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#321 SwampD

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:04 PM

Nah, I'm way chill. Hit a dip in, bout to grab a bourbon. Life is freakin good.

Man, I miss dip.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:20 AM

Who's angry? I just said they sucked. That doesn't mean I'm angry.


Yessir.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:27 AM

Ir doesn't take much (any?) energy to have a visceral reaction to something that you just don't like, for whatever reason.

And I'm not much worried about the kids who will don the jerseys. I'm sure they'll be just fine.

My reasons for disliking the design decision are upthread: Keep brand promotion ideas away from a jersey representing your country.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:37 AM

Ir doesn't take much (any?) energy to have a visceral reaction to something that you just don't like, for whatever reason.
And I'm not much worried about the kids who will don the jerseys. I'm sure they'll be just fine.
My reasons for disliking the design decision are upthread: Keep brand promotion ideas away from a jersey representing your country.


Right. We are all worried about ads on jerseys. They just skipped all the way to the entire jersey being an ad.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:44 AM

Is Larry Quinn somehow behind this?

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:46 AM

Right. We are all worried about ads on jerseys. They just skipped all the way to the entire jersey being an ad.

 

That's not quite what I am getting at.

 

I'm actually okay with ads on jerseys. It's all the international soccer that I watch, I suppose.

 

I'm not generally a big patriotic type, but, in this case, the blending of private brand-promotion (the Bills) with the pretty sacrosanct concept of "love of country" is distasteful.


Is Larry Quinn somehow behind this?

 

It's that toadie Brandon. Bank on it.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:52 AM

Do what? Design a brand-oriented commemorative jersey for the USA WJ team?

 

Numbers on the front of hockey sweaters.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:01 AM

Numbers on the front of hockey sweaters.

 

Oh. Yeah -- not sure on that. That sounds right, though.

 

My beef is not really with the look (although I think "USA" should be bigger and the numbers smaller (but, again, that's apparently because of their faithfulness to the Bills brand)) -- the gripe for me is how they have used the platform of our country's jersey/sweater as a means of promoting their brand.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:03 AM

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On the one hand, sorta fun that Team USA will wear a commemorative jersey that is a dead ringer for the Bills jersey when they play in the Bills' stadium.

 

On the other hand, this is the sort of cheap gimmick that has Russ Brandon's fingerprints all over it.

 

I would buy one, but having the numbers added on and shipping takes the cost to about $250.  Would be nice if the Bills could make a version of a hockey sweater like this but have their logo on the front.