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#1 Oct 08 2013 at 12:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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First of all, thank god. Listening to Sunday's games on the radio I don't know how many times I heard "Is that a flag or a towel? We'll just have to wait and see.." or something of the like.

Of course just to muddy the waters and put things in perspective...


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The bottom line: The league hardly donates much to "fight" breast cancer. You'd need to use scientific notation with negative exponents to express what percentage of the NFL's annual revenues it contributes via A Crucial Catch. The campaign raised a combined $4.5 million during its first four years (2009-2012), including $1.5 million last year. League-wide revenues approached $8 billion in 2009, when NFL teams earned a median profit of $28.6 million, according to The Economics of the National Football League, a 2012 book edited by Kevin G. Quinn. (The NFL says it plans to donate $23 million to all community causes this year -- less than one percent of its likely revenues.)

If they are not really concerned with aiding breast cancer causes, then, why do the NFL and its corporate partners* orchestrate this campaign? The cynical answer is that they are more interested in their images, and in growing their products and revenues. They are seeking to attract new consumers, usually female, and to establish a positive connection with them.


You spell charity p-r-o-f-i-t right? I Suppose we should expect nothing less. Positively heartwarming. Smiley: rolleyes

Then again, it's not like they're a non-profit organization or anything...

Oh, right...

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I like the color pink, but have boycotted it in defense of breast-cancer exploitation.'











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See, here's the thing: A lot of these charities give money to drug companies to fund research that creates drugs that they sell...
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Pawkeshup the Meaningless wrote:
See, here's the thing: A lot of these charities give money to drug companies to fund research that creates drugs that they sell...

If you take the drugs along with having your boobs squished between a couple metal plates and zapped with radiation, you too could develop cancer!

I'm pretty sure men should have annual breast cancer screening.





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I'm pretty sure men should have annual breast cancer screening.
Given how well the whole colonoscopy thing goes over, I'm sure they'd be all over this. Smiley: lol
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Yea, the NFL should just stop with this campaign. I'm sure the 4.5 million wouldn't be missed.
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Cancer research is big business these days, and 4.5 million is a drop in the bucket. Our 2nd tier research institute alone has received hundreds of millions in the last few years for cancer research alone with a goal of $500 million raised over the next 2 years to earn matching funds from a big donor. A donation of 4.5 million won't even get you a mention in the internal news letter. Smiley: rolleyes
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So you don't disagree with my statement then. That money would be better donated to some other charity.
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Which one did you have in mind?
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BrownDuck's retirement fund.
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BrownDuck's retirement fund.
I'd have to see some kind of report about that charity first. How do we know the money actually goes to help BrownDuck, and doesn't get siphoned off into administrative overhead, or given away to poor people, or terrorists?
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Hey, I can administer that fund. I'll only take a half a mil. I'm not greedy....
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someproteinguy wrote:
Cancer research is big business these days, and 4.5 million is a drop in the bucket. Our 2nd tier research institute alone has received hundreds of millions in the last few years for cancer research alone with a goal of $500 million raised over the next 2 years to earn matching funds from a big donor. A donation of 4.5 million won't even get you a mention in the internal news letter. Smiley: rolleyes


I think that for the NFL, it's not so much about how much money they directly donate, but about raising awareness (and yeah, some PR). Along with the pink towels and shoes and wristbands, they also run a lot of ads for various cancer organizations. It's hard to calculate how many additional donations those organizations receive because of this exposure.
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Where's their campaign to raise awareness of head trauma and concussion-based illnesses?

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Where's their campaign to raise awareness of head trauma and concussion-based illnesses?

Edited, Oct 8th 2013 7:53pm by Debalic
They do that every time they let Troy Aikmen call a game.
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What gbaji said. And pink is my favorite color.
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What Deb said.

If the NFL had one little teeny iota of concern about public health they'd not be suppressing the medical records of injured players.
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What Deb said.

If the NFL had one little teeny iota of concern about public health they'd not be suppressing the medical records of injured players.

Or suppressing documentaries about the conditions.
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Where's their campaign to raise awareness of head trauma and concussion-based illnesses?

Edited, Oct 8th 2013 7:53pm by Debalic


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I was just at Upworthy site for the healthcare bit. The brain slices grabbed my attention...

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Elinda wrote:
What Deb said.

If the NFL had one little teeny iota of concern about public health they'd not be suppressing the medical records of injured players.
They have a little teeny iota of concern about public health. The problem is, its buried beneath an ass ton of concern over player lawsuits.
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What Deb said.

If the NFL had one little teeny iota of concern about public health they'd not be suppressing the medical records of injured players.
They have a little teeny iota of concern about public health. The problem is, its buried beneath an ass ton of concern over player lawsuits.

Yeah because you know the NFL lives on the edge of breaking even or making a profit. Cut the commissioners salary for one year by 50% you could pay off the lawsuits.
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I think that for the NFL, it's not so much about how much money they directly donate, but about raising awareness

They can stop now. We're aware of it. Everyone is very aware of the disease that kills a few rich white ladies and that it is very bad. Why it's the number 2 cancer killer of women. Only whores smoke, though, so fuck lung cancer, those bitches deserve to die.
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Cut the commissioners salary for one year by 50% you could pay off the lawsuits.
Smiley: lolSmiley: laughSmiley: lol

God, that was funny. Multimillionaires having their careers and life expectancies shortened and you think it's that small of a payout?
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Cut the commissioners salary for one year by 50% you could pay off the lawsuits.
Smiley: lolSmiley: laughSmiley: lol

God, that was funny. Multimillionaires having their careers and life expectancies shortened and you think it's that small of a payout?

Yeah about as funny as you thinking the NFL was pushing pink because they were concerned with public health.

I've not seen any lawsuits and have no clue how many the NFL faces, but a football player is not an unwilling participant in his/her injuries - they work under a contract which I'm sure has an indemnity clause for injuries. payouts would be commiserate.

Also half the pay of the NFL Commissioner is not a small pay-out.
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Yeah about as funny as you thinking the NFL was pushing pink because they were concerned with public health.
Where did I say the NFL was pushing pink because they were concerned about public health? Saying they have a tiny interest in public health is not the same as saying that they push pink because they care about public health.

And I'm quite aware of what the commissioner makes, and it's not in the vicinity of 100's of millions of dollars.
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