NFL commissioner using video conferencing to interact with fans

Tuesday, April 26 2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be interacting with fans for a question-and-answer session with the help of video conferencing technology at the Bears Expo.

According to the Chicago Bears website, Goodell will be participating along with the Bears vice chairman George McCaskey and CEO Ted Phillips. Fans who may not be able to attend the expo can use video conferencing technology to ask them questions in regards to the future of the Bears in the NFL.

After the virtual session, Goodell will welcome Richard Dent, a former Bears defensive end and onetime MVP recipient, to the Hall of Fame. He will be the 27th member of the Bears to join the esteemed list of former NFL players, according to the news source.

This only proves the importance of video conferencing not just as a business or private social tool, but also as a technology that can help people meet their idols, wherever they may be. The system will hopefully be used in the future as a means to further relations between the NFL organization and its fans.