You’ve seen the bright purple shirts with the cool cartoon image of Joe Flacco and his Fu on the internet. Now buy a shirt for yourself and dazzle your purple friends who are supporting the Fu 5 Fighters For Flacco. Or as we call it, #5F on Twitter.
Are you growing your Festivus Fu?
Joe loves and completely has endorsed the shirts and $5 from each shirt goes directly to the Living Classrooms Foundation.
Also, don’t forget to “like” our Facebook page here and join the Twitter community @5FlaccoFu. (Don’t forget the #5F hashtag — it’s why we put it on the shirts!)
WNST.net is excited to announce a partnership with Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco designed to create excitement and energy around the holidays, Festivus and the team’s pending playoff and Super Bowl run over the next 10 weeks while raising money for one of Baltimore’s great local charities for kids and education — the Living Classrooms Foundation.
Everyone who is a Ravens knows that Joe Flacco unveiled a Fu Manchu mustache on Thanksgiving night and said that he wanted teammates and the local purple community to be involved.
So it’s in response to that night and with great civic spirit and charitable intentions in partnership with Joe Flacco that we announce the formation of “Fu 5 Fighters For Flacco” – essentially a local army of fans who will pledge to donate $5 per week to the Living Classrooms Foundation while either growing (or showing, sporting and/or wearing) a Fu Manchu. In addition for those participating, we’re offering an awesome contest on Facebook and Twitter to win a private dinner with Joe Flacco in Spring 2012 for three lucky fans. EVERYONE who completes their donation before Feb. 18, 2012 will also automatically be entered to win with one male and one female supporter selected in Spring 2012.
It’s very simple and here’s how you can be involved and donate:
• Make sure you follow through with your donations for a chance to win a meal with Joe Flacco in Spring 2012. All of the rules of the competition are on our Facebook contest page at Fu 5 Fighters For Flacco page.
But this is pretty simple.
For men, you can grow your own Fu Manchus.
For the ladies, you can “show” your Fu by getting creative with your makeup kit!
Here’s a video from Joe Flacco talking about the origin of the Fu and why he’s excited to have Baltimore Ravens participate and get involved not only with the “Fu-stivus” season but also to benefit a great local charity like Living Classrooms with your donations.
If – or WHEN – the Ravens win the Super Bowl in February, your donation would be $50 for a championship run. And, of course, you’ll have some great pictures, laughs and memories to share with friends as Joe’s No. 5 Army is deploying with our Baltimore version of the playoff beard.
Based solely on the Ravens’ Jeckyl and Hyde performances all season long, I’m of the opinion that no one should be perceived as overconfident today as the purple warriors awaken in Seattle with a chance to end the day as the unquestioned leader of the pack in the AFC home-field advantage race.
Oh sure, there are plenty of reasons to feel confidence brimming now the Ravens have swept the dreaded Pittsburgh Steelers and are in control of their own destiny as the Bengals will next try to vanquish the black and gold demons in the early game today as Baltimore awaits the Seahawks at 4 p.m.
But I’d be lying if I didn’t smell a difficult task in Seattle, where the legendary “12th Man” will be appearing soon after kickoff to welcome Joe Flacco and Cam Cameron’s crew to the Pacific Northwest.
Afterall, I was in attendance in Nashville and Jacksonville where the locals all but guaranteed us a happy trip into the deep South and almost-home-cooking that resulted in two of the most dreadful and disappointing outcomes in recent years – especially considering the desperate talent on both sides of the ball. The Titans and Jaguars are headed toward nowheresville in January but for one afternoon they defended their home turf and thwarted every effort of Flacco and the Ravens’ offense.
The Seahawks appear to be short on the offensive side of the ball — is there any way they can really lose to Tarvaris Jackson? — and many have asked how they’re going to score points today at Century Link Field against a stout Baltimore defense but I will remain at best “cautiously enthusiastic” about the Ravens’ offense until I some semblance of consistency.
That begins today at 4 p.m.
Can Joe Flacco find open receivers downfield? Will the running game with Ray Rice and Ricky Williams be established early to quiet the mounting green and blue cacophony of sounds? Will the offensive line be off cadence all day and create bad down and distances?
Will the defense keep Marshawn Lynch at bay in the running game and can the defense force its usual array of turnovers and pressures on a young, inexperience Seahawks’ offense?