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Referees to throw pink flags in Miami Dolphins-N.Y. Jets game
NFL ^ | October 24, 2012

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cancer; football; nfl; referees
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1 posted on 10/24/2012 12:55:37 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ah, the annual “Skinning of the Pink Panther” in the NFL....

RLTW


2 posted on 10/24/2012 12:57:58 PM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Are the players going to wear pink bloomers, too?


3 posted on 10/24/2012 12:58:36 PM PDT by madison10
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes, let’s just do everything the kids suggest. Jeeze.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 12:58:52 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: ConservativeStatement

Save second base


5 posted on 10/24/2012 12:58:56 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just out of curiosity, does any of this actually help fight breast cancer?


6 posted on 10/24/2012 12:59:33 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ConservativeStatement
New uniforms coming as well (see below)

7 posted on 10/24/2012 1:00:00 PM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“Big Bird, Binders, Horses and Bayonets!” Sorry that’s all we’ve got! - the DNC)
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To: RPTMS

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.


9 posted on 10/24/2012 1:01:43 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think they should try topless cheerleaders...that would get attention.


11 posted on 10/24/2012 1:02:34 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: RPTMS

All this crap makes it a lot easier to ignore sports...


12 posted on 10/24/2012 1:03:25 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ops33

Exactly! Instead of buying pink cleats, jerseys, etc. they could just do a few PSAs and spend the money on actual research.


13 posted on 10/24/2012 1:03:51 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: FlingWingFlyer
and they want to remind you to think only about women’s breasts.

They don't have to remind me - I ususally don't forget to think about women's breasts.

14 posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:02 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: ConservativeStatement

Unnecessary gayness?


15 posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:18 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: libdestroyer

I prefer the Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleaders uniforms. :-)


16 posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Don’t forget, anybody . . . soccer is gay.


17 posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:35 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ConservativeStatement

maybe they can release Pink Pigeons too..


18 posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Conserev1

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.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“Big Bird, Binders, Horses and Bayonets!” Sorry that’s all we’ve got! - the DNC)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"You tune in to the NFL and they want to remind you to think only about women’s breasts. Sorta sick in a way."



O'rly?
20 posted on 10/24/2012 1:06:14 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: libdestroyer

"That calls for two snaps, and your backfield in motion."

21 posted on 10/24/2012 1:06:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: ops33
Just out of curiosity, does any of this actually help fight breast cancer?

It advances the noble cause of lip service.

Sometime I'd like to see someone calculate the cost of all the pink crap, then have the NFL donate twice that to researchers and not bother getting the pink stuff.
22 posted on 10/24/2012 1:06:16 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If you are the kind of person who tunes into NFL, do you NEED to be reminded to think about women's breasts? :)

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.

23 posted on 10/24/2012 1:06:48 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: ops33

No.


24 posted on 10/24/2012 1:07:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“All I do is think about women’s breasts every time a pink car goes by.”

Yeah, it’s terrible to think about women’s breasts.


25 posted on 10/24/2012 1:07:49 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOLOL.. I reckun HOPE CHANGES some folks attitudes. It sure affected yurs.. I hope its a penalty free game.


26 posted on 10/24/2012 1:08:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


27 posted on 10/24/2012 1:08:57 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Roger Goodell is a poosy. Pete Rozelle never would have put up with this.


28 posted on 10/24/2012 1:09:20 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“You tune in to the NFL and they want to remind you to think only about women’s breasts. Sorta sick in a way.”

Yeah, as if us guys really NEED the NFL to remind us to think about boobs. ;)


29 posted on 10/24/2012 1:09:25 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote conservative Congresspeople to stop Romney.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I hate to think what will happen on colon cancer awareness day.
30 posted on 10/24/2012 1:12:47 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: clintonh8r

Didn’t he hug players on stage at the NFL Draft once there were chosen?


31 posted on 10/24/2012 1:13:24 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

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!


32 posted on 10/24/2012 1:14:08 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: ConservativeStatement
they not there (my error)
33 posted on 10/24/2012 1:14:14 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
When do you cross the line from being concerned about breast cancer to trying to profit from it?

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."


34 posted on 10/24/2012 1:15:56 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: ops33
Just out of curiosity, does any of this actually help fight breast cancer?

I believe it falls under the catchall category of "Raising awareness".

But it could also be "Making a difference", "Having an impact", or "Focusing attention" - it's so hard to tell these days.

A more accurate description would be "wasting resources on self-congratulatory nonsense".
35 posted on 10/24/2012 1:19:45 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
You're thinking of Sandusky

:>)

36 posted on 10/24/2012 1:22:22 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: ops33

Of course not. Why would you even ask such a question?


37 posted on 10/24/2012 1:23:48 PM PDT by BipolarBob (G Orwell was an optimist it seems.)
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To: fungoking

That’s brown flag day.


38 posted on 10/24/2012 1:24:33 PM PDT by BipolarBob (G Orwell was an optimist it seems.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m sick of the pink crap...


39 posted on 10/24/2012 1:26:39 PM PDT by tje
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


40 posted on 10/24/2012 1:27:46 PM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Yeah, it’s terrible to think about women’s breasts.

Got Milk?


41 posted on 10/24/2012 1:29:35 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("The Obama administration has 'no moral compass' ..." - Sarah Palin)
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To: svcw

...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.


42 posted on 10/24/2012 1:30:16 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: ops33

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.


43 posted on 10/24/2012 1:32:47 PM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


44 posted on 10/24/2012 1:33:13 PM PDT by Longtooth
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To: Longtooth

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.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?confirm=true&id=09000d5d802e910c&template=with-video


45 posted on 10/24/2012 1:45:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
You tune in to the NFL and they want to remind you to think only about women’s breasts.

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.

46 posted on 10/24/2012 1:45:39 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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).


47 posted on 10/24/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Isabel C.

Its a football game: It should be about blood, boogers, sweat and swearing.


48 posted on 10/24/2012 1:49:05 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Isabel C.
They want people to be aware of the fact that breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women.

They should be far more concerned about heart disease...

49 posted on 10/24/2012 1:51:51 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
And when the QB approaches the line putting on latex gloves?

Smile

...you REALLY don't want to be the center on prostate cancer awareness day!

50 posted on 10/24/2012 1:53:35 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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