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Old 08-05-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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NFL unveils new fan code of conduct

NFL UNVEILS NEW FAN CODE OF CONDUCT

Posted by Michael David Smith on August 5, 2008, 4:02 p.m.


The NFL announced today that it will implement a new fan code of conduct, and that fans who break the rules can be ejected from stadiums and barred from returning.


Fortunately, there’s nothing in the new rules that bans standing.
The league says it is attempting to crack down on behavior that “detracts from the gameday experience,” including:
– Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, or illegal.
– Drunkenness and signs of alcohol impairment that result in irresponsible behavior.
– Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures.
– Interference with the progress of the game, including throwing objects onto the field.
– Failing to follow instructions of stadium personnel.
– Verbal or physical harassment of fans from the opposing team.
There will no doubt be some fans who object to these rules, and some will be hard to enforce, but overall, these guidelines seem reasonable. Assuming that stadium personnel use good judgment in enforcing the rules, this new code of conduct should make life more pleasant for the million or so people who fill NFL stadiums each Sunday.
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Wow If they actually enforce this, Philly will only have four or five fans left by halftime.
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Wow If they actually enforce this, Philly will only have four or five fans left by halftime.
LOL...I wouldn't have guessed that high.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:11 PM   #4
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Dont a lot of these things make the game day experience
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Doesn't this belong in your thread from May?

http://www.thewarpath.net/redskins-l...hooligans.html (Roger Goodell is cracking down on NFL hooligans)
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:22 PM   #6
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Dont a lot of these things make the game day experience
Not for most normal people IMO. That just want to enjoy the game with their family, friends and have a good time.

Do you really find the outlined rules, what makes a game day experience? How many games have you been to?

– Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, or illegal.
– Drunkenness and signs of alcohol impairment that result in irresponsible behavior.
– Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures.
– Interference with the progress of the game, including throwing objects onto the field.
– Failing to follow instructions of stadium personnel.
– Verbal or physical harassment of fans from the opposing team.

I from a ticket holder perspective that goes to every Redskin home game and travel three hours each way to get to FedEx, APPLAUD THIS MOVE!
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Well fed-ex will still be full because nobody really shows any passion when i there.
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Doesn't this belong in your thread from May?
This is new news. If you put it in a thread from May it gets burried and thus doesn't get discussed. That's like saying you should have one thread for autograph signings.

My problem is how vague these rules seem to be. It's basically so they can throw anyone they want out, or let anyone they want stay. Some are good such as throwing objects or stopping play, etc. But what's verbal harassment of a fan from another team? I love to hear some ribbing of opposing fans. When I went to see the skins in Pittsburgh I welcomed and expected to trade some jabs from folks (who by the way, everyone in my section wanted Pittsburgh to cut Willie Parker. It was when he was really young, but still.)

What is foul to some people isn't foul to others. I don't care if your kids are around if I want to spew god damnit's I will. Since you can say that on the radio it isn't foul, right? Yet piss will get you kicked out of the stadium? Yet another set of rules in another venue in this country littered with loose rules that translate much differently to different people. If the NFL or stadiums ever ban standing, it will be a sad, sad day for football. You want to sit down, stay at home or buy club tickets.
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It does not state that you cannot pour your beer on Dallas or Philly fans . Looks like the Eagles will have to put a big screen on the OUTSIDE of the stadium so there fans can watch the game on Sundays .
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This is new news. If you put it in a thread from May it gets burried and thus doesn't get discussed. That's like saying you should have one thread for autograph signings.

My problem is how vague these rules seem to be. It's basically so they can throw anyone they want out, or let anyone they want stay. Some are good such as throwing objects or stopping play, etc. But what's verbal harassment of a fan from another team? I love to hear some ribbing of opposing fans. When I went to see the skins in Pittsburgh I welcomed and expected to trade some jabs from folks (who by the way, everyone in my section wanted Pittsburgh to cut Willie Parker. It was when he was really young, but still.)

What is foul to some people isn't foul to others. I don't care if your kids are around if I want to spew god damnit's I will. Since you can say that on the radio it isn't foul, right? Yet piss will get you kicked out of the stadium? Yet another set of rules in another venue in this country littered with loose rules that translate much differently to different people. If the NFL or stadiums ever ban standing, it will be a sad, sad day for football. You want to sit down, stay at home or buy club tickets.
I don't think that they are going to throw out for saying GD or passing jabs with other fans as long as it does not go to far. I have seen some pretty rude fans to opposing fans who where just minding their own business. Last year I saw Skin fans taking the side of a Giants fan because the other guy had crossed the line and the Giants fan sent him flying while protecting himself.
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Well fed-ex will still be full because nobody really shows any passion when i there.
I can make just as much noise as you can sitting down but I guess I have to stand to show passion.
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firstdown -- I know they probably won't for a lot of the small things, but I hate that it's open to that if the security staff wants to.
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I think the basic message is don't get out of hand and be a jerk. If you don't do that you should have nothing to worry about.

As for banning standing at a game I don't see how that could or would ever happen. How would they even go about trying to enforce that??
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Matty, it's a reality in a lot of stadiums now. And like the Chiefs, setup a text messaging system where you can tattle. Although that can be easily abused, still. They need to setup a "fan" section, then throw the families a bone and give them a tiny section of the upper deck. Wanna take your kids, go there. Otherwise, let the rest of us enjoy the game.
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So if you want to take your kids you should be sequestered to a tiny section in the upper deck?

Anyone else see a problem here? Isn't it possible to enjoy the game without being an ass or needing a R rated surrounding?
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