I think all the pink paraphernalia going on in pro sports these days is to show their support for the ladies' breast cancer cause. We've seen pink gloves, pink shoes, pink socks, pink wristbands, pink towels, pink patches and decals, and just about every pink accessory they can come up with. Some old school hard cores probably aren't too fond of all that, be they athletes or fans, but hey, it's kind of cool the "macho-men" themselves have shown they can think with the other "head" for a change, while showing appreciation for their fairer sex counterparts.
To a point.
Now I ask you -- what could be more macho than playing football for the Cowboys down in Big D? In the land formerly inhabited by the "doomsday" defense, toughness had always gone without saying. A few teeth knocked out or a broken bone? No problem. It's just a scratch. Put me back in, coach.
The Cowboys' old stadium was unique in that it had a small opening in the dome, supposedly so even God could watch the "boys". As we all know, that stadium's history, and Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones built his bazillion dollar mega-palace to replace it, replete with the world's largest overhead TV screen inside for the fans' further entertainment. And of course, a similar opening for the Almighty to have an unobstructed view.
The Cowboys have won multiple Super Bowls, have a long list of former players enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, probably the most famous cheerleaders in the world, and long ago dubbed themselves "America's Team". It seems modesty and humility weren't high on the list down in Big D.
Nevertheless, one thing always remained. That team was about men, dammit. Ain't got no place for sissies, now. If ya ain't willin' to step up and be a man, then y'all best get on down the road and go play hopscotch or sumthin, cuz we got some serious bidnuh that needs tendin to.
Yessiree Bob, the Cowboys have always been about as macho as it gets. Now they're wearing a few little pink things here and there to support the ladies. Well OK, it's pretty much widely accepted that every woman born after 1970 or so was likely created from one of Roger Staubach's ribs, so giving the babydolls a little credit now and then probably doesn't hurt too much.
But now it's been revealed that something has gone terribly wrong in the kingdom of testosterone.
According to Sports Illustrated, the Dallas Cowboys opened a Victoria's Secret Pink Store inside Cowboy Stadium. If so, SI is right. Surely this would be a sign of the Apocalypse.
C'mon boys. Say it ain't so.