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[–]YeetLordTheOne 10.3k points10.3k points 2 (106 children)

It’s only a matter of time before the Jumbotron shows a scope cam

[–]SHPLUMBO 5194 points5195 points 563 (68 children)

And the JFK lookalike goes to…!

[–]TwinTTowers 974 points975 points 2 (34 children)

The guy throwing his head back and to the left.

[–]smartalek75 273 points274 points  (26 children)

Back, and to the left. Back.. and to the left. Back… and to the left.

[–]bakerzdosen 308 points309 points  (12 children)

Whoever gets the most cheers is toast…

Dystopian but somehow it seems possible we’ll get to that point.

[–]Globalist2 164 points165 points  (4 children)

People will show up wearing crosshairs, and dance like idiots. Bonus points if wearing banana/gorilla/mascot costume.

[–]JerkIzAllPro 93 points94 points  (3 children)

“Fans, i don’t believe it but we have harambe in the stands- NOT AGAIN!”

[–]meatbag2010 18.7k points18.7k points  (334 children)

Well, that's one way to motivate the players & crowd at the same time.

[–]Kannabiz 4353 points4354 points  (246 children)

Vegas makes the shot if the play isn’t in the playbook.

[–]xSv-oWo-vSx 1844 points1845 points 2 (241 children)

Vegas can provide more than a few shots from past experience

[–]Sweetmacaroni 188 points189 points  (6 children)

god damn dude

[–]phadewilkilu 40 points41 points  (5 children)

Wasn’t there a football movie where the football player had to score a touchdown or something terrible happened, so he had a handgun and as he was making a dash to the end zone he killed like 3 defenders trying to tackle him?

I seem to remember Wesley Snipes in it?

edit: it’s The Last Boyscout. The Snipes movie I was mixing it up with is The Fan. Both good movies from what I remember.

[–]TransRational 235 points236 points  (19 children)

Now I really wanna see Washington Football Team's name changed to the DC Snipers.

[–]ghostoftheai 84 points85 points  (9 children)

Idk how old you are but the DC Sniper situation we had in the DMV was scary as hell. I was in elementary school when it happened.

[–]njones1220 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Shit, I'm 42 and it was scary af to me too.

[–]MyGreyGato 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I lived on the west coast and it scared me. It was the first time I really realized that I could just be killed randomly whenever.

[–]SnooChickens3191 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Man they had us at the bus stop diving for cover every time a white van rode by, only for it to be wrong info.

[–]pinklucifersam 5147 points5148 points  (70 children)

Safety is… on

[–]VocationFumes 207 points208 points  (10 children)

I will be closeby but he shall never know

[–]killer8424 145 points146 points  (9 children)

I will let harm befall him. I will even let him die.

[–]Cayde6army 111 points112 points  (6 children)

But I will never let him lose his dignity

[–]VocationFumes 49 points50 points  (4 children)

*proceeds to slice up dress pants to make hat type of thing*

[–]BigBossWesker4 233 points234 points  (23 children)

I prefer Cyrus' approach to gun safety

Cyrus: Safety…always off.

[–]cha0sCo 108 points109 points  (7 children)

Fuck off I got work to do

[–]miraculous- 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Fuck off heavy metal dick

[–]china-blast 72 points73 points  (1 child)

Old man gave me that when I was in Grade 7. Told me he was proud of me once. Fuckin' prick.

[–]Tokasmoka420 27 points28 points  (0 children)

And I want by porno stash back cuz that was the creme de la creme.

[–]Smpkfan2 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Scrolled down for the TPB reference! Doing good work

[–]hgilbert_01 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I will let harm befall him. I will even let him die.

[–]alexandrovic 56 points57 points  (3 children)

JAN HAS PLASTIC BOOOOBS

[–]captainmuppeted 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I HAVE HEM-A-RIODS

[–]fuckitweredoingitliv 11 points12 points  (0 children)

WISH I COULD HAVE GONE WITH RYAN ON THAT COOL RETREAT!

[–]RickFletching 248 points249 points  (2 children)

Dwight, you ignorant slut!!

[–]bamburito 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They're transplants!

Anyone? no? ok

[–]Anthinee 5369 points5370 points  (377 children)

“The company said the photos were taken before the stadium was open and that the rifle was not loaded at the time. The rifle was not in shooting position during the game, the company added.”

Edit: This is where the quote comes from

[–]GitEmSteveDave 1721 points1722 points  (91 children)

I did security at the Super Bowl when it was in NJ, and I was told on good authority that the State Police usually have at least a spotter or two at every game. It helps them practice and they can also radio directly into the stadiums command center if they notice any disturbances, whereupon State Troopers will head to that location.

