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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been accused of turning the NFL into the 'No Fun League', but today, he's taken a bold step to fight back against that label. He's not only allowing players to tweet during the Pro Bowl ‒ he's setting up computer stations on the sidelines to help them do so.
Which is exactly how a man who is no fun would combat allegations that he is no fun.
The NFL policy for real games is that players are banished from twitter 90 minutes before a game starts, all the way until all the postgame interviews are conducted. For this Sunday's Pro Bowl, it's a Twitter free-for-all. Players still can't have their mobile devices on the sidelines, but again, the league will be setting up "computer stations."
Forgive my skepticism, but I don't see this one-game policy generating too much of interest. The best-case scenario here is that cameras catch Ben Roethlisberger logging on to Adult Friend Finder between quarters.
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