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New "Code of Conduct" for fans

Postby stomperrob » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:04 pm

NFL announces new fan code of conduct
The Associated Press
2:38 PM CDT, August 5, 2008

NEW YORK - The NFL implemented a new code of fan conduct Tuesday, warning that spectators who misbehave will be ejected from stadiums and barred from coming back.

The policy, first recommended by commissioner Roger Goodell at league meetings in April, is aimed at conduct that the league said "detracts from the gameday experience."

It includes bans on:

• 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.

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rest of article: http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com ... 8393.story

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Re: New "Code of Conduct" for fans

Postby PMoneyTKE » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:16 pm

NFL Code of Conduct wrote:It includes bans on:

• Drunkenness


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Re: New "Code of Conduct" for fans

Postby thedude » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:32 pm

I doubt this is very different from this policy is very different from the individual policies of every stadium in the NFL.
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Re: New "Code of Conduct" for fans

Postby shawngee03 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:45 pm

i like the vagueness

it should read "do something bad, get thrown out"
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Re: New "Code of Conduct" for fans

Postby eaglesrule » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:02 pm

I'm getting more than a little sick of everything being "for the children" and "family friendly." Now as an Eagles fan I know somethings are patently absurd. On the other hand, not every last darn thing needs to be so sanitized. I mean fighting, people throwing stuff, etc., is obviously not allowed. Language though? gimmie a break. Especially since the stadiums are in many cases at least in part publicly funded and maintained. Verbal harrassment of fans of the opposing team? Please. The fighting fans of other team is so stupid. But heckling? I don't get it.
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Re: New "Code of Conduct" for fans

Postby steelerfan513 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:13 pm

If the NFL would just crack down on drunk fans, little to nothing in that policy would be a serious issue.
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Re: New "Code of Conduct" for fans

Postby dream_017 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:22 pm

thedude wrote:I doubt this is very different from this policy is very different from the individual policies of every stadium in the NFL.

True. A number of stadiums already have policies very similar to this.
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Re: New "Code of Conduct" for fans

Postby RiffRaff » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:10 pm

F that. :-° :-D


Actually I kind of like the idea. Good luck enforcing it though.
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Re: New "Code of Conduct" for fans

Postby eaglesrule » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:37 pm

steelerfan513 wrote:If the NFL would just crack down on drunk fans, little to nothing in that policy would be a serious issue.


not going to happen. drinking during tailgating is one reason that the game is so popular. they encourage the tribalism element of fandom, tailgating is a storied practice, the persona of that type of fan was hyped on the MNF intro, and the beer ads are absurd. The NFL plays into the "man's man" element so hard, then they would crack down on getting drunk? I doubt it. The other sports don't scream "special event" quite like a football game, as they aren't as frequent.
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Re: New "Code of Conduct" for fans

Postby JasonSeahorn » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:44 pm

eaglesrule is just upset that he might get thrown out if he boos Santa the next time Santa shows up in Philly :-D
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