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Anybody else think the Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleaders' sexed up military-themed uniforms were offensive and disrespectful today? Even if they weren't specific replicas, I've always thought service uniforms were pretty serious business, not to be played around with. It just seems like something you'd see at a strip club, where decorum and respect don't matter. And shouldn't any observances or nods to 9/11 be somber and reverent? To me, it feels wrong to have a playful or sexy element involved in it.

Agreed, it was distasteful.

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Anybody else think the Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleaders' sexed up military-themed uniforms were offensive and disrespectful today? Even if they weren't specific replicas, I've always thought service uniforms were pretty serious business, not to be played around with. It just seems like something you'd see at a strip club, where decorum and respect don't matter. And shouldn't any observances or nods to 9/11 be somber and reverent? To me, it feels wrong to have a playful or sexy element involved in it.

Agreed, it was distasteful.

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Why do some people specifically choose this moment to criticize what a bunch of cheerleaders are wearing but will undoubtably ignore them the rest of the year? This seems more like a little bit of unnecessary pandering of so called American values thats trying to come across as being patriotic. If they wore these same outfits two or three weeks from now then you would have no problem with it. Seriously, I don't see anything wrong with this. Are they supposed to wear burkas instead? Oh that makes sense, lets impose the same restrictive morals that we are trying to eradicate in this world; sounds like a grand idea!!!

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Anybody else think the Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleaders' sexed up military-themed uniforms were offensive and disrespectful today? Even if they weren't specific replicas, I've always thought service uniforms were pretty serious business, not to be played around with. It just seems like something you'd see at a strip club, where decorum and respect don't matter. And shouldn't any observances or nods to 9/11 be somber and reverent? To me, it feels wrong to have a playful or sexy element involved in it.

Agreed, it was distasteful.

Pics?

Why do some people specifically choose this moment to criticize what a bunch of cheerleaders are wearing but will undoubtably ignore them the rest of the year? This seems more like a little bit of unnecessary pandering of so called American values thats trying to come across as being patriotic. If they wore these same outfits two or three weeks from now then you would have no problem with it. Seriously, I don't see anything wrong with this. Are they supposed to wear burkas instead? Oh that makes sense, lets impose the same restrictive morals that we are trying to eradicate in this world; sounds like a grand idea!!!

And that is realated to what I posted because...?

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Anybody else think the Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleaders' sexed up military-themed uniforms were offensive and disrespectful today? Even if they weren't specific replicas, I've always thought service uniforms were pretty serious business, not to be played around with. It just seems like something you'd see at a strip club, where decorum and respect don't matter. And shouldn't any observances or nods to 9/11 be somber and reverent? To me, it feels wrong to have a playful or sexy element involved in it.

Agreed, it was distasteful.

Pics?

Why do some people specifically choose this moment to criticize what a bunch of cheerleaders are wearing but will undoubtably ignore them the rest of the year? This seems more like a little bit of unnecessary pandering of so called American values thats trying to come across as being patriotic. If they wore these same outfits two or three weeks from now then you would have no problem with it. Seriously, I don't see anything wrong with this. Are they supposed to wear burkas instead? Oh that makes sense, lets impose the same restrictive morals that we are trying to eradicate in this world; sounds like a grand idea!!!

And that is realated to what I posted because...?

...to the two posts before you. Sorry if you feel like you were dragged into the mix. It was not my intention. my bad.

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Anybody else think the Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleaders' sexed up military-themed uniforms were offensive and disrespectful today? Even if they weren't specific replicas, I've always thought service uniforms were pretty serious business, not to be played around with. It just seems like something you'd see at a strip club, where decorum and respect don't matter. And shouldn't any observances or nods to 9/11 be somber and reverent? To me, it feels wrong to have a playful or sexy element involved in it.

Agreed, it was distasteful.

Pics?

Why do some people specifically choose this moment to criticize what a bunch of cheerleaders are wearing but will undoubtably ignore them the rest of the year? This seems more like a little bit of unnecessary pandering of so called American values thats trying to come across as being patriotic. If they wore these same outfits two or three weeks from now then you would have no problem with it. Seriously, I don't see anything wrong with this. Are they supposed to wear burkas instead? Oh that makes sense, lets impose the same restrictive morals that we are trying to eradicate in this world; sounds like a grand idea!!!