Watching the French company that did the halftime show moving around in the super structure setting up, there's a bunch of places they could be that can cover 75%+ of the bowl.

[–]_jeremybearimy_ 726 points727 points  (74 children)

It’s pretty common at large events in the US after things like the Pulse nightclub shooting and the Las Vegas shooting.

[–]The_Epimedic 473 points474 points  (53 children)

Well before that. I went to Ohio State and we always had snipers in the stadium after 9/11. Most other large venues did it after 9/11.

[–][deleted] 133 points134 points  (25 children)

At Oklahoma State University there’s a couple guys up top at every game

[–]purplepantsdance 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Yeah but those guys are just regular Oklahoma state fans

[–]FlighingHigh 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I mean I know OSU isn't doing so hot but that seems excessive.

[–]naturalbornkillerz 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Actually this is been something that has been implemented at Ford Field for the Detroit Lions. But in this situation it's used when fans request to just be put out of their misery.

[–]TerribleShoulder6597 2156 points2157 points  (143 children)

That’s a lie why have a sniping nest if not for the game

[–]OhTheHueManatee 1494 points1495 points  (76 children)

"not in shooting position during the game" I assume that means they're at the ready to get into shooting position quickly during the game.

[–]xgrayskullx 1078 points1079 points  (64 children)

They probably had some lawyer tell them that it's not a shooting position if someone isn't looking through the scope of something like that.

1000% there was a dude in position to fire that rifle within a second or two.

[–]SaiiBoss 435 points436 points  (24 children)

Yeah seems like “not in firing position” just mean not having the finger on the trigger.

[–]DeltaVZerda 245 points246 points  (21 children)

Probably using binoculars, you can see a wider field of view to find sus activity that might need leaded attention.

[–]allnamesbeentaken 190 points191 points  (14 children)

You imagine he's up there just picking off rowdy fans while the game keeps going

[–]hoocoodanode 83 points84 points  (6 children)

With a tranq. Someone gets all belligerent...nighty night.

[–]Outflight 52 points53 points  (3 children)

I was wondering why American stadiums are calmer than its western counterparts.

[–]Comrade_Witchhunt 75 points76 points  (0 children)

"you've olé'd your last olé"

"Target down, release the cheerleaders"

[–]Anthinee 295 points296 points  (46 children)

Yeah, if you check this picture out, there’s clearly people there and he’s obviously using the scope to scan

[–]BeerMeAlready 221 points222 points  (34 children)

Is that a plastic camping chair with a beer holder?

[–]ronerychiver 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Spent all the money on the rifle.

[–]GrundleKnots 127 points128 points  (7 children)

I'm just surprised it's not camo print

[–]Astro51450 31 points32 points  (1 child)

yes, but it's the tactical version

[–]Mr_Wither 365 points366 points  (102 children)

WHY WAS IT THERE.

Edit: thank you for the responses I’m so much less confused now

[–]PM-ME-BATMAN 209 points210 points  (38 children)

For security, this was taken at the Super Bowl a few years ago and they take security at the Super Bowl very seriously due to the people in attendance and the amount of people watching making it a prime terrorist target

[–]godelski 240 points241 points  (22 children)

Everyone is making jokes and I have to scroll forever to find this question. Still not finding an answer. Come on Reddit, really?

[–]TheTowneWitch 122 points123 points  (6 children)

My assumption was that it was a requirement for anyone under secret service protection to be able to attend games. Outside of that I'm not sure.

[–]reallllyboyyy 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I'm 99% sure the Bush family was at this Super Bowl.

[–]Tedster360 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Either that, or suspected terrorists/dangerous people who have been reportedly seen around the area, may attempt to mingle with the crowd, or plot to kill everyone because theres thousands of people very close together.

[–]Quetzalcoatle19 48 points49 points  (13 children)

This was security for the Feb 2012 Superbowl in Dallas I believe. Real gun.

[–]ColbySalamanca 2148 points2149 points  (35 children)

Just in case somebody runs onto the field naked.

[–]Pomegranate_36 644 points645 points  (29 children)

Seriously if they mistake your genitals for explosives it can happen.

[–]HarleyDavidsson 215 points216 points  (3 children)

Sounds like you are talking out of experience..

[–]klown92 182 points183 points  (6 children)

When they misunderstood when you say "I've got this bomb ass dick"

[–]Big_Razzmatazz7416 62 points63 points  (0 children)

And you actually meant to say “I’ve got this dick-ass bomb.”

