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#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:29:31 PM(UTC)
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.

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.


More on it..


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.
#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:06:16 PM(UTC)
#3 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:54:29 PM(UTC)
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.

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.
#4 Posted : Friday, October 26, 2012 3:02:34 PM(UTC)
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.
#5 Posted : Friday, October 26, 2012 3:52:15 PM(UTC)
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.
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#6 Posted : Friday, October 26, 2012 7:04:17 PM(UTC)
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?
#7 Posted : Friday, October 26, 2012 7:42:48 PM(UTC)
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!"
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