In 1965 New York Giant Homer Carroll Jones spiked a football after a touchdown thus introducing the greatest innovation to football since the forward pass.
We have evolved since then and now know spiking the football is a bad thing– falling somewhere between capital gains and the discovery of America. Still, there are few things more satisfying after a DT than slamming the football as hard as you can in your opponent’s end zone.
Obama made a holier-than-thou show of not spiking the football after the big kill even going so far as to give Bin Laden full Islamic honors at his burial. But it turns he was never against spiking he was just saving it for the general election–a year later–against a fellow teammate.