The Less We Know the Better

The NFL has adopted a policy that has terrible implications for new mediaists, modern beat writers, and fans in general, limiting news outlets to a total of 45 seconds of web audio or video coverage per day. So that means we fans can see or hear nine 5-second clips, one 45-second clip, or 45 one-second clips about our teams.  What a friendly cartel those NFL owners are.  I suppose when you have problems with sex boats and dog-fighting the best solution is to just limit knowledge, control the bad information by controlling all the information.

It’s not clear whether or not MLB will be adopting a similar policy, but if they do it’s just another f*ck you to devoted fans, another way of choking those who love the minutiae, the rumors, the news of the game.  The NFL has set a terrible precedent here.

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