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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:50 pm

I get it.

Agree with RCC on certain key issues == shit does not stink.

Please notice I have said nothing nice about police brutality in all this discussion. :)
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Post by ed » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:45 am

Colin Kaepernick is a football player who knows damn well that his career is measured in months, a couple of years if he's lucky. So what are his choices? Car dealership? Beer distributer ship? Racial politics?

Come on, what would you do? He has been brilliant though his PR team seems a bit amateurish. Nike is a company of whores and he was wise to sign up with them. Couple of speeches written for him, a couple of brooding photos, some cinema "verite" of him and some sad sack black kids out of central casting. A great gig. And well meaning useful idiots will justify and support and defend and provide the eloquence that he might not have. At least at this point, he probably figures let them take care of it, he'll be busy with the sex and drugs and rock and roll. Everyone should be surrounded by true believers to take a bullet if the need arises.

He's like every other committed socialist/commie/progressive/race baiter: Make sure that you take care of #1 first.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Post by WildCat » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:34 am

On a day when 7 cops were shot in South Carolina, I thought I'd mention that Kaepernick gave the Marxist cop-killing advocacy group Assata's Daughters $25,000.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:51 am

The controversy over Gillette's new "woke" ad campaign reminded me of this.

There was a "boycott" and even a few efforts to "ban" Nike products.
A Georgia college has banned Nike from its school store, and a Louisiana mayor tried to ban the brand at city rec centers.
Has the boycott been effective? How is Nike doing lately?

Nike crushes earnings expectations, helped by strong online sales, shares surge
Nike reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Thursday that beat analysts' expectations.
Shares of the company were up 8 percent in premarket trading.
Nike said revenue grew in nearly every category, with footwear and apparel seeing growth in the double digits globally.
Well, I guess that settles it.

Too early to say whether Gillette's move will work or not, but I see that the ad already has almost 15 million views on Youtube. Probably a lot more than any conventional ad would get, if not "controversial".
A lot of "dislikes" on the video, but less than a million. So at least 15 people see the video for every one who bothers to downvote it.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:06 am

The people who called for a boycott of Nike were not ever part of their target demographic.

But how is the NFL doing? :)
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:57 am

Nike Fires 8-Year-Old Shoemaker Responsible For Zion Williamson Injury

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Wow, look at that shoe. That 8-year-old who made it needs a good whuppin to larn him.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri May 24, 2019 12:21 pm

More shade on "socially progressive" Nike:

Allyson Felix denounces Nike for failing to financially support athletes during pregnancy

It's like Nike doesn't have paid maternity leave for the athletes it sponsors.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:49 am

Oooh, now he's even vetoing shoe designs:

Nike dropped Betsy Ross-themed Fourth of July sneaker after Colin Kaepernick complained, report says
Just don’t do it.

That was the message ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick delivered to Nike over the planned release of a USA-themed sneaker, which featured a Betsy Ross flag on the heel, according to a report.

Nike nixed the released of the Air Max 1 USA after having already sent the sneakers to retailers because the protesting quarterback said he felt the use of the Betsy Ross flag was offensive and carried slavery connotations, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
Wow. The shoes were already made and sent to retailers.
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Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:06 am

I suppose I should admire his ability to translate his conceited incompetence into so much money and influence.

And people hate Trump.

At least he had a successful television show.

And does not have ridiculous hair.

[Really?--Ed.]

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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:14 am

I'm skeptical Colin Kaepernick has that much influence.

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Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:09 am

Good point.

He has "influence" in that idiots looking for an excuse find him useful.

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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:01 pm

I think this is a contrived publicity stunt to fleece Kaepernick fans some more.

The cost of manufacturing and pulling the "limited edition" shoes is in effect part of the advertizing budget.
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