October 26, 2012
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Organizations across the country have supported, and or donated money to the cause of fighting Breast Cancer through research. In Baseball, the league uses Mother’s Day, which falls during the season, to create awareness for Breast Cancer by using all sorts of pink colored equipment during the games and then auctioning them off afterwards. This month, NFL players have worn pink towels, and worn NFL hats with pink team logos to create more awareness. Now, the league has decided to something else. Since the league is so strict about exactly what anyone on the field is allowed to wear, the players will not be wearing pink jerseys, but the referees will be holding pink penalty flags. This idea was written down and sent to commissioner Roger Goddell, sent from an 11-year old named Dante Cano. Can’t say this isn’t odd, but it will be interesting to see Pepto Bismol colored flags being thrown all over the place by stoic looking referees. Maybe they won’t protect the quarterbacks and wide receivers so much if they are embarrassed to throw pink penalty markers.
Authentic Store Buzz: Barry Rubin, the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles was recently at the store. The Pro League Authentics Nike Dri-Fit T-Shirt seen in the above picture is the new Eagles weight room t-shirt, supplied by the #1 Authentic Sports Apparel Store in Philly, Pro League Authentics. Get your PLA shirt by contacting the store or visiting us down town.
Pro League Authentics has just come out with a new exclusive line of apparel. The Legends Line- Wilt Chamberlain. A fan of Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, or maybe you just know him as Mr. 100. Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball legend, considered by many to be the most athletic and talented player to ever strut onto the NBA hardwood. The big man, who wore number 13 and was famous for wearing the sweatband on his head, once dropped 100 points in Hershey, PA. PLA has the exclusive line of shirts of the Wilt Chamberlain line. For more information check out the shirts here: http://www.facebook.com/proleagueauthentics?fref=ts
PLA has also come out with another new line. The NASL was founded in 1968 when the FIFA-sanctioned United Soccer Association merged with the unsanctioned National Professional Soccer League. The league included teams from the U.S. and Canada and featured legends such as Pelé, Kyle Rote Jr., Bob Rigby and Franz Beckenbauer. In addition they also had an indoor soccer division from 1975-1984. The league eventually folded in 1984. Check them out here: http://www.proleagueauthentics.com/collections/nasl
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: When did the NFL first allow coaches to challenge plays on the field. ? Answer to come tomorrow.
Thursday’s answer: The Rochester Cardinals played for one season in 1935.