Skip to comments.Referees to throw pink flags in Miami Dolphins-N.Y. Jets game
Posted on 10/24/2012 12:55:35 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Gloves and shoelaces won't be the only pink items on the gridiron this week as the NFL continues its recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Referees working Sunday's game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets at MetLife Stadium will call penalties by throwing pink flags. The move to ditch yellow and go pink was the brainchild of a fifth-grader, who suggested the idea in a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
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Ah, the annual “Skinning of the Pink Panther” in the NFL....
Are the players going to wear pink bloomers, too?
Yes, let’s just do everything the kids suggest. Jeeze.
Save second base
Just out of curiosity, does any of this actually help fight breast cancer?
This garbage is silly and out of control. You tune in to the NFL and they want to remind you to think only about women’s breasts. Sorta sick in a way.
So, one quarter of the NFL season is played in pink, is that right. I can’t decide which is more idiotic, the wearing of pink in the NFL, or having every swinging d!@# wear the number 42 on Jackie Robinson day in the big leagues.
I think they should try topless cheerleaders...that would get attention.
All this crap makes it a lot easier to ignore sports...
Exactly! Instead of buying pink cleats, jerseys, etc. they could just do a few PSAs and spend the money on actual research.
They don't have to remind me - I ususally don't forget to think about women's breasts.
I prefer the Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleaders uniforms. :-)
Don’t forget, anybody . . . soccer is gay.
maybe they can release Pink Pigeons too..
The goofs over at NASCAR are so into politcal correctness these days that they’ve start painting stock cars pink. I can’t even concentrate on the race anymore. All I do is think about women’s breasts every time a pink car goes by.
"That calls for two snaps, and your backfield in motion."
Seriously, you're right. I suppose this kind of things is ok as a one off stunt, but it is just getting a bit silly. There is a time and a place for everything, and although breast cancer is a very serious issue, I don't want to think about it ALL the time.
“All I do is think about womens breasts every time a pink car goes by.”
Yeah, it’s terrible to think about women’s breasts.
LOLOL.. I reckun HOPE CHANGES some folks attitudes. It sure affected yurs.. I hope its a penalty free game.
I am going to vomit.
I am sick of pink, I am sick of pink, I am sick of pink.
Just got back from the market, and everyone was dressed in pink, there were pink balloons, pink decorations, I am sick of pink.
I am sick of pink.
Roger Goodell is a poosy. Pete Rozelle never would have put up with this.
“You tune in to the NFL and they want to remind you to think only about womens breasts. Sorta sick in a way.”
Yeah, as if us guys really NEED the NFL to remind us to think about boobs. ;)
Didn’t he hug players on stage at the NFL Draft once there were chosen?
The move to ditch yellow and go pink was the brainchild of a fifth-grader, who suggested the idea in a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Y’know, because THAT’ll make all the difference and get every female to do a breast self-exam, find the definitive cure, and, most important - wait for it - make us all feel GOOD about ourselves.
It’s a serious disease(s). Enough with the “awareness” already!
I could see some ad executive saying "Cut the red dye by 2/3, slap a pink ribbon on this run of the label and the chicks will go wild buying it because 'we care'. Put the dye savings into our department's gin budget."
Of course not. Why would you even ask such a question?
That’s brown flag day.
I’m sick of the pink crap...
Geez, with all this shark jumping the NFL is gonna look like a circus. I’m all for breast cancer awareness, but, seriously, we are aware already. Really NFL. Really. Enough already.
...and in the meanwhile nobody pays any attention to prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, etc., etc., etc. The breast people sure know how to take over the movement and because it’s a women’s issue everybody is scared to death to not jump on the bandwagon. Scrap the NFL pink and just have the NFL donate a portion of each ticket to cancer research in general. That would do far more money-wise.
Have any of the big medical “charities” ever declared victory over their disease and closed up? Both our questions have the same answer.
Luckily Komen is starting to annoy people, I think we’ve got at most 5 more years of the pink parade in October.
Has any one person in the NFL taken credit for all this pink crap. If so would someone give me his name and E-mail address as I would like to express my opinion concerning this to them.
I found this from 2007 and it was for one weekend. Lifetime-TV seems to be a partner.
The National Football League will support October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with national public service announcements, special pregame ceremonies and team community outreach. The NFL has designated the weekend of October 7-8 as NFL Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend.
No, they don't want people to think about women's breasts. They want people to be aware of the fact that breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women.
It is Hegelian dialectics....it is extremely sick to group and isolate. Why not unite ALL cancer victims where you don’t emphasize the prostrate or breasts? Because the sexualization of our children is essential to destruction of morality and innocence. Also, this is forcing males to a subtle way to think that they are less important than females. Divide and conquer. Feminism is all about pitting men against women-—unlike prior to the 60’s women were seen as complementary.
Radical egalitarianism has to erase the nature of women and the nature of man.....to reduce people into manageable zombies devoid of mother and father—daycares and public schools shape their Marxist worldview—that eliminates God and any love and loyalty to biological relationships.
It is all for conditioning the males out of their manly nature. True Males are a threat to a totalitarian government which wants group thinkers who ponder on the feminine. They loathe the individual white/black male thinker-—they want mass conformity and are conditioning your emotions to “feel”—making you into the feminine. They want no intellectual activity-—all emotions. Mass conformity is effective only with people who have little intellect and decide everything by emotions (like most females).
Its a football game: It should be about blood, boogers, sweat and swearing.
They should be far more concerned about heart disease...
...you REALLY don't want to be the center on prostate cancer awareness day!