Von Miller's New Dabbin' Sack Dance Isn't About Pot — or So We're Told
As we've noted, San Diego Chargers quarterback/cry-baby Philip Rivers didn't really enjoy Von Miller putting him on his backside so often in yesterday's Broncos win.
But was Rivers actually upset because he dislikes watching Von Miller dabbin'?
No, we're not talking about the top Urban Dictionary definition of dabbing: "To press a piece of cannabis extract known as Butane Hash Oil against a heated surface of an oil rig pipe and inhale the smoke."
Dabbin' is a dance whose creators swear it's not about marijuana. The simplest description of it we've found: It involves "leaning into your elbow like you're about to sneeze while lifting your knee."
The dance is straight outta Atlanta, and it's been growing in popularity throughout the year. Here's a video of the dance from March:
Since then, plenty of footballers have used the dance in celebratory fashion — as did Clemson coach Dabo (yes, that's his name) Swinney.
Here's Dabo dabbin':
Miller, who'd previously gotten into trouble with the No Fun League for his Key and Peele-inspired hip-thrust sack dance, gave dabbin' a try against the New England Patriots on November 29....
...and he got more opportunities against the Chargers, when he his dabbin' featured a robotic twist:
Von Miller doing some form of the robot for a sack dance pic.twitter.com/5rVV2Mx7d0— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) December 6, 2015
Oh yeah: Just in case anyone makes the marijuana connection, Miller defined dabbin' as "fashion" on his Instagram page:
Just as important, he revealed the locker-room choice for Brock Osweiler's nickname — a much-debated topic on Twitter of late.
The winner: Brockweiler.
Von Miller settled the Brock Osweiler nickname question with Trey Wingo the other night pic.twitter.com/sp5jTEJr0N— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) December 6, 2015
It'll be hard to connect that to cannabis. At least we think it will be....
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