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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Tom, last year the NFL relaxed its regulations on touchdown celebrations, so the players are going all out, including one celebration this season in which JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers scored a touchdown and then proceeded to do what with the ball?

(LAUGHTER)

TOM PAPA: Was he treating it as a ham hock?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: No, although it would have been tasty.

PAPA: Can you give me a hint? I've seen a bunch of these.

SAGAL: The really impressive part was prior to getting to the endzone, he carried that ball for nine months.

PAPA: Oh, ew.

(LAUGHTER)

PAPA: He birthed it?

SAGAL: Yes, he gave birth to the football...

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

PAPA: Oh.

SAGAL: ...In a carefully choreographed simulation.

PAPA: Wow.

SAGAL: Last year, the NFL relaxed its rules for touchdown celebrations, allowing players to do anything they liked. And they have been having a lot of fun with it. Players have been, like, acting out, like, rowing a galley. They've been playing rock, paper, scissors. One team even lifted up one player, and the rest of the team did the limbo under him.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: They can do anything they like except of course peacefully protest. So...

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: ...Back to the football team. Of course they did this on one play. In the next play, they - the team mimed breaking up because it turns out having a baby did not solve their relationship problems.

(SOUNDBITE OF JOHNNY PEARSON'S "HEAVY ACTION")

SAGAL: Coming up, we're throwing ideas at the wall in our Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-WAITWAIT to play. We'll be back in a minute with more of WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME from NPR. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


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