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  • Nike Unveils First Mass-Market Self-Tying Shoes

    03/17/2016 11:41:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies ^ | 3/17/16 | Anthony Cuthbertson
    "Innovation at Nike is not about dreaming of tomorrow. It’s about accelerating toward it,” said Nike designer Tinker Hatfield at Nike’s Innovation Summit this week. “We’re able to anticipate the needs of athletes because we know them better than anybody. Sometimes, we deliver a reality before others have even begun to imagine it.” The shoes use something called “adaptive lacing” technology that allows the wearer to adjust the snugness of the shoe using two buttons on the side of the trainer. It is hoped the fitting mechanism will prevent slippage and will rid athletes of the distraction caused by laces...
  • Stephan Curry, Manny Pacquiao, Tiger Woods, And Nike

    02/22/2016 7:53:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 22, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Although Manny Pacquiao quickly apologized for his remarks about homosexuals, Nike dropped him like a hot potato. In contrast, Nike never dropped Tiger Woods despite the revelations of his serial adulteries, even though those led to the destruction of his marriage and worldwide public shame. Why the double standard? Does Nike believe that it is far worse to make a passing, extremely derogatory comment about homosexuals - one for which Manny quickly apologized and asked forgiveness - than to betray one's children and cheat on one's wife, sleeping with a bevy of different women over a period of years (including...
  • Manny Pacquiao Defiant After Nike Firing: 'I'm Happier That People Hear the Truth' About Gay People

    02/21/2016 5:51:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has said that he has no issues with sportswear giant Nike terminating his contract after his controversial comments about gay people, and insisted that it is more important for people "to hear the truth." "Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision and I respect that," Pacquiao said, according to USA Today Sports. "Its sponsorship of me now only involves my clothes for my fight. Our contract had already ended aside from sponsoring the boxing." "I am not condemning the LGBT (community)," the Christian fighter and Filipino politician added. "What I am condemning is the act....
  • Nike Dumps Boxer Manny Pacquiao Over Anti-Gay Comments

    02/18/2016 8:44:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | February 17, 2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    After drawing criticism for anti-gay comments, boxer Manny Pacquiao lost his endorsement contract with Nike. Pacquiao apologized for his comments, but the apology wasn’t enough for Nike. The company announced Wednesday that it cut ties with the boxer.
  • Nike frowns on discrimination, but doesn't see its own (Pacquiao)

    02/18/2016 12:31:25 PM PST · by hemogoblin · 9 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 2/18/2016 | Alec Rooney
    Giant corporations like Nike can campaign all they want for homosexual frolicking and “marriage,” but can they please stop saying they are doing this in the name of “diversity” and opposition to “discrimination of any kind”? Because this week, Nike flatly rejected a famous spokesman’s diversity and and committed discrimination of the most blind and ignorant kind — the kind that doesn’t even know it’s being discriminatory. Filipino star boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao recently appeared in a video interview on TV5, a network in the Philippines, and commented on homosexual marriage. He said: “It’s common sense. Do you see...

    01/12/2016 8:06:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 12, 2015 | Staff
    Johnny Manziel is in danger of losing his biggest sponsor -- Nike -- with sources telling TMZ Sports the company is "on the fence" about dropping the QB from its roster this off-season. In fact, one highly placed Nike source tells us ... "We are worried about him and hope things will turn around in the right direction ... but we are on the fence if [our relationship] will continue."
  • Thursday Night Football: Mustard versus Ketchup

    12/17/2015 5:28:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
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  • U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)

    12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12-20-2012 | TSG
    DECEMBER 20---A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.” Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegas’s premier escort services, booking scores of “dates” in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, “Kelly Lundy,” when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared...
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Nike Erased Red, White, and Blue from U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

    07/10/2015 6:01:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | Robert Wilde
    Although USA fans in Vancouver dressed themselves in red, white, and blue, the U.S. Women 2015 World Cup Champions conspicuously did not. The team did, however, wear their black, white, neon green, and yellow—Nike colors. New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick asserts that the corporate take over of the uniforms by Nike, the enabling by Fox for not denouncing the team’s wardrobe, and the diminution of national pride, reminds him of the message in one of Charlie Chaplin’s most iconic silent movies.
  • Bernie Sanders to Obama on Nike trip: Just Don’t Do It!

