Pinky and the Lame

Has something ever happened that offended you? Probably so. Has something ever happened and you were so offeneded that you mentioned it to someone? Eh... maybe. But has something ever happened, and it made you and your organization so upset, that you made phone calls to the people in charge and said they were being insensitive?

That's what happened this week when the new head defensive coach at the University of Arkansas made the decision to make loafing defensive players where pink jerseys to make them stand out. No one wants to be pointed at in football practice and examples needed to be made. But for heaven's sake guys... now you've got the breast cancer community upset. Didn't you know that they have the color pink copyrighted and trademarked?

Wait... WHAT!?! They're upset that you're WEARING PINK??? This is a joke, right?

Please understand that I'm not trying to offend:

Basically, I'm not trying to offend anyone that is anyone when I ask, "Since when did wearing pink automatically mean that we're offending breast cancer survivors?"

Coach Nutt and his staff have already made the decision to switch to a different color, which is nice. But I implore them to NOT choose the following colors:

Sorry Coach, looks like your players are going to be shirtless during practice, and that could be more humiliating than any color they could wear.

And if breast cancer survivors are pissed about football jerseys, I'd hate to see what they had to say about this and this. And just WHAT is the target on the chest supposed to insinuate? Tasteless.

+ original post date: April 6, 2005 02:45 PM
+ categories: WTF


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How about plaid? Oh wait, Scottish people. You didnt know that the Breast Cancer people had trademarked the color pink? They are currently in litigation against Natalie Cole and her "Pink Cadillac" song, alcoholics for seeing Pink Elephants, Weezer for their Pinkerton album, and the Pink Panther franchise.

+ author: stevepanic
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:06 AM

You're totally right, Steve! Also attached to that class action law suit... Pink (the music artist), the guy who coined the phrase "tickled pink," Mr. Pink, Pink Floyd and the pink iPod.

+ author: Seth
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:06 AM

My pinky finger just got served. Crap.

+ author: stevepanic
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:07 AM

Oh wow. That's a lot of awareness. Brown = colon cancer, oh shit!

+ author: Eric
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:07 AM

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