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(AP)   In light of referees already failing eyesight, the NFL has decided not to use pink penalty flags and pink towels at the same time, again   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 70
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2013-10-08 09:33:35 AM
I hate the pink flags, some of us are red green color blind and while on most fields it's not a problem, some of the shiatty fields it is.
 
2013-10-08 10:02:10 AM
How about penalty flags just stay yellow forever, because that's what penalty flag color is?  The whole "think pink" marketing scheme is bad enough, but let's not muck up the actual flow of the game with it.
 
2013-10-08 10:17:33 AM
Better option: replace all referees with buxom young women wearing yellow bikini tops, and...well, you get the idea.

/It is promoting breast cancer awareness, right?
//This would almost make watching Jaguars games bearable.
///Except that teams would commit multiple penalties on every play, but hey...who'd complain?
 
2013-10-08 10:30:27 AM
I'd pay good money for an HDMI filter that would turn anything pepto-bismol colored into a nice shade of grey.
 
2013-10-08 10:40:56 AM
If it gets Roger Goodell fired, I'm willing to believe and tell others that this means he is pro-breast cancer.
 
2013-10-08 10:44:41 AM
And this is why you NEVER take suggestions from an 11-year-old, NFL.
 
2013-10-08 10:46:44 AM
I kept thinking the penalty flags were challenge flags.
 
2013-10-08 10:47:10 AM
Two in the pink, one in the Schaub.
 
2013-10-08 10:50:08 AM
I think we're all well aware of breast cancer now. Time to start wearing brown to show support for colon cancer.

/no, that wasn't a Cleveland joke
//they're their own joke
 
2013-10-08 10:52:14 AM
What's a good color for brain trauma?  Wouldn't that make more sense to memorialize?
 
2013-10-08 10:52:53 AM

rjakobi: And this is why you NEVER take suggestions from an 11-year-old, NFL without thinking it all the way through

 
2013-10-08 10:53:33 AM
there should have been an "anyone" in there somewhere
 
2013-10-08 10:54:55 AM

Harv72b: Better option: replace all referees with buxom young women wearing yellow bikini tops, and...well, you get the idea.


Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.
 
2013-10-08 11:00:45 AM

factoryconnection: How about penalty flags just stay yellow forever, because that's what penalty flag color is?


You- I like you. You can come to my home and watch a game. We see things the same way.
 
2013-10-08 11:02:50 AM

swahnhennessy: I think we're all well aware of breast cancer now. Time to start wearing brown to show support for colon cancer.

/no, that wasn't a Cleveland joke
//they're their own joke


Did you know that September is prostate cancer awareness month?  The NFL apparently doesn't feel the need to an enormous production out of their charitable efforts in that area, because they've already got that demographic locked up.

All this pink BS is a farking sham.
 
2013-10-08 11:03:22 AM

Snapper Carr: Harv72b: Better option: replace all referees with buxom young women wearing yellow bikini tops, and...well, you get the idea.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.


^ This.  Supporting the Susan B. Komen foundation is pretty much supporting the Susan G. Komen foundation, and not much else.  They like to keep most of the money they collect for themselves and their employees.
 
2013-10-08 11:15:19 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Snapper Carr: Harv72b: Better option: replace all referees with buxom young women wearing yellow bikini tops, and...well, you get the idea.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

^ This.  Supporting the Susan B. Komen foundation is pretty much supporting the Susan G. Komen foundation, and not much else.  They like to keep most of the money they collect for themselves and their employees.


Is the NFL actually supporting the Komen foundation this year? Every mention of an organization I've seen watching NFL games has been to the American Cancer Society; I have yet to see or hear the Komen Foundation mentioned once during a game.
 
2013-10-08 11:15:48 AM

Snapper Carr: Harv72b: Better option: replace all referees with buxom young women wearing yellow bikini tops, and...well, you get the idea.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.


They're actually partnered up with the ACS, although I'm not sure their funding into research is much better.  I think they do more with patient care though.
 
2013-10-08 11:16:23 AM
I wish they would take the Old Yeller approach to these elderly refs and replace them with a whole new batch.
 
2013-10-08 11:16:42 AM

Gonz: factoryconnection: How about penalty flags just stay yellow forever, because that's what penalty flag color is?

You- I like you. You can come to my home and watch a game. We see things the same way.


How about they go back to white?

"NFL penalty flags were colored white until 1965, when the color was changed to yellow "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penalty_flag">http://en.wikipedia.org/w iki/Penalty_flag
 
2013-10-08 11:18:34 AM

Marcus Aurelius: I'd pay good money for an HDMI filter that would turn anything pepto-bismol colored into a nice shade of grey.