    05/08/2015 2:15:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/15 | Dylan Stableford
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging President Barack Obama to cancel a planned visit to Nike’s headquarters over the low wages it pays foreign workers. Obama is scheduled to travel to the sneaker giant’s Beaverton, Ore., headquarters Friday, part of the president’s effort to galvanize support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries, including Vietnam — where Nike manufactures most of its shoes. “Given Nike’s legacy of offshoring American jobs and exploiting low-wage workers, I would strongly encourage you to cancel this meeting,” Sanders wrote in a letter to Obama Wednesday....
  • White House denies Obama visit to Nike is favor for ‘Let’s Move’ contribution

    05/01/2015 10:10:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies ^ | May 1, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Friday that President Obama’s visit to Nike headquarters in Oregon next week is unrelated to the company’s $50 million contribution to first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign for kids. Asked whether Nike’s generosity was behind the White House’s selection of the company for a presidential visit, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said “not that I’m aware of.” He said the president will visit the company to talk about free trade.
  • Nike president & CEO condemns Indiana’s new RFRA law

    03/31/2015 11:24:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WLFI-TV ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alexandra Kruczek
    As major corporations, business leaders and organizations continue to speak out against Indiana’s Religious Free Restoration Act, Nike President and CEO Mark Parker said this new law “is bad for business.” Parker released his statement to the Human Rights Campaign — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. He said Nike proudly stands for inclusion for all and he hopes Indiana will quickly resolve this issue. “We believe laws should treat people equally and prevent discrimination. Nike has led efforts alongside other businesses to defeat discriminatory laws in Oregon and opposes the new law in Indiana...
  • Nike Sells Black Sneakers to Celebrate Black History Month

    01/08/2015 12:18:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Nike celebrates Black History Month by selling black sneakers. Surely the folks at Converse bang their Chuck Taylors against their foreheads for not coming up with this idea that the world has patiently waited 4.6 billion years for. “Sport is an incredible platform to inspire and encourage positive social change,” the unfortunately named Michael Jackson, Nike’s vice president and general manager of Global Basketball, informs. “Our 2015 Black History Month Collection honors and celebrates the athletes and leaders who have influenced global culture and have paved the way for our next generation.”
  • Major corporations funding “gay” indoctrination in elementary schools across America.

    12/29/2014 7:27:53 AM PST · by massmike · 59 replies ^ | 12/29/2014 | n/a
    It's every parent's nightmare, but true: Major U.S. corporations are funding a campaign of sophisticated, psychologically intrusive "gay" indoctrination programs targeting very young children in elementary schools across America. It’s part of a very well-planned and well-funded effort to reach children as young as possible without their parents’ intervention. The national program, called “Welcoming Schools”, skillfully works on the minds of young children in three ways: (1) Introducing the concept of homosexuality to children. (2) Telling them that homosexuality is normal and natural. (3) Telling them that their parents or friends who portray homosexuality in a less than positive way...
  • Police: Teen shot dead by shopper wanted shoes

    12/23/2014 6:31:32 PM PST · by South40 · 166 replies
    MSN (AP) ^ | 23 DEC 2014 | DAN SEWELL
    CINCINNATI — Police were studying mall surveillance video Tuesday in their investigation of the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Ohio boy authorities say tried to rob a shopper in his quest to obtain popular, limited-edition athletic shoes. Miami Township police said a man with a concealed weapon permit fired his gun after he and another man were accosted Saturday morning by three teens on a sidewalk outside the Dayton Mall. Police said one teen had showed a gun. Jawaad Jabbar of Middletown died a short time later of a gunshot wound to his torso, authorities said.
  • Teen In ICU After Fight Over Shoes At Detroit Charter School [this was an assault, not a "fight"]

