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Pat-downs for everyone! NFL to go all TSA on us

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    The NFL wants all 32 teams to pat down all 16 million fans from head-to-toe before they enter the stadium:


  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    And again I can't figure out why anyone would even want to attend an NFL game.
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I was patted down at the Mets game Sunday. Completely ridiculous, as was the random screening of cars entering the Citi Field parking lot.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    It looked like there was about 12 people at the game so at least the lines were short.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Security is the new pomposity of American life, and who's more pompous than the NFL. But it's also a handy excuse for inconveniencing thousands of people for their real goal, catching people smuggling in booze. It'd serve the league right if fans organized (impossible I know) and stayed out in parking lots drinking and watching the game via Slingbox.
  6. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Excuse? It's the primary reason. They want people to buy the $9 beers.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    So does this mean that Soldier Field will no longer be joined with Camp Randall Stadium as the the only US sports venues where the drunks are escorted INTO the stadium?
  8. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    I've said this about boarding airplanes, I'll say it about this. Who gives a shit?

    You get patted down, you lose, what, 12 seconds of valuable time?

    Give me a break.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They should train the cheerleaders to do the patdowns. End of complaints.
  10. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Were you tasered? Than I would say security did a pretty good job.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Considering the PSLs, overpriced beers and new stadiums, it seems like NFL owners have been picking fans' pockets for years. This just speeds up the process.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Does anyone see the waste of resources in doing this? The Citi Field example was worse because not every car was screened and the cops did a half-ass job looking at the cars they did screen.
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