Colin Kaepernick

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:58 pm Because it really is about getting black kids to buy more Nikes.

All else is bullshit.
Things can have multiple motivations.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:10 pm Colin Kaepernick did *not* increase awareness of police brutality.
lol. He's continually keeping it in the news. Likely increased BLM donations by a massive amount.

He was skillful at generating saleable notoriety for *himself*.


He only used it to make $3,000,000 and much more than that for his bosses.

He's been using that money and notoriety in pursuit of charitable deeds and acts, so I don't see the problem here. Nike has been (up until now silently) paying him all along, basically to do exactly that.

It's hard to dismiss someone as greedy when that person has dedicated his life and fortune to charity, but that isn't going to stop some people from trying.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:58 pm Make money from slavery, spend some of it on charity. Right. :roll:
Like I said. It always has to be about something else. That he isn't enough of a commie stooge to satisfy your idea of political consistency is not something I see as a useful point.

Standard issue conservative fallacy. When someone wants to work towards changing the capitalist system, claim that working within the capitalist system to do so is an inherent endorsement of the existing system and therefore the claim to want to change the system is hypocrisy.

...and then when someone wants to abolish the whole system, call them a nutbag commie so you win both ways.

Yawn.
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Colin Kaepernick is a football player who knows damn well that his career is measured in months, a couple of years if he's lucky. So what are his choices? Car dealership? Beer distributer ship? Racial politics?

Come on, what would you do? He has been brilliant though his PR team seems a bit amateurish. Nike is a company of whores and he was wise to sign up with them. Couple of speeches written for him, a couple of brooding photos, some cinema "verite" of him and some sad sack black kids out of central casting. A great gig. And well meaning useful idiots will justify and support and defend and provide the eloquence that he might not have. At least at this point, he probably figures let them take care of it, he'll be busy with the sex and drugs and rock and roll. Everyone should be surrounded by true believers to take a bullet if the need arises.

He's like every other committed socialist/commie/progressive/race baiter: Make sure that you take care of #1 first.
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On a day when 7 cops were shot in South Carolina, I thought I'd mention that Kaepernick gave the Marxist cop-killing advocacy group Assata's Daughters $25,000.
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The controversy over Gillette's new "woke" ad campaign reminded me of this.

There was a "boycott" and even a few efforts to "ban" Nike products.
A Georgia college has banned Nike from its school store, and a Louisiana mayor tried to ban the brand at city rec centers.
Has the boycott been effective? How is Nike doing lately?

Nike crushes earnings expectations, helped by strong online sales, shares surge
Nike reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Thursday that beat analysts' expectations.
Shares of the company were up 8 percent in premarket trading.
Nike said revenue grew in nearly every category, with footwear and apparel seeing growth in the double digits globally.
Well, I guess that settles it.

Too early to say whether Gillette's move will work or not, but I see that the ad already has almost 15 million views on Youtube. Probably a lot more than any conventional ad would get, if not "controversial".
A lot of "dislikes" on the video, but less than a million. So at least 15 people see the video for every one who bothers to downvote it.
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Nike Fires 8-Year-Old Shoemaker Responsible For Zion Williamson Injury

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/im ... iuedcc.jpg


Wow, look at that shoe. That 8-year-old who made it needs a good whuppin to larn him.
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More shade on "socially progressive" Nike:

Allyson Felix denounces Nike for failing to financially support athletes during pregnancy

It's like Nike doesn't have paid maternity leave for the athletes it sponsors.
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Oooh, now he's even vetoing shoe designs:

Nike dropped Betsy Ross-themed Fourth of July sneaker after Colin Kaepernick complained, report says
Just don’t do it.

That was the message ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick delivered to Nike over the planned release of a USA-themed sneaker, which featured a Betsy Ross flag on the heel, according to a report.

Nike nixed the released of the Air Max 1 USA after having already sent the sneakers to retailers because the protesting quarterback said he felt the use of the Betsy Ross flag was offensive and carried slavery connotations, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
Wow. The shoes were already made and sent to retailers.
Spoiler:
https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews. ... ?ve=1&tl=1
https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews. ... ?ve=1&tl=1
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I suppose I should admire his ability to translate his conceited incompetence into so much money and influence.

And people hate Trump.

At least he had a successful television show.

And does not have ridiculous hair.

[Really?--Ed.]

I have no shame, no.

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I'm skeptical Colin Kaepernick has that much influence.
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Good point.

He has "influence" in that idiots looking for an excuse find him useful.

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Extreme source fail and old story dated 2/8/16.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:32 pm I spoke too soon. Somebody loves him. A lot of somebodies.

https://i.imgur.com/iDYonbz.jpg
Why would they when Missalotta shelled out $66 million for Kirk Cousins over two years a few weeks back?
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has not changed.

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Kapernick could replace Brees in this climate.
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Funny, I was going to post that the Saints cut Brees and the Pats signed him.

I am finding the various Sports Dudes falling over themselves to virtue signal support for the idiot vexatious.

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That would be funny.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:51 am Has the boycott been effective? How is Nike doing lately?

Nike crushes earnings expectations, helped by strong online sales, shares surge
Nike reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Thursday that beat analysts' expectations.
Shares of the company were up 8 percent in premarket trading.
Nike said revenue grew in nearly every category, with footwear and apparel seeing growth in the double digits globally.

Not so fast...

Nike reports unexpected loss as sales tumble 38%, shares fall
The Portland, Oregon-based sneaker maker on Thursday reported an unexpected quarterly net loss and a sales decline of 38% year-over-year, as its business was hurt from its stores being shut temporarily, and online revenue was not enough to make up for that.

Its inventories also piled up, weighing on profits, as its wholesale partners such as department stores also had their shops shut and took in fewer orders for shoes and clothes.

Nike shares were recently down around 4% in after-hours trading.

Here’s how Nike did during its fiscal fourth quarter:

Loss per share: 51 cents
Revenue: $6.31 billion
Nike reported a loss of $790 million, or 51 cents per share, during the period ended May 31, compared with net income of $989 million, or earnings of 62 cents a share, a year ago.

Total revenue was down 38% to $6.31 billion from $10.18 billion a year ago. Sales in North America were down 46%, while sales in China were down just 3%, with many of Nike’s stores in that region reopening sooner during the pandemic than in the U.S.
They're trying to blame the Wuhan virus, but even with that analysts expected earnings of 7 cents a share. They are wildly underperforming.

Get woke, go broke.