    11/01/2014 2:35:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    CBS News Detroit ^ | November 1, 2014
    Detroit police say a 16-year-old is clinging to life after getting being attacked by a classmate at his charter school, apparently over a pair of shoes. The incident happened Wednesday at Allen Academy on Quincy Street, in a northwest neighborhood off of I-96 near Joy Road. Police say the student, identified in reports as 16-year-old Willie Wallace, was violently attacked by at least one other student. Investigators believe it all stemmed from a previous altercation over a pair of expensive Nike Air Force shoes Wallace was wearing. Wallace reportedly suffered a seizure, fractured skull, bleeding in his brain, and damage...
  • Dow Jones Adds Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike: Drops Bank of America, HP and Alcoa

    09/10/2013 7:25:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Top News USA ^ | 09/10/2013 | Ryan Bilanich
    Dow Jones Industrial Average has planned adding Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike. The index will also remove Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America and Alcoa. Investment bank Goldman Sachs would benefit from the addition to the stock index. The changes will be implemented from September 23. Dow Jones includes 30 stocks and gives an indication of the better performing companies in the stock market. The three companies to be removed from the index were trading low on the stock markets. The stocks have underperformed the market. Goldman Sachs stock was up by 2.3 percent in premarket trading. Visa and Nike both were...
  • Nike Reacts to Racism Claims

    08/19/2013 5:12:35 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 22 replies
    Vogue ^ | 8/19/2013 | Ella Alexander
    NIKE has pulled a pair of leggings after the design was criticized for being racist. The monochrome print, which features on the label's Pro Tattoo Tech Tights, has caused controversy in Australia and New Zealand for its similarity to the traditional Samoan Pe'a male tattoo.
  • Pregnant worker at Nike factory in Cambodia loses baby after police stunned her with CATTLE PRODS…

    05/28/2013 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 01:45 EST, 28 May 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Cambodian police used cattle prods to stun workers protesting over pay at a factory that makes clothing for U.S. sportswear company Nike—injuring at least 23 women and causing one to miscarry her baby. Police dressed in riot gear were deployed to move around 3,000 predominantly female workers who had blocked a road outside their factory owned by Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing in Kampong Speu province, west of the capital, Phnom Penh, in Cambodia today. Among the 23 women injured in the incident was a two-months pregnant worker who lost her child after military police pushed her to the ground, Sun...
  • Nike pulls blood-splattered shirts

    04/23/2013 3:39:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 4/23/2013
    Nike Inc. says it has pulled from the market T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Boston Massacre" in the aftermath of last week's bombing during the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left dozens injured. The athletic company, based in Portland, Ore., said Monday that it took immediate action last week to remove the products. The shirts were sold primarily at its factory store outlets. "We conducted this process as quickly as possible and are confident the product has been removed from distribution," Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.
  • Nike Pulls ‘Boston Massacre’ Shirts After Marathon Bombing

    04/22/2013 10:14:53 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 12 replies ^ | Apr 22, 2013 | Ben Waldron
    Nike has pulled a sports T-shirt emblazoned with the bloodied words “Boston Massacre” in the wake of last Monday’s marathon bombings. A spokesman for Nike told ABC News the retailer has now pulled all of the “Boston Massacre” shirts from their outlet stores, as well as from large online retailers like Fanatics Inc. In a play on the infamous 1770 attack on Boston civilians by British soldiers, the T-shirt was created for Yankees fans to highlight series sweeps of the Red Sox in 1978 and 2006 that served to end the Red Sox’ playoff chances in both of those years....
  • Nike finally dumps Lance Armstrong over doping allegations

