Comedian Michael Rapaport Wants to Make the NFL Fun Again

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Michael Rapaport loves the NFL.

So much so that he says on any given week he will be playing in upwards of 150 DraftKings games every week.

But he also thinks the NFL is out of control with the penalties.

“Kids like this stuff and I don’t think anybody is looking at anything Antonio Brown does as sexual or what Josh Norman did is violent.”

And he’d like to see players being able to spike the ball or dunk it through the goal posts. Remember the time Jimmy Graham broke a goal post doing that:


“I don’t know what the end game is and the goal is for why they are taking all that stuff out of it,” Rapaport says. “I know I love it.

But Rapaport does have a solution. Just let the tasteful, unplanned, raw celebrations go, and penalize the nasty and over-the-top stuff.

“I think if it’s genuine emotion and if it’s done in a short mannered, non-contrived choreographed way. I mean they can’t get out there and do like The Rockettes.”

So, to Rapaport the Chad Ochocinco celebrations with the props and gimmicks are too far, but when Victor Cruz wants to dance in the end zone for a few seconds, let it happen.

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