OT: It's National Wear Red Day for women's heart disease awareness. [title edited]
Yes, on the bottom of his shoes.
Hoke in Louboutins?!
Wrong kind of esoteric there.
Louboutins are not a food...
Do you think 'esoteric' means 'sandwich' or something?
I was suggesting that French stiletto designers probably aren't part of the sporting lexicon.
I thought this blog loved trademark law. Didn't we just have a lengthy discussion about Nike, Adidas and the color "maize"?
The ruling on Louboutin is tangentially relevant...although the thought of Hoke in some red soled stillettos remains quite repulsive. I can't believe somebody would even suggest it.
I'm glad I didn't make my comment about Coach wearing red underwear so nobody would see it. Oh wait, crap!
Why is it "wear red for women" when it's about heart disease? Maybe I'm just a little sour about how women's causes always seem to trump men's causes (breast vs prostate for example) but don't many more men die from heart disease than women each year? Why can't it just be about the disease and not have to make it about the gender? I've had 2 family members die from heart related illness and another that's had two strokes, all are men. This is an extremely important issue and something that needs more awareness so I guess I'm just confused why it's not "wear read for heart disease" vs "wear red for women."
Is there a "wear red for men" heart disease awareness day? If so I recind the previous paragraph but I don't think there is which really makes me wonder why our country is so apt to wear a certain color to support awareness/research of female oriented campaign vs a male one.
I think the whole "for women" part of the heart disease awareness campaign has to do with heart disease being more thought of as a problem that affects men. I think the idea isn't "men aren't important," it's that people don't realize that heart disease is just as big a problem for women as it is for men. But I'm no health advocate or anything, but that was just my assumption as to why the campaign focused on women.
As for breast cancer, that just comes down to having a better, more efficient PR machine than prostate cancer awareness. Like any awareness campaign, though, awareness will become saturated and the campaign becomes redundant, which is where breast cancer is at. There was a lot of grumbling about all the pink NFL uniforms this season, precisely because the NFL is just selling stuff to women at this point. No one needs to be told that breast cancer is a problem anymore.
I think the whole "for women" part of the heart disease awareness campaign has to do with heart disease being more thought of as a problem that affects men.
Yet breast cancer is "more thought of as a problem that affects women" and women are still the target of the gargantuan PR machine.
What you said is actually the reason given by the AHA, so consider that a rebuttal to the people behind the movement and not you personally, but I have to admit I agree with bigmc's outlook: every awareness campaign there is seems to be all about women's health. Men die of shit too, people. And sooner than women, come to think of it.
"Men die of shit too, people".
This is the line of the day! Maybe this is where the term "take it like a man" originates. We just die and don't complain about it.
is the #1 killer of women and it's overshadowed by the pink breast cancer awareness. That's all.
Also, I believe women are less likely to get screened and preventative care as compared to men, because a lot of people don't think heart disease effects women as much as men.
I think the idea is to that everyone knows about wearing pink for breast cancer, but heart disease actually kills more women than all cancers combined. I don't really understand the psychology/sociology of the movement to wear colors to support women's versus men's causes.
They're guessing that women probably make more charitable contributions then men. It's a generalization, but the idea is that women are more emotional and more impulsive, and therefore more likely to contribute to this kind of campaign. That's sexist, sure, but I think it's what they're counting on.
Regardless, it's just marketing. Any advancements in heart disease prevention and treatment will benefit men and women as far as I know. I'm not a doctor, though.
Why is it "wear red for women" when it's about heart disease?
Part of it is that everyone knows the classic symptoms of heart attack for men: tightness in chest, pain down left arm etc.
For women, the symptoms are often much more subtle and flu like. Had my sister known to go to the Docter for possible heart problems when she was feeling clammy and fluish, then later felt nausea, then later just tired, then later flushed/feverish, then just fluish again, over the span of about 36 hours, she might have celebrated her 52nd birthday ealier this week, instead of having been buried at age 35. The great irony is that in November 2011, my mom ignored many of the same signs/symptoms. Thankfully, she survived what her Dr later told her had been a mild heart attack.
I do agree with you that the gender based events get carried away, but this to me is a distinction that's important, just because women are so unaware of the way very serious heart problems can manifest themselves.
More importantly who would win in a battle between Hoke and Aquaman? I say in water Aquaman's got him but on dry land I'm going with coach Hoke.
I'll hang up and listen.
I say Hoke takes him by land or by sea. Aquaman is clearly the weakest member of the Justice League. Nobody wants to be Aquaman. (this makes less sense if you don't watch the show)
Scooter sucks. He's the Aquaman of the Muppet Babies
I don't think that fighting Hoke would be a good move with his new job at 24/7.
the winner is Brady Hoke.
We might as well start a thread and ask, "Would Hoke wear a coat on game day if it was 0 degrees outside?"
