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#1 papazoid

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:48 PM

The NFL is now prohibiting purses and other similar bags from pro football stadiums.

Fans will be encouraged to bring no bags of any kind to NFL stadiums.  Starting with the 2013 preseason, only certain bags will be permitted.

Specifically, the bags must be clear, and they must be made of plastic, vinyl, or PVC.  The dimensions may not exceed 12 inches by six inches by 12 inches.  Alternatively, fans may bring a one-gallon Ziploc (product placement!) freezer bag.


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Edited by papazoid, 13 June 2013 - 12:49 PM.


#2 BarkLessWagMore

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

I feel safer already.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

That sucks…if my wife can’t bring her purse in, that means I’ll have to carry a bunch of that crap. :doh:

Edited by cnico, 13 June 2013 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:05 PM

What's next .... a no underwear rule to prevent underwear bombs?

What are they really trying to discourage, people bringing in their own food and beverages?

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:19 PM

View PostCodeMonkey, on 13 June 2013 - 01:05 PM, said:

What are they really trying to discourage, people bringing in their own food and beverages?

I know exactly.  Went to a Sabre game with a bottle of water.  Couldn't bring it in, yet they sold the same branded water 20' from the entrance for like $3 too.  As Barkless said "Feel safer already"

View Postcnico, on 13 June 2013 - 01:02 PM, said:

That sucks…if my wife can’t bring her purse in, that means I’ll have to carry a bunch of that crap. :doh:
Better hope it is not that TIME of the month or you are carrying that in too

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:19 PM

Next we'll have to walk in naked & get dressed in NFL gear supplied by the NFL, I wouldn't mind.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:20 PM

View PostCodeMonkey, on 13 June 2013 - 01:05 PM, said:

What's next .... a no underwear rule to prevent underwear bombs?

What are they really trying to discourage, people bringing in their own food and beverages?
People not buying enough of the NFL's sh*t.

Coincidentally, clear plastic tote bags bearing official NFL team logos are available for purchase.An

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:20 PM

View PostMarkyMannn, on 13 June 2013 - 01:18 PM, said:

I know exactly.  Went to a Sabre game with a bottle of water.  Couldn't bring it in, yet they sold the same branded water 20' from the entrance for like $3 too.  As Barkless said "Feel safer already"
See, I don't have a problem with that -- they have contracts with the bottled water company, for example.  Lots of places don't allow you to bring your own food/drink.  But the bag ban goes far beyond that.  I've been to Green Bay in December -- those aluminum benches are freaking cold!!  But no seat cushions allowed now.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:21 PM

The NFL has explained that seat cushions are prohibited because of the possibility that they will be used to conceal an explosive device.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:21 PM

View Postmitchmurraydowntown, on 13 June 2013 - 01:19 PM, said:

Next we'll have to walk in naked & get dressed in NFL gear supplied by the NFL, I wouldn't mind.
Like they would give it to you???  More likely charge you for each sock separately.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

How am I supposed to conceal my Tampon?

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:28 PM

I don't mind this policy at all.  It should help with waiting times at the gate, which have become ridiculous with all of the "bag-checking" that has to be done.

As for bringing in your own food/drink -- hasn't been a concern for me since I outgrew stuffing the sleeves of my parka with beer cans.

#13 GG

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:56 PM

Makes it a lot easier to stay at home to watch the game.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:13 PM

Glad to see that the last decade of war, in the name of "protecting our freedoms", has gone so well.

#15 Dorkington

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:15 PM

The terrorists have won.

#16 papazoid

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:22 PM

fill that Gallon Ziplok bag with beer and stuff it down the front of your shirt.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:51 PM

I've been a season ticket holder for coming up on 26 years, and I've never once brought a bag into a game.  Blankets? Sure.  Extra clothes?  Yep.  Duffel bag?  Not once.

Another change that doesn't affect me at all...guess I'll keep going to games.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:10 PM

The NFL is committed to making the game day experience as safe and enjoyable as possible for all fans.   Thank you for your continued patronage.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:17 PM

View PostGG, on 13 June 2013 - 01:56 PM, said:

Makes it a lot easier to stay at home to watch the game.
Bingo.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:27 PM

View PostGG, on 13 June 2013 - 01:56 PM, said:

Makes it a lot easier to stay at home to watch the game.

View PostTakeYouToTasker, on 13 June 2013 - 03:17 PM, said:

Bingo.

Then I'm guessing that neither of you will complain if a game doesn't sell out and you can't watch it, yes?