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(Jezebel)   The NFL would like to thank you for supporting Breast Cancer awareness by purchasing a Wilson Official Pink Football for $129.99. We will happily donate a portion of that to charity *writes check for $6.49*   (jezebel.com) divider line 116
    More: Asinine, NFL, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast cancer, pink ribbons, American Cancer Society  
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2012-10-11 03:13:52 PM  
The NFL isn't the only place guilty of this.  When you hear the words "raising awareness" you know your being taken for a ride.
 
I am quite aware that one can get cancer in their breast, we all are, thanks for the update.
 
Maybe you should incorporate the "Tumorous Titty" dance  into your next touchdown celebration dance it could be the next Tebow..
 
2012-10-11 03:28:57 PM  

brap: When you hear the words "raising awareness" you know your being taken for a ride.


No kidding. But people like to feel like they are doing something good without actually doing anything. So they wear pink in lieu of actually being useful.
 
2012-10-11 03:38:51 PM  
The only thing surprising about that is that the amount they donate is as high as $6.49.
 
2012-10-11 03:39:11 PM  
you're GOT DAMMIT SO MUCH.
 
2012-10-11 03:44:52 PM  

GAT_00: The only thing surprising about that is that the amount they donate is as high as $6.49.


Yeah I was thinking closer to 0. The NFL is a corporation and it's taken capitalism to the finest level.
 
2012-10-11 03:50:08 PM  
Pinkwashing. It's a thing.
 
2012-10-11 03:53:26 PM  

RminusQ: Pinkwashing. It's a thing.


Note to self...be sure to take red sweatshirt out of the laundry before doing the whites tonight.
 
2012-10-11 03:58:15 PM  

PainInTheASP: RminusQ: Pinkwashing. It's a thing.

Note to self...be sure to take red sweatshirt out of the laundry before doing the whites tonight.


Just to be safe, I would wash the whites first, then the red sweatshirt.
 
2012-10-11 04:04:29 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-11 04:43:21 PM  
Not to mention they get to be all "Hey look, we care about women! Sure, a lot of our players have gotten away with rape, domestic abuse, and generally being crappy misogynists and we sweep it under the rug, but still! Look! Caring about women!"

AND they get to make a zillion dollars. It's win win.
 
2012-10-11 04:55:30 PM  
Susan G. Komen - a for-profit manufacturing company masquerading as a non-profit.

/People, find charities that actually give to real research.
 
2012-10-11 04:55:52 PM  
The NFL is corrupt?
They're lining their pockets wtih money meant for charities?
Color me shocked.
 
2012-10-11 04:56:50 PM  

vudukungfu: Color me shocked.


Would pink work?
 
2012-10-11 04:59:15 PM  
Here's what your clean conscience costs you and breast cancer victims:

Link
 
2012-10-11 05:00:01 PM  
sweetmelissa31: So they wear pink in lieu of actually being useful.

I wear pink while praying, making me twice as useful.
 
2012-10-11 05:00:07 PM  
I still want Taco Bell to release a pink taco.
 
2012-10-11 05:00:45 PM  
charities are scams? I am shocked...just, shocked
 
2012-10-11 05:00:48 PM  
It's far more rare for a significant amount of proceeds to go to said charity (or Komen) when you're buying a product with one of these labels. 
The exception, of course, is for tax write-offs.
 
2012-10-11 05:01:53 PM  
I had no idea there even was such a thing as "breast cancer" until I saw football players wearing pink shoes. Ignore the haters in this thread, NFL. You are doing great and important work.
 
2012-10-11 05:02:53 PM  
At least they aren't officially partnering with Komen. Actually, if it wasn't for the huge negative publicity it would create Komen would probably sue the NFL for using the color pink in connection with a breast cancer charity.
 
2012-10-11 05:03:20 PM  
The donation is too damn high!
 
2012-10-11 05:03:56 PM  
There's still people that didn't know that breast cancer awareness is just a huge cash grab that does basically nothing for charity?

Wow.
 
2012-10-11 05:07:42 PM  
Scamming Breast Cancer Awareness is only bad when a man does it.
 