Wow, did you ever miss the mark. First off, nobody here would ever accuse me of being patriotic, or on board with what most would call American values. Secondly, I personally would have a problem with the same uniforms, a month or two down the road. That's because I know several service people that have impressed upon me that the uniform is kind of a sacred thing, not to be trivialized. Now, in an off-board discussion on the same thing, somebody did score a point that made me budge a little bit, and concede that maybe these would be acceptable to the masses on a random military appreciation day, even if I personally disagreed. So there's that...but I'm truly baffled that there wasn't more outrage over the uniforms on 9/11 in particular, for the reasons I stated in my previous post.

And your burka comment was just plain stupid. I'm not saying they should've worn pantsuits for 9/11. The standard uniforms with a ribbon would've been just fine, or maybe even some kind of special red white and blue costume.

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They're military inspired outfits with the names of the actual military branches, and American flags on them. That's okay to sexify on the ten year anniversary of 9/11?

I think I might actually prefer those to the other "tributes." They're almost more honest.

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This is what we should be upset about. I can't believe Talib was allowed to take the field like this. This :censored: is wearing a belly-shirt for a jersey, yet has a loose t-shirt underneath like a Pop Warner player. He also isn't wearing team socks, or even white socks pulled up to mimic the look of team socks. This crap needs to stop. The NFL should step in to outlaw players tailoring jerseys to be waist length. I know several others do this, such as Urlacher and Brady. As for the socks, he should be fined $15,000 for this game and the fine should triple every game until he has to decide if he wants to give up his entire paycheck to charity just to look kewl.

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This is what we should be upset about. I can't believe Talib was allowed to take the field like this. This :censored: is wearing a belly-shirt for a jersey, yet has a loose t-shirt underneath like a Pop Warner player. He also isn't wearing team socks, or even white socks pulled up to mimic the look of team socks. This crap needs to stop. The NFL should step in to outlaw players tailoring jerseys to be waist length. I know several others do this, such as Urlacher and Brady. As for the socks, he should be fined $15,000 for this game and the fine should triple every game until he has to decide if he wants to give up his entire paycheck to charity just to look kewl.

overreaction much?

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overreaction much?

Not at all. First off, overreaction is not a verb, so I couldn't "overreaction." You messed up the meme. The NFL has uniform regulations and he wasn't complying with them. The jerseys are supposed to tucked into the pants. His jersey couldn't be tucked in because it was tailored to be waist-lenght. Although he has to have as minimal a jersey as possible (complete with exposed shoulderpads), he still wears a baggy t-shirt underneath, and doesn't tuck it in when it becomes untucked and hangs past his ass. As for the socks, that is not the uniform. Players can't pick and choose to wear certain parts of the uniform or not. I mean, if he decides wearing a pair of sweat shorts is cooler than the football pants, he can't wear those instead.

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There is too much anger on the Internet...good f'in grief, man. People sure do a lot of name calling and trying to spend other dudes' money.

If you had gone into a rant about how Talib shouldn't even be on the field because he (allegedly) shot at someone and Goodell decided not to suspend dudes that got arrested in the locked out portion of the offseason, I would have at least understood the vitriol.

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There is too much anger on the Internet...good f'in grief, man. People sure do a lot of name calling and trying to spend other dudes' money.

If you had gone into a rant about how Talib shouldn't even be on the field because he (allegedly) shot at someone and Goodell decided not to suspend dudes that got arrested in the locked out portion of the offseason, I would have at least understood the vitriol.

So, on a uniform and logo message board, you don't understand how anyone would be a little upset about details of a uniform? Especially after players like Charles Woodson have willingly accepted the $15,000 per game fine and worn messed up socks each week? They are not abiding by rules. The NFL should either fine them until it is harsh enough to make them comply, or throw a personal foul flag every time the player steps on the field not in full uniform. Seriously, people whine all the time about "NO FUN LEAGUE!!11@1!", but the NFL has by far the most diluted visual identity of any sport and they do virtually nothing to correct it.

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People got offended by those? REALLY?

It's not like they're sexifying up army fatigues.

What's the difference? They're military inspired outfits with the names of the actual military branches, and American flags on them. That's okay to sexify on the ten year anniversary of 9/11?

Those cheerleader outfits remind me of what dancers would wear in a USO show. I can see on one level how it would seem a desicration of a military uniform, but there is a precedent of supporting the troops behind doing the exact same thing. So on that level I don't have a problem with it. And, as far as cheerleader uniforms go, it's somewhat on the tasteful side. I guess that's a matter of opinion but to me it skews more sexy than slutty/ strip club. So I don't have a problem with that.

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