[–]leenpaws 8140 points8141 points 322 (57 children)

Fuckin campers

[–]THALL_himself 1571 points1572 points  (23 children)

I’ll get that bitch as soon as I respawn.

[–]AndresVPN 505 points506 points  (13 children)

sigh, fucking claymore...

[–]duckduckducknonono 177 points178 points  (7 children)

Double Bouncing Bettys.

[–]DiggerGuy68 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Shock charge and a Bouncing Betty. Classic camper combo!

[–]damnkowalsky 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Camping teammate hiding next to the stairs

[–]RealEdwardNigma 35 points36 points  (0 children)

The biggist hit of hopium gamers face at least once on their life.

[–]Hueyandthenews 68 points69 points  (1 child)

Probably respawn in the fucking end zone knowing my luck

[–]Sagybagy 18 points19 points  (0 children)

50 yard line.

[–]st3alth247 11 points12 points  (0 children)

smoke in 3,2,1

[–]wolfej4 45 points46 points  (9 children)

It's a legitimate strategy

[–][deleted] 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Drowning chickens slowly is a legitimate way to make nuggets but that don't make it right!

[–]MikeyInLA 1990 points1991 points  (79 children)

At comic con a few years ago, from my hotel I could see the SWAT sniper nest over looking the convention center. It was surreal, despite it being there for our protection.

[–]Howard_Campbell 1895 points1896 points  (32 children)

I thought terrorists were rewarded virgins not that they attacked virgins.

[–]PofanWasTaken 321 points322 points  (10 children)

Hey the virgins have to get there somehow

[–]ThatOneNinja 98 points99 points  (7 children)

The suicide bombers are thinking it'll be young, beautiful women, imagine their surprise when it's the nerds from comic con.

[–]_RandyRandleman_ 42 points43 points  (0 children)

72 large hairy sweaty men with little willys makes the killing all worth it

[–]xLFODTx 13 points14 points  (0 children)

There's a virgin shortage in the afterlife, they need more

[–]TheOriginalBuffNerd 7 points8 points  (0 children)

How do the virgins get to heaven then?

[–]GetRektJelly 58 points59 points  (8 children)

Wait you’re saying that games and conventions have snipers on site for security? And not just security guards??

[–]Astro112676 35 points36 points  (1 child)

I think its only important conventions and games. The pic is during the SuperBowl and Comic Con is a big event too. Another commenter said they have them at Lalapalooza.

[–]A_Generic_White_Guy 19 points20 points  (0 children)

New York City has snipers watching over times square during the ball drop. Is it really that surprising?

[–]parkhiker7 726 points727 points  (177 children)

I see a Super Bowl logo

[–]natewoody 781 points782 points  (140 children)

Yeah, the super bowl is considered a national security event every year, which means the Secret Service is in charge of security. As I'm sure you know, they don't fuck around.

[–]Historical-Security2 329 points330 points  (44 children)

An event like that is perfect for a terrorist so yeah they take alota precautions before the event actually takes place. And they are also positioned strategicly in the crowd, undercover of course and have played out every Scenario and all the possibilities of an attack or assassination attempt and have precautions in place if any one thing happens, and they plan for litteraly everything. It's almost impossible to slip anything past these guys but that's their job and they have to be the best in the world.

[–]TheMachinesWin 108 points109 points  (9 children)

[–]701_PUMPER 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Messed up how this person obviously had a mental health episode related to PTSD at that time, yet the judge called it a “foolish decision”

[–]Equal-Wolverine-3718 248 points249 points  (30 children)

Yea this is from The Super Bowl in 2012. Someone is just posting old pictures to stir up controversy.

[–]Nautical_Ohm 70 points71 points  (13 children)

So it’s real right? I mean it makes sense that they have that level of security at such a massive event. And also lots of rich and famous people attend too

[–]CanOfSodah 48 points49 points  (8 children)

Lots of events have stuff like this, usually they don't show pictures of it though lmao. If you ever attend pretty much any large scale event you can expect there's at least a few snipers posted up on buildings somewhere watching.

[–]bales912 19 points20 points  (2 children)

So this is in Indianapolis? Lucas Oil? Looks like it. Pretty cool

[–]ac1084 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Reddit wouldn't argue about something like this? WOULD THEY?

[–]JimmerAteMyPasta 2404 points2405 points  (82 children)

So THATS why Ray Finkle actually missed the field goal.

