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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2012, 07:39:57 PM »
Nike continues to produce overpriced crap. Ban or no ban I will never buy their products.

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2012, 07:41:59 PM »
Honestly, wrestling is a more important thing to me than gay rights, so I don't care if Nike is on the AthleteAlly train, they still screwed wrestling over something fierce and won't admit their folly.

I will always and forever boycott Nike until they bring back wrestling at Oregon.

WOW !!!!

Is this USA Wrestling's position as well???

Did he say that it was USA wrestlings position? NO!!! JB said "wrestling is a more important thing to me". Don't try and blow this out of proportion. Let the man have his opinion.

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2012, 08:07:03 PM »
Anybody besides me think the fashions shown in the first post look gay?! What's with that?
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2012, 08:17:38 PM »
Most Nike stuff looks stupid. And when I mean stupid, I mean stupid and garbage. 
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2012, 10:56:47 PM »
Wrestling is my life, it's my job and my hobby.

I have a few gay friends ... that's the extent of my interest in that issue. It doesn't affect me, so I don't care about it. That's a personal opinion.

USA Wrestling does not and will not discriminate. The company position is much different than my own. I honestly don't care. I'm against hate crimes and things of the like, but when it comes to siding with Nike or not siding with Nike -- wrestling wins.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2012, 10:59:08 PM »
Nicely stated, JB.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2012, 12:18:06 AM »
Wearing this to the TOM party in Des Moines for sure.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2012, 08:47:10 AM »
Wrestling is my life, it's my job and my hobby.

I have a few gay friends ... that's the extent of my interest in that issue. It doesn't affect me, so I don't care about it. That's a personal opinion.

USA Wrestling does not and will not discriminate. The company position is much different than my own. I honestly don't care. I'm against hate crimes and things of the like, but when it comes to siding with Nike or not siding with Nike -- wrestling wins.
Dang, against hate crimes?  Way to be bold.
The struggle for gay peopple is not just "hate crimes". The fact that they do not have equal rights and face many different types of discrimination is the crux of the issue.  I think I love wrestling more than most, but it doesnt mean I love people less.. 
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2012, 12:33:03 PM »
Honestly, wrestling is a more important thing to me than gay rights, so I don't care if Nike is on the AthleteAlly train, they still screwed wrestling over something fierce and won't admit their folly.

I will always and forever boycott Nike until they bring back wrestling at Oregon.

What happened with Nike & Oregon?

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2012, 12:45:55 PM »
I tell you what, when gay folk stop chopping up people and eating them, I'll care a little more about their rights. That goes for straight people too.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2012, 12:47:10 PM »
wait, so because Nike started a non-profit supporting LGBT, im now supposed to feel ok with buying their products?

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whatever. gimme a break.

don't turn this against JB. i completely agree with him and won't be buying nike either until they do something other for the sport than make money off of it.

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2012, 12:55:26 PM »
Issue doesn't impact me or my family in day to day life. Why should Nike embracing a worthy but personally minimal cause make me end my boycott on a company like Nike?  I mean it's pretty lame to chastise me for not caring about an issue which has zero direct impact on me. I mean I don't care about poaching ... because I don't hunt. Strike me down now for not caring about animals, too

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I know what the crux of the big issue is ... none of it has anything to do with Nike or wrestling.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2012, 01:05:21 PM »
Honestly, wrestling is a more important thing to me than gay rights, so I don't care if Nike is on the AthleteAlly train, they still screwed wrestling over something fierce and won't admit their folly.

I will always and forever boycott Nike until they bring back wrestling at Oregon.

Just curious...what did Nike do to wrestling? Not calling you a liar Jason, but I don't understand what Nike did.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2012, 01:50:30 PM »
Issue doesn't impact me or my family in day to day life. Why should Nike embracing a worthy but personally minimal cause make me end my boycott on a company like Nike?  I mean it's pretty lame to chastise me for not caring about an issue which has zero direct impact on me. I mean I don't care about poaching ... because I don't hunt. Strike me down now for not caring about animals, too

Vais,
I know what the crux of the big issue is ... none of it has anything to do with Nike or wrestling.

I suppose it's not really about the Nike brand for me, it's the thinking that since "gay rights doesn't affect me personally, so I don't care"  What if everyone felt like that, and only cared about those who are directly impacted by something?  It's not too revolutionary to think of others in need.  I really have not been directly affected by homosexuality in any way, but that doesn't mean I want them discriminated against.  It's about recognizing when something is bigger than the sport, imo. 

Buy the shirt or not, I guess that's not really the point for me.  It's more the small-minded thinking and only caring about yourself that bothered me I guess.
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