Today’s Twitterfowl comes from Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Charlie Villanueva’s tweet from the locker room at half time this past Sunday:
Screen name CV31 (Villanueva’s initials and jersey number):
“In da locker room, snuck to post my twitt. We’re playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half. Coach wants more toughness. I gotta step up.”
And he did. Villanueva finished with a team-high 19 points as the Bucks, who are trying desperately to hold on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, beat the Celtics 86-77.
The coach gave him a stern talking to and forbade players from tweeting during a game. Should tweeting be banned from professional sports? There is potential here for misconduct. Picture it – Pete Rose tweeting about betting on a batter in the bottom of an inning or Bill Belecheater friending tweeters for a twitter who tweet about the next play that the other team is calling – Fox in Socks sir! You can see how some coaches might be upset whereas others may find opportunity.
Share your thoughts – where should tweeting be banned from?