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20 minutes ago, colinturner95 said:

Notre Dame football at the very least has been a much more competitive team in the last 5 years than Cal and UCLA. 

 

I could also be reaching on this, but is it fair to say Notre Dame is a much bigger national brand than both Cal and UCLA? 

Much bigger, there is a reason they were the biggest independent for as long as they were.

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Memphis Tigers To Wear Black Lives Matter Helmet Sticker This Fall

July 1, 2020 - 20:58 PM

The University of Memphis football team will wear helmet stickers this fall in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, head coach Ryan Silverfield announced on Tuesday evening. “The use of the ‘BLM’ logo on a helmet decal was an idea from our student-athletes,” Silverfield told The Commercial Appeal. “It doesn’t

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I have a feeling we will see a lot of this, if there is a CFB season. 

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On 7/1/2020 at 12:36 PM, colinturner95 said:

Notre Dame football at the very least has been a much more competitive team in the last 5 years than Cal and UCLA. 

 

I could also be reaching on this, but is it fair to say Notre Dame is a much bigger national brand than both Cal and UCLA? 

 

Notre Dame probably sells more merch than UCLA and Cal combined. Their fanbase is massive. How much of that merch is UA stuff I'm not sure. All the shirts I've bought during the UA run have been made by Champion. 

 

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30 minutes ago, burgundy said:

 

Notre Dame probably sells more merch than UCLA and Cal combined. Their fanbase is massive. How much of that merch is UA stuff I'm not sure. All the shirts I've bought during the UA run have been made by Champion. 

 

 

The apparel licensing deals are typically exclusive for the athletic department and related marks only. Any other merch and logos/marks are fair game to be licensed which is why you can buy champion und gear or an under armour usc shirt from the campus bookstore or sports retailer. Schools have also got into the private label game to capture more revenue for themselves. The funny thing about notre dame is from what I remember a big part of their compensation with ua was stock compensation. I have no idea what came of that and if they were able to sell it off before ua tanked but what a cautionary tale about partnering with an upstart that was leveraging their own equity in an attempt to buy market share (as others have stated). Without good product and organic growth these scenarios rarely turn out positive. I think we will see a chapter 11 filing before the end of the year or right after the dismal holiday season.

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On 7/2/2020 at 11:55 AM, burgundy said:

 

Notre Dame probably sells more merch than UCLA and Cal combined. Their fanbase is massive. How much of that merch is UA stuff I'm not sure. All the shirts I've bought during the UA run have been made by Champion. 

 

 

Yeah I'm from Texas but i've always had a soft spot for ND bc they were always on NBC growing up. 

Also watching Rudy in Spanish class and a lot of other times growing up. One of Vince Vaughn's best films. 

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My best friend's dad got his degree from Rutgers. He has deep Catholic roots. He'll watch and cheer for Notre Dame over Rutgers in any sport. A lot of Catholics love their Notre Dame. 

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41 minutes ago, the admiral said:

"durr well what about the Fighting Irish?"
"THAT IS NOT THE SAME THING!"

 

lol maybe it is!

 

Ugh, this again. As an Irish-American Notre Dame fan and a disaffected Washington fan, they are not the same. Not even remotely.

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While not quite as egregious as Native-American imagery, the fighting irish logo is certainly stereotypical, and potentially harmful. Stereotypical depiction of any race or people is racist. I feel like you could still use the name but lean more toward other imagery to avoid stereotypical depictions of a culture. Honoring the culture of a nation or tribe is all cool to me as long as there are no offensive imagery or names involved. As a user over on Brand New put it; 'No one wants to see their race, gender, or creed evoked to sell product.'

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4 hours ago, Punchy_Gungus said:

While not quite as egregious as Native-American imagery, the fighting irish logo is certainly stereotypical, and potentially harmful. Stereotypical depiction of any race or people is racist. I feel like you could still use the name but lean more toward other imagery to avoid stereotypical depictions of a culture. Honoring the culture of a nation or tribe is all cool to me as long as there are no offensive imagery or names involved. As a user over on Brand New put it; 'No one wants to see their race, gender, or creed evoked to sell product.'


Hey man, no disrespect intended here because your comment was eloquently worded. But it’s a leprechaun. No different than Lucky Charms. No one is being harmed, in this instance.

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4 hours ago, Punchy_Gungus said:

 'No one wants to see their race, gender, or creed evoked to sell product.'

 

Gender is used all the time to sell product, especially clothing.

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On 6/28/2020 at 7:53 PM, the admiral said:

While I understand that "civil war" can refer to any internecine conflict, it's unusual that it wound up in Oregon, when you would expect it in either 

 

1) a state where the two universities are clearly in the northern and southern parts of the state, hence, a clear allusion to the American Civil War

 

2) a border state like Missouri or Kentucky.

 

It doesn't mean anything to me because I don't live out west and I don't like college sports, let's just not pretend this is improving anyone's material conditions. It's cheap talk and you get what you pay for.


This last part is true.

 

As for the Civil War thing in Oregon, it only makes sense in the idea that Oregon is basically the Alabama of the west. You get north of Sacramento and it’s a big chunk of basically nothing until Eugene/Springfield. “The State of Jefferson” is as close to backwater as we have. 

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30 minutes ago, FiddySicks said:


This last part is true.

 

As for the Civil War thing in Oregon, it only makes sense in the idea that Oregon is basically the Alabama of the west. You get north of Sacramento and it’s a big chunk of basically nothing until Eugene/Springfield. “The State of Jefferson” is as close to backwater as we have. 

 

What does that make idaho then???

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Still no new uniform information. However due to corporate banks merging Wake Forest's stadium has a new name. BB&T Field has been renamed Truist Field at Wake Forest

 

 

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1 hour ago, colinturner95 said:


Oh it’s there. I was just in Idaho a few weeks ago. 

 

Let me be more specific, Oregon is the Alabama of the pacific coast. Idaho is technically in the west, but I’d give it to the Midwest in a heartbeat if they wanted it 🤷‍♂️

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57 minutes ago, FiddySicks said:


Oh it’s there. I was just in Idaho a few weeks ago. 

 

Let me be more specific, Oregon is the Alabama of the pacific coast. Idaho is technically in the west, but I’d give it to the Midwest in a heartbeat if they wanted it 🤷‍♂️

I do hear a lot of Oregon being redneck outside of Portland and the college cities

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23 minutes ago, TrueYankee26 said:

I do hear a lot of Oregon being redneck outside of Portland and the college cities

 

Pretty much redneck outside of Portland, Eugene, and Bend. Corvallis is definitely redneck

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4 hours ago, colinturner95 said:


Well, My Own Private Idaho had no bits shot in Idaho.

 

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That highway is very much in Oregon.

 

1 hour ago, BigDmo said:

 

Pretty much redneck outside of Portland, Eugene, and Bend. Corvallis is definitely redneck

 

It really is. The Painted Hills area is super redneck, IMHO.

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