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Old 02-09-2012, 09:51 AM  
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Superbowl Snipers

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This Looks Like A Fortified Sniper’s Nest At The Super Bowl

Some photos with no backstory are making the rounds, showing what appears to be an Indianapolis police sniper checking out his post in the rafters of Lucas Oil Stadium in the hours or days before the Super Bowl, a post that would be manned when the game began. Yes, we know there's nothing surprising about trained marksmen working the biggest sporting event of the year. We also know it's pretty damn cool to see what the Super Bowl snipers are working with.

It's standard operating procedure to have an invisible law enforcement presence at any high-profile event, let alone one with the attendance and attention the Super Bowl receives. And remember, there are all kinds of politicians and other assorted rich people around. You never know what could happen, though the imagination conjures up increasingly insane and horrifying scenarios, and also the criminally underrated Black Sunday. It's just never a bad idea to have a sniper rifle around.

It's no secret that the Super Bowl is staffed by sharpshooters. "We've got a lot of places for snipers in here," Jerry Jones enthused to CNN about Cowboys Stadium before last year's Super Bowl. In 2009, Ashton Kutcher noticed (and filmed) a pair of them across the street.

We're actively trying to figure out where these photos came from and for what purpose they were taken. They've started to circulate on Facebook, and we found them posted on a shhhh board, though it's impossible to tell where they originated. But the details are right: the IMPD patch, the end zone design, the giant Roman numerals on the glass of Lucas Oil Stadium. So we're labeling them "plausible" and will update when we can trace them back a little further.

UPDATE: Here's more on the photos. They're 100 percent real.

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Yesterday we posted photos of what appeared to be a sniper's nest in Lucas Oil Field, home of the Super Bowl, but were at a loss for the pictures' provenance. They're real, and they're basically an ad for the tripod.

According to Business Insider, the photos were taken by a ranking member of the Indianpolis SWAT team, and obtained by Alamo Four Star, maker of the tripod. Alamo, in turn, shared the photos with weapons and gear supplier U.S. Tactical Supply, who posted the photos on their Facebook page with this caveat:

The stadium was not yet open when the pics were taken and the rifle never had a round in it that day. ONLY Binoculars were used for observation during the game and NOT the rifle!! It was only put into position to get the pictures of the form fit and function of the DCLW Tripod.

Oh, and for those concerned with such matters, that's a custom Remington M700 in an XLR chassis, on an Alamo Four Star DCLW tripod.






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Old 02-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #16
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Surely even SWAT knows and understands what OpSec is.
Yeah, which would mesh with the idea that this was just a photo op for a manufacturer.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #17
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he fires it at the senator !! the sudden The Bald guy from Living Color throws a football infront of the Senator and saves his life!
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #18
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he fires it at the senator !! the sudden The Bald guy from Living Color throws a football infront of the Senator and saves his life!
lol... then he busts out the HomieBopper and socks him in the face.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:39 AM   #19
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he fires it at the senator !! the sudden The Bald guy from Living Color throws a football infront of the Senator and saves his life!
The sniper nest was obviously put in place to make sure the Giants won.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #20
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Yeah, which would mesh with the idea that this was just a photo op for a manufacturer.
Maybe but I’ll bet it wasn’t approved.
At least I can’t imagine a commander being good with photo’s going public that locate his snipers position.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:46 AM   #21
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:55 AM   #22
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #23
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:14 AM   #24
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If that picture was scary, maybe the pic of his partner on the other side of the stadium will make people feel better.

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Old 02-09-2012, 11:49 AM   #25
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Maybe but I’ll bet it wasn’t approved.
At least I can’t imagine a commander being good with photo’s going public that locate his snipers position.
If it really was just a photo op then they aren't giving anything away. From what I understand there are multiple nests. They may each be manned or unmanned at any particular event. In fact, if the plan doesn't man all of them up, this is decent misinformation.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #26
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Well... Least Plaxico Burress wasn't around these nests... We know how he is with guns...
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...and I can't bring an open container into the stadium?
Well you CAN.... just hope they don't see you.
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