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|4 days 7 hours 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 days 5 hours ago||my lol'ing increased the||
my lol'ing increased the further I scrolled.
|6 days 11 hours ago||lost apparel sales if you go with adidas||
gahhh, please stop saying this without at least bringing this up...
|6 days 11 hours ago||for the love of god, thank you||
finally someone gets it.
|6 days 12 hours 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||confident like 'oakland is still in play' confident?||
|1 week 3 days ago||Please let it be Nike||
Please let it be Nike
|1 week 6 days ago||Actually I agree with Lordfoul here||
stuff that's posted on MGoBoard these days is eyebrow raising. Go to 4chan or reddit for that stuff, I don't see it as a value add here.
I could maybe understand someone making that as an off-comment reply after a handful of replies were posted, in trying to be funny, but to post that as the lead reply seems juvenile and attention seeking.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||exactly||
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Eh whatevs, Harbaugh can||
Eh whatevs, Harbaugh can still attend but can't hock it on Twitter. Recruits we want to know about it will know about it, trust me.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||It can and will change very quickly||
Right now they can sell the results. The truth is the national draw of sparty is about as powerful as Oregon State, if Orgeon State had the same record.
Who grows up wanting to play for Oregon State? No one. When sparty reverts to the mean when Michigan starts winning this Fall, no one will care. Because sparty doesn't have the history, tradition, and money that Michigan does. Those three things carry you through the lean times. They have no reserves to carry them through those lean times when both Michigan and Ohio State are at full throttle. I tip their hat to them in that they have very much taken advantage of Michigan's downturn.
But Michigan has a limited window to right the ship before we start (and already have begun to encounter) a generation of kids who do not know of Michigan's successes prior to 2003.
Fortunately we have just the Michigan Man for the job.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||just be sure to run the projection correctly||
it's not all about the guranteed money, it's also about the potential increase in sales when we switch back to Nike.
Nike only needs to offer somewhere between $3-4 million. There is _millions_ of dollars waiting in wallets for them to switch back to Nike apparel, more than enough in future sales to cover the hypothetical loss we will take fielding a lower offer from Nike.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||EXACTLY||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Get out here with that horseshit||
There is ZERO evidence that incriminates Brady in any of this.
Good luck standing in front of a judge and saying "well, you know, we have reason to believe that he did it so...convict"
No, you idiot - that's what a warrant is for, to collect evidence substantiating from probable cause. That is not actually mean anything until it is proven that a violation had occurred.
There is no F'ing proof!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Total F'ing ridiculous, I hope he sues the piss out of the NFL.||
Total F'ing ridiculous, I hope he sues the piss out of the NFL.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Troy!||
On the road and with family today so I will have to re-visit this in a follow up post, but Troy is a great place to live.
Blah blah blah, go away hipers with your 'sterile suburban enviroment' - Troy is safe (one of the safest cities in the country), has some of the best high schools in Michigan (second only to the International Academy), is diverse (over 50 languages spoken by families in Troy), and financially healthy.
Birmingham is 10 minutes away (I'm at 18 and Crooks), Ferndale is 20 min down Woodward, and Detroit is 25 minutes away (down 75) with no traffic. Troy intra-city traffic is reasonable, the roads could use some work but they are putting $4 million into some repairs this summer.
With some of those other cities mentioned above, they are inundated with traffic during the commute home, and depending how far you are from the downtown area, you get a lot of cross town traffic coming into your city. Clawson//Rochester/Rochester Hills are good alternatives.
Troy is a great place to live! Let me know if you have any questions.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||agreed||
I really don't want to follow ND into a second apparel debacle (we followed them into the Adidas mess)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan and Nike||
Now that is a beautiful thing.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You have to factor in the lost merch. sales||
I stopped buying Michigan gear from Adidas a few ago - I bought my basic ('Michigan Football / Michigan Basketball') t-shirts in 09. They are probably due to be replaced but I am over adidas and the whole era from the 07'-'14 seasons.
UA is a solid entrance into the apparel game, but they are no Nike, with respect to NIke's solid construction across their entire portfolio. Nike is a way different company now than what they were 10 years ago, they have really upped their game with respect to customer satisfation, having law abiding/safe manufacturing practices and facilities, and investing in new material research and development.
Their stock is at an all time high - there is too much at stake for them to cut corners, and they don't want to mess up a good thing. They are printing money at this point, pretty much at the top of their game.
Please, please let us go back to Nike. I would buy at least $300-400 worth of replacement Michigan gear (t-shirts, hoodies, pullovers, polos, etc.)
In the conversations I've had with fellow alums, I know there is a lot of pent up demand/money waiting for Nike to come back.
Key point - We do not need to have the biggest $ deal in CFB. We only need 75% (4.5mil?) of what we had with adidas, and the increase in apparel sales will make up the rest for the AD's revenue.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||so how do we stack up against sparty now (minus Swanigan)||
I guess we only play them once during the '15-16 season, at home. We should be able to take that game, yes?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Good, good||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Of course it takes a news||
Of course it takes a news source outside the U.S. to get it right - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/32621512
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Juliet Macur is the author of the NYT piece on it||
New York Times has it on their front page. Juliet Macur is the author of the piece.
A google search of her name shows that she wrote quite a few pieces on the downfall of Lance Armstrong. Now it's much more clear the angle she's hoping to parlay with this - she's hoping this blows up because this is kind of her niche reporting subject matter.
I write her a sarcastic e-mail congratulating her on the shittiest sports article I've read in years, feel free to do the same - firstname.lastname@example.org
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||Exactly||
$1B is nothing relative to the total potential healthcare costs for all affected players over 65-year span.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Pains me to say this||
Remember when the rest of the country was laughing at the Big Ten for being a joke of a conference during the regular reason? OSU helds its own, and their only loss was early in the season.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||9-3 +/- one game||
And I see 10-2 more plausible than 8-4.
We lose a game we shouldn't (anything but MSU or OSU) and we split between MSU/OSU. I'll concede my homerism for an extra game, so 9-3 is the mark I expect.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||can you cite that? Googling||
can you cite that? Googling hasn't picked anything up for FS1 getting the first choice for P12 home games.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||not officially||
But there are no other big games that night - UNC vs. South Carolina is pretty localized, TCU vs. Minnesota is hardly as big of a national draw as Michigan vs. Utah.
No way we aren't on ESPN that night, raback it.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It's a hedge against a potential very bad outcome.||
It's a hedge against a potential very bad outcome.