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How The NFL Has Embraced Social Media

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 Some people call it the No Fun League, and considering some of the National Football League’s rules, it has earned this nickname. The powers-that-be in the NFL have banned end zone celebrations, laid out 15-yard penalties for “taunting,” and blacked out TV broadcasts of home games that don’t sell out. They have even weighed in on where and when cheerleaders can stretch. However, when it comes to social media, the NFL has finally started to lighten up.

Just two years ago, the NFL had strict rules about using Twitter and Facebook, but those days are gone. Now everyone in the NFL—from coaches and team owners to players and fans—recognize the power and the pull of social media.

Every one of the league’s 32 teams has a social presence, and their staff constantly watches Facebook and Twitter to see what is being said about their organization. By some reports, staff members are required to follow conversations and react to new stories within 5 to 10 minutes. They are well aware that news travels fast, and any delay can be seen as a fumble.


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Tom George's comment, March 21, 2012 5:28 PM
Hey Zach,

Welcome to Scoop.it I am looking for a good sports page to follow are you going to rock the sports curation?
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Jockeys vote to strike after whip rule changes fail to stem fury - The Guardian

Jockeys vote to strike after whip rule changes fail to stem fury - The Guardian | Sports Hits | Scoop.it
BBC SportJockeys vote to strike after whip rule changes fail to stem furyThe GuardianThis article was published on guardian.co.uk at 19.08 BST on Friday 21 October 2011 .

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