Friday, November 6, 2009

Fun Police Strike Again, this time youtube

It feels like the fun police have struck again. We know there are a variety of reasons for this, but still.

XOS Technologies Inc., which has a new contract with the Southeastern Conference and starting this year is policing the use of the league's video, is clamping down on fans who have been feeding the fire over controversial hits in last week's Georgia-Florida game.

Several hits from that game made it onto YouTube and other sites. But XOS has apparently acted fast. The UGA hit on Tim Tebow has been taken down from YouTube. Asked about it, an SEC official said the video should not have been posted or linked by media.

If not for several YouTube postings, however, it's likely no one would have been even noticed UF linebacker Brandon Spikes sticking his hands inside the helmet of a Georgia running back. Spikes is suspended from Saturday's Vanderbilt game thanks largely to the rage started by the YouTube video postings.