Monday, March 25, 2013

Tweets from Sweden?


Recently we learned that one player in the Swedish play-off was kicked out by the national Swedish Floorball federation when it was time for a decisive game, just two hours before game start.
Why?
Because a tweet - that we do not know if it was written by the player, or if it was up on twitter longer than 10 minutes - and in all honestly we do not know the content of the tweet either but we guess it was rather bad.

Anyway this occurred and some people have been upset about it - others not so much.

Irrespective of this - we think we have seen something operationally possibly worse.

Today it was decided that Pixbo and Storvreta both made it to the semi finals in the Swedish playoffs.
As we wanted to see this fast we turned to twitter and holey makrell as we searched for floorball on twitter a few minutes after the games - first nothing..
So we searched more and we found the news from Floorball Experts and from our old friend torras and from BC floorball too. Gold to you guys!

But guess what, none of these are fully affiliated with the official Floorball outlets in Sweden...we think,
This turns dunkel.
So, they have a federation over there with the power to react on players individual tweets (hallo what is freedom of speech worth) - but they seem not to have the power to globally announce - that two Swedish teams have been able to make it to the semifinals by using twitter - by using the word or tag FLOORBALL?

So the question remain, do they want to promote the sport outside of the sandbox or not - and should we give them a yellow or a red card? What do you think?

What is worse and what damage the future of floorball the most do you think?

It might be hard to shut others down - but if we want to go Olympic and spread the sport then for heavens sake SIBF must type up some sort of tweeting strategy. They should start with the use of the hashtag #floorball for instance... and then consider English as a second Language...

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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!