Okay, the dance was corny (and extremely long!) but that I can take. (Though I thought it was a bit early in the game to be doing the River Dance). I didn’t even mind the half-gainer into the end zone. After a spectacular 88-yard run that brought America’s Team to within 16-14 of the home-field Bears, a bit of celebrating was merited.
But Reggie Bush went too far in turning around and taunting the Bears chasing him as he neared the enz zone. That you do not do. Not in a playoff game. Not on the road. Not in the third quarter. and especially not against Brian Urlacher. The Saints were pretty much squashed after that petulent move.
To his credit, Bush later said he apologized to his coach and teammates for acting like a knucklehead. He’s going to be a great player. And great players (see Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, et al) don’t do that.