Redblacks raise – or lower – bar on TD celebrations

The Redblacks busted out the limbo after Diontea Spencer scored a touchdown in the East semifinal on Sunday.

Spencer was used as a human limbo bar while Greg Ellingson made his way underneath without “knocking” the bar off.

Juron Criner (86) and Dominique Rhymes (89) hold up Diontae Spencer (85) after his touchdown as teammate Greg Ellingson (82) limbos underneath him, in Eastern semifinal CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in Ottawa on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Next time the bar should be lowered for Ottawa.


17 Comments on Redblacks raise – or lower – bar on TD celebrations

  1. Lancaster/Reed // November 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm //

    That was one of the more unique td celebrations. Would have been more impressive if the used ellingson as the bar for spencer to limbo under.

  2. Wonder if that’s when Ellingson hurt his knee?

    • That’s worth consideration are celebrations leading to injuries.The Bombers leaping up to fans could cause serious injuries to players for example.These type of celebrations should end and the players association should lead the way.

      • Lancaster/Reed // November 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm //

        There have been a few cflers in the past who did a flip or backflip as a td celebration. That seemed extra dangerous but nobody ever got hurt. Not too worried about injuries during celebrations. You can get hurt walking into practice.

    • Apparently not. He says that he hit hi knee against the ground on that deep pass he dropped. Next play, he felt something while making a cut. He made a couple of catches afterwards but ended up getting pulled in favour of someone fully health but about 10% as talented (that last bit was my editorial add-in, not his).

      • Ellingson would be too embarrassed to tell the truth or the limbo stunt was start of a chain of events that lead to the injury.Just speculating here of course.

  3. Great celebration though, it was hilarious!

  4. I really question why 2 players would spend that kind of energy lifting another player when that energy is far better used elsewhere

    • Honestly, so do I. I know all this stuff is probably done on their own time and the game has to be fun for these guys, but in light of how often the team has gone flat in the 4th quarter, or come out half-asleep, this kind of thing irritates the hell out of me.

      You know what else might have been fun? Celebrating a playoff win at home. Worry more about that than about showing up on ESPN doing the limbo.

  5. does anyone remember (argo) kerwin bell’s td celebration? you can still see it on youtube.
    discuss please …
    (also ticat derrick mcadoo had an injurious post-td situation).

    • Are you talking about him spiking the ball and it hits him in the nuts? Then he’s wincing in pain and another player knocks him over..its hilarious

  6. Why don’t they celebrate after winning the 2017 Grey Cup or at least this game? Obviously the RedBlacks were more focused on all the fluff than the end result… pity.

    • David. Exactly!! First win the game and then celebrate! Or better yet … win the GC and then celebrate. Given the outcome of the game … sorry but they just look like idiots.

  7. Ted Kennedy // November 13, 2017 at 10:32 am //

    Personal celebration (AKa hot dogging)seems to be more important then team play and focuss. This obviously took some preplanning using time that should have been spent in game preparation I know Spencer was happy then but later on was he as happy when he dropped a sure touchdown? Maybe if he had been focussing on the game and his pass routeshe may have caught the ball He’s not the only one as it is a problem with a lot of players Celebtae after you win the game not during it

  8. Feeling Blue // November 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm //

    Awesome Celebration!

  9. BigRedMachine // November 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm //

    I tolerate the td celebrations but don’t really like them. I appreciate the athlete that scores the TD and simply flips the ball to the ref like he’s been there before. The CFL website seems to really hilite them though so how can you blame the players?

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