(Image Source: For the Record Sports)

BY JUSTIN PROCHASKA

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

 

 

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Ever wonder what NFL players are thinking during the game? You’ll be able to find out Sunday during NFL’s Pro Bowl. KPRC in Houston reports.

“The NFL is letting its hair down this weekend, allowing players to tweet during the Pro Bowl to communicate with fans, teammates and even opponents during the game.”

This is a staunch change from the NFL’s strict policy on social media. Just last year, then Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco was fined $25,000 for tweeting during a game. But there are stipulations. Darren Rovell of CNBC posted on Twitter...

“Pro Bowl players will not be able to tweet from personal devices on sidelines. Will be computer station on each sideline.”

A contributor for Mashable says the watered-down Tweets only further cement the NFL as the “No Fun League.”

“After all, if players have to go to a certain area and use a computer, doesn’t that limit the “realness” of the messages they send to fans?”

But a columnist from the Bleacher Report says the rule could breathe some new life into the NFL’s all-star game.

“Either way, it is something that will likely get the players more followers and perhaps create a new interest in the game which is otherwise devoid of skills competitions (as the other three major sports have).”

The NFL is allowing tweeting for this game, but is not expected to allow it for regular or postseason games. Still, KGW in Portland says allowing players to tweet this time might lead to players and fans wanting it more frequently.

“It’ll be interesting. I think it could be a slippery slope. Once they start and see how addicted they get to it.”

“Yes, to see how well-received it is.”

You can follow all the in-game tweets on Sunday by searching the hashtag #probowl.

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Jan 29, 2012

NFL Will Allow Players to Tweet During Pro Bowl

(Image Source: For the Record Sports)

BY JUSTIN PROCHASKA

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

 

 

You're watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy.

 

Ever wonder what NFL players are thinking during the game? You’ll be able to find out Sunday during NFL’s Pro Bowl. KPRC in Houston reports.

“The NFL is letting its hair down this weekend, allowing players to tweet during the Pro Bowl to communicate with fans, teammates and even opponents during the game.”

This is a staunch change from the NFL’s strict policy on social media. Just last year, then Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco was fined $25,000 for tweeting during a game. But there are stipulations. Darren Rovell of CNBC posted on Twitter...

“Pro Bowl players will not be able to tweet from personal devices on sidelines. Will be computer station on each sideline.”

A contributor for Mashable says the watered-down Tweets only further cement the NFL as the “No Fun League.”

“After all, if players have to go to a certain area and use a computer, doesn’t that limit the “realness” of the messages they send to fans?”

But a columnist from the Bleacher Report says the rule could breathe some new life into the NFL’s all-star game.

“Either way, it is something that will likely get the players more followers and perhaps create a new interest in the game which is otherwise devoid of skills competitions (as the other three major sports have).”

The NFL is allowing tweeting for this game, but is not expected to allow it for regular or postseason games. Still, KGW in Portland says allowing players to tweet this time might lead to players and fans wanting it more frequently.

“It’ll be interesting. I think it could be a slippery slope. Once they start and see how addicted they get to it.”

“Yes, to see how well-received it is.”

You can follow all the in-game tweets on Sunday by searching the hashtag #probowl.

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