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boogblaster
08-08-2008, 10:53 AM
CNN just reported that non-ticket partiers have to leave at gametime ... Talking about making it League wide ... BOO Chicago anti-tailgate bastards ....

Flustrated
08-08-2008, 11:44 AM
Goodall seems more interested in fan behavior than he is worried about NFL players getting arrested every other day.

Fish
08-08-2008, 11:48 AM
CNN just reported that non-ticket partiers have to leave at gametime ... Talking about making it League wide ... BOO Chicago anti-tailgate bastards ....

Something tells me that wouldn't go over well..... how would they ever enforce it?

Short Leash Hootie
08-08-2008, 12:11 PM
so not only is the NFL pricing out the blue collar fans but now they can't even take part of the game atmosphere and tailgate and watch it on TV outside the stadium?

That's absurd. Pretty soon they will have ushers with 'quite please' signs all over the stadium to make sure things don't get loud.

BigRedChief
08-08-2008, 12:18 PM
Don't laugh. It could happen here if the sell outs don't keep coming.

Redrum_69
08-08-2008, 12:27 PM
That's absurd. Pretty soon they will have ushers with 'quite please' signs all over the stadium to make sure things don't get loud.



LOL..."QUITE PLEASE"

Demonpenz
08-08-2008, 12:59 PM
They already do put a QUITE PLEASE AUDIBLE ZONE on the board

blueballs
08-08-2008, 01:03 PM
can we still go for the attendence record
watching the jumbotron over at the K

KCrockaholic
08-08-2008, 01:30 PM
for a second i thought this thread said 'Beer fans'

DenverDanChiefsFan
08-15-2008, 01:33 PM
Not just Bears fans - NFL released new rule for all 32 teams:
:mad:
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2008-08-05-fan-code-of-conduct_N.htm

The National Football League unveiled its first "Fan Code of Conduct" for patrons in its stadiums and parking lots on Tuesday.
According to a copy of the code, drunk and "disruptive" fans can be ejected from stadiums or parking lots without refund and stripped of their season tickets. The same goes for fans who verbally or physically harass other fans, use obscene language or gestures or interfere with the game by throwing objects onto the field. Fans who become drunk or unruly during pregame tailgating will not be allowed into stadiums.
"Here's the standard: Enjoy yourself, come root for your team but don't infringe on the enjoyment of another fan," said Eric Grubman, NFL executive vice president.
"If you want to come root for another team, that's OK. But we don't want somebody pouring a beer over your head," he said.
The policy, similar to one imposed by the NBA in 2005, evolved from a growing number of fans complaining to the league and its teams about their experiences at games, league spokesman Brian McCarthy said.
"We are committed to improving the fan experience in every way we can from the time fans arrive in the parking lot to when they depart the stadium," McCarthy said Tuesday. "We want everyone to be able to come to our stadiums and enjoy the entire day."
The NFL's 32 clubs will be charged with implementing and enforcing the code, McCarthy said. That will give teams the opportunity to add their own rules to the league's code. All NFL clubs are expected to spell out the rules to season ticket-holders and fans through news releases, mailings and stadium-area signs and announcements. Each club will have a front-office employee designated as being in charge of the policy.
The Oakland Raiders have launched a video on their website showing season ticketholders imploring fellow fans to respect and abide by the code, chief executive Amy Trask said.
The Miami Dolphins, meanwhile, will introduce a hotline this season enabling fans to call or text-message security from their seats, team President Bryan Wiedmeier said.
The NFL, the USA's most popular pro sports league, attracted 17.3 million fans to regular-season games during the 2007 season, an average per-game attendance of 67,755. Both were league records. The league began looking at a code of behavior after hearing a growing number of fan complaints about their experience at games, Commissioner Roger Goodell said at a league meeting on May 20.
The rules say season ticket holders and others fans are not only responsible for their own behavior but for that of guests or anybody else occupying their seats. "Event patrons and guests who violate these provisions will be subject to ejection without refund and loss of ticket privileges for future games," states the code.
McCarthy said patrons could lose season tickets for the remainder of a given season and be barred from purchasing them again "depending on the severity of their actions." He said clubs will be allowed to decide whether to refund money for unused tickets of fans disciplined under the policy.
Some NFL clubs may end up hiring additional security personnel to enforce the rules, said McCarthy.
But the country's richest, most powerful sports league has its work cut out for it as it communicates the get-tough rules to fans and prepares some of its teams to implement the policy, say stadium security experts.
The NFL and its clubs need to launch public awareness campaigns to educate season-tickets holders, says Lou Marciani, Director of the Center for Spectator Sports Security Management at the University of Southern Mississippi. At the club level, it's "critical" that teams train security guards, ushers and event staff, he says.
"I commend the league for taking a stance to protect the right of paid spectators. The hard part will be implementing it," Marciani says. "I could see them including it in fan guides and season-ticket contracts. As for the process of deciding who's intoxicated and who's not ... good luck."
Milt Ahlerich, the NFL's senior vice president of security, will direct the program at the league level, says McCarthy. If the league feels some clubs are too lax, it will step in and "provide guidance on areas that may be lacking," McCarthy says.
As the season gets underway, NFL fans might notice more security patrolling parking lots. While Grubman says tailgating is a treasured part of the fan experience, it can also lead to trouble inside the stadium. "Some of the stadium behavior that's too over the top is probably occurring because people had too much to drink in the parking lot," he says.
The new code says season ticket holders and other fans are not only responsible for their own behavior but for that of guests or anybody else occupying their seats.
McCarthy said patrons could lose season tickets for the remainder of a given season and be barred from purchasing them again "depending on the severity of their actions." He said clubs will be allowed to decide whether to refund money for unused tickets to fans disciplined under the policy.
The NFL could be opening itself up to possible legal action from disgruntled fans who run afoul of the new code. But McCarthy says the league and its teams will review these situations on a "case-by-case basis."