2012-10-11 05:08:00 PM  
They're making a big stink about the mayor of a local town here not allowing firemen to wear pink t-shirts to support breast cancer. People are idiots, does anyone not realize that this whole pink nonsense doesn't actually do anything? People are well aware of the fact that breast cancer exists, the whole pink this is just a marketing gimmick perpetuated by an organization claiming to benefit a cause, but in reality spends more of it's money on government lobbying and administration costs than it does on actually help deal with the problem it claims to support.
 
2012-10-11 05:08:29 PM  
Still better than American Express donating one penny per transaction, no matter how large the transaction, thanks to Susan G. Komen's "pinkwashing" marketing.
 
2012-10-11 05:08:35 PM  
Also...

static.tvfanatic.com

/obligatory
 
2012-10-11 05:09:11 PM  
Frank N Stein: I still want Taco Bell to release a pink taco.

s3.amazonaws.com

Release the pink taco!
 
2012-10-11 05:09:21 PM  

sweetmelissa31: brap: When you hear the words "raising awareness" you know your being taken for a ride.

No kidding. But people like to feel like they are doing something good without actually doing anything. So they wear pink in lieu of actually being useful.


And it's looking like this will go on non-stop for the entire month of October, from now on. It's not like I'm not aware or that I don't care about the issue, but I'm going to miss Fall colors for themes, if "pink is the new orange."
 
2012-10-11 05:10:04 PM  
Now that I think about it, I think Pink Ribbons is now available for Netflix streaming. I need to get around to watching that.
 
2012-10-11 05:12:59 PM  
You don't need more stuff, people. Just donate directly to the charity.
 
2012-10-11 05:14:13 PM  
FTA
According to Business Insider, the NFL's October Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising effort is multi-pronged. There's the on-field onslaught of pink (AWARENESS), the off-field auction of autographed or otherwise noteworthy NFL paraphernalia (MONEY FOR THE CURE!), and the part of the NFL store that entices shoppers to purchase officially licensed NFL breast cancer gear, a portion of which goes to FINDING A CURE. According to the League, 100% of the proceeds from the specialty auction go to the American Cancer Society, but the total percentage of purchases of officially licensed gear that actually goes to FINDING A CURE is actually kind of pathetic - 5%. If you want to look at this cynically, in a way, the on-field wearin' o' the pink serves as an ad to direct consumers to purchase pink fan items.

So Jezebel wants to have the NFL give 100% of the total gear sales to American Cancer Society instead of 100% of the pink gear sales? Is that what I just read?
 
2012-10-11 05:15:10 PM  
Newsflash -- giving to a nationally, well-known entity as a charity donation to help cure anything is going to be a disappointment to anyone who understands math. When you give to a charity, especially a charity proclaiming they're dedicated to a CURE FOR SOMETHING OR OTHER, you ought to expect to feel good that your money is being pumped into some sort of productive research or vaccination program. But how can you be sure that the charity in question isn't funneling the money into the pockets of overpaid administrators or being spent at a clip of $50 in expense to every $100 raised?

If you want to be clear about just who you're giving to and want to be secure in the knowledge most of the money is actually being put to the use you intended,this is a good place to start for some of the answers. That link will take you to numerous links rating and ranking charities on transparency, effectiveness, efficiency, fund raising costs, financial shenanigans, etc.
 
2012-10-11 05:21:03 PM  

RedVentrue: FTA
According to Business Insider, the NFL's October Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising effort is multi-pronged. There's the on-field onslaught of pink (AWARENESS), the off-field auction of autographed or otherwise noteworthy NFL paraphernalia (MONEY FOR THE CURE!), and the part of the NFL store that entices shoppers to purchase officially licensed NFL breast cancer gear, a portion of which goes to FINDING A CURE. According to the League, 100% of the proceeds from the specialty auction go to the American Cancer Society, but the total percentage of purchases of officially licensed gear that actually goes to FINDING A CURE is actually kind of pathetic - 5%. If you want to look at this cynically, in a way, the on-field wearin' o' the pink serves as an ad to direct consumers to purchase pink fan items.

So Jezebel wants to have the NFL give 100% of the total gear sales to American Cancer Society instead of 100% of the pink gear sales? Is that what I just read?


