NFL Changed Super Bowl Policy, But It Didn’t Help This Packers Fan

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Infants: now welcome at the Super Bowl

Before [intlink id=”1425″ type=”category”]Super Bowl XLV[/intlink], we wrote about Green Bay Packers fan Daniel Smith, who ponied up Stubhub prices for Super Bowl tickets for himself, his children and their significant others only to find out the NFL wouldn’t let his daughter bring her infant son into the game without a ticket.

Smith’s grandson, Triton, is being breastfed, so his mother couldn’t leave him with someone else.

We spoke to Dan Masonson, the NFL’s director of corporate communications, about the policy.

“This long-standing policy is in place for the safety and comfort of all fans in the stadium. It has never been an issue,” Masonson said.

And that’s about all the league would say, so we threw out this post: How Greedy Is The NFL? This Greedy, Apparently.

Apparently, the NFL decided they had a potential PR problem on their hands and decided to change the policy. Of course, the arrogant pricks at the New York Times took all the credit for it, even though they were far from the first to bring the issue to light.

After the New York Times inquired about the ticketing practice, Brian McCarthy, a spokesman for the league said the NFL was modifying its practice. “We have alerted our security that if a fan is carrying an infant, the infant doesn’t need a ticket,” McCarthy said.

Always image conscious, the NFL eventually did what it should have done to begin with, but in an evil twist of fate, it didn’t help Smith.

He ended up spending another $2,700 on a ticket for Triton before the NFL reversed field and changed their policy.

I’m sure Triton was thankful to have his own seat.

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5 Comments on "NFL Changed Super Bowl Policy, But It Didn’t Help This Packers Fan"

  1. Daniel Smith

    We call it the Triton rule, although it won’t effect the outcome of any games like the tuck rule, at least it will save parents some money they can tuck back into their pockets in the future

  2. Madcity Packer Fan

    It’s common sense not to bring an infant to the a NFL game. Everyone has already made that point. If you have to bring your infant it is also common sense not to charge the poor mom and dad for the ticket. Even if they didn’t change it at least we could of had some milf’s whipping there boobs out in public!

  3. Doug

    I don’t have a kid and am not married, but I thought it was possible for breastfeeding mothers to save breast milk to be consumed a few days later. Not being able to leave the baby because she’s breastfeeding sounds like a bunch of bullshit. Why spend 3 g’s on an infant who will have no recollection whatsoever of the game? I’m sure the people around them were overjoyed by the crying, diaper bag, etc.

  4. shred

    I wouldn’t want someone breast feeding next to me during a football game. Or a baby for that matter. It would probably be crying the whole time. Seems irresponsibe to bring a baby into that enviroment where it could be bumped or injured in the scurry of the lines or crowd.

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