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Old 10-19-2010, 10:04 AM
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I have noticed that many NFL teams have a hot pink color theme on the towels hung from their belts, on their gloves, and sometimes in the shoe. Is that some sort of NFL mandate, or did all of these times decide to use that same exact color this season?
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I have noticed that many NFL teams have a hot pink color theme on the towels hung from their belts, on their gloves, and sometimes in the shoe. Is that some sort of NFL mandate, or did all of these times decide to use that same exact color this season?

Supporting breast cancer awareness for the month of October.
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I got that part several weeks ago, but who's footing the bill for all that pink stuff, the players them self? And then the pink banners and other pink junk around the stadium, what's the stadium paying for that stuff?
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I got that part several weeks ago, but who's footing the bill for all that pink stuff, the players them self? And then the pink banners and other pink junk around the stadium, what's the stadium paying for that stuff?

The players are quite concerned about this cause and provided all that pinks stuff themselves.....they're so concerned they've been giving all the cheerleaders free breast exams all month too!!!
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
I got that part several weeks ago, but who's footing the bill for all that pink stuff, the players them self? And then the pink banners and other pink junk around the stadium, what's the stadium paying for that stuff?
NFL is pretty big,Im sure they can afford some pink towels
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Outstanding publicity.....
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I read a story last week about some QB's complaining about the pink logo on the football, some say it makes the ball slippery.
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I read a story last week about some QB's complaining about the pink logo on the football, some say it makes the ball slippery.

was that David Garrard?
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was that David Garrard?
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There are thousands of charities around. How did they decide to concentrate on this one?
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There are thousands of charities around. How did they decide to concentrate on this one?
To attract women viewers.

And, seriously is there anyone left that is unaware of this disease known as breast cancer?
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I thought a great idea would have been to put this stuff on eBay and let people bid on stuff that the players wore. All of the players can afford to spend $50 on towels, sweatbands, shoe laces, etc.

What do they do with all of the pink stuff they wear when they are no longer doing the pink thing starting in November?

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Can we have a prostate cancer awareness month? Everything would be brown.
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Fastest growing audience for the NFL is woman. Fastest growing ancillary product sales are in womans clothing. They are reaching out in a variety of ways (though I would not bet on the perfume to be a hit).

Not picking a fight (my mother is a cancer survivor), but I found the below a very interesting read. Funny what happens when you focus just a little beyond what society tells you to look at.

This year 218,890 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. By comparison, 178,480 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. Not a huge difference, but a new report finds that for every prostate cancer drug on the market, there are seven used to treat breast cancer, and federal spending on breast cancer research outpaces prostate cancer spending by a ratio of nearly two to one.
The National Prostate Cancer Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington, released the report, titled "The Prostate Cancer Gap: A Crisis in Men's Health." It examines what the group calls "glaring disparities" in awareness, funding, media coverage, and research between prostate and breast cancer, even though prostate cancer is the second-deadliest cancer in men after lung cancer. "Year after year, the prostate cancer community has received less attention and less funding than many other diseases," says Dr. Richard Adkins, chief executive office and vice-chairman of the prostate cancer coalition
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Fastest growing audience for the NFL is woman. Fastest growing ancillary product sales are in womans clothing. They are reaching out in a variety of ways (though I would not bet on the perfume to be a hit).
I think this is also why there is such a focus on "illegal" hits recently. The NFL is trying to be more PC in order attract more women viewers. In there minds they believe women don't want to see big hits where someone could get hurt. IMO, I believe this path is going to lead to the destruction of the most popular professional sport in the US today.
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