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Oregon football uniform update: Ducks debut their pink helmets
The Oregonian ^ | October 19, 2013 | Andrew Greif

Posted on 10/20/2013 7:13:25 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

EUGENE -- No. 2 Oregon's long-awaited breast cancer awareness-inspired uniforms made their debut Saturday evening before the Ducks played Washington State at Autzen Stadium.

Oregon announced it would wear pink helmets, gloves and cleats earlier this week. Five helmets will be auctioned off bearing autographs of Ahmad Rashad, Mark Helfrich, Phil Knight, Joey Harrington and Dan Fouts.

(Excerpt) Read more at oregonlive.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: football; oregon; pink

1 posted on 10/20/2013 7:13:26 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Perhaps the football teams could save all the money wasted on all the vapid pink stuff and use it instead for direct donation to the cause.


2 posted on 10/20/2013 7:19:13 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

When is this disrespect to ducks going to end!?


3 posted on 10/20/2013 7:20:53 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: headstamp 2

So obvious.....


4 posted on 10/20/2013 7:21:48 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Paine in the Neck

5 posted on 10/20/2013 7:23:13 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
I would like to go on record as being fully aware of the existence of Breast Cancer. The pink stuff is played out.

This is FreeRepublic.com. We are all grown ups, correct? It should not be construed in any manner that I somehow support cancer happening. It simply means that the pink apparel has performed its intended purpose. Let's move on.

6 posted on 10/20/2013 7:27:56 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t follow college football—but reading about this pink thing is ridiculous, as far as I’m concerned.

My other question is what sort of football players want to be called ducks?


7 posted on 10/20/2013 7:29:11 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What is the color and month dedicated to prostate cancer? ( Just wondering.)


8 posted on 10/20/2013 7:29:58 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime

I am sure the WNBA has jerseys for that. And women’s NCAA basketball. Sarcasm off. Remember, it is sexist to think of men, progressive to think of women.


9 posted on 10/20/2013 7:31:12 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Why don't they just paint all the fields pink and be done with it. The feminization of FB is nauseating.

Go Ducks

10 posted on 10/20/2013 7:31:19 AM PDT by bray (Coming Jan 2014: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: headstamp 2

Agree.

An article a few weeks ago indicated that the ‘pink’ in the NFL wasn’t bringing in much additional donations.

The NFL did quit using the pink penalty flags because they got mixed up with some of the pink towels some of the players used.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 7:32:42 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/basefun2.wav


12 posted on 10/20/2013 7:37:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GreenAccord
On Friday I watched a Varsity game (also in Oregon).

The HS had dedicated an entire squad of cheerleaders to dressing down with pink ribbons an some unique pink-trimmed uniforms.

The pink stuff is played out.

I couldn't agree more. I'm tired of being badgered at the checkout for 'rounding-up' my purchase to the next dollar to donate.

Also: Sorry, ladies. I'm male and I don't appreciate all the uneven attention to gender-specific disease research (yes, I know men get breast cancer, too...but you can't make the same claim to fame about the prostate).

This 'pink' thing seems all too convenient for special interests.

I've got an idea...how about converting 'pink' to ALL cancer research? How 'bout that?

As an aside, anyone throw down $$ on when the Ducks debut with Rainbow helmets?

13 posted on 10/20/2013 7:38:37 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: ConservativeStatement

I watched the USC-Notre Dame fiasco on TV yesterday. It seems that the players on both sides were trying to minimize the apparently obligatory wearing of pink.


14 posted on 10/20/2013 7:39:20 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill
I watched a little of the UCF-Louisville game earlier in the week. It appeared to me, from what I saw, that UCF had no pink while Louisville was wearing it aplenty. Here is one image:


15 posted on 10/20/2013 7:42:27 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s not enough that they have the ugliest uniforms in creation — but adding pink to green & yellow isn’t an improvement.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 7:43:25 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: ConservativeStatement

17 posted on 10/20/2013 7:45:17 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Popman

Just what is with women’s interest groups femmin’-up sports? Sexist pigs. They can take their “pink” and cram it.


18 posted on 10/20/2013 7:53:05 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: wintertime
You can always ask Limbaugh. Not to imply that he's afflicted, but one of the memorable segments from his TV show was describing all the ribbons that celebs and wannabes wear and for what.

He, himself, was wearing a ribbon made from a folded dollar bill stating that it stood for Debt Reduction.

19 posted on 10/20/2013 8:00:52 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: GreenAccord
“The pink stuff is played out.”

A town north of me has pink garbage containers with ribbons printed on the side.

20 posted on 10/20/2013 8:01:29 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
PUNT THE PINK!!!

This is my campaign.

