Remember a time when humility was cherished?
Shedeur Sanders is certainly following in his father’s footsteps! The quarterback for the Colorado Buffaloes has made his flex celebration a sensation, and it’s making waves in the world of sports.
When your father is Deion Sanders, mediocrity is not an option. Being average is not even part of your vocabulary. Your life revolves around accomplishing things that most people can only dream of. So, why should celebrations be any different?
The Buffaloes went through a tough stretch with consecutive losses to Oregon and USC in the past few weeks (a period during which Sanders faced taunts from opposing players—ouch).
However, when Colorado pulled off a gutsy victory against Arizona State in Week 6 on Saturday, Sanders treated their fans to an impressive icy flex.
In simpler terms, Sanders was saying, “I just checked my wrist. I’ve got time today.”
Other sports have picked up on this trend, beginning with the NFL, where flaunting has become a regular occurrence.
After a significant victory over Sean Payton and the Denver Broncos, New York Jets running back Breece Hall and wide receiver Garrett Wilson playfully displayed imaginary watches, suggesting that their win felt quite personal.
Following that, receiver Davante Adams emulated Sanders’ flex move, complete with a watch, on Monday, just hours before the Las Vegas Raiders secured a victory over the Green Bay Packers.
Athletes earn substantial incomes for their sporting endeavors, and there’s no need for constant reminders of their wealth.