Of all the useless things TSA does I think the ID check is the most useless non-security related thing TSA could possibly do. The names are not compared to any reference so we have 1,000's of man hours being wasted by useless TSA procedures daily. To be effective each ID would have to be compared to some reference although I suspect the NFL is to closely held to allow the common screeners access. Even then, as reported in this article, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/sep/23/states-make-fake-ids-quick-and-easy/ getting a valid ID is not a challenge in this country. So perhaps someone can explain to me the security function being met by the TSA TDC.