How can these three possibly be related? Well, considering the past months' events, they are. On October 19th, the University of Oregon football players wore black uniforms with pink socks, shoes, gloves, and helmets for their home game against the Washington State Cougars. The new uniforms were designed by Nike to support the fight against women's cancers and raise funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. After the game, five helmets were autographed by some Oregon legends, including the University of Oregon alumnus and Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight, and auctioned off in support of the Fund.
|The Oregon Ducks wearing their traditional green and yellow uniforms. Image via OregonLive|
|The black and pink uniforms, worn once, were design to raise breast cancer awareness. Image via OregonLive|
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This reminded me of a similar incident that happened when Katy Perry's "Roar" was played as the Cincinnati Bengals' theme song at their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 16th this year.
The choice of this pop song caused a wave of negative comments on social media. The Bengals fans were complaining that the song, albeit its tiger theme, was too sugary and feminine for the predominantly masculine game of football, and that it was not able to pump the athletes up.
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