Some would say it’s a move that is long overdue. Others inevitably will complain that their privacy is in some way being violated.
Either way, anyone who tries to enter an NFL game when the Browns host the Eagles at the Factory of Sadness on Friday night will be subject to handheld metal detectors before getting through the gates.
The league announced on Tuesday morning that the new procedure will apply moving forward from the Eagles-Browns game. Fans will be asked to hold keys, cell phones, and other metal items in their hands while being “wanded” by stadium workers.
The good news is that wanding replaces pat downs.
Then again, those of you who prefer the pat-down process may regard the development as bad news. Along with those who would be inclined to bring, you know, a knife or a gun into an NFL stadium.
So leave the pistol at home, Barry Switzer. Not only will you not get into the game, you’ll get to watch it from the TV in the hallway outside your cell.