NO RESPECT FOR NIKE!

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NO RESPECT FOR NIKE!

Postby bigjohn » Wed Sep 05, 2018

I hope signings Colin Kaepernick backfires in a big way for Nike. I know they they don’t care about any single customer but I certainly will NOT be purchasing Nike while he is associated with the brand

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Postby Silversaving » Wed Sep 05, 2018

Personally done with them as well. Of all the positive role models they could have picked...
We get the sharty backup QB who was too lazy to bother standing for the national anthem. Someone that would rather sue for multi-millions then actually earn an honest living.

But I suppose Kaep fits with Nike and all their overseas sweatshops. Anything to make buck off others right...
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Postby tdtwedt » Wed Sep 05, 2018

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Postby silverhead » Wed Sep 05, 2018

I wouldn't have bought anything that he was associated before he became infamous. I haven't bought anything from Nike in probably 20 years already. I am not trying to start a boycott, i am just apathetic. :turtle:
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Re: NO RESPECT FOR NIKE!

Postby justoneguy » Wed Sep 05, 2018

Nike knows the demographics.
they have no use for me.
I have never paid $200 for shoes [or $5 coffee]
they are interested in wowing snowflakes.

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Re: NO RESPECT FOR NIKE!

Postby MaxGravy » Wed Sep 05, 2018

justoneguy wrote:Nike knows the demographics.
they have no use for me.
I have never paid $200 for shoes [or $5 coffee]
they are interested in wowing snowflakes.


Virtue signaling for profit.
I'm clearly not very bright.

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Postby rktect » Wed Sep 05, 2018

Eff Nike. I’m stealing someone Nike gear, burning it and posting it on YouTube and Facebook. Wait, not Facebook, I banned those guys.
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Postby Brick's » Wed Sep 05, 2018

justoneguy wrote:Nike knows the demographics.
<snip> . . .
they are interested in wowing snowflakes.


Bingo. The got enough data from social networks to figure this deal out and how much profit potential it would produce to make it happen. All from the Race to the Bottom of the Brain Stem.

If this is the kind of stuff they can figure out now, imagine how much of human behavior will be predictable (marketable) when they hook all the data they are getting from your cell phones to AI? Every touch sends a data point.
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Postby BarsandStars » Wed Sep 05, 2018

I haven't purchased anything Nike in a few years. The quality is absolute garbage.
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Re: NO RESPECT FOR NIKE!

Postby ZIPS5000 » Wed Sep 05, 2018

This may be an unpopular question, but I'm curious so here it goes:

I assume the problem people are having with the commercial is Colin himself (and the kneeling issue he represents). If it were a different narrator, would anyone have a problem with the commercial's message? So basically, remove CK from the ad completely and does anyone have a problem with it?

Obviously Nike chose CK for a reason and wanted to make some press with this, so I completely recognize that it was meant to push some buttons.
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Postby natsb88 » Wed Sep 05, 2018

Look at how many people are talking about Nike. The campaign is working. Bloomberg estimates it has already generated $43 million worth of media exposure. This thread counts. This is the Trump publicity strategy.

The man who is supposedly "sacrificing everything" to "believe in something" was benched before he started protesting because his performance was not up to par. Now he's making millions on an advertising and branding deal and is getting much more attention than he would be getting if he was playing mediocre football. Such hardship, such sacrifice.

I'm sure there is a lot of overlap between the people buying Nike stuff because of Kaepernick and the people who think we should have a $15 minimum wage, free college, free healthcare, and unlimited refugees/immigration. It's amusing how quickly they forget to be mad about Nike's (alleged) low-paying, poor working condition foreign factories.

Do the people going on Nike rants and destroying their Nike gear on social media realize they are contributing to the free publicity for Nike, and that destroying goods that are already bought and paid for does nothing to Nike except increase the scarcity of their products?

Man, what a time to be alive. Crazies everywhere :lol:

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Re: NO RESPECT FOR NIKE!

Postby Shippeevt » Wed Sep 05, 2018

It's just a distraction to get people's attention away from cavanaugh...
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Postby Yellek » Wed Sep 05, 2018

One of our local guys gave this response.

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Postby tdtwedt » Wed Sep 05, 2018

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Re: NO RESPECT FOR NIKE!

Postby tdtwedt » Fri Sep 07, 2018

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 37 minutes ago

What was Nike thinking?


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Postby xippi » Fri Sep 07, 2018

BarsandStars wrote:I haven't purchased anything Nike in a few years. The quality is absolute garbage.



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Postby Purple and Gold » Fri Sep 07, 2018

I saw a new Nike commercial last night with Colon ;) and he was saying "maybe your dreams are not crazy enough " :roll: Looks like your Boy James and Serena are supporting this too.

I am happy to say that Nike has never received a cent from me. Ever
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Postby Donzi » Fri Sep 07, 2018

To simply kneel and call yourself an activist is not being an activist. The fact is he has had PLENTY of time to continue his cause but has chosen to do NOTHING else about it. You can't kneel and then sit on your hands and expect things to get better.

I feel Kaepernick is toxic now and just a pathetic joke. I hope Nike and their shareholders suffer the consequences of what I feel is a horrible business decision.

I will no longer support Nike

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Re: NO RESPECT FOR NIKE!

Postby BarsandStars » Fri Sep 07, 2018

xippi wrote:
BarsandStars wrote:I haven't purchased anything Nike in a few years. The quality is absolute garbage.



New Balance made in the USA Line
https://www.newbalance.com/made-in-us-and-uk/

WTF $185 for a pair of sneakers???
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