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|1 hour 15 min ago||A couple things||
1) Cotton hoodies/crewneck sweatshirts that say 'Michigan Football' in our normal font with a swoosh. It is amazing how adidas screwed up the most basic designs by trying to be edgy. Classic is timeless. It sells. Don't mess with it by adding extra stripes or other nonsense. Make high quality basic pieces, and let the kids eat up the more exotic stuff.
2) You'll know the first word for #1 begins with 'Cotton' - I looked at Tenneesee's athletic apparel site (http://shop.utsports.com/) and was disappointed to see that many of the hoodies/crewneck sweatshirts are polyester. Polyester sucks. If I'm going to drop $60-70 on a hoodie, it better be made with at least 70% cotton.
3) These home jerseys - use the same design from the 1995 season;
Subtle, classy. Only those looking for the M could see it.
Use the 1999/2000 away jersey (but move the swoosh to the left shoulder-
Do these three things, and I could live with a 'uniformz' jersey they wear once a year during a night game.
|9 hours 56 min ago||Very pumped that Michigan is||
Very pumped that Michigan is back with Nike. Let the good times roll. Now let's win some damn games!
|2 days 8 hours ago||Good enough to lead us to 10 wins||
|4 days 10 hours ago||exactly||
could be better for both parties if they terminated it immediately.
|4 days 10 hours ago||shut up||
perfectly valid question. i have a few t-shirts with with holes in them, but i'll be damned if I spend another dollar on adidas.
|4 days 10 hours ago||not as far fetched as you may think||
The current deal with Adidas (somewhere between 4-5 mil?) is rumored to be what Nike is willing pay us. Essentially matching what we're currently getting. So to terminate the adidas deal and forgo adidas paying us for the 2015-2016 season, and having nike pay us instead for the 2015-2016 season; there would be no intreruption in cash flow in this scenario.
Of course this would all be contingent on adidas willfully opting out of the contract as well - I don't see that happening. They are going to milk sales for all its worth this last year if Michigan Football/Basketball have big years. That is they see fans holding off on purchasing gear when it's announced (please god let it happen) that Michigan will be going back to Nike.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Is the announcement coming next week?||
What's the latest on when the annoucement will be made public?
How soon can Nike start making apparel for fans? I have a bunch of stuff I'm waiting to replace.
|5 days 11 hours ago||can there please be annoucement today||
so we can get this over with?
|6 days 2 hours ago||I want that hat||
WD - where can I buy a Tigers hat like that?
|6 days 11 hours ago||Strongly disagree on Warde Manuel||
He couldn't close the deal on getting UConn into the ACC. That's a huge long term blow to UConn that happened on his watch. The AAC conference that UConn joined is largely irrelevant. This is going to have serious repercussions for their basketball program in near-term future.
Brad Bates would be a much better replacement.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yes! Harbaugh!||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Actually they put the AD $8||
Actually they put the AD $8 million in the hole, with a terrible coaching hire in Hoke. If it wasn't for Harbaugh having the desire to coach here (as awesome as Hackett is, you don't negotiate with a guy like Jim. Jim does whatever the hell Jim wants. Hackett just asks him - "how much would you like to be paid to coach here").
|2 weeks 4 days ago||tough schedule is next year||
when we face sparty and ohio state on the road.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You might want to contact Comcast's executive service team|
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Comcast offers a modern TV platform||
You should check out Comcast's X1 TV platform. And if you don't like that, you can buy a TiVo and get a Cablecard.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||exactly||
we have a winner.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I work in software||
I download/upload a few TB a month.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||What problems have you had?||
A majority of the time it's the signal levels coming into the residence.
If it's a network issue inside your house, that's a different matter.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||8-4 is the floor||
with 10-2 or 11-1 (!!!) being the ceiling. Raback it to the bank baby.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||that is awesome||
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||probably why they're having it from 4-8pm||
probably a bit better (but not by much) in the evening.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Go back to RCMB, you're a good fit w/your reading comprehension||
He didn't say those games were losses, only that they were close to being losses.
sparty will lose a handful of games this year, the Michigan game being one of them. Enjoy competing against us now that we have one of the best football coaches on the face of the planet and the financial resources that if truly mobilized, could easily outspend Alabama and OSU (what's our endowment size again compared to the endowment at these other schools?)
|5 weeks 4 days ago||tool of the toolest order||
Valenti is a huge tool. His hard ass routine corresponds to an eight year boner he's had since Carr retired and sparty has taken advantage of our decline.
Can't wait to listen on October 18th, after we beat them into the ground.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||you make up that $4 million in sales||
An extra $4 million in sales because its Nike may be true in year one/two, once everyone has replenished their game. I know I've been holding off dropping a couple hundred for replacement t-shirts/polos/hoodies/light jackets until the switch.
Even if in year 3 -> beyond, if sales come to an extra $2 mil. instead of the guranteed $4mil that adidas provides...Just Do It.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||my lol'ing increased the||
my lol'ing increased the further I scrolled.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||lost apparel sales if you go with adidas||
gahhh, please stop saying this without at least bringing this up...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||for the love of god, thank you||
finally someone gets it.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||except many fans have refused to buy more adidas gear||
we will sell more than $30 million in additional apparel sales with Nike over a 10 year period, more than making up a few guranteed $3mil/year difference. Raback it.
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||Nike is in the business of making money||
you understand how contracts work, right?
Just have it written in the contract that Michigan has to first approve any and all apparel designs/branding with the AD first.
Preferablay someone in the AD with taste.
Tennessee wasn't paying attention, Nike wanted to quickly get a return on the money they are now paying Tennessee, and switched things up without first consulting Tennessee(because that would slow down sales, and because it wasn't probably written into their contract) and now Tennessee is not happy? Nike is just trying to make money asap since they just dropped a few million to outfit Tennessee.
This is a basic business/life skill - pay attention to your assets (your brand/images/logos/whatever) and have ultimate control of what represents your University.
It's fine that Nike is trying to make money on the deal - just have ultimate say over the Nike designs so it doesn't embarass you.
This is actually a good lesson for Michigan. Requires competent administration though, in many different departments/silos.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||confident like 'oakland is still in play' confident?||