Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Deus Irae, Jun 13, 2013.
League alters bag policy for safety, convenience | ProFootballTalk
Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Tennessee and Oakland teams will encourage people to bring nickelbags to games.
Going to have to be a lot more creative when trying to sneak drinks into the games now. We're just going to have to adjust accordingly.
This is quite the nonsensical rule. There are enough inane rules to keep us safe, adding this one is quite annoying.
It's BS that TD Garden only allows "clutch" bags. I bring my purse there for every Bruins game I've gone to this year and last. They do a cursory "search" as you are stampeding through the gates with thousands of your closest friends. When I first started reading I was wondering why the NFL wanted to take a hit to their pro shops outside the gates, but I see they've solved that by requiring clear bags. I guess all the stores at Patriot's Place don't mind switching to clear bags? Why this dumb overkill? Since when has someone brought a concealed explosive device into a game? It might hurt the NFL as when I cannot bring my purse somewhere, I usually leave all my credit cards in it in the car. Ladies don't like to go shopping without their purses, dummies.
great news!!!...now my old bag ex won't be able to stalk me at games when Bob Kraft and I escort the girls from the Foxy to home games....
Its really not that big of a deal.
I'm sure that that's exactly what this is really about. "Safety" my ass. When has someone at an NFL game gotten hurt due to a small bag?
Per PFT, no seat cushions allowed...they may "contain an explosive device."
I wonder what the old Mike Florio on PFT would have said about this maneuver. Now he's just apologizing for it. He would have been very critical before.
"And if fans don't like it, then they can watch the game from their home"
People still go to NFL games?
Yeah, nothing improves the in-stadium experience like having the league needlessly piss off about 98% of its ticket holders. :bricks:
Fine, I'll drape the blankets around my body and walk in that way.
Your call NFL, I'm not buying new blankets every game at your stores.
this is all to stop people from sneaking drinks and snacks into the stadium, with the price for a beer and a hotdog being over $10 they don't want u bringing your own
Its the world we live in now, embrace it.
I agree the rule is silly, but I call shenanigans on 98% of NFL fans bringing bags into the stadiums. The impact of this is negligible. Needless, but negligible.
Edit: I missed the part about the seat cushions. Ignore everything I just said.
Why would I do something as ridiculous as that?
I dont go to live NFL games so I dont care but I know people who do go and know why they would want to bring items. I dont see this going over well in Lambeau Field where just about everyone brings a seat cushion since the stadium has metal benches. Not gonna fly. Domed stadiums.... sure. Not any outdoor one with the weather.
Plus is this really about security and protecting people? If it was they would have to ban this stuff at all college games and at all sporting events. Is that going to happen? Then again this could just be about money. You want a seat cushion? Get them in the proshop. cha ching.
Either way the terrorists are winning because we are changing the way we live. Too may lefties in the country who wont be happy until we all live in our own personal bubbles.
But how much pro shop swag can you fit in a single 12"x6"x12" (max size allowed) bag? Doesn't seem like much, especially if any item is a bulky piece of clothing like a sweater.
Yet another reason to really, really crack down on terrorists and random mass killers. The show of force in Boston and Watertown in April to find and nail those guys is to be admired and repeated.
These *********s have made our grade schools armed fortresses, made catching an airplane a nightmare, and now made sporting events inconvenient.
The Boston Marathon Bombings advanced no cause, improved no one's quality of life, gave no one the right to vote, and served no purpose. That act of terror was completely senseless.
But if you are the NFL, an owner, or head of security at an NFL stadium, you have to stand back and say, if sick neglected kids like the Tsarnaev brothers could do that to the finish line at the marathon, they could do it on Thursday, Sunday or Monday night at one of our games.
You know, I want to be sure that you, me, my friends and my family are safe when we plunk down hundreds of dollars to go to a game. If this is what is necessary, so be it. But my frustration is directed at these self-centered, twisted *********s who screw everything up for everybody else.
They'd likely kill a lot more people in the tightly-packed crowds bottled up with no place to get away at the checkpoints than they would in the stadium itself.
Ridiculous. They already inspect bags going in, why can't they just continue doing that?
This sounds like something that's about fan safety only as PR spin- in reality, it sounds like a crackdown on fans sneaking booze into the games, so that they can get more revenue on ridiculously overpriced beer at the stadium.
Still pretty dumb on their part, though. It won't discourage anyone who's determined to get drunk from tailgating or using a non-metal flask.
I got beaten by a woman with a small handbag. But that was only after trying to follow her into the bathroom. :rocker:
I'm a man, so this rule has no effect on me. sorry ladies.
This is not as silly as you think. The past couple of years, I have seen a lot of backpacks inside Gillette Stadium. As you should recall, two brothers on
Patriots' Day looked very innocent walking along Boylston Street in Boston
with their backpacks.
Two words: leg bag.
I've noticed that what goes on the seat cushion is usually the explosive device.
If you can get "it" in a seat cushion then you can get "it" in a jacket or your cloths or whatever.
This is like the no liquid on planes. A joke.
Those backpacks you see inside Gillette Stadium are THOROUGHLY INSPECTED BY STADIUM STAFF before entry. That's why this new rule makes no damn sense. I, for instance, like to bring my binoculars, hat, gloves, handwarmers, extra sweatshirt, etc. -- incidentals that fit neatly into a small bag. The practice has been for staff to go through everything entering the stadium. Certain lines are clearly designated for people with bags, and the lines move quickly. As I said earlier, why can't they just keep doing it? I just don't get this.
No, they pat you down there.
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