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Coming to an NFL stadium near you: “Enhanced” pat downs
PFT: NBC Sports ^ | Sept. 15, 2011 | NBC Sports

Posted on 09/15/2011 4:16:00 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

Fresh off Sunday night’s taser-fueled fan violence at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, the NFL will conduct pat downs from the ankles up this season.

In the past, the pat downs went from the waist up.

“The enhanced security procedures recommended by our office before the start of the season will further increase the safety of fans but will require some additional time,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told USA T0day in a statement Thursday. “We encourage fans to come early, enjoy their tailgating tradition, and be patient as they enter the stadium.”

(Excerpt) Read more at profootballtalk.nbcsports.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: football; frisking; groping; nfl; nflstadium; patdowns; searches; security; violence
Anyone who works a RAIDERS game should get hazard pay...
1 posted on 09/15/2011 4:16:08 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

They need more fake jobs for Eric Holder’s people where they get to stick it to people who are not Eric Holder’s people.


2 posted on 09/15/2011 4:17:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Beaten Valve

It never ends.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 4:19:20 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Beaten Valve

The only Pat down I would like to see is Tom Brady with a broken leg. Go Steelers!


4 posted on 09/15/2011 4:19:20 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

These people are freakin crazy. What can one person do in a stadium anyway. The guy next to you might taze ur a$$.


5 posted on 09/15/2011 4:19:51 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Beaten Valve

before you know it...even the Tea Party will not be able to convene without the TSA’s involvment....


6 posted on 09/15/2011 4:23:14 PM PDT by mo
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To: Renegade
It's not about safety.

It's about control.

Next they'll be in the shopping malls and strip centers.

One of these days you'll pass through a body-scanner to go to the hardware store.

7 posted on 09/15/2011 4:23:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: NohSpinZone
The only Pat down I would like to see is Tom Brady with a broken leg. Go Steelers!

****************************

How pathetic is that? If the only way your team can win is if the competition is incapacitated, your team does not deserve to win.

8 posted on 09/15/2011 4:25:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Be sure to thank the many fans of NY teams for achieving new lows - again - and inconveniencing the rest of the nation.


9 posted on 09/15/2011 4:26:08 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

It will never end. Not until every last jihadist is exterminated. ...which, short of divine intervention, won’t be happening.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 4:26:31 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Eventually, it’ll be a nationwide curfew, random stop and frisks for EVERYBODY, etc. Welcome to the world of V For Vendetta.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 4:31:24 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: NohSpinZone
The only Pat down I would like to see is Tom Brady with a broken leg.

Real classy.

12 posted on 09/15/2011 4:34:45 PM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: relictele

J - E - T - S

We were able to buy beer into the fourth quarter at Giants games until the idiot Jets fans started fights and fires in the stands one night.


13 posted on 09/15/2011 4:35:27 PM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: Beaten Valve

One more reason to stay home.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 4:38:12 PM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Beaten Valve
Doesn't bother me since I refuse to patronize the NFL anyway - expect for the tax money my municipality extorts from me to pay to the lousy owner of "our" lousy team.

I know, I know, "When they came for the NFL fans, I did not say anything because I am not an NFL fan. When they came for the NBA fans, I said nothing because I am not a thug. When they came for the show tunes fans, I said nothing because I am not gay, yada, yada, yada..."

15 posted on 09/15/2011 4:38:57 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
One of these days you'll pass through a body-scanner to go to the hardware store.

Just as long as I don't have to go through one on the way out

16 posted on 09/15/2011 4:39:15 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: NohSpinZone
Of course you want an injusry to Bardy, because every time the Steel 'curtain' comes up against the Pats in the playoffs, they are melted down into tin...

GO PATS!!! : )

17 posted on 09/15/2011 4:41:14 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: NohSpinZone
Of course you want an injury to Brady, because every time the Steel 'curtain' comes up against the Pats in the playoffs, they are melted down into tin...

GO PATS!!! : )

18 posted on 09/15/2011 4:41:27 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: Beaten Valve

Conditioning/desensitization for Vampire-Care, with fees or fines.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 4:48:04 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: Beaten Valve

I’m going to wear silk boxers to the next game...


20 posted on 09/15/2011 4:48:56 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Renegade
The guy next to you might taze ur a$$.

What's an "ur"? Or was it supposed to read "tazeur" (whatever that is)?

21 posted on 09/15/2011 4:53:48 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: NohSpinZone

I’m a Pats fan, and I can honestly say I would never wish for injury on another player like that. My heart breaks for Peyton Manning, and I find being a football fan more exciting when there is real competition on the field. If my team can only win because there is no one with any talent to play against, where is the fun in that? Your attitude is contrary to what sportsmanship is about, IMO. Sorry, that’s just how I see it.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 4:53:58 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: Isabel C.

short for your


23 posted on 09/15/2011 4:58:24 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: USMCWife6869

Jesus Christ guys. I was going more for the pun “Pat down” than anything. Don’t take yourselves so seriously!


24 posted on 09/15/2011 5:00:37 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: relictele

Actually, New York fans have become much more subdued and civilized over the years. Jets fans can still be pretty unruly, but even then that’s a dramatic improvement over what they used to be like. One of the things driving this is that tickets for almost all of the New York sports teams have become prohibitively expensive in recent years — which tends to filter out a lot of the undesireable types.


