The NFL went pink yesterday, and nothing could have been more masculine. In a bid to promote October as breast cancer awareness month, each NFL team showcased it's breast cancer awareness pride by wearing pink on the fields.
A classy move by the NFL, no doubt. Players were sporting pink in all kinds of places yesterday; pink arm bands, pink cleats, pink gloves, pink rimmed hats, pink towels and hot pink breast cancer ribbons which were abound yesterday on the gridirons all over this country. Even the referee's, the black and white judges of the game, joined in the wearing of the pink. For something that looked so out of place to be as perfect as it was, was truly a great feat. At first glance, one might have thought, "Is Tom Brady really wearing pink cleats?" "Does Randy Moss have on hot pink gloves?" After the mind does a complete double take, one realizes that it's all to promote awareness for a worthy cause.
And how well the pink played out on the fields yesterday. Splattered here and there, it popped in silent tribute to the warriors who battle this terrible disease. And for an afternoon, I was constantly reminded what the wearing of the pink meant. I say, what a classy way to show support for the mothers, sisters, daughters, wives and friends who have been touched by breast cancer.
According to The New York Times, the pink cleats idea began with Carolina's DeAngelo Williams, whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Her three sisters died from the disease.
"Her detecting it early was the reason she was able to pull through it,” Williams said.
To me there's nothing sexier than a man who proudly wears pink.
You had to know I couldn't get through an entire football post without a picture of THE TOMMY now, didn't ya?