This is the reason why going to the Super Bowl is an utter waste of time and money. Super Bowl parties with your friends and a wide screen plasma is the answer. One does not have to listen to the announcers and one does not have to put up with the foolishness of the NFL suits.
No tailgating parties allowed for Super Bowl XLI within one mile of the stadium, you’ve come a long way baby. What is the NFL thinking? However, I am sure the NFL is not banning the corporate tents and ultra-elite parties that will go on during the run up to the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is now only a limo event.
Bill Krawiec, a Cooper City resident and lifelong Chicago Bears fan. “I mean, there aren’t that many people who follow the teams that can afford tickets. I guess they just want it to be a corporate event where people drive up in their limos, go to the game and go home.”
The NFL has successfully made the Super Bowl fan-unfriendly. The NFL should just admit they care nothing about the common fan and only want corporate sponsors and high rollers. Of course would would have to be in order to afford ticket prices these days.
How convenient, short sighted and ignorant on the part of the NFL to ban what is a pre-game ritual for football fans. Maybe the NFL would like to explain why tailgating is ok during the regular season and playoff, but not the Super Bowl?
“There is no tailgating allowed in the Dolphin Stadium parking lots,” Sue Jaquez, a member of the Super Bowl XLI Host Committee, confirmed on Tuesday. “And there is no tailgating anywhere within a one-mile radius of the stadium.” “And there are no RVs allowed.”
Tailgating is permitted during regular- and post-season games for Dolphins fans, a team official on Tuesday said it would indeed be allowed at the Super Bowl. According to Jaquez, however, the official has been seriously misinformed.
NO RV’s either? Are you people insane? No, the NFL is just a bunch of money grubbers who have obviously received some nice fees from vendors to provide over-priced food and drinks. They claim its for security reasons? Huh? Have terrorists invented the new grill and rocket launcher than we are unaware of? Rest assured, there will be plenty of food vendors there posing a security risk.
“That’s not tailgating; that’s corporate sales,” said Ray Bridges, a Colts fan with tickets to the game.
“I understand they want to get their concession sales, but…when you are paying two, three, $4,000 for a ticket, for them to say you can’t bring in a grill, I just don’t understand the thinking,” he said.
What a shame that the NFL feels the need to ruin what is a tradition before all football games in the name of corporate sponsors and blame it on security. Its OK to do before ever other NFL game, except the Super Bowl.
And because of security reasons, no pre-game partying on (or very near) the premises will take place. Fans spotted tailgating could face charges, Jaquez said.
So what are you saying, that the NFL is putting its patrons at risk prior to other football games? Security is security and should occur all the time.
No wonder the NFL’s final game of the season is usually a bust and always lacking both on the field and in the stands. The stands are filled with corporate types who sit on their hands and are more concerned about being seen than having a concept of who is even playing. Long gone are the days where rabid fans can actually watch and celebrate their team in the ultimate game. The NFL has successfully gutted a once great game and reduced it to a generic commercial product. Shame on you. Shame on you all.
How do you spend watching the game?