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    Will Bama fans boycott Nike

    Although this is an old article. I would think there is going to be a lot of questions asked of the current AD about the contract with Nike.

    I have the feeling that social media and sports writers will keep this alive.

    I am curious as if anyone has the specifics of the contract. It would be nice to see what the schools obligatations are to Nike. Do the coaches have to wear nike stuff on game day?


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    Re: Will Bama fans boycott Nike

    This one doesn't like or buy their products.
    to say Bama has gotten or made bad deals with them is true - but the blame lies with UA representatives , Nike has bought us for cheap relative to the deals lesser name brands have made.

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    Re: Will Bama fans boycott Nike

    Quote Originally Posted by bama2112 View Post
    Although this is an old article. I would think there is going to be a lot of questions asked of the current AD about the contract with Nike.

    I have the feeling that social media and sports writers will keep this alive.

    I am curious as if anyone has the specifics of the contract. It would be nice to see what the schools obligatations are to Nike. Do the coaches have to wear nike stuff on game day?


    https://www.al.com/alabamafootball/2...nded_nike.html
    You canít look back on older contracts trying to use todayís standards. Very little competition from other brands probably handcuffed Alabama in negotiations, and signing them long term was a definite coup for Nike.


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    Re: Will Bama fans boycott Nike

    I haven't bought anything with that logo on it in several years. That won't change as long as that company chooses the spokespeople like they are currently choosing.

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    Re: Will Bama fans boycott Nike

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexanderFan View Post
    Very little competition from other brands probably handcuffed Alabama in negotiations, and signing them long term was a definite coup for Nike.


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    That's not even close to the truth. If you don't think brands like UA, Adidas, and Air Jordan wouldn't offer a killer deal to get Alabama then you haven't been paying attention. Alabama is like Nike in that they are in it to make the most money. So no Alabama wasn't handcuffed into the deal, Alabama was all for the deal with Nike.

    Alabama and Nike are very protective of their image and are very picky on who can use what, when, and how. Have you ever wondered why the old logo can be used by 2 companies? 1 of them being Nike...

    Nike also gives a lot of financial and apparel benefits that the others don't. If Alabama wanted to get the UCLA UA deal then they could've, but they chose not to because UA doesn't take care of their clients like Nike does. Look at Alabama's jerseys in bowl games and compare them to Notre Dame. One looks very appealing on TV and the other looks like you are watching a 1960's game.

    Point is Alabama could've had any deal they wanted when reup talks came up, but ultimately chose to stay with Nike on their own free will because they have a great working relationship that benefits both parties.
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    Re: Will Bama fans boycott Nike

    Quote Originally Posted by gtgilbert View Post
    I haven't bought anything with that logo on it in several years. That won't change as long as that company chooses the spokespeople like they are currently choosing.
    Yep. And what i had with that logo on it got gone.

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    Re: Will Bama fans boycott Nike

    As a guy who worked in a shoe store selling these things (and got to try many), it's very simple:

    Nike is an overpriced, over-hyped, piece of crap shoe. I've never had a pair that lasted very long.


    You can get Asics Gels or New Balance for 1/2 the price, and they'll last twice as long - and that's for pretty much anything you do.
    Running, walking, daily use.


    Nike has had ad campaigns for years - going back at least to the time of Bo Jackson and Michael Jordan - that have hyped them as a great big deal.

    But here's a dirty little secret that has nothing to do with the current spokesmartyr or anything: Craig Biggio was a better baseball player than Ken Griffey, Jr was.

    That's NOT an opinion, it's an easily proven fact - as long as you don't get hung up on, "But he hit all these home runs!"

    He also made more outs, hit into more double plays, and Biggio makes it up with singles, doubles, and triples while playing a more important position on the field better.


    My point? People get hung up on dazzling things, which is why Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy and why Sugar Ray Leonard won a bunch of fights he actually lost in terms of actual boxing. And home runs and run up the wall catches are more dazzling than basic competency when it comes to sports. The fact that going an entire year without hitting into a double play is FAR MORE IMPORTANT than "but he hit 56 home runs" is lost on the ignorant masses. Thus, Nike.

    Nike has everyone convinced they're a big deal based on a bunch of ads. It damned sure isn't based on their shoes.

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    Re: Will Bama fans boycott Nike

    Itís tough but no, I wonít be. Nike has been good to me over the years. Never had an issue. The whole Betsy Ross deal is a dumb move on their part, but I can name something wrong with every company.


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    Re: Will Bama fans boycott Nike

    If you want to ask a politically charged question like this put it on the non-sports page or join into the conversation already occurring there.
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