Tag:Joe Reitz Touchdown Celebration Dunk
Posted on: August 13, 2010 11:31 am
Edited on: August 13, 2010 11:32 am

Joe Reitz' touchdown celebration dunk is denied

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.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com