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(PhiladelphiaEagles.Com)   Philadelphia Eagles ban food in their new stadium, cite 9/11 and fear of the dreaded "Hoagie Bomb"   (philadelphiaeagles.com ) divider line
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2003-07-16 07:08:07 PM  
I don't know why they are worried... The only bombs are the ones that wont hit til most fans get home. This is probably an initiative started by the fans wives.

/didn't & won't read the article
/heh
 
2003-07-16 07:29:03 PM  
Money grubbing stadium owners want more profit from concessions.

We have this argument in Phoenix all the time. It's absolutely disgusting that people are not allowed to bring in water and food to a stadium the taxpayers built. I dunno if the new Pennsylvania-taxpayer built stadium is opening for the Eagles this year or not...
 
2003-07-17 12:37:07 AM  
"It is patently irresponsible in this day and age to question the motives behind a policy driven by and recommended by security experts," said Banner. "There historically are a miniscule number of Eagles fans who bring their own food to our games. To suggest that for this minicsule number of people and dollars we would create a policy that will require additional security and time consuming searches - just to possibly make a couple of dollars - is in our opinion totally irresponsible. There is no basis whatsoever for any such accusation.

Whoa, there pardner... You might want to tone down the righteous indignation just a bit. You're just a bit over the top.

 
2003-07-17 02:39:48 AM  
Another example of the establishment manipulating peoples' fears in order to further an agenda - in this instance, the unmitigated chase of the dollar.
 
2003-07-17 02:41:34 AM  
So...no Hoagie bombs, but we still have the beloved jalapeno nachos aka, Weapons of Ass Destruction.

And seriously folks, a terrorist attack at an Eagles game? Would there even be enough people present or watching the game for that to even count?
 
2003-07-17 03:06:18 AM  
"We have chosen, in consulting with security experts, to error on the side of caution."

Even he admits that this decision was an error. So why go on with it?
 
2003-07-17 03:09:08 AM  
Error is not a verb.

/erring on the side of smart-assedness
 
2003-07-17 03:11:04 AM  
they need to slim down anywho.
 
2003-07-17 03:11:34 AM  
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2003-07-17 03:13:24 AM  
Most sports stadiums/arenas where I live in the Midwest haven't allowed food/drinks, but this is for monetary reasons. It's ridiculous that they'd say "in this time of our history" as an excuse. I'm better off just watching the game at home, with the bubble wrap duct taped around my entire body, drinking my bleached water from a sterilized jug.
 
2003-07-17 03:13:38 AM  
And seriously folks, a terrorist attack at an Eagles game? Would there even be enough people present or watching the game for that to even count?


youre kiddin right?
 
2003-07-17 03:17:47 AM  
Philly fans are the worst. They even put jail cells in their football stadium. Fair weather fans who can't respect the game / other teams.
 
2003-07-17 03:18:29 AM  
Remember people - these are the fans that booed Santa Claus and cheered when Michael Irvin suffered a career-ending neck injury on the concrete otherwise known as The Vet. I believe the city of Philadelphia is the BEST place to increase security!

/Got Nothin'
 
2003-07-17 03:25:49 AM  
Hey, the great Wrigley Field has a jail cell too, I've seen it myself - on the tour of the field, while I lived in Chitown, btw
 
2003-07-17 03:26:50 AM  
There are no jail cells in the new stadium, the elimination of hoagies has done away with the need for them.
The rowdy behavior had nothing to do with all the beer.
 
2003-07-17 03:32:15 AM  
Here's the new concession menu at the new Philly stadium.

Beer: 16 oz, $6.75
Nachos: $8.50 w/jalapenos $10
Pretzel: $7.50
Hot dog: $8.50 w/chili $9.75
Soda: $3.75 20oz(with 12oz of ice) $5.50 32oz(w/26oz ice)
 
2003-07-17 03:36:06 AM  
That's nothing, the Chicago Stadium has a nuclear pile underneath it.
 
2003-07-17 03:44:14 AM  
You can still bring food onto airplanes...they must be nuts to allow that grave security risk.
 
