Most of the time, the NFL isn’t a big fan of over-the-top end-zone dances. And by “isn’t a big fan,” we mean “charges players who have too much fun out there $30,000 fines.” (No, really! That’s what then-New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Horn got after one particularly nutty 2003 celebration.)
From now until the Super Bowl on February 2, however, the organization is changing its tune. In fact, the Super Bowl Host Committee’s “Huddle Shuttle” is traveling the tri-state area during the next few weeks, encouraging fans to show off their own end-zone moves. Participants at each of the Shuttle’s stops will be entered in a sweepstakes, and the prizes are $500 and $50 gift cards. From fining $30,000 to awarding $500—not a bad turnaround, NFL!
In honor of this epic dance-off, the New York Daily News even got Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Alicia Graf Mack to share her own touchdown dance, the “Rocka My Soul” (which, from the sound of it, is based on choreography from Alvin Ailey’s iconic Revelations).
Click here to find out when the Huddle Shuttle will be heading to your neighborhood. And for those of you who need a little more inspiration, here’s a mashup of some of the best/most ridiculous end-zone dances in the NFL. Enjoy!