NFL enhances football experience through new policy

Rachel Norris, Staff Writer

We all know it’s a hard task for most of us women to pack lightly, especially when it comes to our purses. Any objects we find necessary to our daily regime gets thrown in our bag and remains there until all of the junk piles up.

This is probably the reason why so many women are getting their panties in a knot about the NFL’s new purse policy for 2013. According to the NFL’s official website, all purses bigger than the size of a clutch, approximately the size of a hand, are banned from entering any NFL football stadium.

If a woman needs a bag bigger than a clutch, they are allowed to bring a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag into the stadium with them, or they can purchase an official NFL plastic tote bag through club merchandise outlets.

So there is bound to be fuss over this new policy because just like every other female, we feel entitled to having our purses with us. Ladies, I know it can be hard to leave your beloved purse at home or out in the car, but let’s think about this.

The Committee on Stadium Security and Fan Conduct strongly believes that adjusting the policy was necessary in order to enhance public safety and make stadium access more efficient, according to the official NFL website.

The new policy will help reduce the chance of a terrorist attack inside the stadium, or any other accidents that may occur. Do you want angry fans threatening each other with guns and knives? Neither do I.

The committee says the policy will allow fans to move through security checkpoints at a faster rate. It will make the staff’s job much easier in the sense of efficiency and effectiveness when checking bags.

Less time spent standing in lines at the gate means faster access into the stadium and less of a chance of missing the kick-off.

But even with these perfectly acceptable reasons for changing the bag policy, there are still fans that are angry about it.

One of the frequently asked questions on the NFL’s website was “If I have special medical equipment that I need to have with me at all times, where do I put it?”

No need to worry. The stadium will have a specific gate designated for medical purposes, where the equipment will go through inspection and then be permitted to enter the stadium.

So, what’s the big fuss about when all outcomes of this new bag policy are positive?

Ladies, I think for the sake of public safety and stadium efficiency, we can all leave our purses in the car for a few hours. We’re not going to die.