Chad to NFL: Try and Stop Me?

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By now, you've all heard about our favorite Octogenarian and his desires to use Twitter on the sidelines and during halftimes of games this upcoming season. Needless to say, the No Fun League is having none of it, indicating The Man they Call Ocho will be fined if he does so.

Of course, Chad did not take this news lightly, as one of his latest tweets indicates.  Granted, I'm not sure Chad's foot resonates much in Roger Goodell's office, but there is some defiance there.  Furthermore, I agree with Chad in a sense:  If he gets on Twitter after scoring a touchdown and says something like "I just smoked Cromartie's ass," who is actually getting hurt?  The defender's pride, maybe, but the NFL's product would continue to be the most popular -- perhaps even more so -- if something along these lines happened.

And this, folks, plays right into the fact that unless your name is Brett Favre, Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, the NFL doesn't want to hear, see, or acknowledge your face or your sense of individualism.

As it stands, I'm still fuzzy on how Chad using Twitter hurts the NFL's "pristine" image.  On the other hand, if Marvin Lewis says no, then that's a different story.  Theoretically, the coach knows what's distracting to his team and what isn't -- more so than the NFL front offices, anyway.  From where I'm sitting, this is just another case of the NFL taking some more enjoyment away from the game -- for no good reason at all, I might add.

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