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TOSU Apparel Sponsor (Nike)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Dryden, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

  2. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    We weren't negotiating with Adidas an UA: this was a contract extension with Nike.
  3. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  4. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    Damn, you think they could have at least gotten USC with that kind of money. 1 national title in '54 (shared with you know who because they couldn't make it to the Rose Bowl because the PAC are STUPID in 55). The may play in the Rose bowl but they haven't been to the Rose Bowl Game since 99 and haven't won it since 86. Mora may have them on the winning path right now, but that's after almost an entire history of mediocrity, and he still hasn't even brought them to a national title game/semifinal, let alone a top bowl game.
    Here's a list of their last bowls starting with 2015: Alamo Bowl (W), Sun Bowl (W), Holiday Bowl (L), Fight Hunger Bowl (L), Eagle Bank Bowl (W), Vegas Bowl (L), Emerald Bowl (WFT Never heard of this one, L), Sun Bowl (W), Vegas Bowl (L), Silicon Valley Bowl (again, WFT, L), Vegas Bowl (W), Sun Bowl (L), and in 1999 they made it to THE ROSE BOWL (and got an L).

    I have no ill will toward UCLA, actually as the USC rival I'll root for them to crush USC every year, and I like Mora as a coach. This just feels like overpaying by about $50-80M.
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  5. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    This has more to do with the population of southern California (23 million people) than anything else.
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  6. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    UA is throwing out insane numbers to get in the game... as the little guy sometimes you have to way overpay to get a foot in the door.
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  7. fanaticbuckeye

    fanaticbuckeye Rule number one, I'm number one. NCAA14 PS3 Champ

    When I heard this yesterday on Satellite radio, those were my exact thoughts @AuTX Buckeye then I got to wondering what would it cost to snag a premium brand like tOSU away from Nike?
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  8. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    That makes a lot of sense, and I do think that is a big part of why they went with UCLA, increase presence in one of the most populated areas in the country. So I did a little search for the NCAA fan maps, knowing that they are notoriously inaccurate. I found one the NY times did in 2014, where they created a database based on facebook likes for teams and compared it to zip codes to create a map. Most of the maps are crap due to low number of respondents, but by querying facebook they could have millions of data points (I really don't know, just a guess). Scrolling quickly over their interactive map, it looks like UCLA makes up maybe 15% of the greater LA area. The Trojans have maybe 25-30% of greater LA but also have a large fanbase in all of southern california where UCLA has little. From the article:
    "In by far the largest American city without an N.F.L. franchise, U.C.L.A. has an embarrassingly small presence, winning just a few ZIP codes (including, yes, 90210) in and around its Westwood campus. The U.S.C. Trojans have everything else: downtown, the Valley, the surrounding area. Yet it’s precisely in the tony Westside neighborhoods, where the Bruins are the more popular team, where many of the Trojans' celebrity fans probably live. No one said L.A. made sense."

    Agreed, I don't think they said 'lets find a B level NCAA team and pay what they are worth'. I think it was more they knew they wanted to outshine Nike and get news stories for the biggest contract in the country, then find the best school that is at the end of their current contract. In that way, they didn't overpay, they are getting quite a bit of publicity for shelling out that kind of cash.
  9. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    280 Million make a product comprised of blue and yellowish shades? GTFO.
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. TheStoicPaisano

    TheStoicPaisano But I didn't, so it doesn't

    Wire hangers?
  12. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Wonder if UAA wants out of this deal now? 4% of their market cap for a company that's hemorrhaging money.

    At least Ohio State's deal is with a company that is solvent.
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    When Ohio State first unveiled its “Land of the Wolves” alternate uniforms ahead of this season's highly anticipated matchup against Penn State, reactions were seemingly split.

    Some clamored for the days when their beloved Buckeyes donned gray helmets with Buckeye Leaf stickers and scarlet jerseys, while others — including every recruit we polled — couldn't wait to see the grayscaled look.

    No matter which side of the fence on which you stood, though, there's no denying alternate uniforms have become intertwined within the very fabric of the football program.

    Entire article:
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  15. woofermazing

    woofermazing Senior

    We've won... 15 of the last 17?

    I don't think it has much to do with the uniforms.
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