    Mike
    +2
    I didn't see it but yes it's considered unsportsman like conduct but who gives a shit you know. everyone should earn a little victory dance sumtime.
  • Sarah 2 2008/10/10 21:58:19
    Sarah 2
    +1
    So, that's what I've been doing all these years! I don't care if the celebrate in the zone, just as long as it's not too nasty.
  • bjmac 2008/10/10 21:10:16 (edited)
  • Angie bjmac 2008/10/10 21:36:44
    Angie
    +2
    Yeah, I think the rules need to be there to keep things from getting out of hand. I guess I'm just saying I like to see a little unbridled happiness once in a while. And if that means doing a little dance, sure!
  • bjmac Angie 2008/10/10 21:51:41
  • Angie bjmac 2008/10/10 22:14:56
    Angie
    +1
    When you combine the expressiveness and the ego of some of these football players, a simple high five is not enough for them!

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