I've made it no secret that I can't stand the TSA. They're money hungry, over the top and a waste of resources. (Harsh? I think not)
My feelings towards the NFL are on the opposite end of the spectrum. Even though the Giants were bitch slapped last week, I'm beyond thrilled that football is back.
It's just so much fun, and a great escape from the daily grind.
Oh, but what's this?
The NFL is employing TSA like security measures.
Oh well isn't that just fan-fucking-tastic.
The NFL wants all 32-teams to enforce an "enhanced pat-down". This means that stadium security will search fans from ankles, on up. Before hand, security only patted down fans from the waist up. All while looking for weapons and booze.
The physical search will affect almost 17-million NFL fans at games this year. The league office also asked fans to "arrive early, to avoid long, punishing lines".
Advice to ticket holders...
"Start drinking early".
Nope, that's not my advice, as great as it is. It's from New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady.
Ok, so where to begin here? First off, this is going to be messy. VERY messy.
Half the fun of going to a football game is the tailgating. You know. The part where people party and drink the beer that the NFL constantly shows us and encourages us to buy.
So if you think fans want to end their party, because a form of "big brother" tells them to, you're sorely mistaken.
There’s going to be a cluster fuck of people at the gates. All frustrated, drunk and just wanting to watch football.
Secondly, why are we doing this?
The NFL says it’s to “increase fan safety”. In a post 9/11 world, people may buy that easily. Personally, I’ll pass on that excuse.