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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 01:30:33 PM  

LucklessWonder: And seriously, who the fark isn't aware of breast cancer by now


Every Cheerleader Shot this weekend enforced my awareness of BREAST(s) CANCER
 
2013-10-08 01:33:33 PM  
They're going back to the yellow flags for Penis Cancer Awareness.
 
2013-10-08 01:34:09 PM  
Good news, problem solved: http://news.yahoo.com/the-breast-cancer-shot--cleveland-doctor-develo p s-a-vaccine-113000843.html

We can go back to the non-pink uniforms.  Nice work folks.
 
2013-10-08 01:34:15 PM  

Super Chronic: 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.


I know they've gone to extremes in trying to protect "for the sure," especially against some smaller organizations, but I'm not aware of the color pink or October thing.  At least according to their wiki page, that's where their litigation has been focused.
 
2013-10-08 01:48:05 PM  

buckeyebrain: 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.


Which has happened more than a few times.
 
2013-10-08 02:00:40 PM  

ElwoodCuse: 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.


Except when awareness can actually positively affect patient outcomes.

I'm not saying the NFL is doing this out if the goodness of their heart. I'm saying regardless of WHY they're doing it, the awareness alone is a positive.

ESPECIALLY because for this specific medical condition awareness and self-testing has such a strong correlation to increased positive outcomes.
 
2013-10-08 02:13:49 PM  
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.

It is my understanding that they are one of the more credible charities around, with a four star rating from Charity Navigator, Link which is their highest rating.

Since the CEO of the Susan G Komen foundation, Nancy Brinker, came out a couple of years ago against Planned Parenthood, the liberal part of the news media has been on a mission to smear her and discredit her organization. But like FOX NEWS from the other side, they are long on accusations and woefully short on facts. If you could provide me some links to back up what you say, I would appreciate it. I am aware that as CEO she rakes in close to 700k a year, and as the head of a charity would have almost all of her expenses (she has champagne tastes and goes first class all the way) paid by them.
 
2013-10-08 03:21:28 PM  

LucklessWonder: And seriously, who the fark isn't aware of breast cancer by now


I wasn't. And then one time I saw the color pink, and I was like "oh yeah, breast cancer exists." So now I'm aware.

/true story, bro
 
2013-10-08 03:33:44 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Super Chronic: 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.

I know they've gone to extremes in trying to protect "for the sure," especially against some smaller organizations, but I'm not aware of the color pink or October thing.  At least according to their wiki page, that's where their litigation has been focused.


I'm just waiting for them to sue this guy

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-08 03:38:38 PM  

ariseatex: 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.


Well, the NFL does want you to buy a Six Pack and have a TV Party. Maybe that would help the league Rise Above... at least until the owners started saying Gimme Gimme Gimme. But even then, fans of certain teams would be Thirsty and Miserable, living a Life of Pain.

//I'll quit now. No More.
 
2013-10-08 04:11:20 PM  
Anyone else see the commercial about the woman who said she checked herself after watching a Jets game and think "The Jets were so bad they gave her cancer"?
 
2013-10-08 04:40:49 PM  

SuperChuck: Anyone else see the commercial about the woman who said she checked herself after watching a Jets game and think "The Jets were so bad they gave her cancer"?


I feel like lung cancer or melanoma might be bigger issues for Jets fans.
 
2013-10-08 09:11:26 PM  

ElwoodCuse: 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.


I'm sure there are causes that would really benefit from "raised awareness", but breast cancer is not one of them. Breast cancer does not need "awareness"; people are already aware of breast cancer. What it needs is "raised money".
 
2013-10-08 09:30:48 PM  

varmitydog: 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.

It is my understanding that they are one of the more credible charities around, with a four star rating from Charity Navigator, Link which is their highest rating.

Since the CEO of the Susan G Komen foundation, Nancy Brinker, came out a couple of years ago against Planned Parenthood, the liberal part of the news media has been on a mission to smear her and discredit her organization. But like FOX NEWS from the other side, they are long on accusations and woefully short on facts. If you could provide me some links to back up what you say, I would appreciate it. I am aware that as CEO she rakes in close to 700k a year, and as the head of a charity would have almost all of her expenses (she has champagne tastes and goes first class all the way) paid by them.


The Komen Foundation's shortcomings are numerous, well-known and documented.  Only one of these issues - Brinker's shenanigans - are political in nature and you're the one that's bringing it up and tacking on rhetoric about liberal media.

The tabs across the top of the page are well-labeled; I suggest you move over a couple of notches to "Politics" and take your rhetoric there.

In other words, don't bring your shiat into the Sports Tab and ruin the one last nice part of Fark.
 
2013-10-08 10:17:02 PM  
UNC_Samurai: The Komen Foundation's shortcomings are numerous, well-known and documented. Only one of these issues - Brinker's shenanigans - are political in nature and you're the one that's bringing it up and tacking on rhetoric about liberal media.

It doesn't appear that way to me. The way it looks to me is that Brinker decided to get political by refusing to support planned parenthood because of her pro life views and the pro choice people went into political combat mode and caused all these "shortcomings". She is a political novice and the pro choice people have a lifetime of experience at making folks look bad by dirty tricks. This is a woman who was basically a cancer crusader VOLUNTEER for decades, built this organization from the ground up and has followed every ethical safeguard her entire career. And then all of the sudden she's this supposed criminal--right after she messes with the pro abortion people. Yeah, right. For example, the 15% to research labs (cited several times above) was 30% for years until the pro choice people started their smear campaign against it, then with the reduced funding the foundation decided to keep supporting screening instead of funding the research labs. But it makes a great soundbite to leave the rest of the story out of it, and go with "only 15%! The biatch is a criminal".

The tabs across the top of the page are well-labeled; I suggest you move over a couple of notches to "Politics" and take your rhetoric there. In other words, don't bring your shiat into the Sports Tab and ruin the one last nice part of Fark.

Goodness gracious, you want to banish me to the politics tab just for asking questions? Did you take a job with homeland security or something?
 
2013-10-08 11:10:41 PM  

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

"everything looks good here!"

[watercoolersportsnetwork.com image 610x487]


Oh fark, that buttfumble is going to provide comedy for longer than I will be alive.
 
2013-10-09 04:05:19 AM  

skinink: They're going back to the yellow flags for Penis Cancer Awareness.


They should throw dildos instead of flags.
 
2013-10-09 05:35:53 AM  
Good. Now get rid of the rest of the campaign. The league forces a bunch of professional gladiators to wear the gayest looking outfits in the history of sports in order to help raise awareness for breast cancer? Seriously? Awareness? It is literally true that there is not a single person older than fifteen in this country that isn't aware that breast cancer is a thing. Pink clashes with all 32 team uniforms. It looks bad enough even with Seattle, who already has bright teal. Seeing pink on the Cleveland drab brown made me want to vomit.
 
2013-10-09 08:27:41 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.


And that's how zombie porn is made.
 
2013-10-09 01:37:39 PM  

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.


There's this thing that was invented about 15 years ago called "google".  On it, you could actually look up these things called "facts" which would show that what you're saying is actually completely wrong.

Charity Navigator:  http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=45 0 9#.UlWTG1DbP2c - rated 4 stars of possible 4, spends only 6.5% of its revenue on administrative expenses (i.e., money for "themselves and their employees").  More than 80% of the money they collect goes to funding actual programs.
 
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