Atlanta Falcons use Madden 17 to Bypass NFL Social Media Policy

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Video games: saving the world one problem at a time.

Social media teams from NFL clubs have not been allowed to post highlights from the games. As this is the bread and butter of many clubs’ social media presence, some of them have gotten a little creative.

Atlanta falcons used Madden 17 to show Julio Jones’ catching prowess.

While it is funny imagining some intern having to whip out the Xbox and capture some gameplay, it’s a nod to how realistic sports sims are becoming. They will never fully replicate the actual sport, but maybe we’ll see more Madden on club’s social media accounts.

If nothing else, this highlights the absurdity that social media accounts belonging to the clubs – the entities that allow the broadcasters to make money – can’t show a few seconds of a game here and there.

Video games will always be there to help.