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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 24
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2013-10-08 10:54:55 AM
4 votes:

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 10:52:14 AM
3 votes:
What's a good color for brain trauma?  Wouldn't that make more sense to memorialize?
2013-10-08 10:17:33 AM
3 votes:
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 10:02:10 AM
3 votes:
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 12:59:08 PM
2 votes:

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 12:20:55 PM
2 votes:

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 11:34:10 AM
2 votes:
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 11:03:22 AM
2 votes:

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 11:02:50 AM
2 votes:

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.
2013-10-09 05:35:53 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-10-08 09:11:26 PM
1 votes:

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 01:27:45 PM
1 votes:
And seriously, who the fark isn't aware of breast cancer by now
2013-10-08 01:12:59 PM
1 votes:

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 01:12:44 PM
1 votes:

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 01:08:13 PM
1 votes:

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 01:03:17 PM
1 votes:

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


"everything looks good here!"

watercoolersportsnetwork.com
2013-10-08 01:01:09 PM
1 votes:
Go back to yellow, trim with some pink and slap a ribbon on there, game over
2013-10-08 12:40:23 PM
1 votes:

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 12:06:58 PM
1 votes:

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 11:56:20 AM
1 votes:

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


This
2013-10-08 11:16:42 AM
1 votes:

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 10:50:08 AM
1 votes:
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 10:46:44 AM
1 votes:
I kept thinking the penalty flags were challenge flags.
2013-10-08 10:44:41 AM
1 votes:
And this is why you NEVER take suggestions from an 11-year-old, NFL.
 
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