One of the rules being discussed to be added into NFL Rules taking effect for the 2011 season. This rule states that "If the fan base of said team is so ugly, it is required that the people at the stadium as well as the viewers at home wear paper bags over their heads” It seems strange to require a viewer at their own home to wear a bag over their head, but the NFL insists this is for their own safety. Fans of certain teams (such as the Lions, Browns, and Colts) are so ugly that accidental viewing could cause temporary blindness. The philosophy behind this is if strong winds come through the stadium and blow the bags off of the fans heads you are still protected from viewing them by the bag placed over your own head.
by Bear Down June 16, 2011