Baseball Goes Bonkers: The Top 5 Championship Celebrations in Sports

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Watched South Carolina win their second consecutive College World Series last night. Their celebration -- gloves and hats flying in a giant infield dog pile -- got me to thinking:

Does baseball over-celebrate? Or, perhaps, do they do it just right?

Think about the Mavs' reaction after a 31-year wait to win the NBA Finals. Reduced to tears of joy Dirk Nowitzki left his teammates, who hugged and smiled but otherwise were humble and civilized.

You'll see more joyous, raucous celebrations on any given night in Major League Baseball after a walk-off win.

The Rangers had a dog pile after beating the Yankees to win the ALCS. The Stars wildly threw gloves and sticks upon winning the Stanley Cup. The Cowboys lifted coach Tom Landry after a ride after Super Bowl VI.

So, what's the best way to celebrate a championship?

5. BASKETBALL -- Joy, but no consistent, definitive, signature moment.

4. AUTO RACING -- Milk at Indy; The infield burnout.

3. FOOTBALL -- The obligatory Gatorade dump adorned in confetti.

2. BASEBALL -- Who needs gloves and caps and personal space after a seven-month journey?

1. HOCKEY -- The dogpile, punctuated by the classic handshake line.


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9 comments
ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Isnt the celebration dictated by how the championship was won.  If the mavs hit a 3 with no time time left to win the trophy then they probably go bonkers and dirk doesnt doesnt have 2 minutes to let it set in and then go cry.  If you score a goal in the 3rd OT of the Stanley cup to win then that celebration is more crazy.  Baseball may be the only sport where they consistanly celebrate winning the championship the same way.

Ricky Smith (The Ace Machine)
Ricky Smith (The Ace Machine)

I preferred celebrating one of my Professional Putter's Association victories by sipping on a Nehi Grape Soda and cooling off in the slight breeze by the par 2 windmill hole.

MoronDog
MoronDog

#1A. RW celebrating mailing in another post by telling us how wonderful he is and how much ass he kicks.

Sybil's Beaver
Sybil's Beaver

I drink a milky substance too, but I prefer whne the man celebrates that he leaves the precum in me then showers the out side of me in a joyous masturbation rage

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

wow, auto racing before basketball? Might as well put golf ahead of it too. I know racing is a "team" sport, but there's one driver. And it's one race, Indy, where anyone out of 40(?) drivers can win. Nevermind, I'm trying to put logic into one of your blogs. The joke is on me.

Also, on all your tags, why are JJ, Modano, Feliz, and Landry listed? I don't see them mentioned anywhere in this story. Better yet, Feliz has never won a championship.

HEY YOU, IN THE BACK
HEY YOU, IN THE BACK

I guess celebrating the winning of the World Cup in futbol is irrelevant ?

Richie's douchiness
Richie's douchiness

Landry is mentioned in his typo.The Cowboys lifted coach Tom Landry after a ride after Super Bowl VI.

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