NFL to adopt full-body "pat downs" at stadiums

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by FetePerfection, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    The NFL wants ALL fans patted down from the ankles up citing better fan security beginning this season. Previous patdowns were from the waist up. Wonder how they'll treat "resistance" :eek:

    So tell me, just like TSA we have immediate knee-jerk reaction to isolated incidents of violence. What a whiny bunch we've become.
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  2. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Dang, the socks are where I keep the beers!
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I refuse to go to the local Pro-Football stadium. I will not give Jerry Jones a penny of my money for any reason.

    I was opposed to any taxpayer monies being used to enrich Jones and on top of that will not be molested to attend a sporting event if I had a mind to do so.
  4. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    What about darts, skittle, Scrabble, or even Major League Dreidel (down at the "Spinagogue")? All still grope free.
  5. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Sounds like a good time to become a hockey fan.
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  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    If these 16.6 million people don't squawk about this, I see almost no hope.
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  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member


    If Goodell wants to go this route then, I wont attend another NFL game or buy any merchindise even if its free. If he wants to make his bed with those that commit treason then he can GFHSAD.

    He didnt pay a dime for that stadium, and managed not only to scam the city/taxpayers to pay for the whole thing, but continue to pay for that stadium and other items he should be responsible for (security, upkeep, standby EMS, etc). Then lets not even get into the raping over ticket prices, "seat licesnes" and parking. It is because of Jones that I'm not a cowboys fan because of his incessant meddling with the coaching of the team and such, so Ill stick to my original hometown team.

    Hail to the Redskins
  8. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    The comments are running 99.9% against the NFL and of course there's the "anything for security" wimps. :td:
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  9. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Looks like they're only going from the ankles to the knees, and staying out of the Zone of Resistance. Also, in addition to weapons they're looking for booze and "other prohibited items" which I take to mean video recording devices, which apparently are a threat to somebody's financial security.
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  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    So would that mean no modern smart phones at NFL events?
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  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Only time will tell.
  12. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

  13. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I agree, boogie! I quit attending sports/concerts when they started rifling through ladies purses. I was incensed the first time it happened and I won't subject myself to it again ('cause I'd probably get arrested for mouthing off to the "security guard." :eek:
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  14. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Safety at any cost folks just had their favorite ox gored to death.
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  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I still say people will put up with it (and worse). Sure, there'll be a great hue and cry at first. But then they'll fall into line.
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  16. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Sadly, you are most likely correct in your assessment of the people.
  17. lkkinetic

    lkkinetic Original Member

    You folks are gonna love this ... as part of their new "best practices for fan safety", the NFL will require stadiums to perform full-body "enhanced pat-downs" before games. Starts this Sunday in Buffalo. Note that they've even adopted the Orwellian DHS language.


    Perhaps this will help get us toward the tipping point we've all been waiting for though ... I hope ... because if I give up that I then there's just despair, and that sucks.
  18. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This was posted in another thread. I think Mike will merge them. (I know -- it's hard to stay on top of all this stuff!)

    I also sent it to my mailing list, lkk, pointing out the Orwellian language. But they still won't get it.
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    lkkinetic Original Member

  20. lkkinetic

    lkkinetic Original Member

    Hmmm, so much for my search skills, I thought I looked :D!

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