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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2012, 09:07:19 AM »
Nike can suck it

Very eloquent.....  And we wonder why Wrestling Fans are considered Neanderthals ... At 29 years of age, and 10.711 posts per day, one would think ...... OH ... Never mind. :-[

It's exactly, this kind of blind, misdirected hatred, that has hamstrung College Wrestling since Title 9 arrived on the scene. The University of Washington, and prior to that Washington State, buried their heads in the sand and did absolutely nothing to preserve the wrestling programs.  Totally off guard, with no preservation or funding plans, what so ever. 

It's ironic, that OSU, the ugly step child of OU .... Is still alive and well, and building a solid endowment  base of funds. They are not out of the woods as of yet, however they are getting closer and closer. 

It wasn't until the programs were flushed down the toilet, did we ever see any efforts to fund the programs at  UW and WSU. Granted we never thought the proportion prong would be the fall back position ... in the early days. OU had plenty of lead time to prepare...  YET did not.

The last figures we got from WSU was 13M, to fund both womens and mens wrestling, as they also need new facilities as well. And over at the UW, you can find absolutely no history nor indication, that Larry Owing ever wrestled there.

It's as if, wrestling never existed.

What is frustrating is ... We have so many Kazillionaires, Billionaires and Multi Millionaires in the NW, and not a single one of them is a former wrestler, nor avid wrestling fans.

A sugar daddy or two would sure be welcome.



 
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2012, 10:47:27 AM »

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2012, 11:13:57 AM »
Nike can suck it

Very eloquent.....  And we wonder why Wrestling Fans are considered Neanderthals ... At 29 years of age, and 10.711 posts per day, one would think you could alt least build a complete sentence.

It's exactly, this kind of blind, misdirected hatred, that has hamstrung College Wrestling since Title 9 arrived on the scene. The University of Washington, and prior to that Washington State, buried their heads in the sand and did absolutely nothing to preserve the wrestling programs.  Totally off guard, with no preservation or funding plans, what so ever. 

It's ironic, that OSU, the ugly step child of OU .... Is still alive and well, and building a solid endowment  base of funds. They are not out of the woods as of yet, however they are getting closer and closer. 

It wasn't until the programs were flushed down the toilet, did we ever see any efforts to fund the programs at  UW and WSU. Granted we never thought the proportion prong would be the fall back position ... in the early days. OU had plenty of lead time to prepare...  YET did not.

The last figures we got from WSU was 13M, to fund both womens and mens wrestling, as they also need new facilities as well. And over at the UW, you can find absolutely no history nor indication, that Larry Owing ever wrestled there.

It's as if, wrestling never existed.

What is frustrating is ... We have so many Kazillionaires, Billionaires and Multi Millionaires in the NW, and not a single one of them is a former wrestler, nor avid wrestling fans.

A sugar daddy or two would sure be welcome.



 
I'm sorry, I didn't realize I should my college education to work and write out a long response as to why I don't buy Nike and therefore don't support them.

I do not purchase products made or marketed by NIKE Corporation for a number of reasons.  They produce an inferior product compared to nearly every other sports manufacturing company.  Adidas, Asics, New Balance, Puma, KSwiss, Reebok, Spalding, etc all produce equipment that is of overall better quality at or below the prices offered by Nike.  When you buy from Nike, you're paying for the "Swoosh".  I have never owned a Nike shirt (tshirt, polo, sweatshirt, etc) that did not develop wear holes within the first year of ownership.  The shoes that I have owned (crosstrainer, runners, wrestling shoes) have all structurely failed as well.  The last pair was a pair of "I am Strong" Lance Armstrong inspired crosstrainers, the undersole separated from the boot within 6 months.  That is unacceptable by Any standards. 
Do I feel that Nike contributed to the loss of wrestling at the University of Oregon?  Absolutely.  To say that they had nothing to do with it is ridiculous and intellectually dishonest.  The University bowed to pressure from people closely related to the Company.
I do not think it was their duty to "save" the sport of wrestling at the University, but they absolutely owe it to a community that had been purchasing and supporting their wrestling apparel to not help sound the death knoll.

Nike Can Suck it.

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #48 on: June 12, 2012, 03:41:19 PM »
bryce do you want to fight in real life during the TOM party in Des Moines?
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2012, 04:04:53 PM »
bring on the CAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2012, 05:09:55 PM »
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2012, 05:52:31 PM »
bryce do you want to fight in real life during the TOM party in Des Moines?

Since Jammen has told me twice to change my signature, I can only assume his wrestling knowledge is no longer something I can count on along with pizza and beer.