25 posted on 09/15/2011 5:14:04 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Isabel C.; Renegade
What's an "ur"?

Welcome to English of 21st century.

26 posted on 09/15/2011 5:26:53 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Beaten Valve

If you want to one up Nappy just start a campaign to not attend any NFL games this year. If it had a big enough impact on ticket sales the NFL would quietly get rid of this.


27 posted on 09/15/2011 5:27:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Billions and billions of dollars from sports that they want to kill too? Can you imagine?

Ugh! Keep it up and we won’t be able to shop at our grocery without a friendly grope from the local “authorities”.

KMA MF’s!


28 posted on 09/15/2011 5:28:58 PM PDT by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: Greysard

If you text, u mk it shrt!:)


29 posted on 09/15/2011 5:30:30 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Beaten Valve

My guess is that they would rather have you drinking their $10 drinks versus sneaking your own supply in...


30 posted on 09/15/2011 5:57:50 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: Beaten Valve

I have never been to an NFL game. I will not ever go to one now.


31 posted on 09/15/2011 6:09:24 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

About four years ago, I had just bought a new Gerber multi tool. I always wear one and is part of my normal dress. I went to a Titans game and after parking far outside LP field and walking over a mile, I was not allowed in with my multi tool. I was told I could throw it away or take it back to my car. I ended up hiding it nearby. The gate Nazi realized I could not possibly have returned that quickly and did a very thorough search. That was the last NFL game I will ever attend.


32 posted on 09/15/2011 6:32:50 PM PDT by Boiling point (Cain / Palin 2012)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
I have never been to an NFL game. I will not ever go to one now.

Good plan. The last time I went to an NFL game, the tickets cost $4. And I had season tickets. $28 for 6 season games plus one pre-season exhibition. I don't miss it at all.

33 posted on 09/15/2011 6:57:47 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Isabel C.
What's an "ur"? Or was it supposed to read "tazeur" (whatever that is)?

OMG. R U serious?

ur sitting here using a computer - and ur that computer illiterate?

ROTFLMAO.

And I'm, not, by the way, a young whippersnapper. I'm a great granny, so age has nothing to do with keeping up. (And WTF does not stand for Win the Future ;o)...)

34 posted on 09/15/2011 7:08:15 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Beaten Valve

35 posted on 09/15/2011 7:45:04 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative
If Dorothy Kunhardt were alive today...

pat the raider fan


36 posted on 09/15/2011 7:48:46 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: USMCWife6869
Without Manning the Colts could be one of the worst teams in the NFL.
37 posted on 09/15/2011 8:50:21 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Beaten Valve

Our Police State continues to expand. The question is will this put a number of fans off from attending?


38 posted on 09/15/2011 9:07:21 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Right Wing Assault

$4 for a game? LOL! Was that before or just after the Packers won their first Super Bowl?


39 posted on 09/16/2011 3:04:34 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Beaten Valve
Enhanced patdowns coming to all NFL stadiums.....

.....because drunkenness, rivalries, and auto accidents never happen while tailgating in the parking lot.

40 posted on 09/16/2011 6:12:51 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
Was that before or just after the Packers won their first Super Bowl?

Just before. The SB didn't exist yet. It was in the early 60s. I was in high school. I lived in Cleveland then and had a chance to go to the NFL championship in 1964 but they wanted $35 for the ticket for my season seat so I stayed home. It was blacked-out on TV but just as the game started, the signal from a Canadian station brought the game in very clearly. When the game ended, we lost the picture.

Cleveland beat Johnny Unitas and the Colts 27-0. Quarterback was Frank Ryan, fullback Jim Brown, receivers Gary Collins and Paul Warfield. Collins caught three TD passes and Lou Groza kicked two field goals.

That was the last year I ever bought a ticket to a pro football game. I saw one game since because my BIL was given some tickets. I went out on a high note. I have been to two MLB games since then and no NBA games.

41 posted on 09/16/2011 12:42:44 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: NohSpinZone

Nice sentiment there, Spin. I hope Brady puts 600yds on the Squealers. Your ownership are 0bummer ballwashers and your QB a rapist. Nice team. Go Squealers... straight to Hell.


42 posted on 09/16/2011 1:00:39 PM PDT by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Pretty cool. You’ve either got a great memory or you looked it up. LOL!
Paul Warfield? Who’d he play for later, the Dolphins?


43 posted on 09/16/2011 3:43:48 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

No, I remembered all those details correctly (but I DID check them just to be sure). I was a 16-year-old sports fanatic kid who lived through a very tense season and went to all the home games. A lot of the details, especially the championship game were seared, I tell you, seared into my memory. No one thought the Browns would shut down Unitas and the Colts.

One game that sticks in my head is a 33-33 tie with the St. Louis Cardinals. No overtime back then. We ended the year edging the Cardinals out for first place.

Warfield did play for the Dolphins and did great with them.


44 posted on 09/16/2011 5:41:27 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I remember Johnny Unitas. He played in hightop cleats, didn’t he? The Colts were a powerhouse. I have no recollection of the Browns doing so well then, but I wasn’t paying a lot of attention to the NFL then.


45 posted on 09/17/2011 3:27:28 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Isabel C.

Ur of the Chaldeans was a city in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). So he’s worried about “tazing” Iraqi donkeys.


46 posted on 09/17/2011 3:46:18 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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