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|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think a lot of people here||
I think a lot of people here are with you but don't want to get negged away by the hive mind.
You're totally right, and the reason everyone on here keeps making these claims about "Nike is better" "Nike is far higher quality" "Nike makes better designs" is that that's what Nike wants you to think. It's all about perceived value.
They're brilliant marketers, far better than adidas or UA, (though if you follow the industry they are losing ground as of late).
But you're right, the product is all the same, same materials, even from some of the same factories, except for some patent protected innovations like Nike Air, adidas Boost, etc.
I'm not saying you can't like one over the other, for whatever reasons are important to you, but to make a blanket claim that one is "higher quality" is silly.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Classic Wisconsin flop||
Classic Wisconsin flop
|23 weeks 1 day ago||total meltdown. But, I||
But, I really hate how fouling down the stretch can completely change a game like this.
I can't think of any other sport where breaking the rules repeatedly can give your team an actual competitive advantage. Really bothers me.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Probably something like||
Probably something like this.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Yes. I've come to the||
I've come to the realization that in this universe, it is inexplicably MSU's year. In every parallel universe, they have 3+ losses but in ours, every comceivable outcome will go their way.
Even the Nebraska game, which they lost on an admittedly bad call will not matter in the grand scheme of things. They will beat Penn St. They will beat Iowa, both in probably excruciatingly awful and/or fortunate fashion. They'll get the 4th spot in the Playoffs. Book it.
I hope that I'm wrong, but at this point it's easier to just realize everything is going to go their way and go about my business. Go Blue, Beat OSU.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Enough of this already. For||
Enough of this already. For every "bad" adidas uniform you post here I could post 5 equally bad UA or NIke ones as well.
It's not 1970 anymore, a pant stripe isn't flashy or interesting.
And guess what? You're a MICHIGAN fan having a conversation about adidas and Louisville and Miami on a MICHIGAN message board so I'd say that's a win for all 3 of them.
/inb4 probable delete
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree here, Rudock was||
Disagree here, Rudock was never billed as a home run threat. He's a cautious guy who limits mistakes and keeps TO's to a minimum. You think that the INT's didn't kill us? A pick 6 from the 50 yard line as we're driving to tie the game killed us. A pick in the red zone in the first half killed us.
Overthrows for incompletions don't directly lead to points for the other team. Plain and simple, if we didn't turn the ball over we win that game.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Ha I can't stand them either.||
Ha I can't stand them either. But to be fair, they are characters playing roles and I feel that Galloway is just genuinely terrible.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Ugh Galloway. He is really||
Ugh Galloway. He is really close (if not at the top) of ESPN "personalities" that I can't stand. Lou Holtz was at least entertaining in a cartoon character type of way.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||So excited for this game. Win||
So excited for this game. Win or lose, I just want to see a competitive team out there. I won't be crushed if we can't pull it out, I'm just super optimistic for a new style of football and more toughness out of this team. Let's goooooooo!
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Yea I'm with you there,||
Yea I'm with you there, outlook would be more positive. But I don't know, I feel like any of our receiving corps can step up and have AT LEAST as good of a season as he had last year. While Funchess' potential was high, his results were underwhelming and frustrating to say the least. I don't think at the end of the year it will necessarily be that big of a downgrade from his last year's performance.
|52 weeks 53 min ago||What factual errors were||
What factual errors were there in Three and Out? Honest question, I don't remember hearing about anything like that.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Sounds like he's got a great||
Sounds like he's got a great mindset going into the season. I'm impressed and excited to see what he can do. The players know they have to work to get Michigan back where it should, and it sounds like they're buying in so far. No distractions, just work
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I seriously don't get the||
I seriously don't get the hate.
Cmon guys. It's a black jersey with red numbers. It's not like the zubaz nonsense from the NCAA tourney a couple years back.
Also to those freaking out about the "fishnet" pattern, i've seen these and the UM version in person, and you literally cannot tell if you're more than 5 feet away from it. It's a functional fabric weave designed to NOT tear and stretch like the stuff adidas used to have. Seriously, its way better. And unless you're lining up across from them on the field, you won't be able to tell it's there.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||But that's apples and oranges||
But that's apples and oranges though, since the Foamposites and Retro J's are exclusive, that's what makes them cool and desirable. A better comparison would be a Lebron or KD vs. a Hyperdunk, I'm pretty sure I know what they'd rather have.
That being said, the exclusivity of the Jordan brand is gonna be pretty cool and give us some good exposure.
