VIDEO: William Gay Has No Chill, Celebrates Pick-Six For A Full Minute
Tanya Ray Fox 04:31 pm, December 13th, 2015
There's excessively celebrating, there's the Cam Newton 12-second touchdown dances, and then there is whatever the hell this was. Steelers cornerback William Gay held a one-man parade for himself after his pick-six of AJ McCarron in the Steelers win over the Bengals on Sunday.
His celebration lasted what amounted to about one full minute in real time, and it is equal parts entertaining, infuriating, hilarious and confusing. Here is the condensed twenty-second version to give you an idea of the absurdity:
"I, William Gay, care not for your pitiful excessive celebration flags! My joy shall not be impeded, you peons!"
You can hear the referees announcing the penalty over the broadcast, and Gay could not care less. It's hard to tell if it even registered. One of his coaches even joined the party there at the end. What the hell is happening?!
To be fair, once the penalty has been called and you know it's happening anyway, you might as well just finish the celebration off right. The damage had already been done at that point. The Steelers were clearly confident at that point with the struggling Bengals missing their starting QB, and it turns out that they weren't wrong to feel that way. The game ended in a 33-20 beatdown by the Steelers, who kept themselves in Wild Card contention with the win and knocked the Bengals from the top spot in the AFC.
If you loved it, or even if you want to hate watch it again, here is the celebration as it unfolded in real time.