Gastineau, Lord of the Dance
Sept. 25, 1983 - Mark Gastineau's sack dance after nailing Los Angeles Rams quarterback Vince Ferragamo wasn't appreciated by Rams offensive tackle Jackie Slater, who rushed over and shoved Gastineau from behind.
The teams brawled and 37 players were ejected, leading to $15,750 in fines. Gastineau, who received a $1,000 fine, said he appreciated the show of support by his teammates. "There were guys on our bench who might not have liked me much, but they all came out on the field," Gastineau said. "It was a good feeling to see them come out for me during the fight."
But Rams offensive tackle Bill Bain said he thought many of the Jets were hoping to see Gastineau get pounded. "I loved it," Bain said. "I almost fell down on the field laughing."
In large part because of Gastineau's sack-dance antics, the NFL adopted a rule the following March banning such celebrations.
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