The Marketing Truth Behind The Pink: October in the NFL

The month of October. When leaves are falling, pumpkin lattes are consumed, UGG Boots make their way out of the closet, cold air is crisp, and the NFL turns pink. Most Americans watching football know it’s the standard that NFL players, coaches, and officials don those pink accessories, hats, and more during October. What most Americans don’t know is the truth behind the pink month in the NFL.

Know The Truth of Pink October in the NFL

Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m not one to ever bash or degrade good-willed movements and campaigns. In fact, I will be your biggest cheerleader. But I think the truth behind the pink should be made aware to more people who think that the NFL is leading a good cause to fight breast cancer but in reality is just putting on a good campaign for more profits from more exposure in the long run. Read More

The Worst Advice for Snowboarding

Guest Elisabeth Toft (aka Elevated Locals) is a new contributor to My Worst Advice. A really rad chick living in NYC and shredding mountains whenever she can she gives us some of her best “worst” advice for snowboarding.Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 3.34.17 PM

Back in the Day

elevated localssnowboarding youngAfter skiing for 6 years as a kid it was decided that I was to become a snowboarder. Snowboards were fairly new and my dad (a ski instructor) got me a board according to my height, 5’8.

Back then, you would pick the length of your skis based on how tall you were (among other things). This was not quite the deal with snowboards in 1993. I was 11 and I was learning to ride on a 167 Rossignol. Read More

Enough Is Enough

Couldn’t agree more. The changes in the NFL are never going to directly affect the general public. But the general public can affect the NFL. Buying less tickets, watching less games, purchasing less memorabilia. Is that really going to happen? Probably not.

It is important to note that the NFL think they are society’s role model and needs to get this issue right. Um, hello? Where have you been NFL? Domestic violence has been a large part of society for decades and you are just starting to get a little dose of it. So wake up and do what is right. You’re behind this movement so step up and start taking the lead. Instead of reaction there needs to be action.

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When is it going to end?

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When is the off-field violence going to end? Are these “warriors” who fight for us on the gridiron being given a fair shake? Is society asking too much for them to just be able to turn off that “killer instinct” when the clock hits zero?

I say yes, they are being given a fair shake. It is a choice. 

Agree with me, disagree with me, or hate me. The fact is that we all have a choice. Free will. It is the ability to choose an action that WE determine. WE are in control. Up until that moment when we aren’t. (But even then, it is our choice to go through with that out-of-control action.)

The fact of the matter is that we all lose our cool. We may utter a profane word, throw something or smash something. Anger…

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Start Where You Are

Really love this advice and motivation. Being a runner myself…it is so true that the first step is always the first. Set goals and try to hit them. If you fall short the first time, kick the goal out of the water next time. Be patience with everything in your life, everything happens when it is just right. So let it happen.