The NFL is always looking for ways to spice up the Pro Bowl. As we all know, the Pro Bowl now takes place between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. Although the game is still painfully boring, the NFL thought more people would tune in if the Pro Bowl took place before the season ended rather than at a time when everyone was done with football for the year. The latest idea for spicing things up involves — what else — Twitter.
“NFL will allow players to in-game Tweet during Sunday’s Pro Bowl,” Darren Rovell wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “There will be (one) designated area per sideline. Pro Bowl players will not be able to tweet from personal devices on sidelines. Will be computer station on each sideline.”
Bummer. When I heard that the NFL was going to allow this, the first thought that popped into my mind was a bunch of dudes just sitting around in a circle on the sidelines, laughing and firing out tweets from their iPhones and Droids. Rovell also pointed out that the NFL is not considering allowing the same type of practice to occur during regular-season games, so guys like Ochocinco shouldn’t get any whacky ideas after hearing this. You’ll still be fined upwards of $25,000 for hopping on your smart phone in the middle of a game. Even worse, it will get you verbally assaulted by a certain former Patriot.