Feminization of Pro Football Continues

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    Posted by DeNapoli


    The NFL isn't trying to attract a female audience with this awareness campaign.  NFL players' mothers, wives and daughters have been touched by this cancer and the players are showing their support.

    Look at Phil Mickelson.  BOTH his wife and mother are currently battling breast cancer.
     
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    I have no problem with it...my grandmother died from breast cancer.
     
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    It not feminization as much as it is emasculation.
     
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    Guys, it's for a good cause. If the NFL was forcing the players to wear pink jerseys for a month I would understand the need to hate, but it's just gloves and shoes for one sunday. 


     
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    It takes a real man to wear pink and not have masculinitiy threatened. Brady and Moss are real men. They showed they can wear the pink stuff and support the women in their lives and in their fandom.
     
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    Guys, it's for a good cause. If the NFL was forcing the players to wear pink jerseys for a month I would understand the need to hate, but it's just gloves and shoes for one sunday. 
    Posted by 49Patriots


    I'm not saying it's not a good cause.  All I was saying is that it's quite normal to find humor/oddity in football players wearing pink.  It's almost like watching Ali go into the ring for a boxing match with pink trousers.
     
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    In Response to Re: Feminization of Pro Football Continues : The NFL isn't trying to attract a female audience with this awareness campaign.  NFL players' mothers, wives and daughters have been touched by this cancer and the players are showing their support. Look at Phil Mickelson.  BOTH his wife and mother are currently battling breast cancer.
    Posted by DeNapoli


    Hogwash!  It is a good cause, but there are a hundred other equally good causes too.  I'm fairly certain that the players and other NFL personnel have been touched by all kinds of bad diseases and cancers.  Again, I don't have any problem at all with them doing this.  Do I find humor in an NFL player wearing pink?  Absolutely.  Does it make me upset?  Not in the least.  Of the numerous great causes out there to support, I suppose the NFL never even considered that choosing breast cancer might enhance its appeal with females?  There is nothing wrong with that either.  Most companies that support causes leverage their efforts in various marketing/image campaigns.  Read one magazine or watch TV for an hour and you will see at least one or two ads where a company is trumpeting their support for good causes; be it the environment, cancer, and so on.  Why do you think they spend the money to announce their good work?
     
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    It takes a real man to wear pink and not have masculinitiy threatened. Brady and Moss are real men. They showed they can wear the pink stuff and support the women in their lives and in their fandom.
    Posted by xavyre


    Spoken like a real woman lol.
     
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         The "Polian pass rules" were just the beginning...but this is going way too far: "Tom Brady was wearing pink-and-white cleats and Moss pink gloves during practice on Thursday. They are among the players wearing colorful accessories as part of the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness month."        Roger Goodell must go!!
    Posted by TexasPat3


    You don't want the NFL to be aware that many a DL and OL has breasts that could become victim to this disease?

    I thought this topic was going to be on the BS calls going on by the refs (Eg- Wilfork in week 1 getting a Personal fould for hitting Trent Edwards around the waist).

    However I believe that ALL of the sports should take part in this particular item.... Breast Cancer awareness....  b I think every one should get invoplved until we can find a cure for that one as well as Prostate Cancer and Colon cancer- Ahh heck all the cancers need to do like the  NY jets and crash and burn.

     
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    "there are a hundred other equally good causes too."

    Pancreatic cancer is the most deadly, followed by gastric cancer.
     
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    I have this to say about it, my dad died on Christmas 7 years ago from Bone and Lung cancer. My mom 7 months after that Had a total Mastectomy and after 6 years is cancer free. I found out 3 weeks ago I have cancer of the thryoid. As serious as this is and as difficult as it gets I appreciate that the NFL would like to promote cancer awareness, but if it's serious about it, then like someone else suggested donate the profits of one week to ALL the cancer research. I am not bitter, but all the money that goes into cancer research and we are still using radio active material  that more oftern hutrs the patient than cures them. I just want to enjoy the time left and watch some football, I dont care who wheres what color as long as the Pat's win at the end of the day!


     
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    "It's almost like watching Ali go into the ring for a boxing match with pink trousers."

    Former champ Pinklon Thomas wore pink trunks. 
     
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    This is such not a big deal. It is to raise awareness. They do this in other sports.
     
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    Hmmm...

    no pink allowed near MY football team!

    no female owners
    no female coaches
    no female trainers
    no female scouts
    no female play-by-play
    no female commentary
    no male cheerleaders - ever
    and
    all advertising clearly aimed at men

    You are so right.
    Clearly, anyone who is forced to think about anything other than muscles, sweat or their own jock must be a wuss.

    Pink gloves or shoes are the thing that is going to de-manify the league. What are you worried about? An original thought?

    What a joke some of you are.
     
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    Hmmm... no pink allowed near MY football team! no female owners no female coaches no female trainers no female scouts no female play-by-play no female commentary no male cheerleaders - ever and all advertising clearly aimed at men You are so right. Clearly, anyone who is forced to think about anything other than muscles, sweat or their own jock must be a wuss. Pink gloves or shoes are the thing that is going to de-manify the league. What are you worried about? An original thought? What a joke some of you are.
    Posted by Stay-Pro


    The joke is how you can take the fact that some see humor in watching football players wear pink and somehow blow that up to meaning all that you wrote.  I guess if I ever swat a fly in your presence you'll accuse me of being capable of beating and killing dogs...
     
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    For those who wish to protest, you have extreme power: you can not watch tomorrow or whatever day TFB wears his new pink accessories. That'll show 'em!
     
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    In case anyone is actually wondering, here's what the NFL has to say:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d812e36ef&template=with-video&confirm=true
     
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    I am certain that this is the stupidest conversation I have ever read on this board.

    Think about it this way:  Breast Cancer is both treatable AND preventable.  However, the only way to treat and prevent it are if people are aware of it.

    Plenty of women enjoy watching football.  Maybe some of them are cancer survivors and this show of awareness and support helps their recovery by lifting their spirit.  Maybe someone goes and has a lump checked out and finds something before it metastasizes.  Maybe a family has a discussion during the game about what the shoe color is about.  How is any of this a bad thing?  

    While as hypothetical as these results are, they are positive, as intended.  It is not intended to ruin your game experience.  If the result of watching Brady make a touchdown pass in pink shoes for one game makes you uncomfortable, maybe you need to take a look at your priorities and beliefs.
     
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    Posted by AZPAT


    My point was I bet that most of the dissenters are objecting without even knowing what they're objecting to. This is part of a campaign "A Crucial Catch" to encourage women to get a screening.

    I agree with willrunz. If this rocks your world, then your world may need some examination.
     
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    In Response to Re: Feminization of Pro Football Continues : Hogwash!  It is a good cause, but there are a hundred other equally good causes too.  I'm fairly certain that the players and other NFL personnel have been touched by all kinds of bad diseases and cancers.  Again, I don't have any problem at all with them doing this.  Do I find humor in an NFL player wearing pink?  Absolutely.  Does it make me upset?  Not in the least.  Of the numerous great causes out there to support, I suppose the NFL never even considered that choosing breast cancer might enhance its appeal with females?  There is nothing wrong with that either.  Most companies that support causes leverage their efforts in various marketing/image campaigns.  Read one magazine or watch TV for an hour and you will see at least one or two ads where a company is trumpeting their support for good causes; be it the environment, cancer, and so on.  Why do you think they spend the money to announce their good work?
    Posted by carawaydj


    http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/9130/nfl-goes-pink-for-breast-cancer-awareness
     
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