Bonus: When the Raiders play, anyone watching the screen could safely assume the team color is a sassy shade of pink!
 
2013-10-08 11:24:35 AM
I was wondering if the (unwashed) pink tops that the Falcons cheerleaders were wearing last night were going to be auctioned off.
 
2013-10-08 11:24:57 AM
But....but...that stupid little kid wrote Roger Goodell a letter, and the ginger hammer turned it into a feel-good puff piece.  Those flags cure breast cancer, y'all.  THOSE FLAGS CURE BREAST CANCER!!


I, for one, think the pink penalty flags should stick around forever.
 
2013-10-08 11:34:10 AM
Snapper Carr:

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.
 
2013-10-08 11:48:29 AM
I hate the pink NFL month.

I could deal with one week.  But the whole month is just effing annoying.  Especially as some guys phase out the pink but some guys continue it.
 
2013-10-08 11:54:44 AM
Man you guys really got upset about the pink.

Personally I barely noticed the flags. But I was paying attention to the games and not looking for something to be outraged at Goodell for, so that might explain it.

/corporations often promote charities both for publicity and maybe, just maybe, even if just a little bit, because it's a decent thing to do, Ric Romero will have more at 11
//this is, apparently, an outrage
 
2013-10-08 11:54:44 AM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Marcus Aurelius: I'd pay good money for an HDMI filter that would turn anything pepto-bismol colored into a nice shade of grey.

Bonus: When the Raiders play, anyone watching the screen could safely assume the team color is a sassy shade of pink!


Wow.  I hadn't thought of that.
 
2013-10-08 11:56:20 AM

keypusher: What's a good color for brain trauma?  Wouldn't that make more sense to memorialize?


This
 
2013-10-08 12:06:58 PM

js34603: Man you guys really got upset about the pink.

Personally I barely noticed the flags. But I was paying attention to the games and not looking for something to be outraged at Goodell for, so that might explain it.

/corporations often promote charities both for publicity and maybe, just maybe, even if just a little bit, because it's a decent thing to do, Ric Romero will have more at 11
//this is, apparently, an outrage


some of us do see flags and understand what we see, having pink towels on the field with pink flags was a mistake.
 
2013-10-08 12:08:42 PM

Yanks_RSJ: swahnhennessy: I think we're all well aware of breast cancer now. Time to start wearing brown to show support for colon cancer.

/no, that wasn't a Cleveland joke
//they're their own joke

Did you know that September is prostate cancer awareness month?  The NFL apparently doesn't feel the need to an enormous production out of their charitable efforts in that area, because they've already got that demographic locked up.


Not so, the NFL actually does a lot of marketing regarding prostate checks:
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-10-08 12:20:55 PM

js34603: Man you guys really got upset about the pink.

Personally I barely noticed the flags. But I was paying attention to the games and not looking for something to be outraged at Goodell for, so that might explain it.

/corporations often promote charities both for publicity and maybe, just maybe, even if just a little bit, because it's a decent thing to do, Ric Romero will have more at 11
//this is, apparently, an outrage


It IS an outrage because the NFL spends a ton more money promoting pink month than actually giving to charity
 
2013-10-08 12:21:25 PM
The NFL's breast cancer awareness campaign is a sham last I looked.  The foundations typically get 5-10% of the actual revenue.  All they are trying to do is sell pink merchandise because if you make something pink, women like it!  Or something.

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/62332742/
 
2013-10-08 12:23:43 PM

iggyskuz: Gonz: factoryconnection: How about penalty flags just stay yellow forever, because that's what penalty flag color is?

You- I like you. You can come to my home and watch a game. We see things the same way.

How about they go back to white?

"NFL penalty flags were colored white until 1965, when the color was changed to yellow "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penalty_flag">http://en.wikipedia.org/w iki/Penalty_flag


"White flag" is too often associated with surrender nowadays.  NFL would never switch back.

Now if they switched to a Black Flag, that would be awesome.
 
2013-10-08 12:31:48 PM
I siad it to friends of mine but I'd rather teams played one home game during October wearing pink alternate jerseys.  Don't spread it out for a month.
 
2013-10-08 12:33:14 PM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Marcus Aurelius: I'd pay good money for an HDMI filter that would turn anything pepto-bismol colored into a nice shade of grey.

Bonus: When the Raiders play, anyone watching the screen could safely assume the team color is a sassy shade of pink!