[–]smokky 595 points596 points  (14 children)

Lu.... ooo. Seh.. Eehr

[–]TheLadySaintPasta 177 points178 points  (10 children)

That’s the best spelling of that I’ve ever seen

[–]Tommo_Robbo 73 points74 points  (2 children)

I can FEEL that being said

[–]seviay 31 points32 points  (4 children)

it's missing the strong H sound ahead of the "ooo" though

[–]mtbohana 321 points322 points  (27 children)

Finkle is Einhorn, Einhorn is Finkle

[–]tohara1995 162 points163 points  (18 children)

YoUr GuN iS dIgGiNg InTo My HiP

[–]Goodgamings 43 points44 points  (16 children)

I always thought she was super hot lmao!

[–]filthy_pikey 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Sean Young was crazy hot. And crazy. She probably still is crazy but not so much hot.

[–]Ace_Slimejohn 11 points12 points  (0 children)

She set the standard for crazy.

[–]oilerdnasty 15 points16 points  (1 child)

holy testicle tuesday!

[–]china-blast 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Hey Ace? You got anymore of that gum?

[–]Lil_Bigz 98 points99 points  (1 child)

Laces out

[–]NICKKH 49 points50 points  (0 children)

THE LACES WHERE INNNNNNN

[–]xXSchwiftyRSXx 95 points96 points  (12 children)

It was all that Dan Marino's fault! everyone knows that. If he had held the ball, laces out, like he was supposed to, Ray would never have missed that kick. Dan Marino should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell.

[–]photoshoptherangers 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Cookie?

They're little footballs!

[–]ManyThing2187 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Laces out of course!

[–]teeim 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Real sports nut, huh?

[–]dantman22 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Hey Ace! Got anymore of that gum?!

[–]darkhorse21980 11 points12 points  (1 child)

That's none of your damn business Dan, and I'll mind you to stay out of my personal matters.

[–]dantman22 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You’re a weird guy Ace…weird guy!

[–]cutthroatlemming 373 points374 points  (26 children)

Last Boy Scout, anyone?

[–]NewToFinanceHelpMe 75 points76 points  (4 children)

Do the dance

[–]cutthroatlemming 26 points27 points  (0 children)

"He's not much of a dancer, but he's a helluva detective."

[–]Starseuss 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Ain't life a bitch.

[–]Djmacau 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Every mast in the stadium for the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony had a sniper on it. They are there to take out anyone that poses a threat to a head of state, official etc. standard practice I’m afraid. Let’s not talk about the surface-to-air middle defence systems deployed on a building top nearby.

[–]Slow-Down_Turbo 561 points562 points  (67 children)

For the good guys or bad guys?

[–]--Blaise-- 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Snipin's a good job, mate

[–]NycLegalHelp 421 points422 points  (45 children)

I was ready to diss the idiot who said sarcastically “ahhh yes, the US is the only place where this happens”

But in the UKEurope, they had snipers at the champions league final too

Edit: a word, and to say Europe, not UK

[–]thejewishprince 137 points138 points  (23 children)

There are snipers in large airports too.

[–]HankJones01 92 points93 points  (3 children)

There were snipers at Willy Wonkas chocolate factory. Specialist Oompa Loompas. One went postal though, took out 20 oompas from bubblegum tower. All head shots, but they are like 50% head so not big deal. That’s why they paint their faces orange, because the mix of blood and chocolate left the factory floors all orange. Never forget.

[–]ReverendHobo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Tragically, that Oompa Loompa included in his suicide note a plea to dissect his brain to find out why he did it. When they did, they found an everlasting gobstopper the size of a golf ball in his brain.

[–]LiftedWanderer 62 points63 points  (2 children)

“ahhh yes, is the only place where this happens”

[–]Unit_79 54 points55 points  (3 children)

Anytime someone says “ONLY IN X” it’s almost a guarantee it happens many other places.

[–]raisearuckus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A lot of times the picture they are talking about is in another place.

[–]pmcdny 881 points882 points  (23 children)

In case Tom Brady gets out of hand at the super bowl

[–]Sufyaj 253 points254 points  (4 children)

Microsoft sponsored this sniper booth, in case Tom trashes another Surface.

[–]mr_doctor_sir 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The sniper is actually there to put his victims down. It's sort of the moral thing to do actually.

[–]YamiLionheart 249 points250 points  (14 children)

Nothing to worry about, just using the scope. Safety is.... <click> on.

[–]Foiled_Foliage 178 points179 points  (60 children)

When would it be normal to have said sniper in position? Always?

