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(ESPN)   NFL will require ejected fans to complete a four hour internet course before being allowed to go back into the facility   (espn.go.com) divider line 30
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2012-08-17 11:03:24 PM
FTA: Skeptics might wonder how teams are going to keep track of ejected fans from week to week. Ray DiNunzio, the NFL's director of strategic security, told ESPN the monitoring will vary by team but could at some point involve facial recognition technology.

Wow, sounds like TrapWire has already been selling the NFL. So let me see if I've got this straight: We get frisked going into the game and can't carry in so much as a bottle of water; then we have to get by the facial recognition screening before we can get to our seats and proudly sing a song about living in the land of the free and the home of the brave?
 
2012-08-18 12:27:11 AM
You can stick that course up your tight end.
 
2012-08-18 01:58:54 AM
And they wonder why there are less butts in the seats.
 
2012-08-18 02:10:46 AM

Triumph: We get frisked going into the game and can't carry in so much as a bottle of water;



Damn it so much. When I went to a Seahawks game last season, the security line too way too long......were talking worse than the average TSA security line at Seatac International Airport.

/F*ckers.
//We missed the kickoff.
 
2012-08-18 02:58:40 AM
So all of Oakland's games are going to be blackedout this season?
 
2012-08-18 03:12:16 AM

The_Sponge: Damn it so much. When I went to a Seahawks game last season, the security line too way too long......were talking worse than the average TSA security line at Seatac International Airport.


Obligatory
 
2012-08-18 03:35:09 AM

one small post for man: So all of Oakland's games are going to be blackedout this season?


*snert*
 
2012-08-18 03:40:21 AM
4 internet hours is like 24 real hours
 
2012-08-18 03:43:44 AM

Triumph: Wow, sounds like TrapWire has already been selling the NFL. So let me see if I've got this straight: We get frisked going into the game and can't carry in so much as a bottle of water; then we have to get by the facial recognition screening before we can get to our seats and proudly sing a song about living in the land of the free and the home of the brave?


Dirty little secret about fan ejections in North America is that they really have no way of knowing if you come back. The ejection, right now, is little more than a mechanism to make charges stick if they stumble across you again for whatever reason. In your rowdier soccer nations, they have a more urgent interest in actually keeping the fans they kick out, out. The way they do that is with facial recognition. Just like in the casinos. It's just being considered for the NFL now is all.
 
2012-08-18 03:46:41 AM
I love the NFL. However, I will never go to a game. Unlike hockey and major college football, it is better watched at home or at the bar.
 
2012-08-18 03:50:56 AM

vegaswench: And they wonder why there are less butts in the seats.


Is it the third-degree burns?
 
2012-08-18 04:37:10 AM

lecavalier: I love the NFL. However, I will never go to a game. Unlike hockey and major college football, it is better watched at home or at the bar.


Yup.

Fantasy football is also a killer to the NFL live game. People are much more comfortable to sit on their couch watching 8 games at once, checking their laptop and talking trash.
 
2012-08-18 05:07:31 AM

Triumph: FTA: Skeptics might wonder how teams are going to keep track of ejected fans from week to week. Ray DiNunzio, the NFL's director of strategic security, told ESPN the monitoring will vary by team but could at some point involve facial recognition technology.

Wow, sounds like TrapWire has already been selling the NFL. So let me see if I've got this straight: We get frisked going into the game and can't carry in so much as a bottle of water; then we have to get by the facial recognition screening before we can get to our seats and proudly sing a song about living in the land of the free and the home of the brave?


Does this mean drunken assholes are essentially domestic terrorists? Fark might be in trouble.
 
2012-08-18 06:20:41 AM
Back in the day you could stay in the parking lot chugging the beer you brought from home until 15 minutes before kickoff and still make it to your seat in time.

Now? You better be in line an hour early to make kickoff, and if you want a beer or a snack, well, wouldn't you know it that the stadium just happens to SELL such items at a mere 5,000 percent markup?
 
2012-08-18 08:32:48 AM
The Oakland Raiders, for example, have a zero-tolerance policy for smoking. DiNunzio said the Raiders could eject up to 300 fans a game for lighting up.

More than that if they nab the people smoking cigarettes, too.
 
2012-08-18 11:30:18 AM
Little story:

I *love* football. I adore it. Even if my team is not playing, I love watching the other games. I can't get enough football.

But as I've gotten older, I've realized I hate going to live games. The only think I like about the experience is tailgating, and now that it's fifty dollars just to get into the parking lot... forget that.

I love watching baseball live, and love watching soccer live, and hockey live is great... but there's something about football where I'd rather be at home.
 
