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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: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2011 4:25 am

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

My next stop... Crofton, MD to pummel some raghead!

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 2:16 am

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

I apologize for what silver md said. He DOES NOT represent Pittsburgh, if I had his address I'd punch him in the face, maybe even toss him off a bridge.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 1:10 am

Thanks, Roger

Congrats to Roger Goodell for knowing when to stop throwing his weight around and when to let a little bit of common sense come in to his rulings.  

A message to "silver MD:" you aren't the least bit funny.  No matter which side of the political fence you are on, from Tea Partier to 911 Truther or anywhere in between, one thing we can all agree on is that the fallen deserve to be honored, and that the events of 911 will never be funny to anyone who can remember where they were that day.   
There is a special place in hell for you.  Please go soon.   

Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:58 am

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

How does the silver MD post score an 84?  God bless america you douche bag!

Since: Sep 10, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:47 am

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

First of all I think it's great that NFL players want to show there appreciation for everyone that was lost in one of the worst tragedies in United States history.  I also think it's great that they want to show there support for everyone that was affected by that day as they do for breast cancer victims and survivors.  As for silver md or whatever you wanna call yourself I would love to run into you on the streets and smash your face.  I think you are a piece of shit that you can disrespect this nation like that and you need your ass kicked bad.  I hope I find out who you are and see you in your hometown or mine because you won't be as lucky as those fucking scumbags with cell phones that drove our planes in our buildings.  Dickhead

Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:55 pm

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

silver md is a puke stain. Period.

Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:27 pm

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Would prefer to see something more genuine and less attention seeking.  Lance Briggs doesn't even want to be a Bear he just wants attention.

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:16 pm

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Hey I see no issue whatsoever with this apparel. In fact I'd like to see all players wear it this weekend and follow Hassellback's lead by donating to their respective charities. Imagine how much $$ could be raised by allowing fans to bid on game worn gear from their favorite players, and best of all it honors those fallen on 9/11/01. This is a part of history that we will all vividly remember. The images are forever burned into our collective memories. It is our generation's defining event, to be viewed in a similar fashion to how many of our parents recall exactly where they were when JFK was shot in 1963.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 9:59 pm

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Silver MD,
   Where to start. Ok first, Never forget History lest it Repeats itself. Second, Never underestimate your enemy. You want lucky? How about the failed shoe bomber, the failed underwear bomber, the failed Times Square bomber. All of which had made their targets, but LUCKILY their devices failed.
  I am guessing you were too young to remember that day. I do remember that day. It was a cloudless day in the NW as I drove to work. (Seattle, WA. area) Nothing but Blue skies. Not even a Jet contrail. Strange for that area with Boeing and all. I turned on the Radio and thought the hosts were joking about a possible New York attack before they cut to commercial. Shock Radio was in, who knows, but with the clear skies, you could feel something was off. After an excrutiating time of commercials, all stations in the area play them at the same time, the announcers come back on and confirmed my fears. New York was under attack. Planes were being flown into the World Trade Centers. I grew up with those two towers as an iconic symbol of New York. They represented to me, what the Empire State Building did to my grandparents and the moonlanding to my parents. The unfailing ability of America to Overcome and meet all Challenges and do the impossible. As I go to work, a TV had already been scrounged from somewhere, and through rabbit ears we watched in horror the playback. Then the news of the Pentagon being hit, and the Fear that our Military Command structure may have been crippled. Then the news of the Pennsylvania plane crash, headed to DC, and knowing that Brave Americans fought back before the plane could hit the Whitehouse. That is when I cried, and I tear up now. The Towers and the Pentagon being hit were unbelievable to me, but the thought of Brave Americans taking back control of a plane held by Terrorists rang truer than anything that day. 
 I am not a New Yorker. In fact, I am on the opposite side of the country, but this impacted me like it was in my back yard. America is a big Country. Bigger than Europe and it's current Financial crisis. We have our cultural and demographic differences. But when push comes to shove, WE are ALL AMERICANs. 
  I am saddened by your comments that this should just be forgotten. I was raised to never forget our Revolution. Never to forget The Alamo. Never forget the Civil War and Emancipation. Never to forget WWI, the 'Wars to end all Wars', then forget History, only to have to remember WWII and the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Cold War followed and we preservered with a draw in the Korean Conflict, and a black eye in Vietnam, but in the end, the Soviet Union fell and China evolved (the outcome is yet to be determined). 
  9/11 is a pivot point in History. Everything happening in the Middle East today is a direct consquence. Afghanistan, Iraq, the increasing influence of Iran, the Arab Spring. To forget 9/11 is to forget the reason for everything that is happening today.       
;     &nbs

Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 9:18 pm

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Forget other comments and comment on the story.

I think its a great thing for football to allow this gear, They started doing pink for breast cancer and they're commercials the last few years for NFL Play 60 really makes football a family thing.

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