'The Pit' Has Rules for Tailgaters, Including No Throwing Footballs and No Cornhole

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Browns tailgaters didn't have the best showing a couple of weeks ago. There were two videos — one of some folks having sexytime in the Muni Lot and the other showing a drunk fight — that went national and didn't exactly shine the cheeriest light on Clevelanders' pre-game activities.

But those are the exceptions. Sexy exceptions in terms of media coverage, but still exceptions.

For a little more context before we get to the meat of this post: You'll remember that the city decided last year that the Muni Lot wouldn't open until 7 a.m. (suuuure) and The Pit decided it would start charging a "pedestrian" fee of $5 for folks walking into their concrete playground. (That worked so well, too.)

Anyway, now we are here in present time and the operators of The Pit are upping the no-fun quotient even further, if you can believe that. Apparently there are now rules, including explicit warnings not to throw footballs around or beanbags, which means no cornhole.

As one angry Twitterer said: "Reason I'm not parking in the pit anymore...a fricken rule sheet." He helpfully posted a shot of the rules. See below. For the time being, they do not include No Smiling, No Beer, or No Mustard on Hot Dogs. Yet.

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