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  1. RaySox, as a member of Long Island, NY's Nationals team, I want to tell you how much I love all of these. I would love to see you incorporate our club tartan (I designed it, so feel free to give criticism/advice on them). Even if you don't want to, I wanted to let you know that I love what you did and would definitely wear them on the ice. https://imgur.com/sxlPKMt https://imgur.com/11fpEvo Good Curling, Rob
  2. You're missing the point. The point isn't that so many people don't like it, it's that this is their first major tournament in 30 years and this is the shirt they get. Your point isn't really a good point then. A pointless petition signed by 6,496 people world wide does not mean it is a bad shirt. Even if every one of those people lived in Northern, that would be .035% of the population. That would mean that many more people like it or are OK with it. It isn't my favorite of all time, but I like it.
  3. I quite like it. It's not my favorite of all time, but I like it. I would agree with other aspects of the complaint - the cost for something that changes every year is ridiculous, and I hate that they have moved from embroidery to ironed on patches. Both are big pet peeves of mine. The look though? I mean, they change every year - if you don't like this year's, don't buy it. Rob
  4. Don't forget Cardiff City's Malaysia kits. Yeah I've always been puzzled by this.. That's because you don't understand pure genius. The kind of genius that would have those same Bluebirds take the field in... red?
  5. Would you have preferred one of the other Ajax prototypes? Call me crazy (and I know a few will), but I really liked the one with tulips!
  6. No. Just no. Save it for basketball. I like sleeves in lacrosse.
  7. So, I saw them all at the Reebok store in Manhattan today. As a native Islander who now lives in Hawks territory, I have to say, the Isles one looks to be the best of the bunch, and the Hawks, the worst. Not surprisingly, my criticism of the Hawks sweater (can I still use that term given what Reebok has done to them???) looks fine in general, and I like the black with red striping, but if you know what a real authentic Hawks crest looks and feels like, this is just a travesty. As for the Isles, I think the "Coors Light Can Chrome" effect actually works b/c the silver is an accessory. The Rangers "NEW YORK" had the same positive effect. The "crests" though, look terrible "chromed." I've heard people say it looks "washed out" and I think that's a fair assessment. So, that was just my $0.02. Feel free to agree/disagree/question. If I can figure this out, I'll get pictures up in the next day or two, but there's nothing really Earth shattering. Rob
  8. So, like, what's the point of them even being a team then?I know you are probably joking around but the reason can be found here: The formation and naming of the Argyle Football Club I did know the story, but did appreciate your link as it was a good read. I was definitely saying that tongue-in-cheek, a joke I make just about every season with them. I would like it if they threw some argyle in the mix though.
  9. For what it's worth, League 2 Outfit Plymouth Argyle will be allowing fans to again vote to decide what shirt they will wear next season. Sadly, there still is no argyle. http://www.pafc.co.uk/news/article/kits-up-to-you-1234360.aspx Go Pilgrims!
  10. Wales' strip for next year's European Qualifiers. Is it me, or does there seem to be a pattern developing based on Northern Ireland, Scotland, and now Wales?
  11. That's fine, just remember that you can never again complain about your job getting outsourced or sent overseas. Same thing - workers in the US cost a lot, and as a consultant, if I can send your job to India or China, it saves the company a TON of money... which is totally cool, right? I mean, unions specifically, and US workers in general could bring down the "outsourcing issue" themselves, if they wanted, by lowering the price of their services (the work). Except for the only American people that make any money at the non-corporate people are the package handlers. All of the material and workmanship is done overseas on your officially liscensed products. Now of course the smaller mom and pop type of stores that sell these lose money due to the counterfeiting garbage. I WAS one of those type of stores, but I closed down in 2000 long before the counterfeiting thing was huge. Which is why I will never buy a counterfeit item, nor will I spend 30 dollars on a shirt that cost 4-6$ to produce and ship here. That's fine, just remember that you can never again complain about your job getting outsourced or sent overseas. Same thing - workers in the US cost a lot, and as a consultant, if I can send your job to India or China, it saves the company a TON of money... which is totally cool, right? I mean, unions specifically, and US workers in general could bring down the "outsourcing issue" themselves, if they wanted, by lowering the price of their services (the work). Your argument falls apart once you realize that Nike/Reebok/Majestic all make their jerseys overseas, and then charge an exorbitant amount of money for them. That said, all my jerseys are real. Some are authentic, some replicas. But I do understand why people would buy a knockoff. Except that, you know, Nike employs 44,000 people worldwide, and 6,000 in the US, engaged in management, research, design, development, marketing, finance, and other administrative functions from nearly all of our divisions. (http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/320187/000119312511194791/d10k.htm) Reebok doesn't report on the number of employees they have, but their parent company, Adidas has 39,596 employees worldwide, including ~7,000 in the Reebok division. (http://quicktake.morningstar.com/stocknet/secdocuments.aspx?symbol=addyy) All of those people's jobs rely on the companies profits, so I'm going to have to cordially disagree with your thought that my "argument falls apart there" or "the only people who make any money are." I get it, it's wrong in today's America to take the side of the "big, bad company," but there are a lot of people working for those companies that rely on things like sales. I would have to see the Triad's 10k to know how many people they employ and what taxes they are paying back to society, but admittedly, those have been hard to find.
  12. I'm curious how many people in support of buying knockoffs in the "big 'ol counterfeit" thread will be happy to hear this and/or upset if the companies made team USA gear off shore.
  13. That's fine, just remember that you can never again complain about your job getting outsourced or sent overseas. Same thing - workers in the US cost a lot, and as a consultant, if I can send your job to India or China, it saves the company a TON of money... which is totally cool, right? I mean, unions specifically, and US workers in general could bring down the "outsourcing issue" themselves, if they wanted, by lowering the price of their services (the work).
  14. I just have to add that anyone who buys a counterfeit jersey (much less many), should ever complain again about "jobs being shipped overseas," or "losing a job because someone else would do it for less."
  15. Nope, it is legit: http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/246015.html Premier League Olympic 100m gold medal winner Linford Christie appears to have jumped the gun on Arsenal's kit for next season - after tweeting and quickly deleting a picture of club legend Thierry Henry in a new Puma-sponsored shirt. Christie posted the picture on Tuesday of himself with Henry, a fellow Puma ambassador, alongside Arsenal's Olivier Giroud and Bacary Sagna. Giroud also appears to be sporting more new Puma apparel. However it didn't take long for Christie - who won gold for Great Britain in Barcelona in 1992 - to remove the post, though not before it had gone viral. Arsenal signed a British record £150 million five-year deal with Puma in May that will come into effect from the end of the season. The club have worn kits manufactured by Nike since 1994. Read more at http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/246015.html#KLeWrqUAmtHq7uBh.99