A friend of mine went into last night’s Monday Night Football game with a five-point deficit in his fantasy football game, and in his league, the only thing you get points for is touchdowns. He had one player active last night, and it was Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
So when Donovan McNabb hit Jackson streaking down the middle of the field for what looked like a sure touchdown, my buddy began celebrating as he thought he had just won his game this week. Well, much like my friend, DeSean began celebrating a bit early. Jackson tossed the ball behind him before ever crossing the goal line, and after a challenge by the Dallas Cowboys, the touchdown call was overturned and it was Eagles ball at the one. It was probably the most bone-headed play we’re going to see in the NFL this year, but as Rich Hofmann points out, this isn’t the first time one of DeSean’s celebrations has cost his team a touchdown.
(With video of DeSean’s dumb move after the jump.)