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(New York Daily News)   NFL fines Bears Brandon Marshall $10,500 for wearing green shoes in honor of mental health awareness. That's just crazy   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Brandon Marshall, Marshall Fine, NFL, mental health awareness, wide receiver, New York Giants, shoes, Chicago Bears  
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1044 clicks; posted to Sports » on 17 Oct 2013 at 10:32 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-17 01:56:58 PM  
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Dr. Kefarkian: Maybe I missed the joke, but I think that "A League of Denial" is about all the NFL wants to do with mental illnesses for quite some time.

Second, I recently became aware that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month.  Anybody notice any type of ribbons or banners or walks or any type of shiat for this?  I thought it might be relevant to the NFL's interests since a staggering amount of people on the field at any given point in time are susceptible to prostate cancer.

But that's just me ... or maybe I missed the joke ... I dunno

And if you think this fine is unreasonable, check out Ndomakong Suh'shiat on Brandon Weeden: nd amukong-suhs-hit-on-brandon-weeden

He's 35k lighter for that.  Let that sink in for a minute ...

This game is becoming a joke, and we're the punchline.

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2013-10-17 01:12:02 PM  
2 votes:

UNC_Samurai: Beeblebrox: Super Chronic: What does green have to do with mental illness?

What does pink have to do with cancer?

It wasn't even pink to begin with; it was peach.

"Think before you pink" was not the website I expected when I clicked on it. I figured it was a pre-marital sex awareness site.
2013-10-17 09:01:50 AM  
2 votes:
NFL policy: Wear all the pink you want, but wear green and.....
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2013-10-17 03:40:10 PM  
1 vote:

mikaloyd: How very dare they sell merchandise and give 8% to cancer research. Lets put an end to this now!

I agree that any amount given to charity is good, but I wish they'd stop calling it "awareness" since I think anyone who has eyes or ears and hasn't been living in a dungeon for 2 decades has heard of breast cancer by now.
2013-10-17 01:48:25 PM  
1 vote:

lennavan: The reason the NFL can't allow his green shoes is because otherwise it would set a precedent that shifts the NFL towards being like NASCAR.  You nit pick about the little shiat to start because one dude wearing green shoes for a great cause might become 20 dudes wearing pants.

Brandon Marshall gets a lot of good exposure here in Chicago, he gives an entertaining press conference/interview.  He has an easy platform to get his message out on mental health awareness without wearing green shoes during the game.

Meh - with the mix and match pink pink crap and throwback uniforms it already looks like nascar.
2013-10-17 01:02:07 PM  
1 vote:

Electromax: See, now thanks to Marshall we both learned something!

You might say we even gained... awareness. Thanks, NFL, for fining Marshall; otherwise there'd have been no Fark thread and I wouldn't have noticed!
2013-10-17 11:16:53 AM  
1 vote:

scottydoesntknow: "Football is my platform not my purpose.

That worked out really well for Tebow...
2013-10-17 10:53:50 AM  
1 vote:

Serious Black: Because the NFL signed off on breast cancer awareness but not mental illness awareness?

Yes, because the corporate sponsors can only sell pink merchandise if EVERYONE on the field is wearing it.
2013-10-17 09:22:29 AM  
1 vote:
Wow, I can't imagine that the NFL could be against mental health awareness for some reason
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