RED - Like Their Faces?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have unveiled their Women's Movement.  They offer you gals recipes and fashion tips for Game Day!  They suggest Pinterest boards red-logo
that might help!  They offer to teach you the ins and outs of the game in a simpler way that your little ladybrains can handle!  The Bucs call this initiative "RED."  The possible reasons why that truly makes sense range from hilarious to gross.

Last year I quit all support of the NFL, pending them making some progress on showing that they are capable of considering women as full-status humans.  Admittedly, I only did this after the Ray Rice mess shoved the misogyny of professional* football into my face so hard it was leaking out the back of my neck.  I said I would go back when the league demonstrated some kind of contrition about how it has been, or at least a credible change of direction.

I don't think this retreat to a Mad Men-era view of how women and professional football can relate to one another is quite filling the bill.  In fact, the morning after a GOP candidates' debate over who hates women the most, I think the winner might just be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

* - "professional" football includes NFL, NCAA and, in Texas or Pennsylvania, high school varsity.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F