I say it's a bunch of hogwash. Terrorists with plastic coolers....
They aim to control people, plain and simple. Classic co-dependancy, only they have a good excuse since 9-11.
Listen to this:
"The parking lot and traffic flow will look a lot different than it will during normal season games," McCarthy said. "We're going to have a security perimeter so we can screen people coming in." Among the items banned: containers of any type, coolers of any size, backpacks, bottles, banners, noisemakers and horns.
"We'll have security people out in the parking lots," McCarthy said. "If they see something that's obtrusive to other fans, they'll say you should put that back in your truck."
Obtrusive to other fans???, what the blank has that got to do with terrorism? This is a case of corporate overreach, "you shall do as you're told!"
This burns me up, it's not American, it's "safe," sort of like political correctness, you don't want to offend anybody, don't want to be obtrusive.... I guess that some sort of sin, you know, being obtrusive. No tailgating, indeed.
Here's Google on obtrusive: undesirably noticeable. Hmmm, terrorist threat likened to being undesirable noticeable. What??? That is the whole point of the NFL!!! For fans to be demonstrative. Tailgating and whooping and hollering is something called fun. Otherwise, what's the point???