Or maybe, "If Hoke was REALLY REALLY hungry, would he cave in and eat before a game?"
regardless of what the disease or affliction is. If you want to make a difference, contribute money to an appropriate charity or donate time and energy to assist those who are working to combat the disease or who are suffering from it.
I don't give a damn whether Brady wears red or not, but it doesn't diminish him in my eyes if he doesn't.
In support of Canada and the fine Michigan men who have crossed the border.......Tim Biakabatuka and Nik Stauskas to name a few
This is the most pointless thread I've seen on my relatively short career as an mgoblogger.
Yet you felt the need to click on it AND comment. This is like clicking on someone's post about soccer and posting "soccer sucks".
how he feels about this thread.
"If you don't like it, don't click on it and comment."
This is an on-going but erroneous response that posters make in response to the complaints of other posters.
I am entitled to express my displeasure about this thread, just as much as someone else is entitled to respond substantively to it.
When you don't like something, you can either do nothing or do something. In this case, I am choosing to do something. Maybe if enough people complain about inane threads, they will cease to exist.
The more inane threads that are posted, the more likely it is that interesting threads are moved off of the MGoBoard thread list on the home page.
So, there is a negative impact of these types of threads.
I'd also point out that it's telling that your OP has no upvotes...only downvotes.
(yes, I realize this is just a sports blog, and I don't take it as seriously as it appears by my above comments, but it doesn't mean that I can't be annoyed by these inane/pointless topics)
1. The post clearly stated that it was OT and described the topic discussed.
2. Your comment moves the post back to the top of the MGoBoard, thus perpetuating the movement of what you see as more worthy threads down the list.
I have skipped over countless threads I don't care about in my time on MGoBlog. Our moderators and sensible bloggers make sure that MGoBlog will never fall into the realm of other low brow sports blogs out there.
Just because something is OT doesn't mean it's post worthy. Just because random thought crosses through your brain doesn't mean others will care or enjoy it. Just because you post something you think is interesting doesn't mean 90% of the board will. Just because 5% of the coastal alumni population like conference expansion doesn't mean it is good or justifiable. Are you following me yet!?!?
This isn't a frat or sorority. This isn't an exclusive place, it is all inclusive. It means you can't bully someone from clicking on threads or starting them. We the blog people have a right to voice displeasure about how the board and the blog is starting suck badly because nincompoops like yourself.
MgoBlog is not Facebook or twitter people. Stupid posts that have no meaningful or thought provoking content shouldn't be posted. Hoke wearing red, charity, fundraiser or not means nothing to him or us. Frankly, even the remote chance he would ever check this place out to find you blabbing about his dress choices, he would think you were a fing idiot like most of us do now. If you wanna talk fashion go to a fashion blog. You wanna get into Hoke's wardrobe, be a cat bugler.
You did use inane twice in the same post. That's silly. .
"Inane" is in my post three times.
I was actually a little disappointed with myself for using that word more than once in the same post. I typically take pride in my extensive reservoir of synonyms.
Please feel free to select a word from the below list and use it to replace the last two appearances of the word "inane" in my post.
|absurd, asinine, daft, empty, fatuous, flat, foolish, frivolous, futile, harebrained, idiotic, illogical, imbecilic, innocuous, insipid, jejune, laughable, meaningless, mindless, pointless, puerile, ridiculous, sappy*, senseless, silly, trifling, unintelligent, vacant, vacuous, vain, vapid, weak, wishy-washy, worthless|
I haven't heard those in a while. In fact the last time I heard harebrained was probably in an old Bugs Bunny cartoon.
I don't have a lot of time to check on new threads; so, often I miss relevant info because irrelevant threads have pushed them off the board. Then, I have to take more time to search for what everyone else seems to already know. So, yeah, it may help more than a few of us to be a bit picky about the substance of new threads...
Sadly, they get worse than this in the offseason.
for communists !
You hate the Red Wings.
A noble cause it may be, this is the kind of thread thwe've got a long offseason ahead of us.
But is Hoke allowed to wear a Red Wings jersey? I mean, that way he could support the Heart Disease cause, and the greatest franchise in sports history. And it is relevant enough to the area that you cannot tie it to the reason he refuses to wear red in the first place.
on St.Patrick's Day? I mean, in either case, who cares?
Wear the opposite spectrum from the mass-induced guilt-awareness crowd.
I will wear green today, mint in October and red on St. Pats.
No. i don't know why this question is even asked, show some confidence in our coach
Hoke can support heart disease research in more meaningful ways than wearing a t-shirt.
I agree. I was really touched by the story of him sending the note to the ND fan that suffered the heart attack at UTL. Coach Hoke seems like the kind of person that does all kinds of things for charity that he doesn't push to get publicized.
Not to sound callous, but isn't there someway I can show my support for women being made aware of heart disease without looking like a Buckeye?
You'd look like a person supporting a cause wearing one of 3 primary colors, no? Pretend it's Red Wings day.