No, you read it wrong. The AUCTION sales are 100%. The regular sales of pink merchandise is 5%. Non pink merchandise is 0%
 
2012-10-11 05:24:49 PM  
They should stop with the pink stuff and just have the players were chest pads with molded in breasts. Then again the Steelers would have to take the month off or Rothelesburger would run around groping everyone.

Frank N Stein: I still want Taco Bell to release a pink taco.


lol. Shawn Johnson could be their spokesperson. "They make my pink taco pop!"
 
2012-10-11 05:26:35 PM  

geedub: You don't need more stuff, people. Just donate directly to the charity.


This. Real charities are governed by rules that dictate how much of the money they take in MUST be spent on research & development, administrative costs, etc. When the NFL implies that it is doing charity work, they are pulling your farking prick.
 
2012-10-11 05:27:30 PM  

scottydoesntknow: vudukungfu: Color me shocked.

Would pink work?


Yay, Fark!

I like turtles.
 
2012-10-11 05:28:12 PM  
And scotch.
 
2012-10-11 05:28:20 PM  
Sounds about right for one of those "feel good" charities...

I'm surprised they give them Six Bucks...

25 cents of which will actually go towards fighting cancer while they blow the rest on bullshiatadministrative costs
 
2012-10-11 05:29:04 PM  

que.guero: Also...

[static.tvfanatic.com image 556x314]

/obligatory


/"Cock-flavored spit!"
 
2012-10-11 05:32:35 PM  

brap: When you hear the words "raising awareness" you know your being taken for a ride.


This

/thread

(.)(.)
 
2012-10-11 05:33:31 PM  
Technically, $0.01 is a "portion of the proceeds"

Is it a little creepy to anyone else that Breast Cancer awareness is a big business now? Lawsuits over trademarks, CEO selection scandals -

the main issue I have with it, at this point, people have worked their entire careers in organizations like Komen... if there really was a "cure" found... they are out of business. This conflict of interest is not something that should be overlooked.
 
2012-10-11 05:33:59 PM  
Yeah only suckers buy merch just because it has a pink bow and says cancer awareness or other crap on it...

demandware.edgesuite.net

Give cancer the 5 moves of doom. Gotta save the fat chicks funbags!
 
2012-10-11 05:34:27 PM  
 
2012-10-11 05:36:51 PM  
When reading this it is also important to remember that the NFL files as a non profit organization, and Commissioner Goodell will be making $20 million a yr by the fifth yr of his contract, and already makes over $10 mill
 
2012-10-11 05:43:55 PM  
that remains me, i'm farking tired of being asked for charity each and every place I patronize.

was asked for $2 twice at the movie theater. Once buying the ticket, once getting my snacks.
 
2012-10-11 05:45:11 PM  

ROBOTwHUM4NHAIR: When reading this it is also important to remember that the NFL files as a non profit organization, and Commissioner Goodell will be making $20 million a yr by the fifth yr of his contract, and already makes over $10 mill


And the only reason they are not for profit is that they attached a special provision to the 501(c)6 rules for their league to another bill back in the 60s after extensive lobbying efforts.

Fark the NFL.
 
2012-10-11 05:46:47 PM  
www.feastoffun.com
 
2012-10-11 05:47:02 PM  
I don't support the NFL because they won't pay for post-retirement medical expenses for players. I'm definitely not going to trust that anything they say goes to charity actually goes to charity.
 
2012-10-11 05:47:18 PM  
Call me cynical if you wish, but perhaps, just perhaps a major pharmaceutical company like Zeneca which manufactures Nolvadex (the world's leading breast cancer drug) has a dog in this fight. They are the same manufacturer of Agent Orange, DDT, and many other cancer inducing chemicals. See? It is win-win! Genius! Cause cancer, cure cancer and make trillions of dollars along the way.

Now if only the NFL could get Ben Roethlisberger to be the spokesman for Pink, all the planets would align.
 
2012-10-11 05:49:01 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Yeah only suckers buy merch just because it has a pink bow and says cancer awareness or other crap on it...

[demandware.edgesuite.net image 220x220]

Give cancer the 5 moves of doom. Gotta save the fat chicks funbags!


Oh, come on now, unwashed fellow, we all know that the only reason WWE is involved in this is because Linda needed some good PR for election season.
 
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