Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria's "Bye Bye Bye" touchdown dance wasn't just a cool tribute to the boy band 'N Sync, it was also a savvy allusion to Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake's popular video, "The Evolution of End Zone Dancing."
At the end of the video, Fallon does the "Bye Bye Bye" dance that Timberlake and his 'N SYNC members popularized more than one decade ago.
The talk show host even said that if any NFL player did one of the dances from the video, he would match his $10,000 fine with a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Fauria did the "Bye Bye Bye" dance after scoring a touchdown Sunday against the Redskins.
It turned out to be a win-win for Fauria. Not only was he not fined by the NFL, Fallon still agreed to donate $10,000.
"We were going nuts," Fallon said Tuesday on his show. "We all saw it on Twitter. We were going crazy."
— Joseph Fauria (@BigJoeFauria) September 25, 2013
Fauria even got a shout-out from one of the 'NSYNC band members, Joey Fatone:
@BigJoeFauria my man !!!! Nice moves !
— Joey Fatone (@realjoeyfatone) September 23, 2013
And anyone who knows Fauria knows this won't be the last time the 6-foot-7 tight end makes a viral clip with his moves.
"Do I love attention? Yes," Fallon told ESPN. "I'm not trying to hide it. My personality is one that can be shown, and if it is in a positive light, I'm not going to be in a negative eye. I'm going to just keep [going], once I'm making plays."
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