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Waleslax

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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. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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."
  5. lmao Most people don't remember how progressive the North Stars were. They were the first franchise in the NHL to replace their front crest with a number... Dallas does something similar today to commemorate this.
  6. anyone really concerned about a knock off is/must be young and worried about trivial crap like what other people think. Or if youre older,you possess no wisdom and worry about really stupid crap. I have a couple knock offs and they are fine. The numbers are a tad big but its obvious what team is being represented and they are better quality than over priced pseudo replicas sold in America. Sure its nice to have what is considered the real thing but paying 300 for a football jersey is pretty stupid....I do hope to get one eventually, but for now knock offs are fine. One day I'd like to buy my own cable. But for now stealing my neighbors is fine. One day I'd like to have my own Porche, but for now, I can't afford one from the authroized retailer so I will just buy one on the black market from a chop shop. It's the same thing, right? I mean, I don't care whose intellectual property is being respected or paid for or anything, I just care that I can hit my pricepoint on the things I want, because gosh darn-it, I am entitled!
  7. I was at Hawk Quarters in Chicago today and, no kidding, a guy walks in in the worst knock of and asks "hey, take a look at this, how much do you think this is worth?" and without missing a beat the girl behind the counter goes "nothing, that is a piece of garbage knock off. Needless to say, the dude goes absolutely ballistic because he is convinced that he's gotten the best deal on Earth when in fact what he got was, well, junk.
  8. Agreed, I can recall back before the Reebok exclusive deal came into play, replica jersey store price was about $5, sometimes less. Then all of a sudden, Big Reebok goes exclusive and the same jersey that I bought the year before is now $70. Please tell me something is wrong with this picture? $5? Really Grandpa Simpson? Really?
  9. Here's my $0.02: Since inflation eats away at the buying power of your money every year, why work for it when you can counterfit money? Like you said, there are some glitches and errors on the bills, but so what? Oh yeah, it is illegal....just like ripping off the team and company's intellectual properties. Funny money no laughing matter in recession
  10. This argument is ridiculous. It is like saying "if I don't have enough money, it is ok to counterfit money or rob a bank." It's not ok. Illegal is illegal and no one should be arguing the metits of the illegal things they are doing/producing/buying.
  11. Thanks for the insight Mr. Blackwell. Wear what you want, but he's got a point. Everytime I see a grown-a$$ man in a jersey (especially a customized one) I just think he's some big kid who is imagining that he's actually on the team by putting on the jersey, like he's fulfilling some childhood fantasy. It's all a big game of pretend. If you're actually at the game, maybe you get a pass, but it's still kind of corny for adults to wear the jerseys of other adults. I'll partially give you credit for the customized comment...Although, a person using their last name is more acceptable than some stupid nickname or bad attempt at a joke. As for the rest of your comment....It's ridiculous. By that logic, every time you see a woman with a Coach bag, she must be pretending to be a fashion model. Every time you put on any shirt with a company logo, you must be pretending to work for that company or model for them, right? That's just silly. I think people wearing jerseys is cool. I actually hate those NFL films (or any sport for that matter) where they show a crowd from the 60's, 70's whatever, and no one is wearing anything regarding the team they are rooting for. R
  12. I was just about to: Cubs legend Mark DeRosa in a Cardinals uniform. What do you mean he's not a legend? That's not what the multiple Wrigley standing ovations and the sports talk radio in Chicago suggest. I apologize if this is a bit too inside-joke, but I was tempted when he was an Indian. Now that he's a Cardinal (and as noted above, the bar has been lowered), I could not resist. Too soon man, too soon...
  13. http://nll.com/article.php?id=4003 How about that? John Tavares as a Buffalo Bandit! Sorry, I don't know how to post just the picture.
  14. Wait, wait, wait, I thought the Isotopes were in Springfield. Didn't Homer thwart that move to Albuquerque???
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