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The NFL has had it up to here with your bags.
Late last week, the National Football League announced a stark change to its policy regarding what bags fans can bring into their stadiums on game days. As reported by NFL.com, almost anything short of a 12-inch-by-six-inch-by-12-inch transparent bag will be confiscated by stadium security at the gates.
That means that most women's purses and all backpacks, fanny packs and seat cushions won't be making it into NFL stadiums this fall. The NFL claims this is being done in the name of creating "a safe and secure environment," but the unintended consequences of such a measure will certainly be dire.
With fewer fans willing to attend NFL games in person today, won't this measure turn off prospective guests from visiting stadiums, especially women? And exactly how dangerous have purses and seat cushions been for other Sunday patrons?