Loosen Up: NFL to Allow Some Flair in TD Celebrations

Super Bowl LV, which will be played in 2021, was due to be played in Los Angeles, but the National Football League has moved the game to Tampa. Five Super Bowls have been played at the Rose Bowl and two at the Los Angeles Coliseum, where the Rams will play until the new $2.6 billion stadium opens.

Less than a week after it was announced that the opening of the football stadium in Inglewood would be delayed by a year, NFL owners voted Tuesday to relocate the 2021 Super Bowl from Los Angeles to Tampa, according to multiple reports.

Now this will not free players up to celebrate in ways that the league will deem "offensive" or that delay the game, but this is as close to a purely positive rule change as I can imagine.

Los Angeles will have to wait a little bit longer to host its next Super Bowl.

"We don't think it will lead to more ties", Commissioner Roger Goodell said, joining a number of coaches who said they expect a more aggressive strategy in overtime.

For years now, the National Football League has reduced what celebrations are legally allowed seemingly every season.

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Tampa originally finished as runner-up in the bidding for 2020 - one reason why owners backed the move unanimously.

At the NFL's spring meeting in the Windy City, owners approved a handful of rule changes, one of them being shorter overtimes.

The Super Bowl is coming back to Tampa, and sooner than anyone expected. "I can't tell you how".

"Everybody has a different idea where the line is", the commissioner said. Savannah Christian's doubleheader with Tattnall Square will now be played Friday with game times set for 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jeff Davis' games with Elbert County are now set for Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.at Grayson. But the league is placing an emphasis on speeding up the pace of games.

"I know he'd like to do more, he looks like he can do more", Coach Mike Mularkey said. The 40-second play clock will begin once an official signals a touchdown and teams will have to snap the ball for their extra-point play at the end of the clock.

The change covers preseason and regular-season contests. If celebrations are deemed a violation by on-field officials, players could still be penalized under existing unsportsmanlike conduct and taunting violations, as well as fined.

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