Not sure if anyone saw this......I don't think you can really call it a tradition, more like assault
Nudity at halftime, a Jets' tradition
Crowd chants obscenely at women until they reveal breasts
updated 2 hours, 30 minutes ago
For some sports fans who attend Jets' home games at Giants stadium, the real event is at halftime on two pedestrian ramps at Gate D: It features men chanting obscenely at the few women gathered until they reveal their breasts.
"This IS the game," said Patrick Scofield, 20, from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in Tuesday editions of The New York Times.
When a woman obliges — as one did on Sunday during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers — the crowd roars in approval. Video clips of such rowdy moments can be found online. One clip, features a woman being groped by a man standing next to her, the newspaper reported.
During Sunday's halftime, about 10 security guards in yellow jackets stood at the bottom of the circular, multilevel ramp, but did not move to stop the crowd of fans, the newspaper reported.
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which provides security during professional football games at Giants Stadium, knows about the raunchy halftime show.
Patrick C. Aramini, the authority's vice president, said anyone could be expelled and even turned over to the New York State Police to be arrested for their participation.
"The problem is, you got to watch four or five hundred people sometimes in the one particular spiral," Aramini said. "What do we do, arrest everybody that starts chanting?"
The State Police staffs all home games. Sgt. Stephen Jones, a spokesman, said the State Police's emphasis is "certainly not general security."
"Something like you're describing, the stairwell behavior, is a matter that the security would handle," he continued. "Now if they come up with something where somebody needs to be arrested, the troops will go out there and affect the arrest."
Jets officials declined comment about the bawdy halftime tradition.
"We expect our fans to comply with all rules at the stadium, and the vast majority do," the team said in a statement. It said it expected NJSEA security "to take appropriate action" when necessary.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello deferred comment to the stadium authority.