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Atiba Applebum

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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #150 on: September 04, 2018, 06:36:44 PM »
I donít fault skaters who ride for Nike and the likes; I wish they werenít involved in skateboarding. I also wish that there was a skate shoe brand that manufactured in America rather than exploit workers in other countries for cheap labor...

new balance
New balance supports trump and will kick you out of their Boston headquarters for skating there.
vince mcmahon owns wrestling and he'll piledrive you on the sidewalk if you skate their headquarters in stamford, CT.
i'm torn between my anti americanism and my anti nike-ism.
this is a marketing ploy to get virtue signallers and dark people to buy shoes from a shitty company that doesn't care about them.
if we're against the police can't we support the weed man or bartering or somehow dodge the taxes that support killer cops? consumerism as rebellion, whoever falls for this is dumber than dogshit.
someone make an american skate shoe for the love of all that is holy!!!
[the country dude is wil'in too. just buy some other socks and keep it moving, don't razor good socks. first world shtoops]

He dabbles in ďsports entertainmentĒ not ďwrestlingĒ - a distinction thatís actually important because it frees him from (I believe) drug tests and treating his employees better (they have it worse than Tum Yeto).  Also, the piledriver is a banned move in the WWE
It does allow him to bypass most drug testing and have more lenient rules, like Brock Lesnar failing his UFC testing but not being suspended by Vince. The piledriver is banned due to Owen Hart almost ending Stone Cold's career before it really took off. Also that's a big reason they're technically independent contractors without even a whisper of a union.

After this Kap situation I'm more likely to buy a pair of Nikes but then again they just want to remain on the right side of history and this is very obviously the right side.

Lacey Baker is also featured in these new rounds of ads. 

Did Owen hurt SC on a regular piledriver or a tombstone?   I know Undertaker is allowed to do tombstones still because of what a safe worker he is

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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #151 on: September 04, 2018, 06:59:40 PM »
Birdo is about to be rolling in the money if he markets his ďDonít Do It!Ē shirts to the angry right-wing Trumpers.

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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #152 on: September 04, 2018, 07:47:34 PM »
boycotting Nike AFTER you buy their products isn't really boycotting them tho

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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #153 on: September 04, 2018, 08:17:41 PM »
boycotting Nike AFTER you buy their products isn't really boycotting them tho

it literally is

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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #154 on: September 04, 2018, 08:28:17 PM »
I donít fault skaters who ride for Nike and the likes; I wish they werenít involved in skateboarding. I also wish that there was a skate shoe brand that manufactured in America rather than exploit workers in other countries for cheap labor...

new balance
New balance supports trump and will kick you out of their Boston headquarters for skating there.
vince mcmahon owns wrestling and he'll piledrive you on the sidewalk if you skate their headquarters in stamford, CT.
i'm torn between my anti americanism and my anti nike-ism.
this is a marketing ploy to get virtue signallers and dark people to buy shoes from a shitty company that doesn't care about them.
if we're against the police can't we support the weed man or bartering or somehow dodge the taxes that support killer cops? consumerism as rebellion, whoever falls for this is dumber than dogshit.
someone make an american skate shoe for the love of all that is holy!!!
[the country dude is wil'in too. just buy some other socks and keep it moving, don't razor good socks. first world shtoops]

He dabbles in ďsports entertainmentĒ not ďwrestlingĒ - a distinction thatís actually important because it frees him from (I believe) drug tests and treating his employees better (they have it worse than Tum Yeto).  Also, the piledriver is a banned move in the WWE
It does allow him to bypass most drug testing and have more lenient rules, like Brock Lesnar failing his UFC testing but not being suspended by Vince. The piledriver is banned due to Owen Hart almost ending Stone Cold's career before it really took off. Also that's a big reason they're technically independent contractors without even a whisper of a union.

After this Kap situation I'm more likely to buy a pair of Nikes but then again they just want to remain on the right side of history and this is very obviously the right side.

Lacey Baker is also featured in these new rounds of ads. 

Did Owen hurt SC on a regular piledriver or a tombstone?   I know Undertaker is allowed to do tombstones still because of what a safe worker he is
Despite what Jim Ross says in the video it was a regular sitout pile driver. If you look at his head you can see his neck bend when he sits and then he just lays there. The end of the match is the loosest pin ever, SC was supposed to win but couldn't really finish strong. I think Taker can still do them just because it was a different variation.



The Lacey Baker move was a way less high profile move of the same nature; they want to say they're at the forefront of diversity and change
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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #155 on: September 04, 2018, 08:38:43 PM »
Being into wrestling is way worse than anything Nike has done to skateboarding

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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #156 on: September 04, 2018, 08:53:58 PM »
boycotting Nike AFTER you buy their products isn't really boycotting them tho

Tell that to the angry white folks that hate Kaepernick right now, they out here cutting swooshes OF their clothes and shoes....... sad!






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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #157 on: September 04, 2018, 09:01:28 PM »
boycotting Nike AFTER you buy their products isn't really boycotting them tho

it literally is
Yeah it is. Itís a loss of an actual customer. Someone like you would never buy Nike, so you have no effect on their sales.
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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #158 on: September 04, 2018, 09:10:40 PM »
I was at two nike stores on Monday.  White people arenít going to stop buying Nike anytime soon. 
Neither am i if I can get two pair of Janoskis for $44.