Bowser
08-15-2008, 01:37 PM
Talk about pussification.

And really, how many times do you see a beatdown at a football game, minus the Raiders and their gangsta tailgaters?

Fat Elvis
08-15-2008, 01:39 PM
Fans should sit in their seats quietly and hold signs that read: Carl, Quit Please.

|Zach|
08-15-2008, 01:41 PM
I know a lot of people do it and it really isn't a big deal to me but going to the stadium and not going to the game seems completely retarded.

DenverDanChiefsFan
08-15-2008, 01:47 PM
I know a lot of people do it and it really isn't a big deal to me but going to the stadium and not going to the game seems completely retarded.
My brother did that for a long time - he and friends had several ez-up canopys set up in the grass, a generator to power a couple of tvs and would party the entire time while watching game w/o having to pay the prices inside.

I can see both sides.

Bowser
08-15-2008, 01:48 PM
I know a lot of people do it and it really isn't a big deal to me but going to the stadium and not going to the game seems completely retarded.

We almost did that last year against the Titans. It was cold as hell, but we parked next to some really kick ass tailgaters, and partied all the way through the first half. We should have just stayed out there; the tailgate was much more fun than being inside.

JuicesFlowing
08-15-2008, 02:26 PM
I know a lot of people do it and it really isn't a big deal to me but going to the stadium and not going to the game seems completely retarded.

I don't see the point unless you're going to the game. I love tailgaiting, but I wouldn't sacrifice not seeing the game either:
A) live
B) in high def

just for the sake of being in the parking lot.

bogey
08-15-2008, 02:39 PM
Why blame the NFL? Blame it on the few dumb-asses that can't control themselves and ruin it for the rest of us.

Valiant
08-15-2008, 03:56 PM
so not only is the NFL pricing out the blue collar fans but now they can't even take part of the game atmosphere and tailgate and watch it on TV outside the stadium?

That's absurd. Pretty soon they will have ushers with 'quite please' signs all over the stadium to make sure things don't get loud.

Wow, if the new league does start up.. All of Goodells antics will play into its hands on gaining some success...

Valiant
08-15-2008, 04:00 PM
I know a lot of people do it and it really isn't a big deal to me but going to the stadium and not going to the game seems completely retarded.

Well maybe they do not have the extra couple grand to spend on food, beer and tickets.. Maybe you should give it to them???

I have done this once and it is an absolute blast.. You still get the roar and energy from the crowd(well used to), you get cheaper food and beer, and a great view..


Of course all of this ends with blackouts, but I think something needs to be done anyway to end that archaic rule.. Lawsuit or something...

Bowser
08-15-2008, 04:01 PM
Why blame the NFL? Blame it on the few dumb-asses that can't control themselves and ruin it for the rest of us.

Those are usually the ones getting beat down. Got a bit of a paradox, here.

|Zach|
08-15-2008, 04:02 PM
Ya know, I keep feeling like something about this recent code of conduct thing should have me up in arms but I am not quite (yes, quite) seeing it.

Everyone's fears seem rooted in things that are not actually happening.

Bowser
08-15-2008, 04:06 PM
Ya know, I keep feeling like something about this recent code of conduct thing should have me up in arms but I am not quite (yes, quite) seeing it.

Everyone's fears seem rooted in things that are not actually happening.

And, I don't think these are new things. I think this is the first year they've made effort to put these announcements out for the public. Basically -

1) Don't puke and/or pass out
2) Don't beat down another or get beat down yourself
3) Don't piss on the windshields of Bronco fans cars
4) Don't mother**** people, especially if they are 18 or younger

I will say the no standing thing is a bit silly. I think the only time we sit is during TV timeouts.

little jacob
08-15-2008, 04:10 PM
why would you go to the stadium just to sit in the parking lot? if i am not going to get inside, i will watch it at home in front of a bigscreen in a recliner, whilst being brought foodstuffs.

blueballs
08-15-2008, 04:45 PM
Are they going to check the body paint in the blackhole for drugs

chiefbowe82
08-15-2008, 05:52 PM
are there areas outside the stadium you can see the game