    10/17/2012 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 17, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Nike has announced today that it is cutting all sporting ties with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company for more than a decade. The sportswear giant issued a statement this morning saying it was terminating Armstrong's contract 'with great sadness.' 'Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner,' it said. Just minutes before Nike’s announcement, Armstrong revealed he was stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity so that the organization can steer clear of the whirlwind surrounding its founder. Nike has said...
  • LeBron sneakers test $300 limit

    08/21/2012 5:56:41 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 49 replies
    Local10News ^ | 8/20/12 | unknown
    Nike is selling LeBron James' newest sneaker for over $300. According the Wall Street Journal, LeBron's next shoe, the "LeBron X" will cost around $315. The shoe debuted at the 2012 Olympic gold-medal game between Spain and the United States. This will be LeBron's 10th shoe release. His first shoe was released in 2003. It was called the Nike Zoom Generation and cost around $110. Nike told the Journal that it is passing along price increases because of the increased cost of materials like cotton.
  • Nike sets new rules to beef up store, customer safety: WSJ

    08/21/2012 5:06:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8.21.2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Nike Inc has come up with new rules for retailers, prompted by unruly crowds outside stores selling its shoes, the Wall Street Journal reported. According to a company memo reviewed by the paper, the world's largest sportswear maker told sporting-goods stores that they will not be allowed to pre-sell or take reservations for new shoes. The retailers, which include Foot Locker Inc and Dick's Sporting Goods Inc , will also have to give up midnight releases of shoes that had prompted customers to camp outside and stampede stores, the paper reported.
  • Nike Olympic ‘Gold Digging’ Shirt Stirs Controversy

    08/15/2012 7:58:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | August 15, 2012 | Eliza Murphy
    Nike is in hot water over a new Olympics t-shirt they’ve released, especially since it’s only being offered for women. The plain black shirt boldly states “Gold Digger” across the chest. The product was intended to reference aspiring to win an Olympic gold medal, but some Facebook and Twitter users would beg to differ.
  • Nike shoe release sparks frenzy, frustration

    02/24/2012 5:46:05 AM PST · by crosshairs · 16 replies
    WTOP ^ | 2/24/12 | unknown
    WASHINGTON - A new series of Nike shoes has no shortage of fans. The Nike Air Foamposite One "Galaxy" was expected to be released Friday, and the $220 glow-in-the-dark sneakers already have sparked a melee at a Florida mall among hundreds waiting to get their hands on them, following the lead of other shoe-related security issues. The deep-purple and blue shoes are made from an extra-durable foamposite material. The soles glow in the dark and the canvas simulates an astronaut's training suit. Those hoping to score a pair at a mall in Prince George's County may be out of luck,...
  • Joe Paterno memorial service: Phil Knight says coach is not the villain in Penn State scandal

    01/26/2012 9:26:20 PM PST · by WPaCon · 55 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 1/26/2012 | Cindy Boren
    “Whatever the details of the investigation are, this much is clear to me: There was a villain in this tragedy. It lies in the investigation, not in Joe Paterno’s response to it,” Knight said, prompting a prolonged standing ovation from the crowd in the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State campus. Despite Paterno’s actions, “he was excoriated by the media and fired over the telephone by his university. Yet in all his subsequent appearances in the press, on TV, interacting with students, conversing with hospital personnel, giving interviews, he never complained, he never lashed out. Every word, every bit...
  • Fixing the Blame on Nike and Michael Jordan

    12/30/2011 10:07:06 AM PST · by happilymarriedmom · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Sago ^ | 12/30/2011 | Larry Miller
    A group of pastors and community activists from the Houston area have taken to the airwaves to complain about the irresponsibility of Nike and Michael Jordan. What have they done that is so terrible? It seems that they created a product that people want to buy. While I am not sure why people would go to such extremes to get overpriced footwear, these shoes are, indeed, valued by many people who will do most anything to get them.
  • New Air Jordans Cause Shopping Frenzy Across U.S.

