So, if a hypothetical co-worker's father passed away, and somebody around the lunch table at work mentioned collectively "doing something" for said co-worker, and the something that was mentioned happened to be sending flowers...would that strike anyone as awkward if the co-worker was:
c) a coach
d) a football, baseball and basketball fan
e) a man who eats hot dogs without shame (and actually enjoys them)
Because where I come from, men don't buy men flowers, for any reason, even as part of a shared gift. Cards are bad enough, but at least they are personalized.
In my mind it has less to do with the fact that giving flowers summons images of romance (bromance?) than with the fact that flowers would be less welcome than virtually any other gift one could get a thoroughly non-metrosexual male: a brace of steaks, a twelve pack, a book of golf jokes.