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NFL

Number 2 Ranked Oregon Shows The NFL How ‘Pink’ Is Done


Nike will auction off the helmets following Saturday’s game against Washington, and proceeds will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, named after former North Carolina State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow who died of breast cancer four years ago.

[Via ESPN.com] “Nike says 25 helmets will be auctioned over the course of the week beginning Saturday. To add to the value of the helmets, some will be autographed by Oregon legends, including former quarterbacks Dan Fouts and Joey Harrington, former wide receiver Ahmad Rashad and Nike’s Knight.”

Pink gear has come under fire after it was revealed that only a small percentage of sales from pink NFL merchandise actually goes towards cancer research. The NFL has clarified that the manufacturers and stores carrying the goods do not participate in the “Breast Cancer Awareness” program, and thus, take their normal percentage for each item.

About the gear, the helmet is a color pink I haven’t seen since 1992. Hey, speaking of “pink” and “the 90′s,” remember this?


  • matthew

    Call me a dick, but this is getting a little old. Every single week it’s more pink. 40,000 women die of breast cancer each year and that’s terrible, but where’s the cry for awareness in men’s sports for the 30,000 prostate cancer deaths each year? Hell, awareness can only do so much for a disease that is hardly preventable, so why isn’t there any red at sporting events to raise awareness for heart disease. That kills over 2,000,000 AND can be prevented most of the time. I’m all for the pink, but I think they need to spread the awareness efforts around a little. This is getting to be a bit much.


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