    12/23/2011 1:02:13 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies · 1+ views
    FOX ^ | 12/23/11 | swampsniper
    The release of Nike's new Air Jordan basketball shoes caused a frenzy at stores across the nation Friday as scuffles broke out and police were brought in to stamp out unrest that nearly turned into riots in some places. Shoppers stood in long lines through the night to get their hands on a retro version of one of the most popular models of Air Jordans ever made. The fights were reminiscent of violence that broke out in the early 1990s on streets across America as the shoes became popular targets for thieves.
  • Microsoft, Starbucks among 70 major organizations to join suit AGAINST DOMA (shopping season alert!)

    11/06/2011 2:21:00 PM PST · by NYer · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | November 4, 2011 | Janet I. Tu
    Microsoft and Starbucks are among 70 corporations, financial institutions, medical centers, and other major organizations that have signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).The organizations are, or represent, major employers who argue that DOMA imposes significant administrative costs, and that it harms their ability to attract and retain talent."Microsoft has joined dozens of corporations, organizations and governments in support of a challenge on constitutionality grounds to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA," the company said in a statement. The amicus brief "points out the significant...
  • Nike re-signs Vick to endorsement deal

    07/02/2011 7:20:05 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 74 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7/01/2011 | Associated Press
    Nike re-signed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to an endorsement deal Friday, nearly four years after dropping him amid his legal troubles.
  • US citizen extradited on Hezbollah charges (dual US-Lebanese, Moussa Ali Hamdan)

    02/25/2011 2:32:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – A dual US-Lebanese citizen has been extradited from Paraguay and charged with supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant force, US officials said Friday. Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, appeared in court in Philadelphia following his extradition and has been charged with providing "material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organization," the federal prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania said in a statement. Hamdan was arrested by Paraguayan authorities June 15 on suspicion of supporting terrorism and was subsequently handed over to US custody. He is accused in the United States on 28 counts including conspiring to supply Hezbollah with proceeds...
  • Melee reported at 2 malls in lines for shoes

    12/23/2010 7:16:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 23, 2010 | Dale Lezon
    Police have been sent to a Houston-area mall after some of the hundreds of shoppers apparently became unruly while they waited outside to buy new Nike Air Jordan shoes, officials said today. The police were dispatched to Deerbrook Mall in the 20000 block of U.S. 59 in Humble about 6 a.m. Shoppers had lined up before dawn to buy the new-model shoes named for former basketball star Michael Jordan, officials said. Some of them appeared to be unruly. Also today, Houston police were called to a disturbance as Air Jordans went on sale at the Northline Mall. More than 500...
  • Nike flagship store shut down, latest store to have bedbugs bite ( NYC )

    09/18/2010 12:06:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | September 18, 2010 | GEORGETT ROBERTS and CATHY BURKE
    Nike’s tourist-friendly flagship store here is closed down because of bedbugs... Nike is the latest big retailer in Manhattan to get bit by the bedbug infestation. Abercrombie & Fitch also was shut down the bed bug infestation that is ravaging New York, as well as one Times Square theater.
  • Tiger Woods' Nike Spot Fails to Make Cut: Controversial 'comeback' ad fails on all fronts

    04/16/2010 8:58:45 AM PDT · by rhema · 27 replies · 1,022+ views
    AdWeek ^ | April 15, 2010 | Steve McClellan
    Viewers' general reaction to the "Did You Learn Anything?" spot from Nike featuring Tiger Woods? In a word: "ick." According to ad evaluator Ace Metrix, the commercial scored well below norms for footwear ads overall, garnering low marks for both persuasion and watchability. Ace gauged the clip using an online panel of 500 adults. The 30-second commercial, which featured a voiceover from Tiger's dead dad, received an overall score of 365 out of a possible 950 points. (The norm for spots in the apparel footwear category is 501). For persuasion, the ad scored 428 (vs. a 554 norm for the...
  • Furious Elin Nordgren 'set to divorce Tiger Woods soon' after 'cheesy' Nike advert..

