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2019-07-05 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Apparel Company Has Perfect Response To Nike Dropping American Flag-Style Shoe
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Posted by Fred 2019-07-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6534 views ]  Top

#1 I wonder what the big FBS college teams are going to do. Here is a list from 7/2018 of cash to schools for use of their merch.
Here’s the updated Top 20 most lucrative collegiate apparel deals (money includes cash to school and apparel provided. top 20:

UCLA (Under Armour) – $18.67M per year
Ohio State (Nike) – $16.8M
Texas (Nike) – $16.67M
Louisville (adidas) – $16M
Kansas (adidas) – $13.6M
Washington (adidas)- $11.9M (effective July 1, 2019)
Nebraska (adidas) – $11.6M
Michigan (Jumpman/Nike) – $11.56M
Wisconsin (Under Armour) – $9.6M
Notre Dame (Under Armour) – $9M
Auburn (Under Armour) – $8.7M
Oregon (Nike) – $8M
Miami (adidas) – $7.8M
South Carolina (Under Armour) – $7.15M
Texas A&M (adidas) $7.1M
Indiana (adidas) – $6.7M
NC State (adidas) – $6.5M
Oklahoma (Nike/Jumpman) – $5.2M
Tennessee (Nike) – $4.8M
LSU (Nike) – $4.6M
Posted by Texhooey 2019-07-05 00:23||   2019-07-05 00:23|| Front Page Top

#2 reebok and new balance are evidently not playing in this space
Posted by lord garth 2019-07-05 01:04||   2019-07-05 01:04|| Front Page Top

#3 Part of the New Balance line is made in the USA.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2019-07-05 01:32||   2019-07-05 01:32|| Front Page Top

#4 #1 I wonder what the big FBS college teams are going to do.

My guess is nothing as most of these schools have gone left-wing over the years and are probably sympathetic to this manufactured brouhaha by Kaepernick and Nike.

Kaepernick is a media hustler who's 15 minutes of fame passed long ago. He may have been a decent QB at one time but he has since become a liability to football teams because of his hate-America splashy protests. He ought to direct his vitriolic virtue-signaling into something positive that actually helps someone. If he has a bitch about perceived racism in America, he ought to help kids, the homeless or veterans or otherwise people who need help; otherwise his protests are vapid, inane and pathetic.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-07-05 08:48||   2019-07-05 08:48|| Front Page Top

#5 To be candid, I'm not sure I think of putting a national flag on shoes is a sign of patriotism.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-07-05 09:14||   2019-07-05 09:14|| Front Page Top

#6 he was only a decent qb until they figured his game out .
Posted by chris 2019-07-05 09:16||   2019-07-05 09:16|| Front Page Top

#7 NSDQ ! Nine Line! NSDQ!
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-07-05 11:05||   2019-07-05 11:05|| Front Page Top

#8 Under Armour is all polyester. Who wants that next to their skin? I want cotton.

As for Kaepernick, he had the physical skills but lacked the intellect to perform as a first string NFL quarterback.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-07-05 12:15||   2019-07-05 12:15|| Front Page Top

#9 I wish I had 10% of his hair.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-05 12:16||   2019-07-05 12:16|| Front Page Top

#10 Anyone else notice that Nike swoosh looks a lot like a Slave masters whip coming down?
Posted by  2019-07-05 14:27||   2019-07-05 14:27|| Front Page Top

#11  I wish I had 10% of his hair.

Talkin' about takin' a scalp there B?
Posted by Skidmark 2019-07-05 16:28||   2019-07-05 16:28|| Front Page Top

#12  I wish I had 10% of his hair.

When making wishes it is best to be very specific, lest one end up with overly-furry balls.
Posted by SteveS 2019-07-05 17:14||   2019-07-05 17:14|| Front Page Top

#13 Anyone else notice that Nike swoosh looks a lot like a Slave masters whip coming down?

It does!

And Nike starts with an "N" and so does the word negro . . . .
Posted by gorb 2019-07-05 19:13||   2019-07-05 19:13|| Front Page Top

#14 Bill Bowerman a Nike founder was a WW-II general of the 10th Mountain in Italy. He was right out of Catch 22 central casting. He sold the troops fruit and chocolate on the Italian blackmarket to pay for "French Lessons". When the war ended he tried (but didn't succeed) to make the troops pay for his loot. This General
They almost had a mutiny over it and the S.O.B. never took part in anything with the WW-II 10th vets.
Posted by 3dc 2019-07-05 21:02||   2019-07-05 21:02|| Front Page Top

#15 
Bill Bowerman
Posted by 3dc 2019-07-05 21:10||   2019-07-05 21:10|| Front Page Top

#16 
Nike Founders. Bill on right.
Posted by 3dc 2019-07-05 21:11||   2019-07-05 21:11|| Front Page Top

#17 Horrifying, 3dc. But that kind of thing does set a corporate culture.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-05 21:34||   2019-07-05 21:34|| Front Page Top

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