If you’re ready for some football, then this weekend is the one you’ve been looking forward to since the Superbowl last winter, the new NFL season kicks off and with it some new rules for the social media age we’re entering.
NFL officials are banned from making comments on the sites, while teams are not allowed to Tweet or update Facebook from 9 0minutes before kick off until after media interviews.
So that means no insight from Big Ben or Peyton Manning at halftime, and agents or friends aren’t allowed to use the player accounts during this time either.
Basically it’s not that the NFL has a problem with new media, it’s that old media has a problem with new media. Broadcast rights are a pretty penny when it comes to football and the networks are trumpeting quote “longstanding policies prohibiting play-by-play descriptions of NFL games in progress.”