Packers WR Jordy Nelson's bobsled celebration idea inspires T-shirt
GREEN BAY - It took less than three days for a sports apparel company to capitalize on the bobsled touchdown celebration Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson and two of his teammates showed off in their victory Sunday at Dallas.
Nelson, who came up with the idea of imitating a bobsled team, sported the T-shirt in the locker room Wednesday afternoon along with one of his fellow celebrators, Davante Adams.
"I like it a lot," Nelson said after practice Wednesday. "More importantly, it’s impressive how quickly they got it out. I think they were advertising it on Monday. They got a hold of Davante yesterday at 2 o’clock and then they’re here before we went to practice. They did a good job."
The T-shirt says, "GET ON UP" and features a screening of the celebration. In smaller type above the main slogan it says, "Feel the rhythm" and "Feel the Rhyme."
Adams said it was Nelson's idea for the bobsled celebration. He, Nelson and Randall Cobb performed it after Adams scored the Packers' first touchdown on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Adams with 4 minutes, 5 seconds left in the first quarter.
"I was trying to think of different things, sports or activities that different people do that you can have fun with," Nelson said. "I think it’s been great for the league to allow us to go back to the group celebrations. I think it’s more enjoyable than an individual dancing over there by the pylon.
"I think guys have gotten creative with it. I’m a little upset with one that happened Monday night (in the Chicago-Minnesota game) because that was in our back pocket. It’s a challenge now to keep thinking of new ones."
The week prior against the Bears receiver Trevor Davis came up with the touchdown celebration in which one of the receivers acted as a server and served several of his teammates.
Adams said he has had some ideas for a celebration but they haven't passed muster.
"My ideas have been shot down so far," he said. "Trev has been pretty good with that so I think we’re going to leave it up to him and then I’ll be a part of it. My ideas haven’t been too great."
Rodgers said he was looking for a large, but Adams said he thought he had given them all away already.