SPORTS

See Why Showboating Chicago Bear Earned Entry Into 'Idiot Hall Of Fame'

When will players stop celebrating touchdowns before they're actually touchdowns?

09/25/2017 13:05 EDT

The Chicago Tribune did not mince words in describing the premature touchdown celebration of Chicago Bears cornerback Marcus Cooper on Sunday, calling him a member of the “Idiot Hall of Fame” for performing a “stupid move, even for a Bear.”

Watch below to see how Cooper earned the derision of the newspaper. A blocked field goal try from the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers landed right in his hands, providing a clear path to the end zone for an easy touchdown. Only Cooper loafed and showboated at the end ― and he got the ball knocked out of his hands by the Steelers’ Vance McDonald. 

The Bears were given possession inside the 1-yard line after a Steelers penalty on the play, but they eventually settled for a field goal to take a 17-7 lead at the half. They won in overtime, 23-17, for their first victory of the season.

That TD would have come in handy, Marcus Cooper.

For The Win pointed that Cooper should have heeded his own words:

Also on HuffPost
Iconic Sports Photos