NFL to Allow Twitter during Pro Bowl
Tweeting is voluntary and only one player per team may tweet at a time.
Mobile devices will not be allowed during the game. The players can, however, tweet from their phones before the game and at halftime. Facebook and other popular social media platforms are not included.
“This is an innovative way to further engage our fans who have an insatiable appetite for football,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. “NFL players have been very active on social media and enjoying talking to fans. The nature of the Pro Bowl enables us to have players tweet during the game.”
Its a nice start, but what do you want to bet those tweets will have to be approved by a league designated official before they go out? Let the players use devices and send pictures and videos during the game. That might make things interesting. Besides, no one actually watches the Pro Bowl on TV, what makes the league think they will follow it on Twitter?
Nice stiff arm to Facebook though.