Time to dump the swoosh

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by HTownBevo, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. HTownBevo

    HTownBevo 100+ Posts

    Remove it from UT athletics!

    Where you at CDC?
     
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  2. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    I never liked all the “branding” crap but I understand that everything is about $$$ these days. Some ADs would probably slap a Coca-Cola logo on the helmet if the price was right.
     
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  3. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    Is this about the latest Nike / Kaepernick crybaby PR move?

    If Stevie P was still here our players would have helmets that dispensed $6 Cokes to opposing players by now.

    Brought to you by Carl's Junior ...
     
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  4. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Steve P used to post here. Wonder what he thinks.
     
  5. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

    I think this is West Mall material.
     
  6. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    I think we're still more football / UT athletics than West Mall but I did make a minor edit.
     
  7. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Yet the shoes are actually on the field.
     
  8. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    I've been done with Nike for a while and avoided buying their products for many reasons. Unfortunately I / we cannot control what Belmont / the AD doe$.
     
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  9. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    While I abhor Knight's politics and hidden (or not so hidden) agenda, where do you go. Adidas is far more egregious in their sneaky attempts to turn administrators in to politically correct minions, even dipping into the re-branding of high schools, to the point that my favorite superintendent told Adidas, "We have pride, we have tradition, we have our Treaty. Get the **** out of my office, get the **** out of my school, get the **** out of my town, my county & my state. The police are outside to provide you safe passage to the city limits. A Texas Ranger will escort you to the state line."

    All that said, the sneaky midget sitting in the President's office may turn either or both into our new AD.

    Yes this would belong on West Mall, except Nike isn't paying millions a year to further Fenves' personal agenda, but rather to have the swoosh on college athletics' most recognizable brand.
     
  10. Tico

    Tico 25+ Posts

    I hope CDC keeps the Swoosh. I'm sure that the student athletes who are minorities and have been told of the true brutality experienced by their parents, grandparents, as well as their great-grand parents, of the oppressive ideologies that stem from those 13 stars.
     
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  11. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    Those 13 stars stand for freedom and independence from he oppression of Great Britain. Perhaps it would be beneficial for some people to pick up a history book once in a while.
     
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  12. Tico

    Tico 25+ Posts

    ....but not from African slavery and the continued mindset of living white Americans who would like to reincorporate the ideology of those 13 stars. People do pick up a history books and find omitted information and straight lies - HIS STORY.
     
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  13. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Run,

    Surely you aren’t suggesting we consider the actual facts.

    Be careful, Fenves might find out your identity.

    :beertoast:
     
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  14. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Somebody has been brainwashed.
     
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  15. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    I don't. I guess you've been so busy getting upset by 200 year old flags that you don't know Nike's history of oppression in running human cattle factories for decades until FORCED to make changes. Read about Jim Keady, the soccer coach who refused to support Nike when his school accepted a multi-million dollar contract with the company. Keady was fired from his job for this.... I guess he's still waiting for his "Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything" recognition from Nike.
     
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  16. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    If what 1.4% of the population did 250 years ago oppresses you then sir you have a mental problem. I'm sure you're just as offended by the approx 3000 blacks that owned slaves too.

    And I'm sure you're more offended by the nearly twice as high % of men who enslave and sex traffick women and girls every year in the US. Girls as young as 2-3 years old being brutally raped and tortured 20-30x a day. I'm sure you spend all your free time trying to end these atrocities.
     
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  17. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Apparently you don’t recall the northern states repealed slavery shortly after Independence, which was decades before Great Britain. The laggards in the South don’t diminish what happened in the North.
     
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  18. 4th_floor

    4th_floor 1,000+ Posts

    Tico has the record for earning an ignore - only two posts. Congrats Tico
     
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  19. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    Texas is an extremely powerful brand and moving away from Nike would be a powerful statement that Texas doesn’t approve of the politicalization game Nike is playing. I get that Fenves probably shares Nike’s politics, but one can hope.

    “What Happens Here Changes The World.” Well, here’s a chance to demonstrate it. (Of course I don’t hold out any hope that it will happen.)

    Where would we go? To Under Armour, who made a very aggressive run at us a few years ago. There has to be an out clause in the Nike contract related to the behavior of the parties.
     
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  20. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Tico, I had ignored one poster on here, constantly arguing fellow , until today.
    Now it’s two.
     
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  21. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Moved thread to WM
     
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  22. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The Betsy Ross was cool not long ago
    Whahappen?

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    Reebok, baby. They make better shoes, anyway.
     
  24. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Reebok are adidas' cheap line.
     
  25. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    I'd be on board with Under Armor.
     
  26. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Never talked to a player, college or pro that liked or wanted to wear Reebok. Nothing political, just horribly uncomfortable according to them. I’ve personally never owned a pair.

    UA ain’t doin real great.

    Personally, bring back Riddell XPs
     
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  27. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Is Jordan still with UA?
     
  28. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    I always liked the Puma cleats

    Had some similar to this in high school

    puma.jpg
     
  29. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Dion,

    Please tell me "NO". When I was in HS, Puma gave us 200 pairs of shoes. After the second practice, they were all sent to our three junior highs and we returned to Riddell. There was a brief period that we were gifted 200 pairs of kangeroo hyde shoes. Softest shoe I've ever put on, but first cut and the shoe ripped down the side. Those shoes came with no name in plain white boxes. Still don't know who made them.
     
  30. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    @SabreHorn you got a bad batch of Pumas

    Our HS issued Adidas at the time but I defied the standard and wore my own
     

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