Monday, October 5, 2009

Proud To Be Pink

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?


Scope said...

Pittsburgh even had pink "Terrible Towels". It was very nice to see. And as I understand it, some teams will be doing it next week as well.

The Dental Maven said...

The loser-ass Redskins are selling pink Jerseys. Guess I should be thankful they got the memo.

The Peach Tart said...

I think this is fabulous. Way to go NFL and all you manly guys.

Scandalous Housewife said...

How am I supposed to look at his cleats with his tight ass all up in my grill?

SkylersDad said...

The honored some survivors at half time yesterday in Denver, it was great!

Scott Oglesby said...

Since my mother died of complications from breast cancer this has always been close to my heart. I did the walk two years while living in Florida and I was literally awe inspired by the people. I’ve always been an athlete, competing in sports, lifting weights, running, swimming, etc… It was a 3 day, 60 mile walk. By the end of the second day, I wanted to cry. And there were 50-60 year old people (mostly women) just trotting along without a care in the world. I don’t even know how I completed the thing. I know it sounds corny, but I found out how powerful the human heart is. It was seriously amazing.

BeckEye said...

Yes, it's all very nice. But you neglected to mention the best quote of yesterday:

"Tom Brady, if you're listening, take off the skirt and put on some slacks. Toughen up." - Rodney Harrison

LOVE. :)

Anonymous said...

That is soooo cool. It really does take a real man, who is comforatble in his own skin, to shrug off his manly avoidance of pink, all for a good cause.

Kudos NFL!!

Great post!

Elenka said...

Great post, Candy. I was thoroughly unaware of this.

Knucklehead said...

And boy, is pink the right color for Brady or what? Crying to the ref for a roughing the passer call because someone bumped into him? He should be ashamed. If you can cry to the official, you haven't been "roughed".

Take off the skirt, Tom. Put on the big boy pants.

Good cause, though, and a great post, Candy.