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Feel safer yet? NFL wants pat-downs from ankles up at all stadiums

The NFL wants all fans patted down from the ankles up this season to improve fan safety.

Under the new "enhanced" pat-down procedures, the NFL wants all 32 clubs to search fans from the ankles to the knees as well as the waist up. Previously, security guards only patted down fans from the waist up while looking for booze, weapons or other banned items.

The stricter physical screening policy impacts the 16.6 million fans expected to attend live regular season NFL games this season. The more thorough searches will spell longer lines for ticket-holding fans seeking entry to games. It's sure to raise the ire of some fans who consider it an invasion of privacy.

This is just ridiculous. Somebody has been reading too many Tom Clancy novels.


  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Posts: 6,114 Senior Member
    Good thing I don't go to football games.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • DeanCDeanC Posts: 156 Member
    Good thing I don't go to football games.
    I really have a reason not to go anymore.

    Although I have carried at all but one NFL game I went to. (A guy I work with was a stadium commissioner and I got to bypass security, alas he's fulfilled his term and the free tickets are gone)
  • JeeperJeeper Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    People should just stop going. Vote with your wallet, or obviously it's not a priority of yours.

    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • mkk41mkk41 Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    I'd never go to a pro-ball game (hockey-YES!). I'd be more worried about the players or their posse shooting up the stadium.

    After all , it is the National FELONS League. :jester:
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