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disaacs


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
it was a joke back at you. a two word joke.

sheesh.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Per Wild.com

The Minnesota Wild has brought a fan favorite back to the organization and into the front office.

The Wild has named Andrew Brunette Hockey Operations Advisor.

In his new role with the Wild, Brunette will assist General Manager Chuck Fletcher in all aspects of the team’s hockey operations including scouting, free agent signings and helping with the evaluation and development of prospects at all levels of the organization.

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Thought I would post this for all my fellow hockey fans out there.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems like another world now — like discussing Pompeii or prohibition — but there was a time when Nike was just another struggling shoe company. In 1983, Nike had revenues of less than $1 million.

In 1984, Nike signed Michael Jordan.

Today, Nike owns the basketball shoe market. Owns it. When you factor in all the Nike brands — Nike, Jordan, Converse — you are talking nearly 95 percent of the basketball shoe market. And the Jordan Brand remains the biggest seller by far.

All this because of a big gamble back in the 1980s where a company that needed a star bet on the guy who would go on to become the general consensus greatest player ever, and that player bet on the company’s marketing skills.

“As Michael told me in discussing his career, ‘Timing is everything.’” Lazenby said. “He came along at a time when Nike, a struggling company, was suddenly willing to gamble millions, far more than had ever been gambled, on an untested NBA player, giving him an unprecedented deal before he had even played an NBA game. Nike turned its full efforts to marketing Jordan. Then suddenly he emerged as this amazingly athletic figure, wearing a shoe that was banned by the NBA.”

People sometimes forget that part of the story. David Stern and the NBA banned the first pair of Air Jordan’s in 1985, just weeks before the start of the season, because they were completely Bulls red and black with no white on them.

There is no better marketing endorsement than having the man say, “you can’t have it.” That shoe and that moment spawned today’s sneakerhead culture.

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/15/its-gotta-be-the-shoes-how-nike-bet-on-jordan-jordan-bet-on-nike-and-both-won-big/related/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was around '85, when I was in 6th grade, and my parents got a me a cheap pair of Air Jordan knock-offs for like $20-$30. That's all we could afford...I think the actual Air Jordans were like $150.

But, every time someone mentions Air Jordans, I think of Reebok Pumps...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEOq3mOKNy0
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently discovered this lovely woman is a huge Vikings fan!

Finding a pic safe enough for the forum was tough!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QEeK60ZL_0

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ Hot damn Surprised Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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THE cover of the February 2nd edition of The Economist featured a Viking wearing a horned helmet, to accompany our special report on the merits of the Nordic model. Our cover designer knew when he chose the image that it might invite complaints on the grounds of historical accuracy: real Viking helmets did not have horns.


http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/2013/02/economist-explains?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/didvikingswearornedhelmets

WHAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT????????????????? Now that ruins my image of female Vikings in battle.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every time I see the State Farm commercial about the French model, I keep thinking the "French model" is Jared Allen. Am I crazy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmx4twCK3_I
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if Jared never found football and instead picked up a box of twinkies.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was anyone listening to KFAN just now? The caller saying it was the Common man's fault that Percy wanted to be traded... Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skywindO2 wrote:
Was anyone listening to KFAN just now? The caller saying it was the Common man's fault that Percy wanted to be traded... Laughing


Yup, that was interesting...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure to watch the History Channel's 9-part series on the original Vikings. Wink

http://www.history.com/shows/vikings

I watched the first 2 on Saturday night on Hulu (I have basic cable)...it's pretty interesting thus far.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today is just full of antici.............pation.

It's fun with all the speculation and the tweets tracking, probably bad for my work productivity, but I'm still getting a bit done.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Gnat wrote:
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enjoy Pi Day today, you geeks.
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