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    The NFL Wants You To Watch Less Than A Minute Of Their Players

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    The NFL Wants You To Watch Less Than A Minute Of Their Players

    Via Foul Balls, we learn of a ridiculous new media rule from the NFL. In yet another example of leagues trying to somehow herd the pouty kitten that is the Internets, the league is attempting to limit media outlets to no more than 45 seconds of NFL related video content on the Web every day.

    In a move designed to protect the Internet operations of its 32 teams, the pro football league has told news organizations that it will no longer permit them to carry unlimited online video clips of players, coaches or other officials, including video that the news organizations gather themselves on a team's premises. News organizations can post no more than 45 seconds per day of video shot at a team's facilities, including news conferences, interviews and practice-field reports.
    That's right: Even if the media outlet films the players themselves -- during sessions in which they have been invited to report -- they can't exceed 45 seconds.
    If you go to the Deadspin link, there's a really funny video from a reporter/blogger on the Houston Chronicle staff which satirizes the new policy quite well.

    My take:
    the NFL has every right to do this, for sure, but they just don't seem to give a shit about the fans whenever the question of "Money vs. Fans" comes up.

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    Re: The NFL Wants You To Watch Less Than A Minute Of Their Players

    If I am reading this correctly, it only affects the only video broadcasts, not news casts.
    I wonder if they are allowed to be archived - so you can only post one 45 second video per day, but keep a library of them active?
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: The NFL Wants You To Watch Less Than A Minute Of Their Players

    That is absolutely ridiculous!

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