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New Mexico State will wear pink jerseys against Rice

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New Mexico State will honor Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing pink jerseys against Rice this Saturday.

The Aggies are ‘tough enough to wear pink‘ according to the school and this is just the latest endeavor on their behalf to raise awareness of the issue.  In 2007, NMSU became pioneers of this type of event, when they dedicated one football game week a year to raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

Here’s a look at the uniforms:

Photo from nmstatesports.com

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8 Responses to “New Mexico State will wear pink jerseys against Rice”
  1. be4bama says: Oct 8, 2013 8:25 PM

    Very nice. I hope all you fellas realize it’s not just a woman’s disease.

  2. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 8, 2013 8:31 PM

    Wouldn’t donating the money used to purchase these jerseys do a lot more good than just wearing them as a novelty act?

    Because that’s what pink in football has become, a novelty act.

  3. biggyd33 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:21 PM

    I like pink in football. I really hope the jags change their colors to pink when they move to London in a few years!

  4. guinsrule says: Oct 8, 2013 9:21 PM

    I think what was once a good cause has become a “look at me” moment as people try to out do each other with ways of wearing pink.

  5. middy8484 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:48 PM

    You gotta be kidding me. What a joke, just donate to the cause don’t make football a pansy sport. Ray Nitchki must be turning in his grave.

  6. The Grand Occident says: Oct 9, 2013 1:04 AM

    It’s a sad day when breast cancer survivors are treated as “heroes.”

    Overcoming a disease may indicate fortitude but it’s not “heroic.”

  7. hjworton46 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:07 AM

    Aggies may be tough enough for pink but are they good enough to concede fewer than 66 points this week #golobos

  8. Deb says: Oct 9, 2013 12:40 PM

    Rather than repeating myself, I’m just going to repost my comment from PFT on this subject. It applies to college football as well …

    As a survivor of three battles with metastatic breast cancer and a diehard NFL fan, I’m extremely uncomfortable with the league’s annual passion for pink. For one thing, many survivors–like myself–have issues with how the money from the nation’s Pink Campaign is disbursed. It is a controversial movement–in part, because it’s often seen as exploitative. I can’t help thinking the NFL is more concerned with appearing “female friendly” than raising money for breast cancer research–an odd fit for a male-dominated sport.

    More important, while breast cancer was long ignored by the research establishment, that is no longer the case. Many other cancers are overlooked as breast cancer gets the lion’s share of attention. While I’ve been fighting my disease, I’ve lost friends to prostate, lung, colon, skin, and brain cancer. Why not–as others have suggested–support all cancers? Or why doesn’t the NFL partner with charities researching paralysis, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, ALS, arthritis, or other diseases more likely to be suffered by players? These causes are just as worthy as breast cancer, better fits for the league, and more in need of the publicity.

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