Re: Feminization of Pro Football Continues
posted at 10/3/2009 3:05 PM EDT
In Response to Feminization of Pro Football Continues
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
Feminization? I won't go that far. But I will state that teh BFl, as well as the other BIG professional sports has become so PC as to be nothing more than the PSA agent for the cause celeb of the day, whatever that is. You can check under every rock in NYC, or gopher hole in Miami and you won't find a single "fan" who isn't aware of cancer in any form. My gripe is that these sports buckle to "pressure" by advocating this foolishness.
Watching sports, either live or via TV is a "fixed" enterprise: only those viewing it knows what's happening. Instead of sports, let the misc cancer groups get their message out via other channels, like public places found in everyday life. Bus stops, train/subway/trolly stations, billboard signs, bus and/or cab signage, etc, where you'd have to be Stevie Wonder NOT to see them. More of the message gets out to more people.
Personally, I don't think this Kra p is all about "awareness". It's all about the "$$$'s". I'm turned off by it all. I hate this "In your face" nonsense. The PSA's get on TV because networks bow down to donate air time. After all, who wants to be known as the TV exec who said "NO!" to getting out the word on cancer? Do you think any cancer society is paying for all those pink ribbons we purchase via "donations"? I seriously doubt it. Even my go-to airline has planes adorned with the pink ribbons. For who to see? God? I'm pretty sure he's already aware of the problem, but that's another topic. OK, make me "aware" of it. Now, what do you have? A guy who's "aware" of cancer. What's that do? Without the $$$'s, NOTHING. If I can ignore Yankmee, Dolphin, and Jests! fans, I can ignore this too. And this is from a guy. Do you honestly think that there are any women out there that haven't heard of this issue? Again, please refer to my Stevie Wonder reference. It is just about to the point of insulting my intelligence.
Before any of you bleeding hearts have a hissy fit and make lame attempts to excoriate me (Jests! fans, I'll explain later), I've had loved ones (both sexes) die from cancer. I doubt if you'll find anyone who hasn't had this happen to their family or close circle of friends. Like Tex said, it DOES NOT belong in professional sports.