View Full Version : Threat Made Against Site Of Upcoming Steelers Game

10-18-2006, 06:08 PM
Hopefully nothing happens this weekend :pray: It's gotta be nerve racking though to go into a stadium to play a game where there has been a threat of an attack!


PITTSBURGH -- A Web site is claiming that seven NFL football stadiums will be hit with radiological dirty bombs this weekend, but the government expressed doubts about the threat.

One of the stadiums mentioned is in Atlanta, where the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Falcons on Sunday.

The warning, posted Oct. 12, was part of an ongoing Internet conversation titled "New Attack on America Be Afraid."

It mentioned NFL stadiums in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland and Cleveland.

The Homeland Security Department alerted authorities and stadium owners in those cities, as well as the NFL, but said the threat was being viewed "with strong skepticism."

Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke said there was no intelligence that indicated such an attack was imminent.

"The department strongly encourages the public to continue to go about their plans, including attending events that involve large public gatherings such as football games," Knocke said.

The FBI also expressed doubt about the threat.

Heinz Field was apparently not mentioned in the threat.

The nation's alert level remains at yellow, signaling an elevated risk of an attack.

House of Steel
10-18-2006, 06:17 PM
I was going to attend the November 19th game in Cleveland, but now this is really making me think twice. I am NOT going to put myself at risk. This is serious eventhough, it is skeptical, I wouldn't take this very lightly. That is a serious threat to national security and to the NFL.

10-18-2006, 09:01 PM
That's what "terrorism" is all about: Fear. It's irrational to change your plans, and exactly what a terrorist would want.

I'll tell you why there is no threat at all this week. If there WERE some dirty bombs, the terrorists would say nothing at all about them, and keep it as quiet of a secret as they could, just like 9/11. That way they could maximize their death toll. This is just hyperbole. Go to the games and don't think twice about it.

10-18-2006, 10:06 PM
I don't think anything will come of it either...any terrorist in his right mind isn't going to publicize potential hit places. Still though , look for tightened security everywhere this weekend just in case.

10-18-2006, 10:12 PM
Yeah, lines to get in the stadiums will be long, but justifiably so...

10-18-2006, 10:49 PM
Wow, that is pretty scary. I hope you all are right an.d this is all just to get us scared. I will definately be keeping my fingers crossed nothing happens. I would hope people would understand about the long lines to get into the stadium, I would think their safty and the safty of everyone else in the stadiuim would mean more than standing in line for a little longer

K Train
10-18-2006, 11:52 PM
Sounds like a bunch of BS if you ask me, just a fear thing.:dunno:

10-18-2006, 11:55 PM
Yeah, lines to get in the stadiums will be long, but justifiably so...

No worse than standing in line for airports, bus stations, and the like these days..just par for the coures..but I think most of us can definately understand the need. ;)

10-18-2006, 11:58 PM
I was going to attend the November 19th game in Cleveland, but now this is really making me think twice. I am NOT going to put myself at risk. This is serious eventhough, it is skeptical, I wouldn't take this very lightly. That is a serious threat to national security and to the NFL.

dude, you can't live in fear, go to the game and enjoy yourself. don't let them 7 eleven workin, aol customer service, camel ridin, teachin my bio lab fools scare you lol

Forged in Steel
10-19-2006, 12:02 AM
I'm not scared of this s***! They are p******, they will not do it.

House of Steel
10-19-2006, 12:17 AM
I will see what happens past this weekend, maybe I'll go. My wife is absolutely totally against me going after this BS.

10-19-2006, 12:20 AM
I didn't know Cleveland was worth hittin....I thought it already was "dirty." :lol:

I don't put much cred in it but if **** did happen I would be the first to sign up to after the motherf*ckers that did **** to my Steelers!


House of Steel
10-19-2006, 12:24 AM
Cleveland is one of the seven cities mentioned. What the hell they want with Cleveland, there is nothing here worth hitting except the Federal Reserve Bank, the US COURTHOUSE, or Federal Building. I don't know anymore.

BlacknGold Bleeder
10-19-2006, 12:26 AM
I don't take this real serious, Some nut job just put it up on the web, hopefully!

10-19-2006, 02:02 AM
I think we should always keep it in the back of our mind, but we can not live in fear. Let the police and security do their job.

10-19-2006, 05:03 AM
If I'd already had plans to go, I wouldn't let this stop me.

I am in agreement with those who said that if these idiots really wanted to cause harm, they sure wouldn't be advertising it.

10-19-2006, 08:46 AM
It's amazing what kind of idiots get off on this stuff !! They should all be shot !

House of Steel
10-19-2006, 11:20 AM
The World isn't safe anymore, that is what I am trying to get across. The majority of you are right on the money, you need to live your live accordingly and plans, don't live in fear, but keep it in the back of your mind. My wife already won, she won't let me go. We are going to a very special night of shopping at the mall where they give out prizes, 30% discount on everything, so I could get a head start on Christmas and get some cheap Steelers Gear :greengrin: OH WIFEY KNOWS WHAT I WANT!!!

10-19-2006, 01:58 PM
Cr-Rack! That's the sound of a good ole fashioned p-whippin!

Tell her to read this:

K Train
10-19-2006, 06:17 PM
FBI said it was a hoax, bunch of BS like i said

House of Steel
10-19-2006, 06:20 PM
The FBI is saying it is some damn young teen kid out of Milwaukee that is pulling this :bsflag: and thinks it is a thrill and fun. That kid needs to be thrown in jail and then some. dumb little bastard.

10-19-2006, 06:45 PM
Treat him as a criminal and throw his *** in jail !

10-19-2006, 06:47 PM
Treat him as a criminal and throw his *** in jail !

I agree...but I would think they will if they find substantial proof he is responsible. They don't take terrorist threats lightly and they shouldn't.

10-20-2006, 02:21 AM
HoS, go to the game. It will be so much better to see the looks on the browns fans' faces after they get blown out in their house by the Steelers again in person than on TV! :D

10-20-2006, 07:07 AM
Yeah HOS, just go dude, you'll be kicking yourself if you dont :yesnod:

10-20-2006, 08:53 AM
I'll go if you don't want too,HoS:bigthumb:

House of Steel
10-20-2006, 11:06 AM
I think I am going for sure. My wife seen the news and she was like, HA HA HA a Hoax. I said, Yes, who the hell would advertise their attack?

House of Steel
10-20-2006, 12:14 PM
Wis. Man Charged In Stadium Threat Hoax

POSTED: 10:27 am EDT October 20, 2006
UPDATED: 11:00 am EDT October 20, 2006

NEWARK, N.J. -- Federal authorities charged a Wisconsin man Friday with making a hoax threat against several NFL stadiums.

The threat, which was posted on the Internet, warned that the stadiums would be targeted this week with radiological "dirty bombs." The FBI determined Thursday that the threat was a hoax.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, N.J., announced the charges. A news release from the office didn't identify the man but said he would be in court in Milwaukee later Friday.

A law enforcement official said it was inspired by a writing competition between two men trying to come up with scary threats.

An FBI official in Washington said Thursday that a Milwaukee man had admitted posting the threat as part of a "writing duel" with a man from Texas. The official said the Texas man corroborated the story and that investigators searched the Milwaukee man's computer.

10-20-2006, 12:23 PM
Ya, it was 2 guys who challenge eachother to see who can have the biggest hoax

House of Steel
10-20-2006, 12:49 PM
Well their stupidity is going to land them into some serious Federal Charges.

10-20-2006, 12:58 PM
I guess you can say we know who the winner is:hilarious:

10-20-2006, 05:35 PM
Better safe then sorry. Good thing the Georgiadome will make sure everything is safe.