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Joe Reitz' touchdown celebration dunk is denied

Posted on: August 13, 2010 11:31 am
Edited on: August 13, 2010 11:32 am
Near the end of the Ravens-Panthers Thursday night preseason game, backup quarterback Troy Smith took off on a run that resulted in a touchdown. Once in the endzone, he handed the rock off to his lineman Joe Reitz in order to let the big fella celebrate (they so rarely get the touchdown spotlight, after all). Reitz obviously didn't have anything planned, so he went for the old standby "goalpost dunk."

One problem: he got blocked.

The most awkward part about Reitz being denied is that, as Shutdown Corner's Doug Farrar notes , he played basketball for four years at Western Michigan, where ended up pretty high on the school's all-time records list for points and rebounds.

He's also 6'7" which means there's literally zero excuse for not being able to throw it down, big fella. (I went to high school with someone who was that tall and couldn't dunk. That's worse than being named "Richard D. Swallows" and having to go through middle school.)

Thankfully, the AP was there for the photograph (see the glory to your right) and Farrar did the dirty work by finding the NFL's video, allowing us all to enjoy Reitz' failure in it's full moving picture glory.


Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Joe Reitz' touchdown celebration dunk is denied

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Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2010 7:40 am

Joe Reitz' touchdown celebration dunk is denied

From what I hear he couldn't dunk in college either.

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2010 2:29 pm

Joe Reitz' touchdown celebration dunk is denied

The guy weighted 250 in college and is now up to 330.  He was soaking wet with pads on and just ran down the field to celebrate.  Maybe he was able to dunk in college, but this is no tasll WR, this is a big O-linemen.  Stack all the O-linemen up and see which ones come closest to dunking over the post.

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