Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Showing their true colors...

I've never claimed to be a fashionista.

I prefer comfort when it comes to dressing so you're more likely to find me in mules than pumps. I wear the same jewelry everyday because I can't be bothered to change it. I prefer solids over prints.

Having said that I still find myself following a few steadfast rules when it comes to fashion. Like not wearing white shoes after Labor Day. (I know they say that rule doesn't apply anymore, but it does in my house.)

And I always match. Not matchy-poo-poo - that's something totally different that I don't get down with - but just matching.

So of course the first thing I noticed last night when S turned on Monday night football was that the guys were wearing pink gloves.


No, wait...they are also wearing pink shoes.


And the coaches have on pink hats!


OMG! Our tv is all screwed up, I thought. Or they have went completely crazy because pink totally does not go with the Packers green & yellow uniforms.

Then I quickly realized that the players were wearing pink because it's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


But not just the players; the coaches, the referees, and the cheerleaders were all sporting pink in their uniforms.



Again, I'm not a fashionista or a sports fan. At. All.

Still I can't help but cheer for a very fashion forward, socially conscious, compassionate group of guys spreading the word about breast cancer awareness. In my eyes those teams scored more than just touchdowns last night.

13 comments:

Cristin said...

I'm just a wee bit sick of the breast cancer awareness. we got it. it sucks. you know what may suck worse? anal cancer. i've taken care of women with that. i'm sure they'd rather lose a boob than have their ass hole sewn up. just sayin.

*ducking and running*

April said...

I think it is AWESOME what the guys are doing.

foxy said...

anything that will raise awareness is awesome in my eyes! and it's kinda funny to see those big football player types sporting pink... ha.

shortmama said...

I think it just proves that you can be manly and care about the women around you too!

CaraBee said...

Okay, cringing at Cristin's comment, because DAMN does anal cancer sound awful. That said, if a bunch of tough guys can wear pink to spread awareness and maybe help raise a few dollars for research, then I'm all for it.

Carrie said...

Yeah. I was too busy watching the Vikings kick the Packers asses to notice their pink shoes and gloves...

mommaof4wife2r said...

i noticed too...and i thought it was awesome to see the support in such a male sport watching thingy...whatever you call it. anyway, i was surprised to not see sings with b**b on them, but grateful!

WhisperingWriter said...

Okay, I read the first note and now my butt aches.

But this was nice of the football team to do this. I didn't see because we don't watch football.

Kat said...

My mom had breast cancer about 4 years ago. And with all the attention that it does get...and all the research and money that goes with it...her diagnosis was not a death sentence. And actually, the whole thing was not a big deal.

Awareness is the key. And I think it's great that it keeps getting the coverage. I am not sure that Cristin's wish for anal coverage is in the cards :-)

Veronica said...

I dress for comfort too.. I think it is awesome that they are wearing pink, spreading the word about breast cancer is a good thing!

Too Many Hats said...

That's totally cool!

The Royal Family said...

I knew I liked the packers for a reason! Awesome thanks for sharing!!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I liked seeing all those guys wearing pink, especially people like Brett Favre who have been personally touched by breast cancer.

I agree with Cristin, it does get a little over done... but I guess I would hope that if they can find a cure for breast cancer, that might go a long way to help them cure ALL cancers.