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Karl Alzner isn’t a big fan of getting Tebowed

Jan 10, 2012, 9:11 AM EDT

Jack Johnson - Tebow

Apparently Karl Alzner isn’t too big a fan of Tim Tebow.

The Caps defenseman got to pay witness to Kings defenseman Jack Johnson celebrating a goal in style last night by Tebowing and he didn’t care too much for it at all. Stephen Whyno of The Washington Times hears it from Alzner after getting shown up.

“I understand he’s just trying to be funny, but still it’s kind of a stupid celebration,” Alzner said. “It’s like those teams in the world junior riding their stick giving high-fives across the bench.”

Giving up a goal is no fun for a team, but scoring a goal, especially as a defenseman, is so rare that blowing off steam with a celebration isn’t a big deal. Other leagues have made it a crime to enjoy success and as long as you’re not directly taunting a player, what’s the harm?

If a team doesn’t like seeing a guy celebrate, stop him from scoring. It’s that simple. Until then, Tebow away to your heart’s content. Players aren’t disrespecting opponents or the game by celebrating, they’re enjoying the moment. Now if they break out into a choreographed dance then we’ll really have something to yell about.

  1. hank10 - Jan 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    If you’re going to celebrate goal #1 or #101, get your own style.

  2. jpelle82 - Jan 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    lighten up. dont let a defensman walk in on you like that for an easy goal and you wont get tebowed

  3. michiganhockey11 - Jan 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Maybe if he would have stood him up as soon as he crossed the blue line, he wouldn’t have to deal with a goal and celebration. Way to be original though, Tebow actually prays, these clowns just mock it.

    Would have been better to pull an Anisimov or grab and imaginary arrow, draw it back perpendicular to his stick and firing at the net.

  4. barroomhero80 - Jan 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    get over it. it was funny. buncha lames and haters lol

  5. dolanster - Jan 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    The Kings were due to celebrate wildly after scoring more than three goals for the first time in more than a month. I’m surprised the bench didn’t empty into a huge dogpile with Quick on top.

  6. wez99 - Jan 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Mock it? You ever think people do it to show they are fans or supporting tebow? Put your haterade down damn

  7. bossyrossy - Jan 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    It’s all good until you are Russian – those guys get crucified for their celebrations

  8. bcjim - Jan 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Caps fan here…eh, doesn’t bother me he did it, wouldn’t bother me if someone had run him for it either.

    Im fine with players daring the opponent to fire back… to a point… things like aiming your “sniper rifle” at the goalie are over the line, but this is fine.

  9. thesublimeylimey - Jan 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Some people have no sense of humour, but then people get offended at the slightest thing nowadays.

  10. cmutimmah - Jan 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    You don’t want them celebrating? Then don’t let them score. Jesus, we’ve become such a soft country.

    If the celebration is over the top, they will get 2 minutes. Clearly, this wasn’t.

    Sounds like Karl Alzner’s parents let him win all the time when he was a kid, so now he can’t handle when he loses (whether it’s a game, a battle, a +/- point, etc)

  11. babar61 - Jan 10, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Can’t wait for Tebowmania and the broncos to demolished this saterday.

  12. balewsquare - Jan 10, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    This article brought to the forefront of my mind something that I already knew – the NHL is awesome. Reviews are handled correctly, not horrendously skewed, the rules make sense, players can celebrate, there is no more “wheel of justice,” and it’s just all around awesome. Yay NHL.

  13. danphipps01 - Jan 10, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Oh, Karl. You’re just mad because your overrated team is being outperformed by the Senators, Maple Leafs, Panthers and just about everyone else. Maybe you should bitch about other players’ celebrations less and try to get your hilariously overpaid “stars” to do them more. I thought your showboating captain loved that shit. Then again, he did only do it when he scored a lot, so that explains why we haven’t seen it for a while.

  14. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 11, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    If you’re not a Jesus freak then what is the point of this cele? You just make yourself look stupid.

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