There was no shortage of close contests and fantastic finishes in Week 7 of the 2012 NFL regular season.
Seven of the first nine early games (Thursday night’s game and all of Sunday’s action that started at 1:00 p.m. ET) were decided by seven points or less. Sunday’s slate of great games also featured its fair share of eye-catching touchdown celebrations.
Carolina Panthers running back Mike Tolbert carried the ball just three times, but he provided the Panthers with their second (and final) score of the game in the 19-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys (3-3) before breaking out his touchdown celebration—the “Gangnam Style“ dance.
Gangnam Style is the lead single of South Korean rapper Psy’s sixth studio album, PSY (Six Rules), Part 1.
The music video was released on July 15, 2012 and is the most-watched K-pop video and the third most-watched video on YouTube with over 520 million views.
New York Giants star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul unleashed the dance as well after he sacked Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III in the fourth quarter of the Giants’ thrilling 27-23 division win over the Washington Redskins (3-4).
With various parodies and reaction videos from the likes of the Oregon Duck, midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy and the North Korean government, it was only a matter of time before this dance made it to the NFL stage.
Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and the Founder, CEO of GridironGrit.com. He’s also about to start reporting on topics across all sides of the political spectrum and analyze important issues in the liberty movement for a political website. Follow @_MichaelGartman and @GridironGrit on Twitter!