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19 hours ago, Ol Dirty B said:

 

No.... It was clear at halftime last week.

 

I told people before the season I'm not going, I knew people going to the titans game and told them no. 

 

I always make it a point to go to night games because I love the atmosphere, and it's nice not getting up at like 7 to get there to drink on a Sunday. I didnt even try this year. More so because I'm done going to games vs the Pats with Brady, I used to make it a point to go to those also. They're not fun to me anymore lol.

 

But it was clear they'd be bad. And I generally don't enjoy going to games as much as I used too. Sleeping in, cooking something or getting pizza and wings watching it on TV is so enjoyable now.

 

I will say though, nothing like making that walk to the gates and getting in just before the game starts. I went to a concert there this year, I was excited, and it was a great show, but it just felt off.

I went to my first game in a few years last season(Raiders) and there is no re-entry. Awful for a smoker.

 

Is that a relatively new policy? Kind of off topic and yes, smoking is bad for you, but that sucked!

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3 minutes ago, LSHMEAB said:

I went to my first game in a few years last season(Raiders) and there is no re-entry. Awful for a smoker.

 

Is that a relatively new policy? Kind of off topic and yes, smoking is bad for you, but that sucked!

Its always been the policy no re-entry .

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Just now, Art in RTP said:

Its always been the policy no re-entry .

Ok. I hadn't been to a game since 99 and I didn't smoke back then.

 

I just found it odd because I'd been to a number of baseball and basketball games around the country and never had that issue.

 

Appreciate the response as it's a petty issue.

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1 hour ago, LSHMEAB said:

I went to my first game in a few years last season(Raiders) and there is no re-entry. Awful for a smoker.

 

Is that a relatively new policy? Kind of off topic and yes, smoking is bad for you, but that sucked!

 

I think it has been no re-entry for the last decade or so atleast? I've never really had a reason to leave and try to come back so I've never thought of it. I thought they had a designated area for smokers in the stadium. I don't smoke so I don't really pay attention to that, so now that you mention it I'm questioning if I saw that they got rid of those and eliminated smoking in the stadium altogether.

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2 hours ago, LSHMEAB said:

I went to my first game in a few years last season(Raiders) and there is no re-entry. Awful for a smoker.

 

Is that a relatively new policy? Kind of off topic and yes, smoking is bad for you, but that sucked!

 

This is admittedly off topic but kind of funny. Late 90's my friend got 4 seats down low behind home plate at Yankee Stadium. The other 3 went for a smoke and dismissed me when I said they probably couldn't smoke in the stadium. When they were approached by a security dude telling them they couldn't smoke where they were, they asked (flippantly) where they could. Security dude opened a gate and told them they could smoke out there. My brain surgeon friends didn't figure out they'd been ejected until they tried to get back in. 

 

As to OP and why you should go to a home game? Seems simple to me. You've been on a weeks long crusade about how awesome this years offense is so why would you pass up an opportunity to see it in person?

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1 hour ago, Ol Dirty B said:

 

I think it has been no re-entry for the last decade or so atleast? I've never really had a reason to leave and try to come back so I've never thought of it. I thought they had a designated area for smokers in the stadium. I don't smoke so I don't really pay attention to that, so now that you mention it I'm questioning if I saw that they got rid of those and eliminated smoking in the stadium altogether.

No designated smoking areas. Again, it's a bad habit, but a bummer if you happen to partake in said bad habit.

1 hour ago, SinceThe70s said:

 

This is admittedly off topic but kind of funny. Late 90's my friend got 4 seats down low behind home plate at Yankee Stadium. The other 3 went for a smoke and dismissed me when I said they probably couldn't smoke in the stadium. When they were approached by a security dude telling them they couldn't smoke where they were, they asked (flippantly) where they could. Security dude opened a gate and told them they could smoke out there. My brain surgeon friends didn't figure out they'd been ejected until they tried to get back in. 

 

As to OP and why you should go to a home game? Seems simple to me. You've been on a weeks long crusade about how awesome this years offense is so why would you pass up an opportunity to see it in person?

Yeah. I'm not one to pull some BS like that, but every baseball/basketball stadium/arena I've attended had some kind of option. It is what it is.

 

Had a good time because we beat the **** out of the Raiders and went to 5-2. How times have changed. I'd still go if given the chance because I live 2500 miles away and won't have many opportunities. I'm sure it's a much different situation for those in closer proximity.

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40 minutes ago, LSHMEAB said:

No designated smoking areas. Again, it's a bad habit, but a bummer if you happen to partake in said bad habit.

Yeah. I'm not one to pull some BS like that, but every baseball/basketball stadium/arena I've attended had some kind of option. It is what it is.

 

Had a good time because we beat the **** out of the Raiders and went to 5-2. How times have changed. I'd still go if given the chance because I live 2500 miles away and won't have many opportunities. I'm sure it's a much different situation for those in closer proximity.

 

Yea the last professional sports game I went to was an MLB one, and they had a designated smoking area.

 

I'm not one to judge habits or what others do with their life. So don't feel the need to apologize at all. I drink, I wouldn't call that a great thing to partake in and the NFL sells beer. I'm surprised there isn't an area to smoke, but it has became so stigmatized that it's ridiculous.

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13 minutes ago, Ol Dirty B said:

 

Yea the last professional sports game I went to was an MLB one, and they had a designated smoking area.

 

I'm not one to judge habits or what others do with their life. So don't feel the need to apologize at all. I drink, I wouldn't call that a great thing to partake in and the NFL sells beer. I'm surprised there isn't an area to smoke, but it has became so stigmatized that it's ridiculous.

I'm gonna leave the whole smoking subject alone after this, but it's really about respect. I make it a point to never smoke around anyone. If I'm at a casino table, I'll get up if I need to smoke. Shoot, I'll turn away from someone if I'm outside a building. Just give us a tiny secluded area at the stadium and I'm cool. And I think the overwhelming majority of us drink. My hat is off to the Bills fan capable of complete sobriety.

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On 11/9/2018 at 11:27 PM, Ol Dirty B said:

 

Yea the last professional sports game I went to was an MLB one, and they had a designated smoking area.

 

I'm not one to judge habits or what others do with their life. So don't feel the need to apologize at all. I drink, I wouldn't call that a great thing to partake in and the NFL sells beer. I'm surprised there isn't an area to smoke, but it has became so stigmatized that it's ridiculous.

It's so funny when you think back to the days with the huge Marlboro signs by the scoreboard in the 80's and 90's.  Crazy how times change 

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I went to games all throughout the drought at the end of hopeless seasons when it was too cold and pointless for other family members to go. It was always a great idea. I don't remember quite a few of them, because those games were all about having a good time. One of those games was against the Jets and I was more excited to see Vinny Testaverde than the Bills.

 

At least now you could watch some young players with hope, maybe even Allen.

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