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Under Armour to stick with 'Duck Dynasty' franchise amid media uproar
LA Times ^

Posted on 12/21/2013 1:22:37 PM PST by Perdogg

Baltimore-based sports apparel maker Under Armour is keeping its ties to the "Duck Dynasty" franchise amid a media uproar over comments made by star Phil Robertson about gays and blacks. While the company says it does not condone Robertson's statements, Under Armour does not have plans to end its business dealings with the Robertson family.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: underarmour

1 posted on 12/21/2013 1:22:37 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

good thing...it would make them go from Duck Commanders to Duck Commandos.


2 posted on 12/21/2013 1:25:44 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Perdogg

They will have my business, then


3 posted on 12/21/2013 1:25:46 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Perdogg

unlike the wusses at Cracker Barrel


4 posted on 12/21/2013 1:26:03 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Perdogg

Kevin Plank donates to Republicans!


5 posted on 12/21/2013 1:26:04 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Perdogg
I like Under Armour. Good on them


6 posted on 12/21/2013 1:27:03 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Vaquero

Ha ha ha!


7 posted on 12/21/2013 1:27:55 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: darkwing104

I have more Underarmour in my closet than some high school athletic departments all together.


8 posted on 12/21/2013 1:28:38 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

suppose to be good undies. good for cold weather hunting. I might give em a try next hunting season....


9 posted on 12/21/2013 1:35:55 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Perdogg

Ya baby!

Jock lobby doesn’t give a rat’s a$$ about the LBGT lobby!


10 posted on 12/21/2013 1:38:19 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: combat_boots

Did you catch that part about “does not condone”?


11 posted on 12/21/2013 1:39:44 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: nascarnation

He’s also a big supporter of horse racing in Maryland...I’m a fan.


12 posted on 12/21/2013 1:39:52 PM PST by LittleSpotBlog
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To: LittleSpotBlog

It appears he’s a neighbor of my cousin. I’ll have to ask her if she knows him. I’d think a guy like that would be poison in Georgetown, LOL.


13 posted on 12/21/2013 1:42:50 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: meatloaf

No.

I am going purely on $$. I’ll put my money on those who talk with theirs.

A&E is scum and 80% Disney (surprise!). Apparently CB runs behind. UA is threading the needle.

As someone who has gay colleagues and is in a business partnership with some, I keep to my side of the line. Live in the world but be not of it.


14 posted on 12/21/2013 1:46:44 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Perdogg

“blacks”? What did Phil say about blacks?


15 posted on 12/21/2013 1:51:37 PM PST by albie
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To: albie

He probably pointed out that there was less crime, less single parenthood and stuff back in the old days, which is terribly offensive to socialists


16 posted on 12/21/2013 1:52:32 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: albie

He talked about Jim Crow and the PC police have taken it out of context and made it racist. He is getting the full colonoscopy now by the leftist media. I am waiting on someone to be interviewed and talk about how offensive he was back in college or some kid he bullied in elementary school.

There is a lesson to be earned here IMO. Regular Americans should not grant interviews to liberal media. PERIOD. Nothing good will come of it and if you wear your faith on your sleeve they will bait you non-stop.


17 posted on 12/21/2013 1:59:03 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: albie

He said he never saw any discrimination of them back when he was growing up. That he, being white trash, was equal to them. Of course, that was spun into nothing what he meant which was he worked alongside them as farm labor.


18 posted on 12/21/2013 2:00:00 PM PST by bgill
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To: volunbeer

In truth he never mentioned Jim Crow.


19 posted on 12/21/2013 2:04:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Perdogg
While the company says it does not condone Robertson's statements, Under Armour does not have plans to end its business dealings with the Robertson family.

IOW, UA doesn't accept or agree with Phil's statements but they still like the profits the A&E distributed merchandise brings them. Their public statement has the same meme as the Cracker Barrel does so makes me wonder if they used the same PR firm or they copied CB. Nope, sorry, UA chose to step into it with their diversity hoo-haw and looking at the profit margin while slamming Phil gets them put on my ban list. Not that I ever was a customer.

20 posted on 12/21/2013 2:10:53 PM PST by bgill
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To: meatloaf

FR also isn’t catching the part about, “The recent comments in the GQ article are not reflective of Under Armour’s beliefs and do not represent our point of view,” the company said in a statement. “As a company, we are committed to diversity and inclusion and believe in treating everyone equally and with respect.”


21 posted on 12/21/2013 2:16:33 PM PST by bgill
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To: TigersEye

In truth he never mentioned Jim Crow.


Does not surprise me - that is what I heard as a summary on Fox News. Even Fox can’t get it right - I heard part of what he said and if that was racist I don’t understand the meaning of the word.

Another leftist lynching by the PC police.


22 posted on 12/21/2013 2:28:27 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: combat_boots

Let’s buy some Under Armor for Christmas gifts!


23 posted on 12/21/2013 2:32:15 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: volunbeer
Here is the quote they are going bananas about...

"I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person," Robertson told GQ writer Drew Margary. "Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field.... They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues."

Don't aks me to find the racism in it. lol

24 posted on 12/21/2013 2:35:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Perdogg
While the company says it does not condone Robertson's statements, Under Armour does not have plans to end its business dealings with the Robertson family.

Someone in that company kept their wits about them.

25 posted on 12/21/2013 3:12:13 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: bgill
“As a company, we are committed to diversity and inclusion and believe in treating everyone equally and with respect.”

Well, whadda ya know? They agree with Phil Robertson on that, so they must condone SOME of what he said.

26 posted on 12/21/2013 3:14:51 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Perdogg

certainly not in my price range


27 posted on 12/21/2013 3:19:57 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: Memphis Moe
Let’s buy some Under Armor for Christmas gifts!

I need some new workout clothes. Guess what brand I will be buying?
28 posted on 12/21/2013 3:34:04 PM PST by Ticonderoga34
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To: Perdogg

My husband loves UnderArmour. He has quite a few items, and they wash and wear very well.


29 posted on 12/21/2013 3:40:04 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nascarnation

He bought the storied Sagamore racing farm in Baltimore County. I was fortunate enough to be able to ride on his property when I boarded my horse nearby. It’s one of the most beautiful places on the planet!


30 posted on 12/21/2013 8:25:53 PM PST by LittleSpotBlog
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To: Perdogg

Good - won’t have to return the UA stuff we bought for our daughter for Christmas to Dick’s......


31 posted on 12/21/2013 9:50:39 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: SuziQ

They only condone their profit margin, not with his Christian values. Bottom line, they should have kept their nose out of it.


32 posted on 12/22/2013 5:16:08 AM PST by bgill
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To: Perdogg

Anyone hear anything from Pizza Hut, and Home Depot? Both advertise on DD.


33 posted on 12/22/2013 5:18:17 AM PST by mware
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To: bgill

I’ve read his book. He grew up dirt poor. He worked along side of poor blacks. He was talking from his view of the world.


34 posted on 12/22/2013 5:21:10 AM PST by mware
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