2012-08-18 01:42:37 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Back in the day you could stay in the parking lot chugging the beer you brought from home until 15 minutes before kickoff and still make it to your seat in time.

Now? You better be in line an hour early to make kickoff, and if you want a beer or a snack, well, wouldn't you know it that the stadium just happens to SELL such items at a mere 5,000 percent markup?


Where do you go to watch games? I've never spent more than an hour getting from my car to my seat at an NFL game unless I park somewhere else and take public transportation to the arena.
 
2012-08-18 01:45:06 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Back in the day you could stay in the parking lot chugging the beer you brought from home until 15 minutes before kickoff and still make it to your seat in time.

Now? You better be in line an hour early to make kickoff, and if you want a beer or a snack, well, wouldn't you know it that the stadium just happens to SELL such items at a mere 5,000 percent markup?


Never mind, according to your profile it's probably Philly. Not trying to snark it up here, but isn't Philly notorious for having problems with heavily intoxicated fans? The markup/tailgating regulations are a really effective way of controlling that problem, although yeah it does ruin the fun for all the responsible drunks.
 
2012-08-18 03:58:20 PM

MattyFridays: The only think I like about the experience is tailgating,


Try going to a NASCAR race. The tailgating there is really fun and laid back.
 
2012-08-18 04:03:52 PM

4NSpy: lecavalier: I love the NFL. However, I will never go to a game. Unlike hockey and major college football, it is better watched at home or at the bar.

Yup.

Fantasy football is also a killer to the NFL live game. People are much more comfortable to sit on their couch watching 8 games at once, checking their laptop and talking trash.


Exactly. However, no one with any modicum of good sense can call this a good thing.
 
2012-08-18 04:18:37 PM
FTFA

Not only do fans have to take the course if they want to come back to the stadium, they have to pay for it, too. Costs vary by team. The Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons charge the least at $50, while the New England Patriots charge a league-high $100. When a fan completes the course, Novick's company forwards that information to the club.

OK when one of you drunken maniacs gets thrown out of a game for being a drunken maniac Ill take and pass the course for you for $100 over the cost of taking the course. That way you wont waste 4 hours of your life listening to yet another do gooder trying to changr your ways just so you can use your season tickets. And I can earn some money.
 
2012-08-18 04:39:18 PM

vegaswench: MattyFridays: The only think I like about the experience is tailgating,

Try going to a NASCAR race. The tailgating there is really fun and laid back.


I went to Dover. Problem with going there is the commute home suuuuuuucks
 
2012-08-18 06:23:19 PM

Triumph: So let me see if I've got this straight: We get frisked going into the game and can't carry in so much as a bottle of water; then we have to get by the facial recognition screening before we can get to our seats and proudly sing a song about living in the land of the free and the home of the brave?


How dare these fans have their freedoms tramped upon!
 
2012-08-18 07:11:37 PM

lecavalier: I love the NFL. However, I will never go to a game. Unlike hockey and major college football, it is better watched at home or at the bar.


I'll add minor league baseball. The markup is there as well, but there's never a crappy seat, it's close up, and it's a good time.
 
2012-08-18 07:51:05 PM

Harv72b: The Oakland Raiders, for example, have a zero-tolerance policy for smoking. DiNunzio said the Raiders could eject up to 300 fans a game for lighting up.

More than that if they nab the people smoking cigarettes, too.


I see what you did there.

/also, hi Harv! :D I've missed talking smack with you, lol.
 
2012-08-18 09:37:52 PM
A four hour internet course? Big deal...you should see what the NFL will have to do to get me to watch another farking football game! It'd make a four hour internet course look like a 10-minute internet wank. Farking NFL can go to hell.
 
2012-08-18 11:10:52 PM

mikaloyd: OK when one of you drunken maniacs gets thrown out of a game for being a drunken maniac Ill take and pass the course for you for $100 over the cost of taking the course. That way you wont waste 4 hours of your life listening to yet another do gooder trying to changr your ways just so you can use your season tickets. And I can earn some money.


When you end up too busy let me know. I'll take the overflow.
 
2012-08-19 12:56:16 AM
So, ejected fans will have to go through more probation than Michael Vick did?
 
2012-08-19 11:44:09 PM
I suppose taking a 4 hour course is better than having to sell off your season tickets, if you got drunk and farked up royally enough to get ejected.
 
2012-08-20 02:18:37 AM

becksellent: /also, hi Harv! :D I've missed talking smack with you, lol.


Hi! :)

/Wish I could say that I've been busy, but really I've just been lazy.
//Plus, the Orioles haven't officially been eliminated from the playoffs yet, so having to pay attention to baseball in August has really screwed up my scheduling.
 
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