ADIDAS...Done in college basketball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Are Card fans going to support buying Adidas gear if that company is at the root of this scandal?

    If Nike was at the root of a scandal like this at UK, I'd be ticked if UK stayed with them.
    Well considering no other high market company like Nike and UA sells or even makes Louisville clothing they really don't have a choice unless they want to buy off brand apparel. I know there's a bunch of stores in Lexington that sell UK gear other than Nike, but I don't know if it's as common in Louisville.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    Well considering no other high market company like Nike and UA sells or even makes Louisville clothing they really don't have a choice unless they want to buy off brand apparel. I know there's a bunch of stores in Lexington that sell UK gear other than Nike, but I don't know if it's as common in Louisville.
    There ate plenty of vendors making UofL stuff besides Adidas.

    My point is if I was a Card fan I'd want the school to move on from Adidas, it's as much Adidas fault the Cards are in trouble as it is anyone at the school.

    If Papajohn got caught paying for players and the football team got the death penalty, would you still want his name on the stadium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    There ate plenty of vendors making UofL stuff besides Adidas.

    My point is if I was a Card fan I'd want the school to move on from Adidas, it's as much Adidas fault the Cards are in trouble as it is anyone at the school.

    If Papajohn got caught paying for players and the football team got the death penalty, would you still want his name on the stadium?
    Gotcha, I think separating from Adidas would be a good choice but they just can’t sacrafice the 160 million at this point in time. Without knowing what’s going to happen to the basketball program and if it’s going to get the death penalty or not it’s not really a wise decision.

    In the future I would look to move on to another company, I’m sure Nike or UA would take them but just not offer the amount of money Adidas was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    Gotcha, I think separating from Adidas would be a good choice but they just can’t sacrafice the 160 million at this point in time. Without knowing what’s going to happen to the basketball program and if it’s going to get the death penalty or not it’s not really a wise decision.

    In the future I would look to move on to another company, I’m sure Nike or UA would take them but just not offer the amount of money Adidas was.
    UA would probably pay much more than Nike as they are in a similar position as Adidas in that they don't have a large number of signature teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    Mayo wasn’t an adidas guy. USC is a Nike school.
    Mayo was with Vaccaro at Addidas his entire youth, switched to Nike when Sonny parted ways with Addidas. He has been with Nike ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Are Card fans going to support buying Adidas gear if that company is at the root of this scandal?

    If Nike was at the root of a scandal like this at UK, I'd be ticked if UK stayed with them.
    No problem buying Adidas stuff. They did what they thought was in their best interests; the coaches are the ones I'm let down by. Vultures are vultures. But there are people that are supposed to keep the vultures away.

    Anyway, I'll continue to buy Adidas stuff. They outfit Louisville City FC and heaven knows I've bought a ton of stuff from them. I have two pairs of Adidas shoes I wear all the time and can't imagine I'm going to stop buying them.

    Unless the NCAA starts pulling away from the shoe companies (Ha!) then I don't really have a problem with Louisville's Adidas contract... I just wish they'd start making better basketball unis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    There ate plenty of vendors making UofL stuff besides Adidas.

    My point is if I was a Card fan I'd want the school to move on from Adidas, it's as much Adidas fault the Cards are in trouble as it is anyone at the school.

    If Papajohn got caught paying for players and the football team got the death penalty, would you still want his name on the stadium?
    Can we give Schnatter the death penalty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Can we give Schnatter the death penalty?
    Why, because he wanted to get rid of Ramsey and now Jurich? If it's for making a poor pizza then I'd agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Why, because he wanted to get rid of Ramsey and now Jurich? If it's for making a poor pizza then I'd agree.
    That guy's been a complete boob for probably his entire life. What he saw was an opportunity to make a big power play against Jurich and now it's working. I don't want Jurich back but I'd like to see Schnatter off the board too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Why, because he wanted to get rid of Ramsey and now Jurich? If it's for making a poor pizza then I'd agree.
    I think you'll remember that I was on the "Ditch Ramsey" train long before it was cool. His attitude pervaded the entire culture of the university. The inmates were running the asylum all up and down Third Street and "Do what thou wilt" seemed to be the whole of the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    I think you'll remember that I was on the "Ditch Ramsey" train long before it was cool. His attitude pervaded the entire culture of the university. The inmates were running the asylum all up and down Third Street and "Do what thou wilt" seemed to be the whole of the law.
    You are correct, I do remember that. For you and a few others I really hope this passes quickly and for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    Considering Lou signed a 10 year, $160 million contract extension a month or so ago, they'll be there awhile. Fourth highest apparel deal behind UCLA, Texas and Ohio State.
    Wouldn't be surprised if they decide to split by mutual agreement.

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