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Football Fans Get First Taste Of New Clear Bag Policy
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Posted on 08/18/2013 10:31:36 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Football Fans Get First Taste Of New Clear Bag Policy

Jets Fans Griped About New Policy

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNew York) – A new league-wide bag policy is in place as the New York Giants kick off their preseason Sunday evening.

Jets fans arriving at MetLife Stadium on Saturday were subjected to the new NFL policy, which was implemented as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings.

In May, the league and all NFL teams agreed on a policy that would restrict the types of bags that fans would be allowed to carry into stadiums.

The policy took effect earlier this month at the Hall of Fame inductions and game. Fans will only be allowed to carry bags, packages, and containers into stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or queue lines if they meet the following requirements:

Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″, or One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar). Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (4.5″ x 6.5″), with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.

On Saturday, many Jets fans came prepared with their clear plastic or vinyl bags.

“Just my cell phone, some cash and my tickets,” football fan Stephanie Shih said.

“Everything that I would normally put in my small bag that I would carry into the stadium is what I put in this bag. But it’s not exactly convenient to carry, obviously,” another woman said.

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Just wonderful..........
1 posted on 08/18/2013 10:31:36 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

this is clearly the ONLY transparency to have been borne out of that horrific event


2 posted on 08/18/2013 10:33:44 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Typical White Person)
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To: Sub-Driver

this is clearly the ONLY transparency to have been borne out of that horrific event


3 posted on 08/18/2013 10:33:48 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Typical White Person)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yup. Wouldn't go to an NFL game if the tickets were free (been there, done that, tired of the drunks and the endless TV timeouts).

OTOH, gonna have to do it for my Alma Mater football games, which we're not happy about (almost turned in our season tickets over it, but we take a disabled friend who loves to go.)
4 posted on 08/18/2013 10:36:04 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: Sub-Driver
Yup. Wouldn't go to an NFL game if the tickets were free (been there, done that, tired of the drunks and the endless TV timeouts).

OTOH, gonna have to do it for my Alma Mater football games, which we're not happy about (almost turned in our season tickets over it, but we take a disabled friend who loves to go.)
5 posted on 08/18/2013 10:36:14 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: Sub-Driver
On Saturday, many Jets fans came prepared with their clear plastic or vinyl bags.

“Just my cell phone, some cash and my tickets,” football fan Stephanie Shih said.

“Everything that I would normally put in my small bag that I would carry into the stadium is what I put in this bag. But it’s not exactly convenient to carry, obviously,” another woman said.

New inventor opportunity to meet a new need.

6 posted on 08/18/2013 10:38:11 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Jets fans arriving at MetLife Stadium on Saturday were subjected to the new NFL policy, which was implemented as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings. “

Bull.
They’re just using that as an excuse to clamp down on people bringing in their own food and beverages, which they won’t be able to do now.


7 posted on 08/18/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Sub-Driver

Nice job NY A-holes
No seat cushions, no women’s purses, no coolers, no camera bags, etc...

Typical liberal thinking, pick the lowest level IQ , simple minded, stupidly obvious idea and go with that. Treat people like the morons that YOU are, thinking that determined terrorist types will NEVER still find a way to do what they do.

Our dimensioning freedom is the direct result of the fundamental lack of creative thinking of the morons put in charge of defending us.

This policy is the height of intellectual laziness.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 10:50:21 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Edward Teach

Exactly. This is about selling watered-down beer at 10 bucks a pop.


9 posted on 08/18/2013 10:50:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DanielRedfoot

NFL= No Fun League


10 posted on 08/18/2013 10:51:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SandRat
New inventor opportunity to meet a new need.

Already done. At least for our local area. A lady was on the local news channel with a clear handbag that had the local team banner on it,

11 posted on 08/18/2013 10:54:29 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SandRat

“New inventor opportunity to meet a new need.”

Exactly. Clear plastic explosives.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 10:58:52 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Sub-Driver

Just like the Romans.

