Green shoes for Brandon Marshall (promising a double fine)

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by The Benjamin, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Henry Burris

    Henry Burris Head Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    19,876
    Likes Received:
    2,486
    Ratings:
    +2,762 / 8 / -10
    ßearz ßuckz:
    867ß
    Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement!
    I'm gonna call the NFL out on "breast cancer awareness", and making everyone wear pink. Yes, breast cancer is a serious problem, and I've even lost a friend to it, HOWEVER, it seems like the NFL's just trying to get women's interest with stuff like this. Everything peripheral with the NFL, such as SB half time shows, for example, are to try to get women watching the game more.

    Hell, they FINALLY got rid of those stupid pink ref flags for this week, because they were confusing as hell.
     
    #11
    • Useful Useful x 1
  2. BradMustersGhost

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Messages:
    805
    Likes Received:
    321
    Ratings:
    +400 / 1 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    447ß
    Henry, that is exactly why a lot of people are starting to criticize the NFL's month-long campaign. I have a buddy whose fiancee is a nurse AND even she thinks that the NFL goes "overboard" with breast cancer awareness. Basically, the primary complaints I hear from people are:

    1-why is an entire month necessary? In other words, why devote an entire month to just one particular type of cancer?

    2-If you are going to dedicate an entire month to one specific type of cancer, why can't the league dedicate at least a week each to several other noteworthy diseases (other forms of cancer, alzheimer's, ALS, etc.)?

    3-A LOT of what the league does during the month (giving the refs pink flags, giving the players pink gloves, pink towels, etc.) is actually viewed as nothing more than "cheap/cynical" window dressing, primarily designed to attract more female fans/sell "pink NFL" merchandise. As you might imagine, the women's groups who hold this view actually feel that the NFL's "breast cancer awareness" campaign is somewhat demeaning to women in general.
     
    #12
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Henry Burris

    Henry Burris Head Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    19,876
    Likes Received:
    2,486
    Ratings:
    +2,762 / 8 / -10
    ßearz ßuckz:
    867ß
    Not to mention that the NFL, under Goodell and his predecessor, hid a lot of info about concussions and only NOW, after being sued by older players, and the deaths of Duerson and Seau, are they starting to be worried about "player safety". It's all a business, and they do crap like that to appear "pro active", when in fact, they've been anything BUT.
     
    #13
  4. BradMustersGhost

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Messages:
    805
    Likes Received:
    321
    Ratings:
    +400 / 1 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    447ß
    yep, UI agree Henry. The NFL realized that instituting a "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" would be (at least initially) a PR boon. They would get more bang for their buck by supporting breast cancer awareness than any other type of cancer. Obviously, this is because it is predominantly a cancer which affects women, so they could count upon the general population having a collective reaction akin to: "oh wow, the NFL is actually devoting a month to breast cancer awareness. Just look at tall of those rough and tough, big, bad football players wearing pink to help women out by supporting breast cancer research. Wow, how evolved/enlightened/selfless of the league!" Like I said, the for first few years it was a PR boon for the league, but now A LOT of people (of both genders) are growing increasingly cynical of, and annoyed with, it.
     
    #14
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Henry Burris

    Henry Burris Head Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    19,876
    Likes Received:
    2,486
    Ratings:
    +2,762 / 8 / -10
    ßearz ßuckz:
    867ß
    #15
  6. JustAnotherBearsFan99

    JustAnotherBearsFan99 Assistant Head Coach
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    11,382
    Likes Received:
    3,357
    Ratings:
    +3,988 / 4 / -1
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,322ß
    I'm worried about B.Marsh, and not just because of the green shoe thing. He's coming a bit unhinged now. And he's had some serious mental health issues in the past, that hopefully are not coming back. He's a good guy (I think so anyway) but it sounds like he's getting shaky again mentally.

    Regarding the uniform issue. I figure he needs to be like the other players in the NFL and wear whatever they tell you to wear. The guy is making a zillion dollars this year. If he wants to give $5k to his pet-charity, then just shut up and give the money directly to the charity. Don't make an ass out of yourself wearing green shoes - it's just a stupid move by a guy who is struggling with his emotions right now.
     
    #16
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Henry Burris

    Henry Burris Head Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    19,876
    Likes Received:
    2,486
    Ratings:
    +2,762 / 8 / -10
    ßearz ßuckz:
    867ß
    What has he done this year that shows he might be coming unhinged? I'm not arguing, I just haven't seen anything, myself.
     
    #17
  8. Wolfman

    Wolfman Assistant Head Coach

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,552
    Likes Received:
    1,668
    Ratings:
    +1,867 / 10 / -4
    ßearz ßuckz:
    178ß
    I am going to be (maybe uncomfortably) honest; my initial, knee-jerk reacting to the story is not very positive...I am so tired of athletes self-promoting themselves and their feel good foundations...even for a good cause, I am cynical and a bit contemptuous of it...

    Shut up, suit up and play football....I watch my football, in part, to forget the problems of the world and in my own life...can't I just have 3 hours without being reminded of all the shit that's wrong with world?
     
    #18
    • Like Like x 2
  9. JustAnotherBearsFan99

    JustAnotherBearsFan99 Assistant Head Coach
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    11,382
    Likes Received:
    3,357
    Ratings:
    +3,988 / 4 / -1
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,322ß
    His interaction with the media is what has been a bit worrisome. Trestman and Cutler too, have been trying to help with damage control here. He spoke 45 minutes the other day, basically on stuff he should just keep his mouth shut, and focus on the N.Y. Giants game. He is close to becoming a distraction for the team, and at a time where we need to re-focus on getting better, rather than whining about how he's not getting the ball enough. It has been explained to him (Cutler said it just this week) that they are not going to force balls into double coverage anymore, if other guys, like Jeffery, is open. Jay is trying to cut down on his ints this way. But B.Marsh is reacting to this publicly in the sports media.

    The green shoe thing also seems stupid to me. If I were Trestman, I'd privately pull him aside and tell him he could wear the same uniform as the rest of the NFL, and if he's not able to put on the correct shoes, then he'll sit on the bench until he can dress himself properly. I'd "pull a Ditka" on this one - but that's just "me" I guess.
     
    #19
  10. blinddeafmute

    blinddeafmute DaBears Ditka

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    24,929
    Likes Received:
    1,345
    Ratings:
    +1,441 / 5 / -2
    ßearz ßuckz:
    50ß
    Fishing trips. It's where its at.
     
    #20
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page

Copyright © DaBears.com. This site is a news, entertainment and information site covering the Chicago Bears and their fans.
DaBears.com is an independent fan site and not associated with the Chicago Bears, National Football League, or any other media site.
All content is provided by, and for, Bear fans. We invite your participation and suggestions.