2003-07-17 03:48:51 AM  
This guy sounds like John Ashcroft. Patently irresponsible to question motives? What kind of fascist b/s is that?
 
2003-07-17 03:54:55 AM  
Shows how much you know, Outlawtsar. Eagles games have been sold out in Philly for the last three years straight and D-Mac raises ticket sales at stadiums around the country as well.

As for Michael Irvin, he was a filthy Cowboy. Any filthy Cowboy who breaks his neck in our house is going to get cheered. Redskins would do the same, they're just not good enough to actually break the neck.

Santa Claus is a drunk, nuff said.
 
2003-07-17 03:55:04 AM  
kryphon: it'$ u$ually pretty ea$y to $ee what the$e people are really $hooting for.
 
2003-07-17 04:12:52 AM  
sing it, scattershot. he was scum.

and i still have a rough time getting tickets.
 
2003-07-17 04:14:46 AM  
getting hit at the vet is like getting hit TWICE. 3 times if runyan gets you.
 
2003-07-17 04:20:22 AM  
One solution might be to allow a franchise in that sells at its usual prices. Hawaii did that with Gordon Biersch at our stadium. I had no idea they even sold food, but the beers are the same prices as the bar downtown. I dunno, just a thought.
 
2003-07-17 04:38:59 AM  
anti_freak_machine: As long as Aramark exists to rob customers blind, that will never happen.

Aramark, for those of you who don't know, is the largest concession company in the US. They have a stranglehold on sports venues (and they also do the catering where I work)
 
2003-07-17 04:40:02 AM  
When did America become Chicken Little-istan? Oh when Bush decided to profit from 9/11
 
2003-07-17 04:49:35 AM  
Food will get into the Linc. People are crafty, security will lax. People can always tailgate. Maybe if they could be reasonable on the prices and have good food people wouldn't think about bring in their own food.

I doubt people actually thought Irvin was seriously injured at the time, just a little happy that the man who danced for 2 minutes after a 2 yard catch got hit hard by tim hauck, i believe.

Hopefully McDougle can produce as well as Douglas at the end
 
2003-07-17 05:46:26 AM  
I wonder if they sell Auntie Annie's Pretzels there?

/observant
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2003-07-17 06:05:11 AM  
"It is patently irresponsible in this day and age to question the motives behind a policy driven by and recommended by security experts"

In other words, "don't question authority, or the authorities will question you".

If sports games are so special, will ticket buyers be screened against the terrorist watch list and be forced to show ID?
 
2003-07-17 07:12:36 AM  
I think he's doing what's called "BUSHING" the truth.

In other words, blame your policies on "DAMN TERRORISTS", and anyone who questions you is a TRAITOR to your country, regardless of their right to freedom of speech.

N.
 
2003-07-17 07:20:56 AM  
Outlawtsar - ya got no idea what you're talking about - Eagles games are ALWAYS packed
nitzer280 - you need to check your facts too- we never BOOOED Santa - -we bombed him with snowballs-hence - he has never returned :o)
sovereignguru - The Vet was the first stadium in the country to put a majitrate and drunk tank in the stadium - and MONY cities follwed suit quickly there after.
Scattershot - E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!
 
2003-07-17 07:24:23 AM  
and I have too many typos to make those jokes fly damn it all!
 
2003-07-17 07:51:02 AM  
I can't believe they didn't do this sooner. How many stadiums let you stiff their concessions? As important as the concessions sales are to the owners, it's weird it's gone on as long as it has.
 
2003-07-17 08:41:50 AM  
I call Bullshiat!

You know, if you were *really* concerned about security, you wouldn't have built the damn stadium next to I95. Nothing like pulling over on the side of I95 and launching a few RPG's into/at the stadium, then driving away.

(Been playing too much BF1942...grumble grumble...)
 
2003-07-17 08:51:38 AM  
If I'm an Eagles fan:

I don't care that security has nothing to do with why they are not letting people bring food in the new stadium.

I don't care that a hot dog costs 7 bucks. (I can always eat BEFORE I go see a game.)

