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Old 10-04-2013, 08:10 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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*I am aware about Breast Cancer in General (even for the Males that has Breast Cancer too), but come on....NFL Teams wearing pink uniforms with gloves and shoes?
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Is it not manly enough for you? They are supporting a good cause. I'm glad to see it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Is it not manly enough for you? They are supporting a good cause. I'm glad to see it.
NFL Vomit: Why Pink Jerseys Need to Be Burned | Bleacher Report
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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At least if they're going to try to raise awareness for cancer they should consider men & prostate cancer since I'm guessing the majority of viewers are men.

Men have a 1 in 2 risk of developing cancer
Women have a 1 in 3 risk

2012 Estimated US cancer cases are 29% for prostate for men & 29% breast cancer for women. Men get your prostate checked (or do it yourself). Early detection is key.

There, I probably raised more awareness than 32 teams wearing ugly pink colors on their uniforms this weekend.

Source - DevCan: The Lifetime Probability of Developing Cancer for Men (and Women) 2006-2008.
American Cancer Society, 2012
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Now I like them even more.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Oh man - is it that time of year?

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Is it not manly enough for you? They are supporting a good cause. I'm glad to see it.
It's annoying. It was all right the first time - but at some point it becomes a distraction.

I'm all for supporting the breast cancer cause. Put a Komen logo in the end zone - a logo... don't paint the whole end zone pink. OR do it for one Sunday. An entire month is too much. There are more appropriate options to highlight breast cancer month.


I am in total agreement with the prostate cancer suggestion above.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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At least if they're going to try to raise awareness for cancer they should consider men & prostate cancer since I'm guessing the majority of viewers are men.

Men have a 1 in 2 risk of developing cancer
Women have a 1 in 3 risk

2012 Estimated US cancer cases are 29% for prostate for men & 29% breast cancer for women. Men get your prostate checked (or do it yourself). Early detection is key.

There, I probably raised more awareness than 32 teams wearing ugly pink colors on their uniforms this weekend.

Source - DevCan: The Lifetime Probability of Developing Cancer for Men (and Women) 2006-2008.
American Cancer Society, 2012
I agree on that too.

Most look at Females that only have problems when Males do too.

Most of the focuses however, is on the Females.

It's like only raising awareness of domestic violence towards Females when also domestic violence happens towards Males too.

But, society only see's it one way.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Not a fan.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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At least if they're going to try to raise awareness for cancer they should consider men & prostate cancer since I'm guessing the majority of viewers are men.

Men have a 1 in 2 risk of developing cancer
Women have a 1 in 3 risk

I could be wrong but since they know their major demographic is men.. they probably see it that it makes them look better and more appealing to women if they support breast cancer like they do. Besides... wasn't it just Breast Cancer Awareness day earlier this week? Or is it Breast Cancer Awareness month or something?

Either way... I think there are far more concerns out there and am not sure why some people get so bent out of shape on stuff like this.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Hmmm, many opinions on this one. Distraction, I don't think so. Bleacher report, give me a break, might as well say National Enquirer. Total sensationalist rag sheet for football, especially "so called fans" comments.

Being in a family with a history of breast cancer, a sister who is a survivor, bravo!
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