    04/14/2010 1:07:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies · 3,128+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 14, 2010 | Paul Thompson
    Tiger Woods may have lost the battle to save his marriage and may soon be divorced by his wife, according to multiple reports in the U.S. Friends are understood to be saying the creepy TV advert made by Woods featuring the voice of his late father was the 'final straw' for former model Elin Nordegren. The 30-year-old apparently refused to watch Woods make his comeback at the US Masters tournament and flew out of Florida alone after he returned home having failed to win the tournament.
  • Kobe-LeBron Nike ad features gun language

    01/31/2010 7:44:50 PM PST · by optiguy · 8 replies · 504+ views
    AP ^ | January 30, 2010 | BRIAN MAHONEY
    NEW YORK – An advertisement featuring the NBA's two biggest superstars includes a gun reference, the same week two players were suspended for carrying firearms to the locker room.
  • Nike: Tiger Woods Affairs Are A 'Minor Blip' [To Hell With Consumers?]

    12/14/2009 6:04:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies · 1,007+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 14th 2009
    Nike: Tiger Woods Affairs Are A 'Minor Blip' Tiger Woods's multiple infidelities have been dismissed as a "minor blip" by the chairman of Nike, the golfer's biggest commercial sponsor. By Tom Leonard in New York 14 Dec 2009 The chairman of Nike has dismissed Tiger Woods affairs as a 'minor blip' Phil Knight, the co-founder of the sports footwear and clothing giant, said the scandal surrounding Woods's private life was "part of the game" in endorsement deals. But he acknowledged that his company's checks on the sports star's suitability had failed to uncover evidence of serial philandering. Mr Knight, whose...
  • Nike: Tiger Woods affairs are a 'minor blip'

    12/14/2009 1:35:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies · 1,821+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/14/09 | Tom Leonard in New York
    Tiger Woods's multiple infidelities have been dismissed as a "minor blip" by the chairman of Nike, the golfer's biggest commercial sponsor. Phil Knight, the co-founder of the sports footwear and clothing giant, said the scandal surrounding Woods's private life was "part of the game" in endorsement deals. But he acknowledged that his company's checks on the sports star's suitability had failed to uncover evidence of serial philandering.
  • Nike denies Vick deal

    10/01/2009 10:07:50 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 743+ views ^ | 10/01/09 | Staff
    OREGON (BNO NEWS) – Nike, Inc. has denied media reports that it has signed an endorsement contract with ex-Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, a spokeswoman told BNO News on Thursday. On Wednesday, many U.S. media outlets had confirmed through Michael Vick's agent that Nike signed a contract with Vick. Nike dumped Vick as an endorser and pulled his products from retail stores in 2007 after he was charged, and later convicted, with bankrolling and running a dog fighting ring. "Nike does not have a contractual relationship with Michael Vick. We have agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we...
  • Vick, Nike sign new deal

    09/30/2009 7:42:52 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 26 replies · 723+ views
    ESPN ^ | 09/30/2009 | AP
    Michael Vick is back with Nike two years after the company severed ties over the quarterback's involvement in a dogfighting ring. "Mike has a long-standing, great relationship with Nike, and he looks forward to continuing that relationship," his agent, Joel Segal, said Wednesday
  • Nike Resigns Michael Vick: Tell Them What You Think Of That

    09/30/2009 7:21:57 PM PDT · by blake6900 · 105 replies · 2,219+ views
    self | September 30, 2009 | self
    Nike has announced they've resigned Michael Vick to an advertising contract. You can tell them what you think of that by clicking here
  • Agency: Michael Vick re-signs with Nike