I DO care that the team president thinks I'm an idiot and that I can't figure out on my own that this has EVERYTHING to do with money.

I DO care that I'm going to be subjected to time-consuming searches to see if I have a Snickers in my pants (I do have something that is long, hard and full of nougat. But, I digress.) because of this stupid policy when I DO decide to see a game in person.

It's like someone said earlier, if very few people are bringing food into the stadium, then why conduct the searches in the first place?
 
2003-07-17 08:53:18 AM  
Laughing at any serious injury is childish and rotten Scattershot. Your defense of the subject just proves your uselessness to society.
 
2003-07-17 08:53:48 AM  
WOW. More uninformed Eagle fan-bashing from asshat fans in other parts of the country. That's great to have in a thread about another topic altogether.

Others have smacked down the anti-Philly myths on this thread, so I won't need to go over it again.

Hey, I love how ESPN will repeat the Santa Claus story, which happened over 30 years ago before the Vet was even built, but will not rehash the recent doings in other cities, such as beer bottles thrown on the field, batteries hitting players in the eye, and iceballs knocking out war veterans (Giants fans).

Fark you, you ignorant crumbs. Philly fans are the best because they are rabid and know the other team is the enemy, and so are their no-account, rubbish-spewing fans. Watching Monday Night Football, I was amazed last season to hear more Eagles fans in San Francisco than Niners fans. Not only do Eagles backers sell out their own stadium, but they spill over into other stadiums as well.

/rant over. walks off in a huff.
 
2003-07-17 09:03:20 AM  
The snowballs-at-Santa incident took place about 35 years (and two football stadiums) ago, and people still bring it up as if it just happened.

The Eagles at the time were a last place team (1-12 at the time, I think), it was "Fan Appreciation Day", the last home game of the season, and for halftime entertainment they had a crappy "Christmas parade" on the field, which took twice as long as it should have, and ended with the most pathetic ever looking Santa Claus asshat in a bad fitting suit taking his time walking around the field.

Damn right he deserved to be hit with snowballs for not getting his ass off the field.
 
2003-07-17 09:04:57 AM  
ProgeriaKid

Well said, the hatred that was building in me from reading some of the above posts by people who obviously know nothing about football has subsided greatly by reading yours.

sovereignguru

Fair weather fans?? You must be the stupidest person on here. Or just a ginormous flaming douchebag.
 
2003-07-17 09:22:28 AM  
FarkingBastage

WHAT I DO CARE is that last season, the Eagles got by on a wing and a prayer and still didn't get to the superbowl.

I mean, what are the odds that your THIRD STRING quarterback could come through like that in the end of the season? Guy ran like a turtle, though.

Anyway, I want to see a goddamn bowl game...
 
2003-07-17 09:24:30 AM  
The nuclear pile was under Stagg Field, at the Univ of Chicago down in Hyde Park, not under Soldier Field, as I recall.

The "new, improved" Soldier Field is an ABOMINATION, and would make an excellent photoshop target.
 
2003-07-17 09:25:08 AM  
sovereignguru

I'm a Philly season ticket holder for the Eagles. I know you think that the Philly fans are the "worst", but at least they leave their computer for a few seconds and visit the real world. Put down your joystick and get some fresh air. Toss a football around. I think it's a testament to how much we love our football team. If a Dallas Cowboy fan came into your stadium, got up and taunted you when they got a first down, every time they got a first down, you'd wanna choke them too.
 
2003-07-17 09:29:24 AM  
The food prices aren't the worst thing about the Linc. My brother, who had season tickets at the Vet for fifteen years, couldn't buy them at the Linc because the prices were unbelievably jacked up, thanks to all those nifty luxury boxes. That's how fans get screwed. Greedy bastards.

I'm going to miss the Vet. Yeah, it was ugly, but on a cold December day, being among seventy thousand screaming maniacs decked out in midnight green and silver was the most fun I ever had.

/e-a-g-l-e-s eagles!!!!!
 
