If Nike did this, the thread would probably be "What a wonderful gesture by Nike"..But because Adidas did it.......
OT: Adidas Capitalizing On Kevin Ware's Injury
On my planet, basically everyone hates Nike. If anything, I think that people would be even more hostile.
I actually like Adidas. I do like Nike more, but I'm definitely not anti-Adidas like many on this board are.
I don't think anyone should make money cause a college kid broke his leg. It's really that simple yet people are making it out to be more complex.
No one said don't make the shirts.
No one said Ware should get money.
No one said anything about Nike.
Damn you Adidas, never make any shirts ever again.
Quite frankly, if I was Ware I would be honored. Adidas and the school will make money. Ware will have his medical care and rehab payed for by the school and have the option to get a degree. At the end of it all, Ware is getting the better deal.
No one was arguing that Ware should receive any money. No one was arguing that the shirts shouldn't be made.
There is no "deal," I'm not sure what you're referring to.
I be like capitalism, man.
Hey what's the all fuss about? I'm sure Kevin Ware will be adequately compensated for the use of his likeness.
I love the fake moral outrage in this thread. Yes, how dare they sell T-shirts with his number on them. I am sure his family is pissed that they have to look at a bunch of Louisville fans wearing shirts with his number on it.
I think the outrage stems from the fact that, once again, student athletes are being used to generate profit for a company while being told they are not entitled to any money made off of their likeness. That sentiment isn't going anywhere any time soon I think.
This is a blog/message board...a place for posting opinions.
If you don't like opinions, I suggest you stop now.
OP, you are stretching like I've never seen someone stretch before.
Meh, now that I've thought about it, the shirts will probably rip in a day or two anyways.
You just are not clever.
Can Mr. Yost post in this crappy thread. You want to be mad about something go volunteer to make a difference. Your whining in this thread is hilarious.
...if you don't want to read it, click another topic. There are plenty.
Ya, but there will still be you.
I, for one, am OUTRAGED that the OP capitalized adidas.
Adidas will be donating that money to young children in a third world country........the donation will be in the form of meager wages.
Let's talk about something that'll cause less arguing, like North Korea, or gun control.
This "story" is now on Around The Horn, PTI and SportsCenter.
Clearly it was a bigger deal than some of you thought.
Maybe you should've read my OP when I said I LOVED the concept of the shirt, but the money should've went to a charity or scholarship fund.
...now they've pulled it all together. Clearly I wasn't wrong in making this thread.
Huh. I thought you were the one negging me.
I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.
It's a matter of opinion.
The only time I neg is if someone is blantantly trolling or if they state something as fact when they're totally wrong.
The only issue I had with anyone in this thread was the fact that people thought I was trying to be some righteous leader when in fact I was calling attention to something I felt was in poor taste (AND related to the NCAA Tournament...AND somewhat connected to Michigan).
I wasn't expecting anyone to agree. But there were so many people talking about Louisville pays Adidas (wrong) or Adidas has the right to (blah blah blah), and those people completely missed the point.
The point simply was no one should make money off this idea. Give the shirts aware and support Kevin, sell them and donate the money to a scholarship fund or chairty. Make it a fundraiser for something good from a bad situation.
That's literally all I was saying. But the majority of the people in this thread thought I was trying to organize some #occupyADIDAS (yup, capitalized it again) campaign.
In the end, neither L'ville or Adidas is making money off this and the money being made is going to a scholarship fund at L'ville, so apparently I wasn't far off in my opinion as some suggested.
This was far from MLK marching for equality. MGoBloggers needs to relax sometimes and realize that not everyone makes things out to be that big before they go ape shit on an online message board.
The hate for Adidas on here is amusing.