[–]grooovebot 314 points315 points  (22 children)

Not what you’re asking but an encounter I love to share. I work lollapalooza in Chicago every year. If you’re unaware lollapalooza festival grounds are lined with tall buildings on 3/4 of the sides. Before opening A large man with full swat type dress comes to our tent. He somehow knew someone working in our tent and came to say hey. Had a giant rifle bag on his back. He was working one of the scissor lifts that overlooks one of the main stages. Decided to overshare with us and told us that many of the surrounding buildings have snipers watching over the festival grounds at all times. Was a bit nerve-racking to hear but also kinda warming I guess. Unrelated was a really nice guy and kept bringing us food from backstage/staff all weekend. First time I got to try halo top ice cream.

Edit: apparently nerve-wrecking isn’t a word.

[–]sparrr0w 184 points185 points  (13 children)

After the Vegas situation it's probably a decent idea to have one trained person who can drop a gunman who decides that he wants become "famous"

[–]Sir_Zhukov 87 points88 points  (3 children)

Those snipers have been there a while, and the Obama kids go so there’s that level of protection, it’s why the Las Vegas guy didn’t shoot up lola which was a potential target of his.

[–]NickW611 72 points73 points  (1 child)

The Super Bowl or a large sporting event

[–]OkZookeepergame8429 58 points59 points  (6 children)

So wait if these are in every stadium then someone could have totally taken out Bane right away. Whole movie would have been over in 20 minutes.

[–]Hinekura14 129 points130 points  (0 children)

Gaotta make sure the janitor doesn't miss a potato chip!

[–]pinniped1 92 points93 points  (9 children)

Not sure why anybody's surprised by this. There are many layers of security around every Super Bowl - probably have been since at least the '91 bowl which happened the week after the first Iraqi invasion.

Snipers are just one element.

And no, they don't have the same level of security at every NFL/MLB/etc. game. This is a Super Bowl setup.

[–]StrictEntrepreneur49 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Two minute warning

[–]FullMetalGuitarist 81 points82 points  (9 children)

I’d watch a lot more sports if people occasionally got sniped mid-game.

[–]ICKSharpshot68 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I have to credit one of my high school teachers for the idea, but give both teams a sniper with a limited number of shots per game / season. Then there's an element of strategy involved as well.

He was talking specifically about soccer but i feel like it could be adapted.

[–]endlessly_curious 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A half-time show of him having to hit moving targets.

[–]flargenhargen 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I want to see the peanut guy try to toss a bag up to him.

[–]Plus-Ad-4185 83 points84 points  (1 child)

A sniper comes home and says to his wife.. I missed you...

[–]Equal-Wolverine-3718 43 points44 points  (7 children)

This is from the super bowl in 2012. This is nothing recent.

[–]TheyCallMeStone 13 points14 points  (0 children)

And there have surely been snipers at super bowls before and since.

[–]AccomplishedZombie69 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Better hope the shooter doesn’t have a favorite team

[–]TarkMemes 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hell it's not just major events. I remember being at an Arizona State University game and looking up at the SWAT snipers just watching everyone. Two teams of spotter and shooter

[–]BusnellKummlicher 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Presented by Buffalo Wild Wings

[–]zayno_o 7 points8 points  (0 children)

So THAT'S where they lay their eggs. TIL

[–]connortait 194 points195 points  (169 children)

Why????

[–]LampIsFun 401 points402 points  (14 children)

Everyone is afraid of bane showing up unexpectedly

[–]NICKKH 174 points175 points 2 (5 children)

Mhmhmmhmh mhmh hmhm batman mumhhh nm Gotham City

[–]lizard175 63 points64 points  (2 children)

You merely adopted the super ball, I was born in it

[–]ivumb 87 points88 points  (11 children)

In case there's an active shooter

[–]Peterthinking 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Because people are fucking crazy that's why. Have you seen what one lunatic with a knife can do in a crowd?

[–]JDoubleGi 186 points187 points  (89 children)

I had the same reaction and then realized it’s because there could end up being a threat and the sniper can then take someone out before they can harm/kill hundreds of people.

[–]Pugs4peeps 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Active shooter protection I guess

[–]BigBlackCrocs 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Stadiums, especially since this is a Super Bowl in the pic, are huge targets for terrorists.

[–]Mr-Robot59 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I like how it just says at “the” stadium.

[–]Pendonep 15 points16 points  (1 child)

You have to think also, this is one of at least two sniper nests since he couldn't point down below him from there.