In summary, pink has seriously taken over the Ravens locker room.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Ravens will be decked out for their game Sunday against the Cowboys. They’ll have pink shoes, pink laces, pink skull caps, pink gloves, pink wristbands and pink towels. Coaches will wear pink hats.
Of course, everybody supports the cause. But I wondered, what do manly-man football players think of wearing the color pink?
“Oh yeah, I like it,” said hard-nosed fullback
Leach said he wears pink dress shirts and polos outside the job too. I think he’s in the minority though.
I went to some other tough guys and got these answers:
Beyond the fashion of it, the players did talk a lot about wanting to support the cause.
“It means something,” Jones said. “For my aunts to fight through that and beat it, that’s some strong women. So I’ll wear it for them.”
Lewis, who also knows people dealing with the cancer, said he thinks there should be more done to create awareness about the disease outside of October.
“It’s just a way of saying – in this kind of male-dominated football kind of a world – as players and coaches, that, ‘Hey, you know what? You [women] mean everything to us,’” Head Coach John Harbaugh said.