Laser Pointers were Present on the Playing Surface at Kyle Field


Oct 3, 2015; College Station, TX, USA; A general view of Kyle Field prior to the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s an odd story that was brought to my attention earlier today. I do a Mailbag post each week for us here at Maroon and White Nation. I always send out tweets typically on Tuesday or Wednesday for people to send me questions. Pretty much standard operating procedure.

One of my followers on Twitter wanted to go ahead and get a few questions in a little early.

This was the first I heard about any laser pointers being pointed at Dak Prescott during the game at Kyle Field. I asked him where he saw it, and he sent me a link from, the SB Nation site for Texas A&M, and they had a video. The video would not embed properly to our site, so you’ll have to click the link to take a look at it for yourself.

You can clearly see some green lasers dancing around at Dak Prescott’s feet toward the end of the fourth quarter. So what is the relevancy of this happening?

Cuppycup, the author on the post at GBH, doesn’t approve of whoever decided to do this, and for good reason. Whoever was doing this could have caused a number of things to happen.

From a football standpoint, if Prescott had called for the ball to be snapped and noticed this right as the ball was coming to him, he likely would have taken his eye off the ball and would have resulted in a fumble.

On a more serious note, if Prescott notices this when he has the ball in his hand and is sitting in the pocket or scrambling, then he could have focused his attention there and let his guard down which could easily cause him to get injured. Then there is always the possibility of damage to the eye if the laser were to make it into the pupil of a player.

Now, if your rebuttal is “Cowbells are a distraction! You’re such a hypocrite!” then I hate to inform you that you’re comparing apples to oranges. Bulldog fans follow the Cowbell rule, whether you want to believe it or not. Multiple media members have often commented how well the Bulldog fans follow the rule. Second, there isn’t a fan on the field in front of the quarterback shaking a cowbell in his face while he is trying to snap the ball.

Anyway, if you’re an immature brat that finds flashing a laser pointer on football field fun, I hope you get kicked out of the stadium when you get caught. And if you’re a season ticket holder, I hope you lose your season tickets. And that goes for any of our fans who might get the bright idea to try to do the same thing. If you are going to be so stupid to do something like this, you deserve it.

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