What are the chances that someone, despite the fact that they’re playing in the Super Bowl, will draw a 15-yarder for excessive self-enthusiasm or machismo, a dead-ball personal foul? Pretty good, right? How sick is that? – Phil Mushnick, New York Post, February 3, 2008.
There were a combined 9 penalties in SB XLII for a total of 91 yards. None of ’em were for excessive celebration (I’ve checked the NFL rule book and believe it or not, there’s no mention of “machismo” or dead ball personal fouls.