The NFL has been analyzing Celtic tapes and have come to the conclusion that they need to look a little closer at the signs that players are throwing up. In particular, they mention Paul Pierce.
It's clear that he's throwing up a few signs, but are they gang related? I'm not totally convinced. Many people in Boston throw up a 'B' sign to show that they are "reppin' da Bean."
It pretty much looks like the universal sign for 'OK' but with the fingers closed rather than spread out. Is it gang related? No.
But seeing as I don't know Paul, I really can't speak for the brother and what he may or may not be reppin' cause he could be set trippin' for real. (LOL, OK that was a joke).
But now the NFL is viewing their on-field player activities to make sure none of the players are flashing the hand signals of street gangs.
I wonder if they're using this handy little guide? (The circled item is what the 'B' sign looks like). I can't even believe this chart exists...
The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the league had hired experts (I'd like to see who these experts are) to look at game tapes and point out players or officials who might be using 'suspected gang signals.'
This should be quite interesting. I thought there were hand signals used in various sports to show what plays should be used without giving it away to the other team. I guess the MLB should be interrogated next because they throw hand signals around as much as they do the ball.