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NFL to use pink penalty flags for Breast Cancer Awareness

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01:32 PM ET 10.24 | The NFL has been a strong support of Breast Cancer Awareness month with their "Crucial Catch" campaign, which is part of a partnership with the American Cancer Society. The campaign is focused on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women who are 40 and older. In an effort to raise awareness for the campaign, NFL players wear pink gear throughout the month of October. The NFL also places a pink ribbon on the field and on the official game balls. Now, the NFL is going a step further. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that the league will use pink penalty flags for the AFC East showdown between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The use of pink flags was suggested by an 11-year-old fan and Goodell has decided to roll with the idea.

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October 24, 2012  01:34 PM ET

The Raiders will confused. Yellow flags are part of their very souls.

October 24, 2012  01:35 PM ET

"Personal foul.... Pussification of the game... Replay the down."

October 24, 2012  01:38 PM ET

Anything that can bring awareness and a cure to this dreadful disease is a wonderful thing...

October 24, 2012  02:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Anything that can bring awareness and a cure to this dreadful disease is a wonderful thing...

True! Im waiting for the prostate cancer awareness now...the game is played by men so we need awareness on our #1 cancer killer!

October 24, 2012  02:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

True! Im waiting for the prostate cancer awareness now...the game is played by men so we need awareness on our #1 cancer killer!

+50

October 24, 2012  02:36 PM ET

The Raiders will be confused....so will the Jets and the Dolphins if the Raiders show up for the Pink Flag game.

October 24, 2012  03:00 PM ET

Hopefully some day soon, Breast Cancer will be irrigated and gone from our lives Until then we have to keep on Fighting for Our women! Good Job NFL!!!

October 24, 2012  03:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

True! Im waiting for the prostate cancer awareness now...the game is played by men so we need awareness on our #1 cancer killer!

+1,000,000

October 24, 2012  03:03 PM ET

Maybe they should have gotten Pink for the Superbowl half-time show, then.

October 24, 2012  03:40 PM ET

Holy cr@p. I heard about this at least two weeks ago. The first flag thrown would be pink. Way to be timely T&R...

October 24, 2012  06:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

True! Im waiting for the prostate cancer awareness now...the game is played by men so we need awareness on our #1 cancer killer!

Absolutely.

 
October 24, 2012  06:54 PM ET

The Raiders game is going to be pinker than a Barbie party.

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