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  •  NFL does not partner with SKG (3+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, highacidity, JBL55

    Just because it's a pink ribbon and is associated with breast cancer does not mean that the NFL money is going to SKG. The NFL partners with the American Cancer Society on breast cancer awareness. Apparently, the NFL and the American Cancer Society are too big for SKG to sue over the use of pink ribbon.

    It is possible that individual teams partner with SKG but the NFL does not.

    Socks and sandals. Yeah, I wear 'em. They are comfortable and convenient. So, get off my case.

    by bobinson on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 05:14:54 PM PST

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    •  Yes, SKG. As if I meant Dreamworks Entertainment (3+ / 0-)
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      cassandracarolina, harrije, adrianrf

      SKG is the parent company of Dreamworks Entertainment. It is owned by Speilberg, Katzenberg and Geffen. I think the complete idiot who I am replying to meant SGK.

      I hate wrong people on the Internet.

      Socks and sandals. Yeah, I wear 'em. They are comfortable and convenient. So, get off my case.

      by bobinson on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 05:51:00 PM PST

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    •  They certainly promote its members (1+ / 0-)
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      There were reps from Komen introduced before games at at halftime during the breast cancer awareness month.  This is from the time when they decided to get on board three years ago:

      The National Football League will support October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with team community outreach. Games from Oct. 5-27 will be designated as NFL Breast Cancer Awareness games.

      The league and teams will promote breast cancer awareness messages during the month with pregame and in-stadium initiatives, including "Pins That Touch Hearts." Coaches and game staff personnel will wear pink ribbon/NFL shield pins on the sidelines during games throughout the month of October.

      In addition, the NFL Referee's Association presented a check for $14,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure during a pregame ceremony at Texas Stadium on Sept. 28.

      While the NFL supported other groups as well, individual events often centered on Komen.  The Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans all sponsored events or gave outright donations to SGK.  Other teams did other things, but Komen was the organization most frequently mentioned in the events.

      Perhaps the individual teams and the NFL Referee's association need to be targeted individually, but there is no doubt that the NFL and its teams give an extraordinary amount of publicity to what has now become a political advocacy group that sometimes does charitable stuff.

      Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

      by journeyman on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 06:50:06 PM PST

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