July 27, 2010

Challenger for Best Goal Celebration Ever?: After Orri Halldor Bjornsson scored a late penalty goal to put Stjarnan over Fylkir 2-1 in Iceland's top flight of soccer, he began a choreographed routine that pays homage to the nation's love of fishing. See the video.

posted by JJ to soccer at 10:42 AM - 10 comments

That was great. The guy who played the fish was totally awesome. He was one athletic flopper. Great whole body wiggle and butt lift off the rug in between bounces.

That fish is going to be able to sell some calls to the referee in a World Cup qualifying match someday.

Great that they can have this kind of fun while their country tries to survive all its current woes - economic ruin, etc.

posted by beaverboard at 11:04 AM on July 27

That's a good one!

posted by Spitztengle at 12:35 PM on July 27

And to think that in American football they penalize players for simply throwing the ball up in the air in celebration (don't even think about trying anything more outlandish).

I enjoy soccer celebrations whether they're simple or innovative, it is a shame that the NCAA and NFL try to eliminate player enthusiasm.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:06 PM on July 27

SPOILER ALERT: Would not have reached the awesome level without the group photo at end!

posted by billsaysthis at 03:39 PM on July 27

Yeah, pretty much awesome.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:47 PM on July 27

Best choreography from a group of white guys since... uh.... well, since... I can't think of a way to finish this sentence.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:36 PM on July 27

I couldn't tell who scored the goal. Was it Draco Malfoy or Jared Leto's character from Fight Club. Either way, I'm guessing there is some SPF 500 involved.

But totally awesome celebration.

posted by BoKnows at 12:13 AM on July 28

I think it was Jared, Bo.

posted by tselson at 12:17 AM on July 28

Best choreography from a group of white guys since... uh.... well, since... I can't think of a way to finish this sentence.

New Kids on the Block or Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch? Osmonds?

posted by billsaysthis at 04:04 PM on July 28

No, because they all sucked. These might be the first guys.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:45 PM on July 28

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