2003-07-17 09:44:12 AM  
Of course, it will always be acceptable to bring a backpack full of cash to buy light beer that starts lukewarm and is fully warm by the time you reach your seat and lukewarm hotdogs at any stadium.

Bags of sandwiches are a security threat. Bags of cash are what modern sports ownership is about.

/rant mode off
 
2003-07-17 09:51:11 AM  
ProgeriaKid:

"Fark you, you ignorant crumbs. Philly fans are the best because they are rabid and know the other team is the enemy, and so are their no-account, rubbish-spewing fans."

ClawedLeMew:

"The snowballs-at-Santa incident took place about 35 years (and two football stadiums) ago, and people still bring it up as if it just happened.

The Eagles at the time were a last place team (1-12 at the time, I think), it was "Fan Appreciation Day", the last home game of the season, and for halftime entertainment they had a crappy "Christmas parade" on the field, which took twice as long as it should have, and ended with the most pathetic ever looking Santa Claus asshat in a bad fitting suit taking his time walking around the field.

Damn right he deserved to be hit with snowballs for not getting his ass off the field."

phattymatt:

"Fair weather fans?? You must be the stupidest person on here. Or just a ginormous flaming douchebag."

scattershot:

"As for Michael Irvin, he was a filthy Cowboy. Any filthy Cowboy who breaks his neck in our house is going to get cheered. Redskins would do the same, they're just not good enough to actually break the neck."

I just want to say, at the beginning of this post my sympathies were for Eagles fans, but after reading such venom from the "people" I have quoted above, I may never root for the Eagles again.

I sincerely hope you guys are not representative of most Eagle fans, because if you are, I am embarassed for the city of Philadelphia. Or perhaps I am taking your commentary too seriously. But, if I'm not, you guys are merely proving the points of previous posts about what asshats Philly fans are. BTW, scattershot, I CAN'T STAND the Cowboys and I LIVE IN TEXAS and I thought your comment about Micheal Irvin was a little harsh!
 
2003-07-17 09:57:02 AM  
People wont be bringing bombs in hoagies! its going to be knives in footlongs like at the end of Pee Wee's big adventure!

Also, I know the prices are going to be outrageous, I am a season ticket holder at the Linc... but it is good to know that Aramark does NOT have the concession contract.
 
2003-07-17 10:02:26 AM  
I think scattershot missed something about the whole Michael Irvin incident. No one was really booing or cheering the whole thing until Deion Sanders started dancing around the field while Irvin lay there. He wanted attention, and was even willing to upstage Irvin. I thought the whole dancing queen thing was a little ridiculous, so I boo'd Deion. Eagles fans are very passionate about their team. I can't say I agree with everything they do, but I'm just as loyal to my team and my city, so I'll be wrong doing whatever we as fans decide to do! E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!
 
2003-07-17 10:14:52 AM  
FarkingBastage, thanks for proving my point about spewing rubbish.

Yes, you take things too seriously. Yes, you don't get it. Quit being a pompous windbag with some delusion of superior morality and sensibilities because that's how you come off.

I represent Philly fans, and I represent well. Never threw garbage. Never got into a fight. Never even heckled or harassed a fan of another team. But I'll match words with nasty and untrue generalizations any time.
 
2003-07-17 10:26:40 AM  
Yeah, it's about the money. We're all smart enough to figure that out. The only thing I need to do now is figure out how to sneak them in. We've been getting in rum for the cokes for years (Thank you Lord Ziploc).

PottyMcNugg Thank GOD you said that about Deion....that's what I was booing about.

If you're not from the Philly area you don't understand us. Go back to your mindless lives and continue having no passion about your sports teams. (Fans from Chicago, Boston, New York, & Cleveland are excluded from the above since they have passion as well)

Luckily Joe Banner doesn't read Fark or I might get banned for my farking name.

/later

HoagieBoy
 
2003-07-17 10:37:39 AM  
ProgeriaKid: "I represent Philly fans, and I represent well. Never threw garbage. Never got into a fight. Never even heckled or harassed a fan of another team. But I'll match words with nasty and untrue generalizations any time."

And look like a complete asshat in the process. Congratulations.
 
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