Before I get to the meat of this post, I want to say congratulations to my Dawgs, my Yellow Britches (both of which had a combined score of 125 points against their opponents today), and to the Gators for beating the pumpkin vomit people (see video below). Should Bama win tonight, that will mean all my teams will have won today. 😀
Jerry Glanville once told an NFL official who had thrown a yellow hankie at one of his players (for a reason that Jerry did not agree with) that NFL stood for Not For Long.
Now it appears NFL may have an entirely different meaning: Nether Feel-up League.
Via the AP:
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says it has “enhanced” its pat-down procedure for fans entering stadiums to improve safety.
The league has asked all 32 teams to have stadium security search fans from the ankles to the knees. Previously, fans were patted down from the waist up for banned items such as alcohol and weapons.
Last week, a man was arrested for using an illegal stun gun at Sunday night’s Dallas Cowboys-New York Jets game.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Friday the “enhanced security procedures” are not a result of any specific threat, but the league is “always refining and improving” security.
He says the checks, which began before last week’s season-opening games, will take longer, and encourages fans to arrive early.
This is absurd on its face, and one of the stupidest things I have ever heard of in my 47 years on this rock.
How long will it be before we are going to get patted down by some security goon at restaurants, movie theaters, malls, or bus stops?
If even the football fans of America will stand by for something this hideously intrusive, then I think it is pretty safe to say that our Fourth Amendment rights are pretty much gone, and a for-real police state is just around the corner. Many believe it is here already.
Just what the hell is happening to our America?