Remember when we first saw a #hashtag end zone? Apparently now that will no longer be allowed.
As the above article tells us, it’s going to be very restrictive in what can and can’t be shown. Despite Twitter’s ever-growing popularity, the NCAA wants to maintain a certain image and it appears that having Twitter run over the place isn’t to their liking.
Of course, a team’s official logo is much better than having a #hashtag in the end zone. It’s more official and it’s about brand recognizability. In that sense, it makes sense. But in this time of age, how much longer can NCAA avoid it before it bites them back?
The #hashtag is a recruiting tool and a way to appeal to this generation of fans. It will be back. We’ve adapted to it. NCAA can’t avoid it. Twitter is too powerful right now and I don’t see it stopping.
Mississippi State started the trend of #hashtags on the field.
It’s gotten to the point where I expect to see some form of Twitter whenever I watch sports. Whether it’s someone’s handle appearing with their name or #hashtags on the field, it’s starting to evolve into our sports mind.
But as the growth of Twitter continues to sky rocket, players and fans are wondering how they can incorporate Twitter into every aspect of the game.
Twitter has become a great tool to get closer to teams and athletes. It allows the average fan to really be more interactive. I am not against Twitter at all. But sometimes, Twitter can also turn some athletes into selfish brats.
Deion Sanders tweets a photo of him filing a police report. Who took the picture for him?
I enjoy the great things that Twitter has to offer. Especially in my profession of information, Twitter is a great tool for me to keep up to date on all the important news. Even when athletes are on Twitter, they provide great insight into their lives.
But for Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, using his Twitter account to tell everyone about his divorce isn’t a great idea.
Yesterday, Sanders went onto to Twitter to tweet about domestic violence at home and even tweeted a photo (see above) of him filing police reports. The tweets have since been deleted but we still have the text from it.