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Announcement coming about NFL’s plan for October

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams (16) holds onto the ball after a reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) AP

My kid, who has been watching a lot of football this year as he prepares to (try) to take over PFT, helped justify the tax write off for NFL Sunday Ticket (I actually don’t take the write off, because I don’t know what a write off is) by pointing out a Week Four oddity.

The calendar says October, but only one game included pink uniform accessories and the pink ribbon on the field for breast cancer awareness.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tells PFT that the program officially lasts from Week Five through Week Seven this year, that an announcement will be made soon to that effect, and that the Chargers asked for permission to have their breast cancer awareness game in Week Four.

While McCarthy provided no details, it could be that each team will have one home game during which both teams will be permitted to wear pink in their uniforms. The NFL applies that approach in November, as part of the Salute to Service program.

If that’s the case, it will represent a sharp overall reduction in the presence of pink in NFL uniforms during October. Initially, pink was present in virtually every game played during the month. Now, it could be that pink will appear only 32 total times per year, with each team hosting one Breast Cancer Awareness game in a three-week window, with limited exceptions.

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26 Responses to “Announcement coming about NFL’s plan for October”
  1. jjb0811 says: Oct 4, 2016 6:38 PM

    Because the other cancers are such an easier fight. Terrible presidence to choose one illness.

  2. digitalsasquatch says: Oct 4, 2016 6:39 PM

    Sounds like somebody didn’t pay the League.

  3. puckthafatriots**** says: Oct 4, 2016 6:41 PM

    Long overdue. Pink doesn’t belong on NFL uniforms.

  4. naes says: Oct 4, 2016 6:44 PM

    I cannot wait for the NFL to do away with pink in the uniforms. It’s ugly. It clashes with everyone’s uniforms. The only ones it looks slightly tolerable on are the Dolphins and Panthers home uniforms.

    I don’t mind the logo on the field and in the staneds. But please get the towels and shoes off the players.

    I’m all for raising money and awareness. But let’s not ugly up the unis. Please!

  5. jag1959 says: Oct 4, 2016 6:45 PM

    jjb0811 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 6:38 PM
    Because the other cancers are such an easier fight. Terrible presidence to choose one illness.

    It wasn’t about choosing a disease, it was about cynical greedy hogs marketing to a gender

  6. theuncletodd says: Oct 4, 2016 6:49 PM

    I am certainly aware of breast cancer. I don’t need the NFL to force feed me the color pink for a month. Try getting your ratings up instead.

  7. chieftaindawg says: Oct 4, 2016 6:52 PM

    Hold the color and the cause for ransom. Sold to the highest bidder!

  8. philspimphand says: Oct 4, 2016 6:58 PM

    I have no problem with the pink but I think the right thing is being done.. a whole month of pink is just to much.. the change is for the better.. I’d prefer just one weekend where all the teams wore pink … no need for it to be a month

  9. mmack66 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:25 PM

    I think Roger should dye his hair pink for the month of October.

  10. scarletmacaw says: Oct 4, 2016 7:30 PM

    They really should just have the cheerleaders go topless in October.

  11. rcali says: Oct 4, 2016 7:32 PM

    Oh dear, please no. Hot Pink does not look good on 300 pound dudes, let alone on a football field in general. Has anyone asked why they do nothing for the #1 killer of men…you know, the majority of their audience?

  12. justsayin70 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:35 PM

    Still waiting for the NFL to raise awareness for prostate cancer since men make up a significant portion of NFL fans.

    The pathetic catering to women is shameful.

  13. orivar says: Oct 4, 2016 7:41 PM

    The NFL and its breast cancer awareness is nothing but a scam anyways

  14. leatherface2012 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:48 PM

    get rid of it .. we all know how put upon women are, without this being crammed down our throats for 4 weeks.

  15. jonathankrobinson424 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:27 PM

    ……Add this overdone saturation of pink to the list of WHY men are turning off the TV. The NFL takes everything to a EXTREME. I now cant wait till October is over in the NFL…..

  16. whatjusthapped says: Oct 4, 2016 8:38 PM

    Glad its restricted to just a few weeks. Outside of Viking fans, pink doesn’t really belong in the NFL.

  17. war27 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:42 PM

    Chad Johnson is the guy that forced them to turn all of October into BCA month for the NFL. He decided to wear pink for all of October instead of just one game and force the NFL’s hand.

    Who do you think will step up now and tell the league to fine them for wearing pink whenever they want in October?

  18. 4sacroc says: Oct 4, 2016 9:03 PM

    Enough of the pink. Seriously.

  19. 345snarkavenue says: Oct 4, 2016 9:19 PM

    If I had to choose between pink for a month and color rush, I’ll choose the pink.

  20. cribbage12 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:07 PM

    Frankly, as a cancer survivor I’d like to see the breast cancer trust fund share the resources for other types of cancer research. This would show strong leadership.

  21. bostonpatriots1stfan says: Oct 4, 2016 10:11 PM

    mmack66 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 7:25 PM
    I think Roger should dye his hair pink for the month of October.

    I’d pay money to see that!

  22. puntonfirstdown says: Oct 4, 2016 10:30 PM


  23. biist says: Oct 4, 2016 10:36 PM

    In this day and age, somehow this feels like the NFL is biased to traditional gender norms by using cancer as a marketing vehicle to attract ‘female’ gender eyeballs. Where are the college SJW protestors demanding another color?

  24. thebigwhitecat says: Oct 4, 2016 11:02 PM

    NFL listening to their fan base? Enough pink.

  25. iamedreed says: Oct 5, 2016 8:34 AM

    why would a sport played, coached, and owned by 99.9% men devote so much time, money, and resources to an already overly funded cause that is very unlikely to effect any of them directly?

    oh yeah, marketing to women lol

  26. houzz955 says: Oct 6, 2016 10:25 PM

    I praise the NFL for all their efforts to raise awareness about breast cancer. Keep it up. Thank you so much Love the pink!!!!!!

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