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  1. guest23

    CFL to bid adieu to Adidas after this season (2018)

    I mean they wouldn't use retail product for on field. If they can't make on field product in house I'm sure they would just contract back to ripon (or comparable) which I believe is the current manufacturer and slap a fanatics label on it. The biggest thing that sucks about fanatics product is their in house retail product design and quality wise. Additionally the worst thing about exclusive deals in all types of business is that quality always suffers. They have to make back that investment and there's no competition to put out quality product. It's really a double negative with them.
  2. guest23

    CFL to bid adieu to Adidas after this season (2018)

    That's what I was saying. If they are as vertically integrated as they claim they can make/market/sell on demand which considerably lowers risk for both parties when dealing with an entity like the cfl.
  3. The CFL thread inspired me to start an open thread of posting some of the more interesting and former uniform suppliers spanning the 20th-21st century. Some examples off the top of my head: Halas had his own sportswear brand that outfitted the Bears McGregor Wilson/Wilson Staff Aeropostale Descente (non winter sports) Sand Knit (were they part of McGregor?) Zubaz There are no wrong answers here just a pure nostalgia discussion for those who want to participate.
  4. guest23

    CFL to bid adieu to Adidas after this season (2018)

    Should have clarified the context that I was referring to was football uniforms in particular of which nike had a head start. From what I recall champion did not get into that market for workout gear later down the road at budget price points.
  5. guest23

    CFL to bid adieu to Adidas after this season (2018)

    Starter and Champion have found a bit of a new life as premium collaborators with fashion/streetwear brands while also being sold out as low price point discount product to the walmarts/targets of the world.
  6. guest23

    CFL to bid adieu to Adidas after this season (2018)

    Champion made top quality uniforms up until they lost notre dame which was their death knell as a outfitter. They also did not have a proprietary moisture wicking fabric to compete in the uniform arms race with nike.
  7. guest23

    CFL to bid adieu to Adidas after this season (2018)

    Lots and lots of cash.
  8. guest23

    NFL 2018 changes

    The orange is fine but why can't they bring back one of the coolest throwbacks of all time???
  9. guest23

    CFL to bid adieu to Adidas after this season (2018)

    I would. They've regrettably committed to overpaying for their existing ncaa outfitting deals and dumping product at brick and mortar retail. I don't think cfl is worth the trouble. I think this may end up being a deal that goes to a 2nd tier brand or a direct to consumer model via fanatics.
  10. guest23

    NFL 2018 changes

    Fitting with the nike redesign the donks went navy helmet/jersey/socks and replicated the bears' scheme. I do agree with the premise though...the nfl was just about the only league where every club had a distinct balance of team colors that established their basic identity. Nowadays notsomuch but it's nowhere near the visual disaster that is mlb or nba.
  11. guest23

    NFL 2018 changes

    Reread my statement. I never spoke to the credibility of the individuals. Frankly any claim about management botching their uniforms and not giving the fans what they want is plausible at this point. I feel bad for you that you are so invested in this team.
  12. guest23

    NFL 2018 changes

    A plausible statement does not have to come from a credible source. Next time I will explicitly call that out to avoid confusing you.
  13. guest23

    NFL 2018 changes

    Given management's track record I find this statement to very plausible. They are completely out of touch with the LA market/fanbase. I also find it very plausible that this management team doesn't even make it to the stadium opening.
  14. Apparently you did not pick up the subtle tongue in cheek reference I made in the strikethru.