Amid NFL’s Indecision Over Eagles’ ‘Tush Push’, Weddings Embrace the Controversial Play as Tradition

Published 12/08/2023, 11:20 PM EST

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Philly’s “tush push” has entered the world of weddings. The Philadelphia Eagles’ signature play is teetering on the edge of being deemed illegal. However, football enthusiasts are embracing the Philly style and incorporating it into their wedding ceremonies as their new tradition.

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The Eagles have been incredibly successful with a play called the “tush push,” also known as the “brotherly shove,” especially in short-yardage situations compared to other teams. Some critics argue that this play resembles more of a rugby scrum than a typical football move. Because of safety concerns, this move is facing scrutiny within the league, but it’s finding a warm welcome in the season’s weddings.

From the gridiron to the dance floor!

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The “tush push” has become a big hit on the dance floor. This iconic Eagles play even kicked off a wedding reception for a couple in Delaware County, Ryan and Rachel Roberts.

Groomsmen, dressed in gray tux, moved forward in a formation, and nine-year-old ring bearer Armando Costello jumped over them, ending in a touchdown dance. Costello crafted this creative entrance, making it unforgettable and earning attention, even from the team who reposted it.

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Another viral video of a different gang in black tuxedos at a different wedding carried on the tradition by doing the “tush push.”

Although this “brotherly shove” is becoming a popular wedding tradition, it will probably end on the gridiron.

Philly’s game on the verge of ban?

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Philadelphia Eagles fans might not be happy with this, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly considering making “tush push” illegal next season. This “brotherly shove” play involves QB Jalen Hurts lining up behind center Jason Kelce and being pushed forward by teammates to gain yards, often on fourth and 1-plays.

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While there are conflicting reports about Goodell’s stance, NFL executive Jeff Miller denied the commissioner’s intention to ban the play. However, the NFL’s competition committee, including notable figures like John Mara, Stephen Jones, and Ron Rivera, will discuss the controversial play in the offseason.

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The Eagles’ success with the “tush push” has drawn attention and possibly some frustration from other teams. And if the play is banned, it could disappoint Eagles fans.

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