Carry your ‘bread’ to the ‘circus’


13 posted on 08/18/2013 11:17:19 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: DanielRedfoot
Our dimensioning freedom is the direct result of the fundamental lack of creative thinking of the morons put in charge of defrauding us.
Yes , the terrorists have won !
Chronic encroachment into the 'Police State '
14 posted on 08/18/2013 11:19:19 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ((Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison))
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To: Sub-Driver

Roger Goodell is a pussy whose policies will eventually destroy the NFL. Pete Rozelle is spinning in his grave.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 11:25:45 AM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: Edward Teach

Oh, I dunno - you can put a lot of alcohol into a 12 by 12 by 6 inch plastic bag! I’d give it 2 weeks before some entrepreneur comes out with a 1 gallon bota bag made of clear plastic.


16 posted on 08/18/2013 11:48:22 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver

Baby girl is due to arrive any day now. Hubby and I plan on attending the Miami Pitt game at Heinz Field the day after Thanksgiving. If I have to follow these rules because it’s a pro stadium, will they forbid me from bringing in my breast pump that I’d planned on using during half-time? Can I sue? Do more white women than black women nurse so I can throw the cracker card and scream racist?


17 posted on 08/18/2013 11:57:23 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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Just use one of these, depending on your gender: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=wine+rack+flask+bra&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=1691705341&ref=pd_sl_4d6f244xzc_b


18 posted on 08/18/2013 11:59:45 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Sub-Driver
We met the Enemy.

and it ain`t Us.

Ban all moslems from NFL games,

19 posted on 08/18/2013 12:02:20 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Sub-Driver

At least it will be easier for the thugs to determine who to pickpocket.


20 posted on 08/18/2013 12:04:45 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: Sub-Driver

Expect to see this at all major sporting events soon. All!


21 posted on 08/18/2013 12:06:33 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Sub-Driver

Expect to see this at all major sporting events soon. All!


22 posted on 08/18/2013 12:06:37 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Sub-Driver

23 posted on 08/18/2013 12:07:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Edward Teach
They’re just using that as an excuse to clamp down on people bringing in their own food and beverages, which they won’t be able to do now.

Agreed. And between the TSA and the NFL, you gotta wonder about the profits being made by the stockholders in the company that makes ziploc bags.

/s off, sorta

24 posted on 08/18/2013 12:25:35 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You just thought the TSA spent too long on your 16 year old daughter. Just wait until these guys search her pockets. Don’t expect me to spend a dime on airline tickets or NFL tickets anytime soon.


25 posted on 08/18/2013 12:32:06 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: goodwithagun

Good question. No extra diapers. No blankets or extra clothing. No toys. No bottles. Here’s to her pooping a lot and it’s really stinky so everyone in the section complains loudly to the management. Sure, a full stadium is a prime target but these new rules are ridiculous. Hope you do sue and have box tickets for life.


26 posted on 08/18/2013 12:40:01 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Taking a rain jacket is common sense in outdoor stadiums such as Seattle. Are Buffalo/Green Bay outdoors? I pity them in the next snowstorm.


27 posted on 08/18/2013 12:45:00 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Sub-Driver

More and more, I shun venues that have anything to do with officialdom of any sort.

Though not like 20 years ago, there are still plenty of places where I can spit on the ground, walk on the grass, pack a knife (gun), no searches, cross between sidewalks, park all day long, etc.


28 posted on 08/18/2013 1:04:46 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: bunkerhill7

Ban all Muslims from EVERYWHERE civilized people go.


29 posted on 08/18/2013 1:06:41 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Also trying to keep people lugging coolers and cases of beer to get drunk.......


30 posted on 08/18/2013 1:21:34 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Sub-Driver

No catching of foul balls at football games either!


31 posted on 08/18/2013 1:26:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Edward Teach

“Bull. They’re just using that as an excuse to clamp down on people bringing in their own food and beverages, which they won’t be able to do now.”

I completely agree; this country has shown it isn’t serious about dealing with Muslim terrorists, but money talks.


32 posted on 08/18/2013 1:27:11 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Edward Teach

“Bull. They’re just using that as an excuse to clamp down on people bringing in their own food and beverages, which they won’t be able to do now.”

I completely agree; this country has shown it isn’t serious about dealing with Muslim terrorists, but money talks.


33 posted on 08/18/2013 1:28:41 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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