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NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Posted on: September 9, 2011 3:25 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

There's been a lot made about some of the clothes that NFL players received from Reebok to honor the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.

That's primarily because guys like Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and Bears linebacker Lance Briggs tweeted out pictures of their gear (Briggs is seen to the right) and essentially said they didn't care if they got fined, they were wearing the gear during Sunday's games.

Very good news comes from the NFL, then, as the league informed the clubs that players could wear the gear honoring the tragic circumstances of September 2011.

"NFL confirmed to clubs this morning that players may wear special shoes/gloves from NFL licensees for Week 1 games," tweeted Michael Signora, the NFL's VP of Football Communications.

Of course, that doesn't mean that anyone can go out and buy red, white and blue shoes and throw them on for Sunday's action. Presumably Reebok will need to ship the gloves and shoves to the players (or the players can request them I would guess) and then and only then may they be worn.

And Hasselbeck's picture of the back of his shoes which are, I think the same as Briggs. But he gets the best shot of "Never Forget" on the cleats.



Per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Hasselbeck will donate his shoes after the game to Team Red, White and Blue, a charity that assists wounded veterans and their families.

Hopefully, many other players will follow his lead and help to drum up charity work after showing their support for those that were senselessly taken from the world and for those that gave their lives to help others.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:33 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel



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Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2011 6:09 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

honestly stunned ! just checked in .  what in the heck IS ALL THIS . for the record , i served in desert storm and gulf war . thanx ron , cause i side with your comments . milking it . my point was simple knuckleheads , rage-a-holics  . . . .some dude in a gown , in a cave , with a cell phone and a team of dopes right outta the movie bottle rocket pull off an epic event . i just won't stand for it . i will not give credence to an attack that was a 1 in million crap shoot . further more not backed by any specific country or agenda or recognized military force . ( unlike pearl harbour my example ).


i'll say it again . 1 dude in a gown , in a cave , with a cell phone .




we unwittingly honor these dopes every time we put on a giant remembrance extravaganza for the state side victims ! i just don't do it . not for those guys no way .



i buried this wart a long time ago along with that epic hail mary pass that found its mark .





i served honorably . your welcome . what have you done for this country ----please tell . OH BUT GET ALL DRUNK AND ROOT FOR AN NFL TEAM ALL ABLAZE IN 9/11 GEAR . . . . . . . read that again . . . . . . . decked out in 9/11 gear . . . . . . u see now . . . . .  can't beleived i actually typed that . . . . . . terrorist event remembered through NFL 9/11 GEAR .  u people r marketing , over emotional , ripe for the picking , americam dopes .     &nbs
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2011 12:04 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Dont worry skyhawk, us non-retards understood what you meant.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2011 2:56 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

If you already have forgotten the year then the vast majority of us who adhear to the theme they'll promote today can help with recall.  What harm is it for corporate promotion to assist in raising millions for charities while keeping the memory alive?
I have no memory to keep alive and no interest in keeping one alive. Grief has a shelf-life. It's been long-past time to move on from this. I can't remember that day, and that's the way I want it.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2011 2:40 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Let's hope SkyHawk09's memory of Pearl Harbor as 1951 and 9/11 as 1901 do not represent the greater populace.
I'm well aware of when they took place. I was saying that on Pearl Harbor's 10th anniversary, I don't think America did anything big at all, and that September 11 feels like it took place forever ago. Clearly, that sailed right over your head.




Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: September 11, 2011 11:13 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

As much as I disagree with the idea that after 10 years we should be over it, he was referring to December 7th, 1941, as in the 10th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and asking if we did a tribute like this on that day. 


A bit of a sidenote: I love how they did the WTC memorials. Simple, to the point, and beautiful.

 



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:59 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to fulfill it" (or as popularly changed: 'repeat it') - Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás

Let's hope SkyHawk09's memory of Pearl Harbor as 1951 and 9/11 as 1901 do not represent the greater populace.


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