The NFL is pinking up this weekend, as about 100 players throughout the league will sport pink cleats, like the ones pictured above (via Brian McCarthy's @nflprguy Twitter feed).
The onslaught of pink, of course, is to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Players will also be clad in pink wristbands, gloves and towels throughout the league. Coaches will have pink shirts. Much of it will be auctioned off after the games (and there are a few things available right now), with proceeds going to breast cancer research.
I love the pink. Not just for what it stands for, but aesthetically. I think it'll look cool, but as we've already learned this week, I'm way more fashion-forward than most of you. I don't expect you to agree. My only regret is that the NFL missed, by a week, matching up the pink cleats and accessories with the Seahawks lime-green joints. That would've been major pizzazz.
I'd like to see one team take this thing to the next level and go with pink uniforms. Rock helmets like this, and jerseys like this (except, perhaps, without the womanly cut) and let's really make a statement. Let's get cracking on that for 2010.