More then once, I've wondered when in the hell did the Raiders sign Bret (The Hitman) Hart.
 
2013-10-08 12:39:04 PM

TwoBeersOneCan: The NFL's breast cancer awareness campaign is a sham last I looked.  The foundations typically get 5-10% of the actual revenue.  All they are trying to do is sell pink merchandise because if you make something pink, women like it!  Or something.

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/62332742/


At least the disease they're targeting is relatively easy to self-test and has outcomes that highly benefits from early detection.

At least the awareness increase is an overall plus regardless of how little or much the NFL actually donates.
 
2013-10-08 12:40:23 PM

keypusher: What's a good color for brain trauma?  Wouldn't that make more sense to memorialize?


No different color flag.  Have them throw potatoes instead.
 
2013-10-08 12:45:04 PM

iggyskuz: How about they go back to white?


Then you run into the towel thing, although white is still better than fuchsia.
 
2013-10-08 12:51:08 PM

iggyskuz: How about they go back to white?

"NFL penalty flags were colored white until 1965, when the color was changed to yellow "


Presumably so they'd be easier to see on color television.
 
2013-10-08 12:57:54 PM

js34603: Man you guys really got upset about the pink.

Personally I barely noticed the flags. But I was paying attention to the games and not looking for something to be outraged at Goodell for, so that might explain it


It was considerably more confusing in person than it probably was on TV.
 
2013-10-08 12:59:08 PM

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Snapper Carr: Harv72b: Better option: replace all referees with buxom young women wearing yellow bikini tops, and...well, you get the idea.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

They're actually partnered up with the ACS, although I'm not sure their funding into research is much better.  I think they do more with patient care though.


The Komen foundation must have something to do with it, though; they've made it clear in their litigating position that they consider the color pink, the month of October and the word "cure" to be their intellectual property.
 
2013-10-08 01:01:09 PM
Go back to yellow, trim with some pink and slap a ribbon on there, game over
 
2013-10-08 01:03:17 PM

Theaetetus: Not so, the NFL actually does a lot of marketing regarding prostate checks:


"everything looks good here!"

watercoolersportsnetwork.com
 
2013-10-08 01:05:05 PM

rcantley: Snapper Carr:

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.


I wonder how much the Susan G. Komen foundation pays the NFL for this.
 
2013-10-08 01:08:13 PM

js34603: Man you guys really got upset about the pink.

Personally I barely noticed the flags. But I was paying attention to the games and not looking for something to be outraged at Goodell for, so that might explain it.

/corporations often promote charities both for publicity and maybe, just maybe, even if just a little bit, because it's a decent thing to do, Ric Romero will have more at 11
//this is, apparently, an outrage


Well if you had watched the games you would have noticed there were numerous times there was confusion because some lost a towel and people thought a flag had been thrown.  To the point the refs huddled up a couple times to see which one had thrown the flag to find out no one had.  It really didnt have anything to do with the color it was just a really bad idea to have matching towels and flags.
 
2013-10-08 01:12:44 PM

derpy: rcantley: Snapper Carr:

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

Best idea: Ditch the Susan G. Komen foundation and partner up with an organization that spends more than 15% of its donations on research.

I wonder how much the Susan G. Komen foundation pays the NFL for this.


Its actually the taxpayer fynding the NFL for this, as the games are treated as charitable donations.
 
2013-10-08 01:12:59 PM

Deneb81: TwoBeersOneCan: The NFL's breast cancer awareness campaign is a sham last I looked.  The foundations typically get 5-10% of the actual revenue.  All they are trying to do is sell pink merchandise because if you make something pink, women like it!  Or something.

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/62332742/

At least the disease they're targeting is relatively easy to self-test and has outcomes that highly benefits from early detection.

At least the awareness increase is an overall plus regardless of how little or much the NFL actually donates.


Throwing a token sum of money at a problem and "raising awareness" is not necessarily beneficial. Well, it is to the NFL and its corporate partners.
 
2013-10-08 01:25:15 PM

Yanks_RSJ: iggyskuz: How about they go back to white?

"NFL penalty flags were colored white until 1965, when the color was changed to yellow "

Presumably so they'd be easier to see on color television.


Not to mention games played in a snowstorm.
 
2013-10-08 01:27:45 PM
And seriously, who the fark isn't aware of breast cancer by now
 
2013-10-08 01:29:28 PM
They should have kept the referees' penalty flags the same color, and switched the coaches' challenge flags to pink, so signify what whiny little girls they are when they use them.
 
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