Friday the Wall Street Journal compiled a breakdown of every touchdown celebration in the NFL this season, all 1,150 of them. The top celebration of 2013? Believe it or not, “celebrate with team/do nothing notable” checks in atop the list at nearly 26 percent. The “jump-and-bump” came in second at 11.3 percent, followed by dancing at nine percent. Remarkably, the traditional spike has only been done 79 times.
Here are a couple our favorites from the 2013 season, in GIF form, and in no particular order.
Nate Burleson making light of his injury caused by dropping a slice of pizza while driving:
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski had fun bro-ing out, which probably counts as “nothing notable”:
Detroit’s Joseph Fauria showed off numerous dance moves this year:
Including his best version of the ‘Bye Bye Bye’ Dance.
The Seahawks defense gave us a Val Venis-style pelvic thrust:
Jordan Todman came out of nowhere with this gem while the Jags were getting blown out in Seattle.
And so did Desean Jackson.
It wasn’t a touchdown, but Steve Smith, the NFL’s No. 1 agitator, decided to celebrate against Falcons in November by eating imaginary soup.
This was only a field goal, but let it be shown kickers can get excited too, as Nick Novak showed: