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February 02, 2012|By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye

Bad plays. Penalties. Questionable calls.

Expect former Bears players Jerry Azumah, who has retired from the NFL, and Chris Harris, who is now with the Detroit Lions, to be tweeting about it all from their phones during the Super Bowl. They're just two of the voices on Twitter who will share their opinions and observations during the game.

"I just kind of go with the flow. If something comes up, I'll tweet about it," said Azumah, who will be in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI.

His followers will see him tweet more about the play itself than players who don't make the cut. "With my Twitter, I'm not all the way out there in terms of really voicing my opinion," he said. "For instance, if a guy makes a bad play, I'm not going to curse him out."

Azumah and Harris have a combined total of more than 54,000 Twitter followers. (Harris leads with 38,600.)

"Sometimes I like creating and stirring up a little controversy every once in a while," Harris said. "I'm aware of everything I tweet whether it'd be good or bad, controversial or not.

"I'm a smart tweeter. I'm aware of everything, of all my possible ramifications and possible backlash and things of that nature. I'm aware of that when I put a tweet out. So I think about it first and if I want to deal with it or if I want to stir up controversy, I'll press send. If not, then I'll leave it alone." | @lvivanco

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