21 posted on 10/20/2013 8:03:31 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ah, for the good ol’ days of the Lingerie League


22 posted on 10/20/2013 8:04:51 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: logi_cal869
I've got an idea...how about converting 'pink' to ALL cancer research? How 'bout that?

Ah, but don't they [Komen] support abortion, and isn't abortion correlated to increased rates of breast cancer, and that gets them more money...

23 posted on 10/20/2013 8:05:49 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: ConservativeStatement
1.) Let's all contribute to and fight breast cancer. We all have or know people who have bad, bad stories.

2. Let's not use pink helmets.
24 posted on 10/20/2013 8:07:31 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Calvin Locke

For folks who haven’t seen it, here’s a video clip of Limbaugh wearing 6 different colored ribbons on TV 20 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs35U6LGHgw

It’s good for a few laughs.


25 posted on 10/20/2013 8:08:14 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: hal ogen
Just what is with women’s interest groups femmin’-up sports?

A veiled attempt at "Misandry"...

Making men wear colors they would never wear in real life...

One of things my wife of 34 years knows is I will NEVER wear a pink shirt or tie...I am a man not a women...

26 posted on 10/20/2013 8:10:04 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Toilet Ducks?


27 posted on 10/20/2013 8:13:14 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: ConservativeStatement

And just when you thought the Ducks’ uniforms couldn’t be made any uglier.


28 posted on 10/20/2013 8:35:01 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

These days, besides your regular attention whores looking for their 15+ minutes of fame, you’ve got the “giving back/awareness” crowd doing basically the same thing ...


29 posted on 10/20/2013 8:43:56 AM PDT by mikrofon (Matt. 6)
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To: logi_cal869
The pink stuff is played out.

Maybe it is the cynic in me, but with all these millions of dollars in donations and grants, are we any further along in the actual root cause of these diseases and the cure when that root cause is found? Sure, there have been advances, but is the delivery of these being paced out in such a way that still allows the money to keep flowing?

30 posted on 10/20/2013 8:59:24 AM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: GSWarrior

Oregon should change their team name to the “Dildos” because right now they look like giant ones!


31 posted on 10/20/2013 9:03:16 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
Pink. Stink.

This is an insult to football and men. You want pink? Go watch women playing foosball.

FMCDH(BITS)

32 posted on 10/20/2013 9:04:04 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Oregon Ducks are ranked #2 in the nation. Who gives a crap what they wear on one game day; besides, it was just a gutting of the Cougars, so it was insult to injury (”we got beat by men in pink!”) IMHO.

Eugene is an extremely liberal college town. No matter what the Ducks wear for uniforms or custom helmets, someone bitches about how it is money that could be better spent, for example, by buying port-a-potties for the ubiquitous shanty town squatters downtown.


33 posted on 10/20/2013 9:34:14 AM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be the Pariah.)
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To: headstamp 2

Perhaps the Ducks should become the Flamingos....


34 posted on 10/20/2013 9:54:37 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: logi_cal869
This 'pink' thing seems all too convenient for special interests.

Remember a couple of years ago when the Susan G Komen Foundation, a major breast cancer research org, wanted to stop giving money to Planned Parenthood? There was a major uproar by all the libs.

35 posted on 10/20/2013 10:08:50 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well at least they had the good taste to use the shade of Schiaparelli pink.


36 posted on 10/20/2013 12:30:22 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (A pox on the House of Apple and the ios7 horse they rode in on.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I hope FSU knocks them out of 2nd....And coming from me, that’s saying something.


37 posted on 10/20/2013 12:31:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

If it helped them to win by 24 points, maybe ...


38 posted on 10/20/2013 12:50:47 PM PDT by x
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To: Calvin Locke

He, himself, was wearing a ribbon made from a folded dollar bill stating that it stood for Debt Reduction.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Very good! Sitting here laughing!


39 posted on 10/20/2013 2:45:59 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Calvin Locke

I was curious and went to looksee...

Here’s a 3-fer

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/10/18869742-susan-komen-ceos-salary-draws-fire-as-donations-drop-races-are-canceled?lite


40 posted on 10/20/2013 6:57:12 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: ConservativeStatement
Now, they really could have made a statement by outfitting The Oregon squad with all pink shoes, uniforms, gloves, and helmets for the rest of the season. The poofters would love it and the LBGT folks would think it was “sensitive”. Otherwise, the team really looks goofy with pink helmets and black uniforms. What's with the pink “O” on the front? “O” for orgasm?
41 posted on 10/20/2013 7:16:07 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: paddles

“Perhaps the Ducks should become the Flamingos...”

Better than Flamingos — the Raging Queens or Fabulous Fairies.


42 posted on 10/20/2013 7:20:43 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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