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[Vice] NFL's Pink October Doesn't Raise Money for Cancer Research

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by bobloblaw, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. bobloblaw

    bobloblaw Contributing Member

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    I thought this deserved it's own discussion. Essentially the article states that the proceeds are minimal and go to awareness rather than research. It also explains that screening is not an effective means of "battling" cancer.

     
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    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    They make money off it, it's misleading, but ultimately it raises awareness for breast cancer. So it is what it is. Caveat emptor.
     
  3. Brando2101

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    There are a lot of stories of women getting mammograms because of all of the exposure of NFL breast cancer awareness. It's unbelievable how wide spread it is. You can't glance at the TV screen without seeing pink. They have women before kickoffs greet the people. Are the penalty flags pink now too?

    They don't have to do any of this and it's sad that anyone wants to try and turn this around.
     
  4. solid

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    I don't like the mixture of pro sports with politics, charitable causes, or ethnic celebrations. There are many worthy charities and good causes, but if you celebrate one (for the whole month of October) what about the others? I think it is a slippery slope and pretty soon you have got "domestic violence" month, "black history" month, "hispanic appreciation" month, and ad infinitum. Uniforms will become semi meaningless because they will change colors every month. Then what about ads on the uniforms? Keep sports, sports.
     
  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    They chose breast cancer to hit a specific demographic they weren't strong in. The NFL is a business not a charity. They made a smart business/PR choice. Welcome to America.
     
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    This may all be true in theory - but fortunately, we actually have reality that we can look at that shows the theory not to hold. The NFL doesn't support a different cause every month. Uniforms don't change colors every month. The idea that if you support one charity/cause, you have to support all others is nonsense - no one does that anywhere.
     
  7. juicystream

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    Really?

    Anyway, donate to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation instead of Susan Komen. Susan Komen did a great thing in growing awareness, but now the focus needs to be on research and making better use of charitable dollars.
     
  8. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Awareness charities are stupid
     
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    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    as if we are not already aware it exists?
     
  11. J.R.

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    All a bunch of bull****.

    Wear Pink!

    Just don't wear green* for mental health awareness or we'll fine you. LOL GTFO

    *Or any other color for that matter for any other causes
     
  12. bobloblaw

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    What if i rock around a pink Beats headphone and donate my game check for breast cancer research???
    - Colin Kapernick
     
  14. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    If you don't think it's helped the cause you're wrong. And ultimately it doesn't matter, nobody has to buy the gear.
     
  15. Roxnostalgia

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    Buidness is buidness.

    Seems like a perfect time for the NFL to try to sell stuff to ladies. Are there and Ray Rice pink jerseys left?
     
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    I find it fascinating a sport that is among the most brutal played (and exclusively played by men) chooses a women's disease as its charity of choice.

    Back in the day, it used to be the "United Way". I guess that's played out eh?
     
  18. ynelilvs99

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    I think your last sentence is stupid.
    Increased awareness results in more screenings. How r they supposed to fight the cancer if they don't know they have it?
     
  19. david_rocket

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    well, they do celebrate hispanic heritage month (sep.15 - oct 15), but they only do special events in the weeks 3 and 4.

    they do special things like putting "fútbol americano" on the field, and do special events, all the 32 teams do something, you can find it here:

    http://www.nfl.com/static/content/public/photo/2014/09/22/0ap3000000399033.pdf

    this is what the texans did in the game vs buffalo.

    The Houston Texans will honor Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the annual Hispanic Heritage Day game presented by XFINITY on September 28 versus the Buffalo Bills. Jose Cruz, former Houston Astros player and coach, will lead the Texans out of the tunnel prior to team introductions as the Home Field Advantage Captain.

    Mariachi bands and Ballet Folklorico will provide pregame entertainment at stadium entrances and members of the Texans Hispanic Fan Club, Toros Bravos, will hold the Texas flag during pregame festivities.

    Houston Grand Opera Singer, Octavia Moreno, is scheduled to perform the national anthem, and Marine JROTC students at Pasadena High School, a predominately Hispanic high school, will fill the role of the game’s color guard. The Texans will present Alex López Negrete with the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award at halftime.
     

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