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    The hot blonde who wanted to Friend you? That was Bill Parcells

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-socialnetowrking040709&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    [size=12pt]Social networking a potential trap for prospects[/size]
    By Charles Robinson, Yahoo! Sports
    Apr 7, 3:35 pm EDT

    The woman in the Facebook picture is attractive, with auburn hair and icy blue eyes. She is flanked by several other women, each armed with an inviting smile and curvy features. Along with the photo is a hopeful note from the female “fan” asking to be added to a player’s personal networking profile.

    The twist? These women don’t actually exist, at least not in the way that some unsuspecting NFL prospects are led to believe. Indeed, they are a figment of one NFL team’s imagination – a phony Facebook profile, used as a tool by one franchise in the pre-draft vetting process. A Trojan horse that, when used effectively, unlocks a door to a world of Internet pictures and information which most NFL teams are now consistently compiling to help polish their dossiers on draft picks.

    “It works like magic,” said a personnel source that was familiar with his team’s tactic of using counterfeit profiles to link to Facebook and Myspace pages of potential draft picks. The source directed Yahoo! Sports to one of the team’s “ghost profiles” – a term he coined because “once the draft is over, they disappear. It’s like they were never there.”
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    Re: The hot blonde who wanted to Friend you? That was Bill Parcells

    Good find. intriguing.

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    Re: The hot blonde who wanted to Friend you? That was Bill Parcells

    Bill Parcells is usually the first thing I think of when I see a picture of a hot 17-year-old blonde.
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    Re: The hot blonde who wanted to Friend you? That was Bill Parcells

    "C" wrote:
    Bill Parcells is usually the first thing I think of when I see a picture of a hot 17-year-old blonde.
    One added me, and asked to meet me in a dark alleyway.
    Should I bring a pad and get the Tuna's autograph?

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    Re: The hot blonde who wanted to Friend you? That was Bill Parcells

    "C" wrote:
    Bill Parcells is usually the first thing I think of when I see a picture of a hot 17-year-old blonde.


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    Re: The hot blonde who wanted to Friend you? That was Bill Parcells

    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    Good find. intriguing.
    I dig how Spielman is mentioned in the article.
    Always good to see that your team is on the cutting edge, no matter what the edge is.

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    Re: The hot blonde who wanted to Friend you? That was Bill Parcells

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    "C" wrote:
    Bill Parcells is usually the first thing I think of when I see a picture of a hot 17-year-old blonde.


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    Ironically, the "Tuna's" camel toe is bigger.
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    Re: The hot blonde who wanted to Friend you? That was Bill Parcells

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    Good find. intriguing.
    I dig how Spielman is mentioned in the article.
    Always good to see that your team is on the cutting edge, no matter what the edge is.

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    Spielman said the Vikings, like most NFL teams, now have someone assigned to monitoring the profiles of potential picks. Their task is simple: pull together as much information as possible that can be used in interviews or to aid background checks.
    I found out what the Chillers role is....
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    Re: The hot blonde who wanted to Friend you? That was Bill Parcells

    Interesting article...and people can be so dumb. If you're interviewing for a job, you don't think your prospective employer will google you or check the networking sites? Happens every minute of every day.
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    Re: The hot blonde who wanted to Friend you? That was Bill Parcells

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    Interesting article...and people can be so dumb. If you're interviewing for a job, you don't think your prospective employer will google you or check the networking sites? Happens every minute of every day.
    Exactly. I have my facebook profile hidden and all my pictures hidden as well.
    I google my name all the time just to check to see if I need to go block something just in case.
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