Posted October 18, 2013

Oregon will wear pink helmets this week against Washington State

Oregon Ducks, Uniforms

In addition to pink helmets, the Ducks will wear pink cleats, gloves and socks. This week’s uniforms are designed to raise awareness for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, founded by former NC State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow.

Twenty-five of the helmets will be auctioned off, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the fund. The auctions will go on here starting on Oct. 19.

If anybody can pull off pink as more than just an accent or secondary color, it’s Oregon, with some help from Nike. The Ducks would wear actual chrome plating if they were allowed.

UPDATE: The players are also getting these shirts and hats as part of the pink theme:

 

37 comments
ShifterKart
ShifterKart

Hemp oil works they say....... we send billions to Canada for Help products..... how dumb is that? 

John NoLastName
John NoLastName

You idiots that are so critical ... I only hope your mother or wife doesn't get this disease.

ShifterKart
ShifterKart

All the ones using a form of pink are using the wrong kind of pink in my opinion... that is to dark... the lighter pink looks much better.......

AnthonyS.Andrews
AnthonyS.Andrews

I agree Randall. My mother and grandmother survived Breast Cancer, so I understand the need for research and awareness. With that being said, what about raising money for Prostate Cancer, Alzheimers and ALS? There are so many retched diseases that deserve the same funding and support, and I would love to see more attention given to the various diseases that afflict millions of folks throughout the world. They're not only raising awareness towards the disease and its treatment, but they're also lending much needed assistance towards those who are unfortunate enough to be suffering in their affliction. God bless all of you who are suffering. I hope that one day a cure can be found, and that a better life can be granted to all.

RandallAllen
RandallAllen

Enough with the pink!!  Support awareness of other cancers, too, already!!

don2
don2

The whole thing is disingenuous pandering.  Cancer is not the number one killer of women (heart disease is); breast cancer is not even the number one cancer killer of women (lung cancer is.)  

Breast cancer research is already funded way more than other healthcare needs (research dollars/years of life lost by affected patients.)  If you have a personal reason to support it, great. But this circus atmosphere of exhorting everybody to support it is ridiculous and unnecessary.  It is an unseemly way of scoring cheap political points.  

robert.bruce.parsons
robert.bruce.parsons

I'm glad for the article.  If it had not been posted, no one would have realized that Oregon was doing anything out of the ordinary.  Oregon may be the only team that pays fashion designers more than backfield coaches.  I keep expecting a style show every August.

bubbalooey
bubbalooey

They need to wear pink bra's with padding...........

bubbalooey
bubbalooey

I don't watch any teams that play this silly crap.  Disgusting.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Calling attention to a good cause is worthwhile. Even if it is not altogether altruistic, continually reminding people of the cause is valuable. I'm all for it.

KipKeno
KipKeno

All you naysayers can go back to getting ready for the games by popping a Swanson TV dinner in the oven, opening a can of Burgermeister, plopping into the Lazy Boy, and adjusting the rabbit ears on your Zenith. 

6marK6
6marK6

I am sure that Nike suggested the event and then promptly sold them the merchandise. What a caring company. 

Iowa
Iowa

No college knows how to waste money more than the University of Nike. But remember, all these different uniforms are about the school's 'educational mission', not selling merchandise.

6marK6
6marK6

Nothing for nothing, but I am so suspicious of all this charity stuff, especially involving the color pink. The more you investigate these things, the more you see businesses getting everything and the actual cause getting nothing.

layneosteen
layneosteen

Those are some of the best uniforms Oregon will wear all season.  It's awesome that they are going to auction them off and give 100% of the proceeds to cancer research.  Go Ducks!

Richard--Ramirez
Richard--Ramirez

Pink will fit in well with those fancy lads in Oregon. Light in the loafers the lot of 'em.

redman71
redman71

Horrible. College uniforms are beyond out of control. Oregon started this crap. 

aceldama
aceldama

@don2 And exactly where does it say "breast cancer"? They are raising money for women's cancer, in general.

robert.bruce.parsons
robert.bruce.parsons

@Rickapolis As a male cancer fighter, I resent the pink which says that the only cancer is breast cancer, and the only victims are women.  I don't like being told I have to wear pink on the outside when I'm fighting leukemia on the inside.  The pink thing is fun and feminine, I'm sure, but leaves out over half of all victims.  Sorry I can't jump on the wagon, but I'm just trying to stay alive.

billwalton999
billwalton999

@6marK6 Nike gives them the helmets. Nike's founder gave a half a billion to cancer research this year.  Little tiny haters.

billwalton999
billwalton999

@Iowa Nike uses Oregon to showcase new fashion design concepts. Phil Knight bares the cost not Oregon.   Have you notice how many NFL teams Nike has picked up lately?  Have you noticed their stock is up 50% in twelve months?  This costs Nike nothing, it makes them more profitable.

bubbalooey
bubbalooey

@layneosteen  I can't wait to bid on an item worn by a smelly jock, who probably has 4 babies momma's and beats them all up......  Priceless.

GeraldHarris
GeraldHarris

@redman71 I'm pretty sure you said the same thing when they moved from leather helmets. Get over it. 

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

@robert.bruce.parsons I've had cancer as well. Renal cell. Caught very early and I'm fine. That doesn't mean I understand what you are suffering but it does give me a little insight. There are symbols for other forms of cancer (an orange ribbon for mine), but I can't see clear to blame the breast cancer victims because they've managed to do a good job in catching the public attention. 

I wish you the very best in your fight.

don2
don2

@robert.bruce.parsons @Rickapolis The whole thing is disingenuous pandering.  Cancer is not the number one killer of women (heart disease is); breast cancer is not even the number one cancer killer of women (lung cancer is.)  

Breast cancer research is already funded way more than other healthcare needs (research dollars/years of life lost by affected patients.)  If you have a personal reason to support it, great. But this circus atmosphere of exhorting everybody to support it is ridiculous and unnecessary.  It is an unseemly way of scoring cheap political points.  

redman71
redman71

@GeraldHarris @redman71 


It's a good thing these players aren't really choosing their school based on the quality of education. Or hell even the quality of the football program. They go because they like the uniforms??? That is the mentality of a 5 year old...but then again, that's really not that far off now is it?

Iowa
Iowa

@GeraldHarris @redman71 You're kidding right? This has nothing to do with changing the quality of equipment, everything to do with schools just looking look idiot sellouts. This is what our 'educational institutions' now stand for. Fantastic.

badflounder
badflounder

@GeraldHarris @redman71 Awfully weak false comparison.  The problem with college uniforms now is that every team in America suddenly thinks black is a part of their color scheme.  It's just idiotic.  Nebraska and Stanford have all black uni's!   ROFL

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

@don2 I disagree, Don. Don't blame the breast cancer organizations for doing an effective job in calling attention to their cause. While I know more women that have suffered from breast cancer than heart disease,  I'm not questioning your statement.  Being aware makes everyone better prepared. That's how I take the publicity.

6marK6
6marK6

@badflounder @GeraldHarris @redman71 The schools think the crazy designs and black color draws recruits. So, Nike makes billions designing them all this new garbage every week. Leads to increased football budgets, increased profit for Nike and crappy uniforms.