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    NFL: Twitter OK before, after games

    Haven't seen this here yet...

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

    [size=12pt]NFL: Twitter OK before, after games [/size]
    Posted: Monday August 31, 2009 4:57PM; Updated: Monday August 31, 2009 6:46PM

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tweet away, boys. Just save it for before and after the games.

    The NFL said Monday it will allow players to use social media networks this season, but not during games. Players, coaches and football operations personnel can use Twitter, Facebook and other social media up to 90 minutes before kickoff, and after the game following traditional media interviews.

    During games, no updates will be permitted by the individual himself or anyone representing him on his personal Twitter, Facebook or any other social media account, the league said.

    The use of social media by NFL game officials and officiating department personnel will be prohibited at all times. The league, which has always barred play-by-play descriptions of games in progress, also extended that ban to social media platforms.
    So - odds on who the first guy is who breaks that policy?


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    Re: NFL: Twitter OK before, after games

    And here's a Jim Trotter column about it:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...x.html?eref=T1

    [size=12pt]NFL embraces new world of Twitter[/size]

    Jim Trotter > INSIDE THE NFL
    Posted: Friday September 4, 2009 1:26PM; Updated: Friday September 4, 2009 1:49PM

    Rules changes are always a popular topic at the start of a new football season, and this year is no exception. But what may surprise you is the revision generating the loudest conversation among players has nothing to do with blocking, tackling or protecting the NFL's meal ticket: quarterbacks.

    Instead it has to do with the league's recently amended policy to black out the use of social media platforms on game days, starting 90 minutes before the opening kickoff and ending with the final post-game media interviews. During that time players, coaches, team personnel and game operations staff are prohibited from using Twitter, Facebook, ustream and other conduits to fans.

    The change was primarily due to the exploding popularity of Twitter, the free micro-blogging site where users can make unlimited -- and sometimes indecipherable -- posts as long as they don't exceed 140 characters each. According to Twitter-Athletes.com, 241 NFL players have registered Twitter pages, a number that figures to climb as more players seek to: a) have immediate and unfiltered access to fans; b) discuss topics of their choosing; c) massage their own egos; or d) all of the above.
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    Re: NFL: Twitter OK before, after games

    "Zeus" wrote:
    Haven't seen this here yet...

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

    [size=12pt]NFL: Twitter OK before, after games [/size]
    Posted: Monday August 31, 2009 4:57PM; Updated: Monday August 31, 2009 6:46PM

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tweet away, boys. Just save it for before and after the games.

    The NFL said Monday it will allow players to use social media networks this season, but not during games. Players, coaches and football operations personnel can use Twitter, Facebook and other social media up to 90 minutes before kickoff, and after the game following traditional media interviews.

    During games, no updates will be permitted by the individual himself or anyone representing him on his personal Twitter, Facebook or any other social media account, the league said.

    The use of social media by NFL game officials and officiating department personnel will be prohibited at all times. The league, which has always barred play-by-play descriptions of games in progress, also extended that ban to social media platforms.
    So - odds on who the first guy is who breaks that policy?


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    1:1 Chad Johnson.

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    Re: NFL: Twitter OK before, after games

    "Mr" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    Haven't seen this here yet...

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

    [size=12pt]NFL: Twitter OK before, after games [/size]
    Posted: Monday August 31, 2009 4:57PM; Updated: Monday August 31, 2009 6:46PM

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tweet away, boys. Just save it for before and after the games.

    The NFL said Monday it will allow players to use social media networks this season, but not during games. Players, coaches and football operations personnel can use Twitter, Facebook and other social media up to 90 minutes before kickoff, and after the game following traditional media interviews.

    During games, no updates will be permitted by the individual himself or anyone representing him on his personal Twitter, Facebook or any other social media account, the league said.

    The use of social media by NFL game officials and officiating department personnel will be prohibited at all times. The league, which has always barred play-by-play descriptions of games in progress, also extended that ban to social media platforms.
    So - odds on who the first guy is who breaks that policy?


    =Z=
    1:1 Chad Johnson.
    Chad Who?

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    Re: NFL: Twitter OK before, after games

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "Mr" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    Haven't seen this here yet...

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

    [size=12pt]NFL: Twitter OK before, after games [/size]
    Posted: Monday August 31, 2009 4:57PM; Updated: Monday August 31, 2009 6:46PM

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tweet away, boys. Just save it for before and after the games.

    The NFL said Monday it will allow players to use social media networks this season, but not during games. Players, coaches and football operations personnel can use Twitter, Facebook and other social media up to 90 minutes before kickoff, and after the game following traditional media interviews.

    During games, no updates will be permitted by the individual himself or anyone representing him on his personal Twitter, Facebook or any other social media account, the league said.

    The use of social media by NFL game officials and officiating department personnel will be prohibited at all times. The league, which has always barred play-by-play descriptions of games in progress, also extended that ban to social media platforms.
    So - odds on who the first guy is who breaks that policy?


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    1:1 Chad Johnson.
    Chad Who?
    Correction:

    Chad Ochocinco.

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