Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Pack93z  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:29:31 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 436
Applause Received: 1,205
It will be a bit strange.. but at the same time, pretty cool of the NFL to do. Especially the route in which it was brought to attention.


Quote:
There’s been a lot of pink around the league this month as part of the annual push to raise awareness for breast cancer, but penalty flags have remained yellow.

That will change this Sunday at the Meadowlands. Whenever the Dolphins or Jets run afoul of the rules, they’ll find out when a pink flag hits the turf. The NFL announced the switch on Wednesday and said it came at the suggestion of an 11-year-old boy from New Jersey.



The Letter the spurred it all.

UserPostedImage


More on it..

http://nflcommunications...ins-jets-game-on-sunday/


Quote:
Pink penalty flags will be used in Sunday’s Dolphins-Jets game — the final weekend of Breast Cancer Awareness month — at MetLife Stadium.

The idea was suggested by 11-year old Dante Cano of Marlboro, NJ, a fifth-grade student at Asher Holmes Elementary School, in a letter (right) to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Offline Formo  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:06:16 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

Joined: 8/12/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 216
Applause Received: 158
Cool.
Offline Porforis  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:54:29 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

United States
Joined: 8/22/2009(UTC)
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Applause Given: 257
Applause Received: 511
Colossally stupid. Spend all the money spent on new shoes, jerseys, banners, and now flags on cancer research and throw a few extra million dollars at it for good measure, THEN you're doing something to fight breast cancer.

EDIT:
Quick disclaimer though: I don't mean to indicate that raising awareness is useless or not a good thing, I just think that the NFL is going overboard with the awareness angle because it gets them a lot more attention than say, cutting a check for a few million dollars without tons of fanfare, and doing 1/10th of what they're doing for awareness now.
thanks Post received 5 applause.
Zero2Cool on 10/24/2012(UTC), rabidgopher04 on 10/24/2012(UTC), Wade on 10/24/2012(UTC), dhazer on 10/27/2012(UTC), Since69 on 10/27/2012(UTC)
Offline wpr  
#4 Posted : Friday, October 26, 2012 3:02:34 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,641
Applause Received: 1,852
I have a doctor friend who claims breast cancer is awash in funding for research. Other cancers are the redheaded step child. I don't think it is a bad idea to keep awareness on the front burner.
Offline Porforis  
#5 Posted : Friday, October 26, 2012 3:52:15 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

United States
Joined: 8/22/2009(UTC)
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Applause Given: 257
Applause Received: 511
People (men and women) love boobs. Thus, breast cancer gets the most attention. Yes, I've oversimplified things a bit, but there's a lot of truth to the statement as well.
Offline DakotaT  
#6 Posted : Friday, October 26, 2012 7:04:17 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 1,014
Applause Received: 2,042
I don't have a problem with all the attention given to breast cancer awareness, it is more common than cancerous brain tumors. I just choose to give my charity to children's cancer. I'm just greatful that we live in a period of time that we can successfully treat some cancers. Maybe we have other things we can spend some outrage on?
thanks Post received 1 applause.
wpr on 10/26/2012(UTC)
Offline Formo  
#7 Posted : Friday, October 26, 2012 7:42:48 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

Joined: 8/12/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 216
Applause Received: 158
I agree that Boob cancer gets too much attention, especially in the wake of my personal experience. But, instead of bitching about boob cancer's spotlight (I don't blame one bit and applaud it), I spend my time telling every guy I come across to get screened for Colon/Colo-rectal cancer. Which is why I have the tattoo I have and wear the blue rubber bracelet that says, "Ask me why I'm BLUE!"
thanks Post received 2 applause.
wpr on 10/26/2012(UTC), Wade on 10/26/2012(UTC)
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
flep (28m) : Gameday!!! Will see you all in chat later
The_Green_Ninja (4h) : Also, I'm not sure if you guys know. I'm a Memphis Tigers fan. Start looking a Riley Ferguson, QB. He is the real deal.
The_Green_Ninja (8h) : Big whoop, we have Aaron. We are going to win. H8ers.
Zero2Cool (9h) : Matthews, Burnett out; Guion, Jones doubtful
Zero2Cool (14h) : thank ya
macbob (23-Sep) : HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEVIN (yesterday...sigh...)
Zero2Cool (23-Sep) : Sam Shields has already been ruled out for Sunday's game.
Zero2Cool (23-Sep) : For Lions, Ansah is out. LBs Levy and Williams doubtful and Van Noy questionable. TE Ebron and DE Taylor questionable, too.
Zero2Cool (23-Sep) : Jimmy G sprained his AC joint
Mucky Tundra (23-Sep) : Brady is suspended and 2nd stringer Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a ACL sprain in week 2
Mucky Tundra (23-Sep) : Patriots 3rd stringer QB Jacoby Brissett injuried and needs surgery
Zero2Cool (23-Sep) : Quinten Rollins is the only NFL cornerback to play 20 or more snaps in the slot this year without allowing a catch
Porforis (23-Sep) : Cutler has better luck completing to Packers players 10+ yards downfield than Rodgers does. I say only mostly facetiously.
Smokey (23-Sep) : HELLO DAVE
The_Green_Ninja (23-Sep) : You people would think we have a QB worse than Cutler.
dyeah_gb (22-Sep) : Bench him!!!!
Porforis (22-Sep) : WE'RE TEARING EACHOTHER APART! CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT THEY'RE DOING? THIS IS JUST WHAT THE BEARS WANT!
Zero2Cool (22-Sep) : you
The_Green_Ninja (22-Sep) : **** you ****s who are losing faith in our MVP qb. Go Aaron and Go Pack Go
Zero2Cool (22-Sep) : “I know I’ve got to play better, and I will,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com.
Mucky Tundra (21-Sep) : Nearing the end of the line for Adrian?
Mucky Tundra (21-Sep) : Adrian Peterson to miss time with meniscus injury
Mucky Tundra (21-Sep) : is that a good thign?
Zero2Cool (20-Sep) : Wheel routes galore!
Zero2Cool (20-Sep) : 40 yard dash time: 4.37 seconds
Mucky Tundra (20-Sep) : that's interesting?
Zero2Cool (20-Sep) : Packers are having veteran RB C.J. Spiller in for a visit today, source said.
Zero2Cool (20-Sep) : Sure as hell hope Aaron Rodgers lights things up now.
Mucky Tundra (20-Sep) : damned if i know
Zero2Cool (20-Sep) : I bet if I cache'd it, we'd have no issues at all.
Zero2Cool (20-Sep) : I wonder how load intensive it would be if I added an auto refresh to this fan shout? Maybe refresh every 30 seconds...
Mucky Tundra (20-Sep) : *sad panda*
Zero2Cool (20-Sep) : Sucky Tundra
Mucky Tundra (20-Sep) : Goddamnit why did I pick the bears to win?
Packerchick (20-Sep) : bummer of a game the other night, but we will pick ourselves up and move on
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Road To Super Bowl LI
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 12:00 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

7h / Green Bay Packers Talk / The_Green_Ninja

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

24-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

23-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

23-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

23-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

23-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / nyrpack

22-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

22-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

22-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

22-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / The_Green_Ninja

21-Sep / Around The NFL / Smokey

21-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

21-Sep / Fantasy Sports Talk / Smokey


Packers Headlines