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The hypocrites who run the NFL

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bodie_Broadus, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    Breast Cancer = good

    Mental Health Awarness = bad.


    What a crock of shit, the NFL should rescind this fine. Good for Marshall for matching the fine with a donation. Pink would have been fine because the NFL cares about breast cancer, but doesn't give a shit about mental health awareness.
  2. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    They don't want anyone to know only crazy people play football.
  3. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    YF will be here in a minute saying this is a great fine which should have been more.
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    If mental health awareness advocates want a billion dollar industry to support their cause, they should petition that industry to do so.

    Until then, charities that go through the front door to access the industry's employees should be protected.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The reason the NFL fined him for the display is because they don't want any random Hooch.com site or something like that to show up on someone's cleats, not because the NFL pisses on someone with mental-health issues.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I was sure this was about people who love Richard Sherman and hate Johnny Manziel.
  7. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    What does that even mean?

    What do either have to do with Brandon Marshall getting fined?
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    You and TigerVols both got this one right. There is nothing hypocritical about it at all. The NFL made a choice to support breast cancer awareness and as always, the league makes the call on what is acceptable for a player to wear on the field. Players have been fighting this stuff as long as I can remember, but it's not going to change, in part because of your point. The league is going to control its image as much as possible to maximize profits.

    Now if you want to criticize the league for what causes it chooses and which it ignores, that's absolutely fair. Somebody pointed out on another thread that it's very convenient that the league just happens to support breast cancer awareness as it tries to find new ways to market itself to women.
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    LTL's point

    Bodie's head.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Peyton Manning wasn't allowed to wear high-tops when Johnny Unitas died, so this should not come as any sort of surprise.
  11. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    Anything to disagree with me.

    Anyone else posts this, people agree.
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    No, they really wouldn't.

    The NFL has made the corporate decision to make a big deal out of breast cancer awareness month. They are making all the pink crap a part of the uniform this month.

    Anyone wearing anything else that is not a part of the official uniform guidelines is getting fined. It doesn't matter how well-intentioned it is.

    I'll tip my cap to Brandon Marshall for doing this (a) knowing he would get fined, and (b) knowing that fine would draw more attention to his cause. But it's not hypocritical of the NFL. Wear anything other than the officially sanctioned gear and you're going to get fined. The pink crap is sanctioned.
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