Salmoning: An Investigation into Ohio State Football's Hottest Trend

By D.J. Byrnes on January 29, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Above is Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, fresh off a bulldozing of the once-mighty Alabama Crimson Tide, breaking into dance before tickling the Honorable Dennis Waldron, president of the Sugar Bowl, on national television.

It was was sent to us by eagle-eyed reader (and Ohio State alumnus), Lucas King. As King went onto point out, this would not be the last nationally televised bit of mischief from Elliott.

Here's Ohio State's dynamo tickling ESPN's John Saunders moments after dumping Oregon for the national title:

(Watching these videos, it's apparent I will never love anything as much as Ezekiel Elliott loves tickling grown men on national television.)

Emboldened and likely still feeling that championship high, it appears Zeke tried a take down on his biggest target to date. Watch for Zeke in the lower right-hand corner:

Oh, that's gold. That might even replace CrankedKerryCoombs.jpeg as my favorite post-game celebration moment.

Yet, it also appears Joey Bosa was crankin' that salmon before (presumably) giving the Teflon Wizard a dose of his own medicine:

And while Ezekiel did indeed shout out the Slobs, he might owe them for more than just clearing the way against Alabama and Oregon.

Another reader, Peggi Carter, emailed us to say Taylor Decker and Pat Elflein have been salmoning people "for years." 

Elflein echos that sentiment:

And lo, for credit's sake,  this appears to be the first mention of salmon in #OSUFootballTwitter history:

Regardless of who gifted society with it, one thing is clear: Salmon is back on the menu, y'all. 

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