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2012, 06:46:32 PM »
OSU's endowment is made up of the old Cultural Exchange fund, Dale Thomas being a huge penny pincher and a large donation made by Robin Reeds widow before she died that was in the millions. The endowment is set up so they will always make money and only use a portion of the interest.

As much as people hated Dale, he was ahead of his time when it comes to funding a college program.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2012, 10:56:03 PM »
We hated him for the square hamburgers, not for being well endowed.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2012, 11:01:20 PM »
bring on the CAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was thinking POGS, for keeps.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2012, 11:36:54 PM »
We hated him for the square hamburgers, not for being well endowed.

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #56 on: June 13, 2012, 12:42:17 AM »
OSU's endowment is made up of the old Cultural Exchange fund, Dale Thomas being a huge penny pincher and a large donation made by Robin Reeds widow before she died that was in the millions. The endowment is set up so they will always make money and only use a portion of the interest.

As much as people hated Dale, he was ahead of his time when it comes to funding a college program.

Rock ... Almost, but not quite fully funded:

9.9 Scholarships are good to go ... yet a lot of more expenses need to be covered.


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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #57 on: June 13, 2012, 10:41:17 AM »
bring on the CAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was thinking POGS, for keeps.
for Keeps?  my mom doesn't like it when I play for keeps...but you're on!  only regulation "slammers" though!
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2012, 11:17:17 AM »
Nike can suck it

Very eloquent.....  And we wonder why Wrestling Fans are considered Neanderthals ... At 29 years of age, and 10.711 posts per day, one would think ...... OH ... Never mind. :-[

It's exactly, this kind of blind, misdirected hatred, that has hamstrung College Wrestling since Title 9 arrived on the scene. The University of Washington, and prior to that Washington State, buried their heads in the sand and did absolutely nothing to preserve the wrestling programs.  Totally off guard, with no preservation or funding plans, what so ever. 

It's ironic, that OSU, the ugly step child of OU .... Is still alive and well, and building a solid endowment  base of funds. They are not out of the woods as of yet, however they are getting closer and closer. 

It wasn't until the programs were flushed down the toilet, did we ever see any efforts to fund the programs at  UW and WSU. Granted we never thought the proportion prong would be the fall back position ... in the early days. OU had plenty of lead time to prepare...  YET did not.

The last figures we got from WSU was 13M, to fund both womens and mens wrestling, as they also need new facilities as well. And over at the UW, you can find absolutely no history nor indication, that Larry Owing ever wrestled there.

It's as if, wrestling never existed.

What is frustrating is ... We have so many Kazillionaires, Billionaires and Multi Millionaires in the NW, and not a single one of them is a former wrestler, nor avid wrestling fans.

A sugar daddy or two would sure be welcome.



 
If you dont know that Phil Knight was a huge if not THE catalyst in the demise of the Duck wrestling program then you arent much of a fan of college wrestling at least not a knowledgeable one.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2012, 06:29:32 PM »
Nike can suck it

Very eloquent.....  And we wonder why Wrestling Fans are considered Neanderthals ... At 29 years of age, and 10.711 posts per day, one would think ...... OH ... Never mind. :-[

It's exactly, this kind of blind, misdirected hatred, that has hamstrung College Wrestling since Title 9 arrived on the scene. The University of Washington, and prior to that Washington State, buried their heads in the sand and did absolutely nothing to preserve the wrestling programs.  Totally off guard, with no preservation or funding plans, what so ever. 

It's ironic, that OSU, the ugly step child of OU .... Is still alive and well, and building a solid endowment  base of funds. They are not out of the woods as of yet, however they are getting closer and closer. 

It wasn't until the programs were flushed down the toilet, did we ever see any efforts to fund the programs at  UW and WSU. Granted we never thought the proportion prong would be the fall back position ... in the early days. OU had plenty of lead time to prepare...  YET did not.

The last figures we got from WSU was 13M, to fund both womens and mens wrestling, as they also need new facilities as well. And over at the UW, you can find absolutely no history nor indication, that Larry Owing ever wrestled there.

It's as if, wrestling never existed.

What is frustrating is ... We have so many Kazillionaires, Billionaires and Multi Millionaires in the NW, and not a single one of them is a former wrestler, nor avid wrestling fans.

A sugar daddy or two would sure be welcome.



 
If you dont know that Phil Knight was a huge if not THE catalyst in the demise of the Duck wrestling program then you arent much of a fan of college wrestling at least not a knowledgeable one.
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