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getting around the "team cleat" color rule


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couldn't help but notice yesterday and tonight that some players on the remaining white-cleated teams in the NFL are wearing predominantly black, pink-accented cleats...

i know that was a mouthful, but it was interesting yesterday to see members of the broncos, and patriots tonight, wearing cleats that are predominantly black with traces of pink. some broncos actually used black ankle tape over their pink cleats creating a bizarre black and pink spat look, while also violating the white-cleat-team designation. the patriots actually look good in black cleats.. its the first time i've seen them in black shoes, save their AFL throwbacks last season.

on the flip side some members of the giants looked TERRIBLE in pink and predominantly WHITE cleats last night.

there's way too much pink, and we have 4 more weekends of this in october.

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I don't want to get on my soap box again about this breast cancer thing. It's just stupid.

But at the Steelers-Bucs game last weekend, I found it interesting a few players, Mike Wallace namely, was wearing bright yellow cleats for the pregame. I thought, he's either gonna have to change them or he'll get fined.

When he came on for the game he had the regular black and white ones on.

I don't get why the NFL has a stick up their ass about cool colors for cleats.

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I don't want to get on my soap box again about this breast cancer thing. It's just stupid.

But at the Steelers-Bucs game last weekend, I found it interesting a few players, Mike Wallace namely, was wearing bright yellow cleats for the pregame. I thought, he's either gonna have to change them or he'll get fined.

When he came on for the game he had the regular black and white ones on.

I don't get why the NFL has a stick up their ass about cool colors for cleats.

I hate to agree with him, because it makes me sound like an uncaring person, which I am not. The pink appendix to professional sports uniforms is, indeed, out of place. No one wants anyone to suffer from any form of cancer, however the pink thing really needs to go.

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I don't mind pink in general, but what bothers me is all the attention breast cancer gets. There are a LOT of types of cancer, and breast cancer's visibility is actually screwing over funding for every other kind of cancer.

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I don't mind pink in general, but what bothers me is all the attention breast cancer gets. There are a LOT of types of cancer, and breast cancer's visibility is actually screwing over funding for every other kind of cancer.

Yes, I pointed this out in another thread.

The leader cause of cancer related deaths in men is from prostate cancer which affects nearly the same amount of people as breast cancer.

To me this is just more pandering to groups to gain attention and viewers for the NFL. Same thing with the freaking latin day/week/month with signs and logos all over the place.

Someone in another thread said most NFL people are men, and men know the risks etc. about prostate cancer. I think that's wrong. I think they should do more awareness for a cancer that is killing their main group of fans and ticket holders, and their entire corps of coaches and players, men. Not all men know about the dangers and testing for prostate cancer, and showing support for this would be much better.

Aside from that, I'd much rather see a general cancer awareness effort. This emphasis on just one type of cancer is stupid enough, but the fact that is is breast cancer in a male sport is just odd.

They shouldn't pander to one group of anything. This is absolutley stupid. It's just marketing I guess since pink is the only color that all teams can wear and it will stand out.

I love my mother, grandmother, sister, etc. But alot of other cancers kill, and alot more awareness should be raised for general cancer research. Not just one type. This bothers me every freaking year. Yes it's great they are doing something good today, but it isn't logical in the scheme of things.

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Wearing pink accented gear is the dumbest thing the NFL has come up with since I started watching football. It looks like such trash. For one weekend I think it's barely tolerable, but this is a four week thing? We have to see this mismatched crap for a whole month? The money that the NFL spends on pink gear for their players to wear should just go to the organizations that they are supporting in the first place. Pink gloves, chinstraps, cleats, and sweatbands is just ridiculous. Wear a small pink ribbon and rep the week on TV and in advertising as much as you can, but don't destroy the aesthetics of the game for a fourth of the season for anything, let alone breast cancer. I mean, really? Pink accented players gear is acceptable in a league where they fine you for towel width and sock length? I guess I just don't understand the logic of that.

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I don't mind pink in general, but what bothers me is all the attention breast cancer gets. There are a LOT of types of cancer, and breast cancer's visibility is actually screwing over funding for every other kind of cancer.

I said this last year when the Illnois men's basketball team wore pink uniforms last year and was accused of hating women. My point was that if the men's basketball team was going to wear special uniforms for cancer awareness, they should either wear baby blue uniforms (prostate cancer) or something like Livestrong themed uniforms. That way it would bring attention to all types of cancer.

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