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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 50
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2012-10-11 03:13:52 PM
10 votes:
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 04:55:30 PM
5 votes:
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 05:12:59 PM
4 votes:
You don't need more stuff, people. Just donate directly to the charity.
2012-10-11 04:43:21 PM
4 votes:
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 03:38:51 PM
4 votes:
The only thing surprising about that is that the amount they donate is as high as $6.49.
2012-10-11 05:49:32 PM
3 votes:
narocinema.com

Check it out, yo.
2012-10-11 05:15:10 PM
3 votes:
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 04:55:52 PM
3 votes:
The NFL is corrupt?
They're lining their pockets wtih money meant for charities?
Color me shocked.
2012-10-11 03:28:57 PM
3 votes:

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 07:37:23 PM
2 votes:
awesome. more pics of smoking hot tail i'll never get within 10 miles of. thanks for reminding me i'm a loser.

/at least i don't piss my life away watching pro sports
2012-10-11 07:01:59 PM
2 votes:

I may have mentioned this...

dasoapboxchronicles.files.wordpress.com

ORGANIZED CHARITIES ARE LARGELY BULLshiat.
2012-10-11 06:17:32 PM
2 votes:
The public should tell Congress to pass a law that requires all charities to clearly indicate what amount of monies collected go to the charitable organization and how much the collectors keep. The must include political candidates, chiefs of police organizations and religious organizations. (Sorry Sally Struthers).
2012-10-11 06:05:42 PM
2 votes:

Osomatic: 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.


That, and it's sort of shiatting on all of the guys out there that have male-only diseases. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is in September, but the league doesn't do anything for it, even though the vast majority of people involved with the NFL (fans, players, employees) are men.

There are institutions out there that are, for better or for worse, distinctly male-oriented. I'm not saying women should be shoved in a kitchen, but do we have to have women's issues brought into football? Does the US National Women's Soccer Team have a campaign for Saving the Nuts? Does Oprah do a bunch of work to raise awareness of genetic diseases (most of which impact males at a higher rate)? No, because they're women, and men allow women to have their own stuff without modifying it to appeal to us. Even Lance Armstrong (personal issues notwithstanding), who had testicular cancer, has made his foundation about treating all cancers and living well.

We get it: women need to have regular checkups on their breasts. It's like anything else in the body. If you're female and still don't realize this after all of the publicity on the issue, you deserve what your ignorance earns you.

If someone had gone up to Johnny Unitas and told him he was going to wear pink-accented gear for all of the games in October, he might have very well ripped the person's windpipe out of their neck and farked it until they suffocated. And that's okay with me.
2012-10-11 05:49:01 PM
2 votes:
the NFL in pick cleats is unwatchable.
2012-10-11 05:47:18 PM
2 votes:
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 05:09:21 PM
2 votes:

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 04:56:50 PM
2 votes:

vudukungfu: Color me shocked.


Would pink work?
2012-10-11 03:50:08 PM
2 votes:
Pinkwashing. It's a thing.
2012-10-11 03:44:52 PM
2 votes:

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 09:09:26 PM
1 votes:

MAYORBOB: bmr68: http://www.charitynavigator.org/

I had posted that link about 11 comments before yours. But most people don't read every comment and referral to that site bears repeating.


Great site to check out charities
2012-10-11 08:59:58 PM
1 votes:

bmr68: http://www.charitynavigator.org/


I had posted that link about 11 comments before yours. But most people don't read every comment and referral to that site bears repeating.
2012-10-11 08:51:59 PM
1 votes:
(Sigh!) Just another of the seemingly endless ways those with major bucks find to swindle those with fewer bucks out of their hard earned cash, legally.

You need to check up on charities before donating to them because some actually keep 80% of the money for 'operating costs'. There's a website somewhere that displays all of that type of information for you on the major charities, but I don't recall the name.

Just remember, these billionaire owners of sports teams did not get rich by making their money in an open, honest and fair way. People that do that are called peons and make up the middle and lower classes.

Kind of like serfs centuries ago.
2012-10-11 07:21:25 PM
1 votes:

elchupacabra: Osomatic: elchupacabra:

Well, problem is that football has been given a bad rep as some sort of misogynist sport. You know, the whole "Wife Beating skyrockets during Super Bowl" propaganda lie, et al. Football is reaching out to try to eliminate that, or at least prevent it from getting traction.

