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NFL Bans Purses and Backpacks, Limits Fans to One Gallon-Sized Baggie

With one month until the kickoff of the 2013 season, the NFL may be turning into the new TSA.

The National Football League’s heightened security measures, announced this week, have similarities to the methods implemented in airports andelsewhere by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In fact, DHS gave the NFL its stamp of approval for the new strictures.

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From plastic baggies to metal detectors, the NFL’s precautions will make football fans feel like harassed airline travelers. Those measures, explains security expert Bruce Schneier, are “often are nothing more than security theater, making people feel safer without actually increasing their protection.”

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