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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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Comments

Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:53 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

FYI - Pearl Harbor happened on December 7, 1941. Those who forget the past are bound to repeat it. September 11 was a direction determining day for many people in this country and will not be forgotten by most of us. 



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:52 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

"I'll probably get pillaged for this, but America really has squeezed every last drop out of this incident. Did we do something like this for Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1951? I doubt it. One year anniversary, I can see it. Five years, okay, but by now, it honestly feels to me like that attack happened on September 11, 1901."

You won't get "pillaged" (def. rob a place with violence), buy you may get "pummeled."

The point of 10-year observation is "Never Forget."  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?  There were vigils and ceremonies held for years following Pearl Harbor...another event we should NEVER FORGET.  In fact, they still hold Pearl Harbor Commemoration Events and over 1.5 million visit the USS Arizona Memorial annually.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 6:09 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

I'm fine with it if the NFL allows this to happen in future instances. But if not, then they really shouldn't be doing this. They didn't let Jake Plummer wear a No. 40 decal on his helmet in 2004 after Pat Tillman's death, and that was the year it happened. Plummer was told that after Week 2, only the Cardinals would wear the decal. I really see no difference between those two incidents, so if the NFL would still ban a player from honoring his late friend with a decal, then they shouldn't have relaxed the fine for this.
I'll probably get pillaged for this, but America really has squeezed every last drop out of this incident. Did we do something like this for Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1951? I doubt it. One year anniversary, I can see it. Five years, okay, but by now, it honestly feels to me like that attack happened on September 11, 1901.



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 3:57 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

JamesGMC

What scares me is watching our society begin to unwittingly accept FOX News as an actual news station and not the right arm of the crazy right wing in this country. And thank you for pointing out brainwashing is still alive and well so vividly.

You sound like you are good for one thing and one thing only. Go fight the "enemy" and leave the brains, deep thinking and social commentary to others that are untainted.




Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2011 2:08 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

really?



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 1:51 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

MRWormtown I totally agree with you. It would honor the memory of 9-11 and be a great way to raise money for various charities. The only thing I don't really want to see is the mass marketing of this equipment. I think it would mean much more and be a greater fundraiser if it is limited to the team/player issed equipment.



Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2011 1:19 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

ronster369,


My comment had nothing to do with reebok, however if you wanna open that up, whats the difference in reebok sponsoring this, and say chevy sponsoring the series rebuild 9/11 that ran all month last month on Natgeo, or the countless other sponsors that run commercials during all the nat geo specials on 9/11, or even nat geo themselves? Do you honestly think that Nat Geo, Chevy, and all the other sponsors are non-profit organizations? How about the guy who is spending billions to rebuild the world trade center, did he honestly put all that money up just out of the goodness of his hart?

What scares me is watching our society plumit into socialism, its a downward spirial.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:43 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Just saying mbb, you stated that America is a big country, bigger than Europe, well that is untrue, as the population of America is 307 million while Europe's population is 852 million..also, the guy that called him a raghead, there's no need for that. Yea, silver md's comment was...utterly stupid and disrespectful, but I and others do not have a tolerance for racism. It is not needed here or ever. That being said...maybe they should make the balls red, white and blue too, like the ABA. That would mess with some receivers...



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:23 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

To JamesGMC

I respect your passion but I'm afraid it is keeping you from seeing perhaps a greater harm. Anybody who doesn't see the "danger" of a bunch of Reebok executives sitting around in a board room trying to come with ideas on how to make money on the 9/11 tragedy scares me much more than any terrorist ever could.



Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:49 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Silver MD,


Im not sure if you are just not old enough, smart enough, or you just don't speak enough english, to understand the severity of your comments! Those as you call them "couple of dudes with a cell phone" killed upwards of about 3000 innocent civilians, a couple hundred pentagon personel, and another 44 civilians on united 93, all in a span of a few hours!

Now since Im sure you do not watch any news at all (as im sure it conflicts with your cartoon schedule) there have been several attacks against the U.S. and her allies most of them stoped thanks to the BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN who support and defend this great country and her allies, however there was still the suicide bomber attacts at several locations across the world targeted at the U.S.!

I will never forget where I was September 11, 2001, I was at the Los Angeles MEPS center getting ready to be shipped to basic when the world seemed to stop, and my heart seemed so heavy for those whos only mistake of that day was showing up to work civilian and emergency crews alike. I will never forget the image of tower two being hit on live television, watching bodies fall from the top floors of both towers, and the final images of the towers callapsing like a deck of cards. I will never forget the feeling I had when I took my "Oath Of Enlistment" I did not take that oath to get revenge on terrorist I took it vowing that I will do everything in my power to never let this happen again! This rememberance has nothing to do with those who carried out the act, or the name of allah. This rememberance has to do with all the familes who lost there loved ones on September 11,2001.

I for one will never forget!


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