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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #159 on: September 04, 2018, 09:53:09 PM »
those posts that Monkey posted are kind of what I was talking to.
boycotting Nike AFTER you buy their products isn't really boycotting them tho

it literally is
Yeah it is. Itís a loss of an actual customer. Someone like you would never buy Nike, so you have no effect on their sales.
I get that, but one could argue that that their initial financial support was what funded the thing that is now pissing them off no?
I guess I should have said, "getting angry over your Nike purchases and destroying them AFTER you've already given them money doesn't really achieve much in the scheme of things". You are right though, I never have/ never will purchase anything from Nike so I have little effect on their overall sales. In the big picture though I doubt Nike gives a fuck, the money will keep rolling in and they got tonnes of free publicity over this.
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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #160 on: September 04, 2018, 10:08:27 PM »
Dude buying 6 pairs of all black Monarchs a year made me laugh out loud


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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #161 on: September 05, 2018, 12:25:18 PM »
Dude buying 6 pairs of all black Monarchs a year made me laugh out loud
I was dying at that  ;D

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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #162 on: September 05, 2018, 12:42:41 PM »
Cool move by Nike with Kap. New commercial has Kap, Nyjah and Lacey. Will be on TV tomorrow. Nike ainít dumb though, they calculated they will win more than lose from this.

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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #163 on: September 05, 2018, 09:53:53 PM »
My problem with Nike is that they blatantly ignored skateboarding for so many years, they never saw it as a worthy investment and they continued fueling big money into Basketball and Baseball.
The same year that their horseshit video came out "Nothing but the Truth" was the same year that Fully Flared came out, and skaters all bought Fully Flared DVD's and a pair of Nikes. Seemed that way from my perspective anyway.
Not trying to chime in and lament the way things have gone down and the demise of skater owned shoe brands, but just wanted to point that out.
Funny having another thread about Adidas closing accounts because people aren't spending enough with them, any of the shops want to post that letter?
Here's an interesting read from Free Skate mag interviewing ex Nike rider and shop owner David Mackie from Liverpool and how Nike pretty much put him out of business.

http://www.freeskatemag.com/2017/01/13/dave-mackey-a-new-approach-to-the-skater-owned-shop/

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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #164 on: September 05, 2018, 11:15:01 PM »
My problem with Nike is that they blatantly ignored skateboarding for so many years, they never saw it as a worthy investment and they continued fueling big money into Basketball and Baseball.
The same year that their horseshit video came out "Nothing but the Truth" was the same year that Fully Flared came out, and skaters all bought Fully Flared DVD's and a pair of Nikes. Seemed that way from my perspective anyway.
Not trying to chime in and lament the way things have gone down and the demise of skater owned shoe brands, but just wanted to point that out.
Funny having another thread about Adidas closing accounts because people aren't spending enough with them, any of the shops want to post that letter?
Here's an interesting read from Free Skate mag interviewing ex Nike rider and shop owner David Mackie from Liverpool and how Nike pretty much put him out of business.

http://www.freeskatemag.com/2017/01/13/dave-mackey-a-new-approach-to-the-skater-owned-shop/
He was pretty clear that it wasn't nike that put him out of business. He said that they, specifically their accounting (he said legal) department, didn't have the compassion to allow him to keep his business running in debt. He said it kept growing larger and larger and he couldn't stop it.

IMO, the skate shop problem isn't with footwear companies putting shops out of business, it's e-commerce killing retail. He says it at the end of the story "Nobody shops ten Ďtil six now, they shop online or on their lunch break, nobody walks into stores anymore so you have to give them a reason to be in your store." That's what's killing malls across the world too We got storefronts in major metros boarded up, with no one moving in, all because we can get what we need without ever getting off our computers.

Maybe board companies need to look at adjusting the prices of their hardgoods so that the shops can make enough to keep their doors open? Different wholesale prices for retail accounts vs. online accounts? There's gotta be some unconventional thinking, if we want skate shops to survive though.
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Re: Letís be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #165 on: September 05, 2018, 11:20:20 PM »
I fucking love all the talk about "keep politics out of sport." Like any other aspect of life, sport is always intertwined with politics.

I mean holy shit it is insane how the NFL wraps itself in conservative politics to attract conservative viewers. It regularly draws on nationalistic and militaristic images. It regularly invokes traditional values (i.e. women must be supportive but remain on the side lines looking pretty, men must tough, we must thank God for absolutely everything, we must obey authority, and so on). The real problem here is that their echo chamber has been infiltrated by someone who is pointing something out that they don't want to hear.

Hell, the USA boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow because we didn't like the fact that the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. We used a sporting event as an opportunity for political speech. Also, fans are silly enough to interpret international contests as representations of their country's political and economic system. "Oh, well America wins the most medals at the Olympics because our political/economic system is the best."

Not to mention events of the more distant past where whites needed their great white hope to beat up the black boxer. I mean how ever will society function if we can't block black athletes from proving our dumbass racial stereotypes wrong.
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Re: Let’s be honest about corporate sponsorship Nike etc
« Reply #166 on: September 06, 2018, 02:34:52 AM »
^^^good stuff^^^
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