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Old 10-22-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Originally Posted by RjRobb2 View Post
Seriously? You're complaining about the league showing support for cancer? What the hell is wrong with you guys? October is breast cancer awareness month, not prostate cancer awareness month.

People have worked hard to build it to what it is. If you are so concerned about other types of cancer then take the time to start something to bring awareness to it. That is why breast cancer gets the attention it does, people have worked hard and built a solid marketing plan that has worked tremendously.
pink not manly! .... <grunts>

 
Old 10-22-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I thought it used to be one game during the month. Now it's every game. They are taking it too far. One game and it means something. Multiple games and it becomes annoying.
Even the umps are wearing pink hats.

If the players and umps want to support breast cancer fine, then they could do a PSA on breast cancer for free, and run that ad before or during the games.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 10:50 AM
sun
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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I say to get with the program and go with the flow.
It's a good cause.
It's about awareness and early detection.
Breast cancer can spread like wildfire.
Why knock it?
The NFL is trying to do some good.
This is how private enterprise works with charities and public causes in America.
The NFL makes billions of Dollars.
Let them do something for the public good besides making profits for themselves.
And I think that the players look good wearing some bright pink too.

Here's a nice pink NFL page that explains more about it:

NFL Pink - A Crucial Catch - NFL.com
 
Old 10-22-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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No one's stopping you guys from creating something for prostate ca. So go ahead...make a ribbon or do something instead of sitting on your butt and complaining. Men also get breast ca, at much lower rates but it does happen.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Curing breast cancer, or any cancer is a good cause.

Give money and time - great. Financing Nike's pocket by using pink equipment for a month - ???

Hopefully the apparel companies are sending all pink proceeds to the cancer support as well.

But I am weary of the pink...

Under Armour says they give 10% of the proceeds with a minimum of $500K...

You can't find anything official on how much Nike gives...
 
Old 10-22-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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Originally Posted by RjRobb2 View Post
Seriously? You're complaining about the league showing support for cancer? What the hell is wrong with you guys? October is breast cancer awareness month, not prostate cancer awareness month.

People have worked hard to build it to what it is. If you are so concerned about other types of cancer then take the time to start something to bring awareness to it. That is why breast cancer gets the attention it does, people have worked hard and built a solid marketing plan that has worked tremendously.
But wouldn't you agree that one game is enough and actually more sincere than 1/4 of the season?
 
Old 10-22-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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But wouldn't you agree that one game is enough and actually more sincere than 1/4 of the season?

Who the hell cares? Dont you have something better to do than worry about the NFL supporting a charitable cause? Seriously, you are complaining that a billion dollar business is supporting cancer awareness. Mod edit-one sentence deleted.

Last edited by DOUBLE H; 10-23-2012 at 03:12 PM..
 
Old 10-22-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Agree that its a little too much overkill.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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I agree with both sides here. I think four games is a lot. It kind of loses its luster so to speak. MLB as far as I know only does pink bats, wristbands etc. for breast cancer on Mother's Day and does the same with blue for prostate cancer on Father's Day.

That said, I couldn't care less what color the players are wearing. I care about the game. If it earns money for a good cause, so what.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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It's about awareness and early detection.

no, it's about the NFL increasing woman viewership so they can get a bigger swath of advertisers and more ad revenue and sell more clothes. Period.


Don't you find is so strange that a game played by men, coached by men, scouted by men, and largely owned by men can't do anything for prostrate cancer. Sad really.
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