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September 5th, 2018, 11:54 am #21

Nike knows the future looks something like Colin Kaepernick

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September 5th, 2018, 12:14 pm #22

Not much different to me than the old Calvin and Klein underwear and ambercrombie and fitch ads.  Shock value, play to the young and their feelings of the current order.   It’s not new if you’ve been around a while.  Still I think it will work for a bit of time.
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September 5th, 2018, 12:19 pm #23

I am utterly uninterested in what Kapernick does or does not do.   Besides, the guy needed a job.  
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September 5th, 2018, 12:29 pm #24

Axtremus wrote: Nike knows the future looks something like Colin Kaepernick

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Geez, I hope not.  Beautiful the guy is not.  
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September 5th, 2018, 1:24 pm #25

And then, this happened. 😊

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September 5th, 2018, 1:40 pm #26

Let's wait and see.  It makes my head spin to think how fast he'll get signed if Nike kicks fly off the shelves.  "Come home, son, all is forgiven!"  😆

From NBC, yesterday:  "Nike shares fell Tuesday after the reveal of a new ad campaign for the 30th anniversary of "Just Do It," featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, pulled a wave of responses, both for and against the marketing materials, on social media.

The stock closed the day down roughly 3.2 percent, as #NikeBoycott was trending on Twitter. "
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September 5th, 2018, 1:41 pm #27

Axtremus wrote: Nike knows the future looks something like Colin Kaepernick

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September 5th, 2018, 10:48 pm #28

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September 6th, 2018, 12:37 am #29

1 time
Years and years and years ago
In a private conversation
To a man, just 1 man
And it defines him forever
He got elected president
He apologized over and over and over and over
But this one line defines him forever.
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September 6th, 2018, 12:23 pm #30

Copper wrote: 1 time
Years and years and years ago
In a private conversation
To a man, just 1 man
And it defines him forever
He got elected president
He apologized over and over and over and over
But this one line defines him forever.
No, the man is defined by the decades of behavior, the egotism, the aggressive bullying nature, the womanizing, and all of the other "impolite" behavior that he exhibits to this day. Grab them by the ***** is not a one off statement, but a lifetime of behavior not just lived by him, but one that he encourages in others. It's how he has lived his life.
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September 6th, 2018, 12:34 pm #31

George K wrote: And then, this happened. 😊

What about Eric Reid?

Unlike Kaepernick, Reid can still start in the NFL. He's still sitting on his butt at home, having not even received an offer after the 49'ers didn't renew his contract. Owners don't want the headache and coaches don't need the distraction in the locker room. For all the ballyhoo, I think the message on Reid may have more lasting impact than Kaepernick's antics.

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September 6th, 2018, 12:38 pm #32

Did nobody else watch his last 2 seasons? He was progressively getting worse. The first year, the kid was phenomenal and did things with the ball I had never seen. Then, the NFL caught up. He didn't adjust and progress. He walked away from the contract in San Fran after he was benched. He walked away from a potential trade to Denver to be a backup. That's why he's not on a roster.

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September 6th, 2018, 2:32 pm #33

The guy is a jerk. Not much different from most of the people that grew up in his neighborhood.

But that one line is the thing. It was nothing.

But it is still powerful enough to make you post here about it today.
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September 6th, 2018, 2:42 pm #34

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Dear Nike,
I want to have a conversation about this hat. It's over 13 years old. I don't remember when I bought it exactly, I don't remember where I bought it. But what I do remember is why I wore it.
On August 10, 2005, I was a newlywed with two young sons. My husband Tim and I had toasted our one month anniversary the night before, and I was enjoying a rare evening to myself, catching up on reading and relishing the quiet. Until there was a knock on my door. I had no way of knowing that the small act of turning a knob was about to shatter my life into a million pieces. I sat numb and in sheer disbelief as I was told that my husband, while in a foot pursuit and subsequent struggle with a suspect that ended up in the road, had been struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle. He took his last breath lying in the middle of the street. What I lost in that moment is indescribable. I had to watch his mother be dealt the most agonizing blow a parent can face, and I couldn't comfort her because I was in my own hell. I had to find a way to gut my own children in the gentlest way possible, and tell them that this man they had come to love, who they looked up to, who cared for them as his own, would never walk through our door again.
I don't know if you've ever attended a police funeral, but watching grown men who've seen the absolute worst things a civilian can imagine, break down and sob over the casket of their brother is an image that never leaves you. The bagpipes haunt my dreams to this day, but it was the faces of my children, the innocence that abandoned them at such a tender age that brought me to my knees.
I had no choice but to move on. We trudged zombie-like through our days for weeks and weeks on end. I never left the house except to drive the boys to school, or buy food we barely touched. I realized that I had to do something. I had to move my body or I was going to crawl out of my own skin. So I put on the only cap I had and I went for a run. It was short, it hurt and it was ugly. But I felt, just for those few moments on that road, like a normal person. So I kept doing it. I put that hat on and I ran every day. Sometimes I had to stop and sit down because I was sobbing so hard. Sometimes I was so angry I ran until I thought I my heart would stop, sometimes I would just scream over and over again, but it still felt better than doing nothing.
That black cap became a symbol to me, it is sweat stained and it's shape is gone, the buckle in the back barely closes; but that hat represents my family's rise from the ashes. It stands for the strength and the sacrifice we made loving a man who had a job that we all knew could end his life, every time he walked out that door. And it did. And I accept that.
I still wear this hat, I wore it on my run this morning.
And then I heard about your new ad campaign.
Colin Kapernick has the absolute right to protest anything he damn well pleases. I don't dispute that for one second. My father, my husband and many, many friends have all served this country and were willing to fight for his right to kneel. 
But that right goes both ways. I also have a right to express my disgust at your decision to portray him as some kind of hero. What, exactly has Colin Kapernick sacrificed? His multi million dollar paycheck...? Nope, you already gave him one of those. His reputation? No, he's been fawned over by celebrities and media alike. Funny, Tim Tebow was never called courageous when he knelt. 
This man, whose contempt for law enforcement fits him like a...sock, has promoted an agenda that has been proven false time and time again, in study after study. But facts don't seem to matter anymore. This man has thrown his support behind divisive anti-police groups, and donated money directly to a fugitive from justice who escaped prison after killing a police officer. I question the judgement of anyone who would put someone this controversial and divisive at the head of an advertising campaign, but it isn't my company to run.
I don't know if I'll have he heart to ever get rid of this cap, but I will tell you this, I'll never purchase another Nike product as long as I live. You got this one wrong Nike, terribly, terribly wrong.
Sherry Graham-Potter, surviving spouse of Deputy Tim Graham
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September 6th, 2018, 4:22 pm #35

Had breakfast with a couple of retired surgeons this morning, and the subject of Kaepernick came up.

One of the guys made an interesting point: Nike has been around forever, and for a company to grow, they have to be a bit on the 'edgy' side. This ad campaign is nothing, if not edgy. It brings them publicity, and as they say, there's no such thing as....

Also, and I didn't know this, Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee to an woman of Italian descent. Apparently, he never knew the father (who was *not* Italian). He was raised by a foster family of German descent, no doubt a beneficiary of white privilege. 
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September 7th, 2018, 12:00 am #36

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September 7th, 2018, 10:39 pm #37

Isn't Trump doing a great job?

Unemployment is so low, even Colin Kaepernick found a job......
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September 8th, 2018, 12:57 pm #38

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September 8th, 2018, 1:19 pm #39

Nike is not stupid. They know who buys their product. 
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September 8th, 2018, 2:48 pm #40

It's a trend!

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