And I'll also say Nike is a heck of a lot better at marketing their athletes/universities, hence why they sell a lot more.
We'll see when the crop of young guys come up though, I think UA and adidas have both done a good job signing young up and coming talent.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||This is the case and how||
This is the case and how these contracts work. Again, it will be easier to analyze this once the details come out. Nike does sell better here in the US, that's a given.
But to your point of the kids wanting KD's and Kobe's and such, that's becuase of the name attached to it. Kids want the Lebron's because they're Lebron's, not Nike's. This is part of the reason why adidas chose to let go of the NBA contract. People don't buy Kevin Durant jerseys because they love adidas, they do it because they love Kevin Durant.
Similarly, (outside of the <.05% of the fan base that posts on here) people don't buy Michigan apparel because they love Nike or adidas, they do it because they love Michigan. These deals are far more valuable to the apparel companies than the schools, you'd be naiive to think otherwise.
Now I'm not saying I don't expect to see a spike in apparel sales, I totally do and I think the fanbase as a whole is ready to move on from the DB/RR/Hoke era, and the Nike contract ushers in a fresh start. Will it make up for the money we left on the table with adidas? I HIGHLY doubt that, but it remains to be seen.
The thing that scares me is that it's a 12 year deal. That's a long time. A lot can change in 12 years. 12 years ago Under Armour was just gaining momentum, and still was only making baselayer/compression gear. Look where they are now. Just something to think about.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Are you really trying to say||
Are you really trying to say that fans will go to more games when the team is in a bad stretch just because there's a swoosh on the uniforms? Like I get some of the arguments on here but come on now,that's a massive stretch.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Agreed, I'm going with blue.||
Agreed, I'm going with blue. White is minimally acceptable, and only on the road.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||This has nothing to do with||
This has nothing to do with adidas. They will still be the supplier for the upcoming season. It likely has more to do with the "generic" numbers they had last year not being worn by prominent players this year for football, like 98 for example. And I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a new basketball template this season.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I keep hearing this argument,||
I keep hearing this argument, but is there any actual proof of it happening before? Genuinely curious.
It doesn't make sense to me that a brand like Nike or adidas would pull funding for an AAU team, consequently pissing off 10-20 members of their key demographic just because one player went to a school they don't sponsor.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||No question about it. And I||
No question about it. And I think the 3 hole playoff was great for TV as well. Some of my friends who aren't even golf fans were glued to the TV for the end there.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Not sure I agree with you||
Not sure I agree with you there. He finished in the top 5 of all 4 majors last year, the only other players to do that were Jack and Tiger. Give the kid his due - he's only 26 years old and most golfers don't hit their prime until their mid 30s.
HERE is a good look at what he did last year, impressive to say the least.
And whle I was rooting for Sergio today, good to see Rickie pull one out.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Man that sucks. It's a shame||
Man that sucks. It's a shame too, the first thirty minutes of the game were some of the most entertaining basketball I've seen in quite a while.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Agree. Or sleeve numbers.||
Agree. Or sleeve numbers. I've always been partial to those.
+ a blue collar would be nice, and also have a symbolic meaning to it.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Agreed, little block M's||
Agreed, little block M's would be cool.
Kind of like how Sparty does it, theirs don't look horrible.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||FWIW, I know someone who ran||
FWIW, I know someone who ran track at ND and graduated last year, she says that ever since the UA contract went into effect, the track team won't train in UA footwear. They all go out and buy their own adidas or Asics.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Where are you hearing this?||
Where are you hearing this? One of the big reasons ND went with UA was that they wanted to have the largest contract in the NCAA, but adidas refused to make their deal worth more than Michigan's, whether through loyalty or contractual obligation.
Also, when asked about the potential of more team/player sponsorships, UA's CEO said "we're not going to compete with our dumbest competitor." I think this kind of shows that company's direction, and I highly doubt more high profile college sponsorships are in their future.
LINK to that story.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Lmao tech on Beilein. You||
Lmao tech on Beilein. You know it's bad when that happens.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I hate that I agree with you,||
I hate that I agree with you, because I want to believe that true competition still exists anymore, but this is spot on.
Wisconsin is the B1G's only chance to bring exposure to the conference"brand" this March, so they need to advance and get a high tourney seed, simple as that.
I'm staying positive because we played pretty well, but the odds are against us
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Doesn't look great right now,||
Doesn't look great right now, but if a couple calls went our way it would be a 10+ point Michigan lead right now. We're not out of it at all.