Remember when you were a little kid and you wrote a famous person a letter asking for something special? (I'm still waiting for your response, Danica McKellar...)
11-year-old Dante Cano of Marlboro, New Jersey wrote a letter recently to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suggesting that the NFL should use pink penalty flags in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Below is an excerpt from his letter:
"My name is Dante Cano. I am 11 years old and I am from Marlboro, New Jersey. I wanted to know if you could use my idea of pink penalty flags in October for breast cancer awareness. Please write back."Well, Roger got his letter and now this weekend's game between the Jets/Dolphins will use pink penalty flags:
"Dante had a great idea and I am looking forward to meeting with him on Sunday to put it into action," said Commissioner Goodell. "Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the best. I applaud Dante for sending in his recommendation."Dante and his family will be on hand at MetLife Stadium to see his pink penalty flag plan in action and hopefully, Dante will get to throw the first one.