Well yes, that particular thing is a lie, but it doesn't change the fact that they've had an image issue with a number of the players and the way they've treated women *and gotten away with it*. The NFL and the Steelers management are more than willing to pretend Roethlisberger didn't rape anyone as long as he can still throw the ball real good, even though the investigation was a joke.

Ironically, this is the same NFL and team owners who would desperately like to pretend that those same players don't exist as soon as they've stopped playing.

Yeah, the good old "Celebrity Immunity" problem. I'm more thinking along the lines of "Football breeds misogyny among viewers and should not be seen by anyone", but that doesn't help their case either, does it?


You know, what is it with the word "misogyny"? For all of the sexist assholes I've seen or heard of in my life, I've never found one that genuinely hated women.

Thought of them as lesser, misunderstood them, were dicks to everyone (including women)... yes.

Blaming all of the problems of the world on women and acting like we don't need them anymore? No.

Misandry is probably far more prevalent and ignored.
2012-10-11 07:18:14 PM
1 votes:
www.trbimg.com
2012-10-11 07:12:50 PM
1 votes:
Know you charities before you donate. All charities have a public disclosure statement that shows how much of that donation actually makes it to the intended cause. Some of the more popular causes are sinking up to 40% of each dollar just into advertising fees. You don't even want to know what part goes into staffing, consultation, and management fees.
2012-10-11 07:12:46 PM
1 votes:

elchupacabra: Marine1: Osomatic:

That, and it's sort of shiatting on all of the guys out there that have male-only diseases. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is in September, but the league doesn't do anything for it, even though the vast majority of people involved with the NFL (fans, players, employees) are men.

There are institutions out there that are, for better or for worse, distinctly male-oriented. I'm not saying women should be shoved in a kitchen, but do we have to have women's issues brought into football?

Well, problem is that football has been given a bad rep as some sort of misogynist sport. You know, the whole "Wife Beating skyrockets during Super Bowl" propaganda lie, et al. Football is reaching out to try to eliminate that, or at least prevent it from getting traction.


Well, God forbid maybe they kick players out found guilty of domestic violence.
2012-10-11 06:39:47 PM
1 votes:
Barbara Ehrenreich wrote a long article about how major corporations love breast cancer "awareness" because it is a major profit booster. She was roundly excoriated (in the article, too) for not acting like a "survivor."

In other words, companies have successfully made breast cancer a badge of honor.
2012-10-11 06:31:57 PM
1 votes:
I dislike professional sports because it really is all about the money. They rake in massive amounts of money from the fans and in the end a small number of rich folks get richer. I don't get why so many people buy into it.
2012-10-11 06:22:52 PM
1 votes:
This is an even bigger scam than Girl Scout Cookies.

/i think i'll burn everything i own that's pink
//then i'll wear brown and yellow for the month
2012-10-11 06:22:41 PM
1 votes:

6655321: The public should tell Congress to pass a law that requires all charities to clearly indicate what amount of monies collected go to the charitable organization and how much the collectors keep. The must include political candidates, chiefs of police organizations and religious organizations. (Sorry Sally Struthers).


Those laws already exsist, All 501(c)(3) registered non-profits are required to file that info with the IRS and it's publicly available. Problem is people are too laxy or ignorant to look it up and pay more attention to the shiny lights.
2012-10-11 05:51:24 PM
1 votes:

99.998er: 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.


Ben Roethlisberger for RAINN would be the ultimate charity troll.
2012-10-11 05:49:01 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-11 05:47:02 PM
1 votes:
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 05:45:11 PM
1 votes:

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 05:43:55 PM
1 votes:
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 05:36:51 PM
1 votes:
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 05:34:27 PM
1 votes:
2012-10-11 05:33:59 PM
1 votes:
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 05:33:31 PM
1 votes:
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 05:28:20 PM
1 votes:
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 05:26:35 PM
1 votes:

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 05:10:04 PM
1 votes:
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 05:08:29 PM
1 votes:
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 05:08:00 PM
1 votes:
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 05:03:56 PM
1 votes:
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 05:02:53 PM
1 votes:
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 05:00:45 PM
1 votes:
charities are scams? I am shocked...just, shocked
2012-10-11 05:00:01 PM
1 votes:
sweetmelissa31: So they wear pink in lieu of actually being useful.

I wear pink while praying, making me twice as useful.
2012-10-11 04:59:15 PM
1 votes:
Here's what your clean conscience costs you and breast cancer victims:

Link
2012-10-11 04:04:29 PM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
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