    09/30/2009 4:24:21 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 70 replies · 1,791+ views
    Google News/AP ^ | Sept 30, 2009 | RACHEL COHEN
    NEW YORK — Michael Vick is back with Nike more than two years after the company severed ties over the quarterback's involvement in a dogfighting ring. The managing director of the agency that represents Vick announced the deal Wednesday while participating on a panel at the Sports Sponsorship Symposium. Michael Principe of BEST referred questions to Vick's agent, Joel Segal, who did not return calls from The Associated Press. Segal told SportsBusiness Journal that Vick will wear Nike shoes, gear and apparel, but would not reveal the terms of the agreement "Mike has had a great relationship with Nike and...
  • Obama picks Nike veep to run [National] Service agency (Just Do It?)

    04/21/2009 10:38:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 835+ views
    President Barack Obama is picking a Nike vice president to lead the federal agency that oversees the country's national service programs. Obama's selection of Maria Eitel comes Tuesday as the president plans to sign a bill to triple the size of AmeriCorps and expand other programs that the corporation administers. Eitel is nominated to be chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a job that requires Senate confirmation. Eitel is also the president of Nike Inc.'s charitable arm, the Nike Foundation. She served under President George H.W. Bush as deputy director of media relations and later...
  • Obama picks Nike vice president to oversee Americorp

    04/21/2009 9:15:38 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 17 replies · 1,073+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 04-21-2009 | AP
    President Barack Obama is picking a Nike vice president to lead the federal agency that oversees the country's national service programs. Obama's selection of Maria Eitel comes Tuesday as the president plans to sign a bill to triple the size of AmeriCorps and expand other programs that the corporation administers.
  • Blagojevich signs endorsement deal with Nike

    12/15/2008 11:04:07 AM PST · by chordmaster · 14 replies · 1,005+ views
    CHICAGO, IL - Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich today signed a lucrative endorsement deal with Nike apparel. Spokesmen for the Governor say the deal has been in negotiations for months, and may have been mistaken for attempts to sell a Senate nomination. The agreement, rumored to be valued as high as an appeals court appointment, is valid as long as Blagojevich avoids prison, where Nike products are banned by Illinois law...
  • Are your shoes liberal or conservative?

    09/10/2008 7:48:23 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 35 replies · 149+ views
    One News Now ^ | 9/10/08 | Pete Chagnon
    A new study by the Washington, DC-based Leadership Institute highlights how companies divvy their political dollars. The Leadership Institute has released its study of the largest corporate and business-related Political Action Committee (PAC) contributors. The study is more or less a compilation of publicly available data from the 2005-2006 election cycle. Institute spokesman Ian Ivey says, although they do not draw any conclusion from the data, it is published on their website so browsers can see whether companies line up with their political views. "People who visit our website and take a look at this can examine what companies that...
  • Nike Recalls Football Helmet Chin Straps Which Can Break and Pose Risk of Serious Injury

    11/13/2007 7:33:25 PM PST · by Westlander · 8 replies · 129+ views
    CPSC ^ | 11-13-2007 | CPSC
    The recalled football helmet chin strap consists of a plastic cup with a foam liner, straps and four metal snaps. They were sold in both youth and adult sizes and come in black/gray and white/gray color combinations. The Nike Swoosh trademark is printed on the outside of the chin cup and DRI-FIT™ is printed on the foam liner. “Made in China” and one of the following four style numbers is printed on the inside of the strap: FA0016 046, FA0016 130, FA0021 046, or FA0021 130.
  • Nike designs shoe for American Indians

    09/25/2007 8:11:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 92 replies · 681+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/25/07 | Sarah Skidmore - ap
    BEAVERTON, Ore. - Nike on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates. The Beaverton-based company says the Air Native N7 is designed with a larger fit for the distinct foot shape of American Indians, and has a culturally specific look. It will be distributed solely to American Indians; tribal wellness programs and tribal schools nationwide will be able to purchase the shoe at wholesale price and then pass it along to individuals, often at no cost. "Nike is aware...