So today we will end one of the largest debates in all of Sports, out of all the wild sports celebrations we see after goals, touchdowns, home runs and etc, we are going to rank the five best. Of course, if you want to get involved tweet us at DST_Tweets your top five or leave a comment!
Five: The Player Manager Embrace - Soccer
Nothing says "I love you coach" like a gorgeous hug after scoring and running at least a quarter of the pitch to celebrate with him (or her). Sadly, there aren't many sports where you can do this but when this happens it is awesome. Also, fans fucking love it, it shows the team has unity and the players respect the big man running the show. Sometimes too, you get the awful player to coach moments too like the one Robin van Persie had at the 2014 World Cup as he gave his manager one of the most awkward and uncoordinated high fives (ironically after one of the goals of his career).
4. The Spike - Football
Ahh the Spike, how electric, even though the first spike was years ago no one has perfected it more than New England Patriot's meat head Rob Gronkowski. As someone who has the power of a prepubescent 14-year-old, the idea of being able to spike a ball this hard and be so dominant is mind blowing. The is the ultimate "I'm here to fuck shit up and you can't stop me" celebration and no matter what team you like you need to love/respect the spike. Gronk is so good at spiking he even broke a hockey puck in half doing it. As I now have the shoulders of a 50-year-old, I will probably never Spike in my life but I am glad that a man has conquered the Spike. God Speed Gronk, God Speed.
Three: Basketball Bench Reactions - Basketball
Another thing I am envious is about is the amazing and entertaining celebrations on the NBA Bench! As someone who never played Basketball it always was a dream to be able to hit a three pointer or dunk and have my entire bench go apeshit, sadly, I can't jump high enough to even touch the rim (even at 6 feet and 2 inches) or hit a shot but if I could this would be on my bucket list. I fully believe these celebrations are sometimes better than the games its self. This had to be on the list, end of story.
Two: The Knee Slide - Soccer/Hockey
The Knee Slide is one of the most beautiful arts in the world of sport. To pull it off it's beautiful and fluid but if you fucked up you can end up with busted knees and a bruised ego. Up there are my two favorite knee slides ever, one after a clutch last second goal and a Champions League winner. The amount of passion these guys have are second to none, as someone who played hockey and soccer I always dreamed of being able to do this but then again, I am not cocky enough and definitely not good enough to try this. Also, this may be the only celebration that even the bad ones are amazing.
One: The Bat Flip: Baseball
Boom! Number one is the epitome of cockiness and pure ELECTRICITY, The Bat Flip, nothing is better than seeing your team getting a huge home run with the crack of the bat and seeing your player flip the bat to the sky. Everything about it is perfect if you ask 100 people I am SURE of most people would want to experience a bat flip more than anything else on or off this list. From José Bautista, Yoenis Céspedes and to Yasiel Puig have you ever seen a bat flip that you didn't think "wow, I wish that was me?" You might think Baseball is boring but Bat Flips sure as hell aren't!
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