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(07-01-2016 07:12 AM)MonGNARch Wrote:  I know that we're still fresh in out UA contract but I agree with most of whats said. And it gets worse past Norfolk. In Northern VA I see all the typical schools: UVA, VT, Notre Dame, Maryland, Michigan, VCU (ugh), Mason and JMU to an extent, UNC, and even Marshall and some other non P-5s (ever RADFORD for crying out loud). But never ODU. I mean, the last thing I saw was a pink hoodie that said Monarchs that was the same style as VT, VCU, UVA, and Mason ones. And that was YEARS ago. I wish ODU was represented more. Is that the licensing department not spreading its roots? Or is it that stores don't want to carry our gear? I know the Hampton Roads area is pretty out of sight/out of mind for the DC/NoVA area but it's really frustrating to never see anything ODU. Hell, I didn't hear about ODU until my Junior year of high school, and that is only because I went to a George Mason game in Fairfax where they played us. I know I've seen ads for their distance learning program but ODU should be trying to extend its brand outside of the 757

Stores are going to stock what they sell. ODU doesn't have the huge alumni presence in NoVa to make it worth taking up precious shelf space with our gear. We also don't have bandwagon fans outside of the 757. To get those, it will just take time or a big run in bball or football.

On the other side of the coin, I don't see any VCU or Mason stuff at stores in Hampton Roads. Why? Because it won't sell here.
07-01-2016 07:37 AM
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(07-01-2016 07:37 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 07:12 AM)MonGNARch Wrote:  I know that we're still fresh in out UA contract but I agree with most of whats said. And it gets worse past Norfolk. In Northern VA I see all the typical schools: UVA, VT, Notre Dame, Maryland, Michigan, VCU (ugh), Mason and JMU to an extent, UNC, and even Marshall and some other non P-5s (ever RADFORD for crying out loud). But never ODU. I mean, the last thing I saw was a pink hoodie that said Monarchs that was the same style as VT, VCU, UVA, and Mason ones. And that was YEARS ago. I wish ODU was represented more. Is that the licensing department not spreading its roots? Or is it that stores don't want to carry our gear? I know the Hampton Roads area is pretty out of sight/out of mind for the DC/NoVA area but it's really frustrating to never see anything ODU. Hell, I didn't hear about ODU until my Junior year of high school, and that is only because I went to a George Mason game in Fairfax where they played us. I know I've seen ads for their distance learning program but ODU should be trying to extend its brand outside of the 757

Stores are going to stock what they sell. ODU doesn't have the huge alumni presence in NoVa to make it worth taking up precious shelf space with our gear. We also don't have bandwagon fans outside of the 757. To get those, it will just take time or a big run in bball or football.

On the other side of the coin, I don't see any VCU or Mason stuff at stores in Hampton Roads. Why? Because it won't sell here.

I completely understand. Back in the day I saw a decent amount of ODU gear -not as much as other schools, but every now and again I would see something pop up - that could be because we were a little mroe prominent in college basketball. If we have a good run in the tournament (Final 4) and capitalize on that success like VCU did, I'm sure the amount of ODU stuff, especially in the state of VA, would go up. I don't think a good season of football or even several successful season and some bowls will do anything, as the G5 gets drowned out, unless CUSA's profile gets much better in the future
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(07-01-2016 07:41 AM)MonGNARch Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 07:37 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 07:12 AM)MonGNARch Wrote:  I know that we're still fresh in out UA contract but I agree with most of whats said. And it gets worse past Norfolk. In Northern VA I see all the typical schools: UVA, VT, Notre Dame, Maryland, Michigan, VCU (ugh), Mason and JMU to an extent, UNC, and even Marshall and some other non P-5s (ever RADFORD for crying out loud). But never ODU. I mean, the last thing I saw was a pink hoodie that said Monarchs that was the same style as VT, VCU, UVA, and Mason ones. And that was YEARS ago. I wish ODU was represented more. Is that the licensing department not spreading its roots? Or is it that stores don't want to carry our gear? I know the Hampton Roads area is pretty out of sight/out of mind for the DC/NoVA area but it's really frustrating to never see anything ODU. Hell, I didn't hear about ODU until my Junior year of high school, and that is only because I went to a George Mason game in Fairfax where they played us. I know I've seen ads for their distance learning program but ODU should be trying to extend its brand outside of the 757

Stores are going to stock what they sell. ODU doesn't have the huge alumni presence in NoVa to make it worth taking up precious shelf space with our gear. We also don't have bandwagon fans outside of the 757. To get those, it will just take time or a big run in bball or football.

On the other side of the coin, I don't see any VCU or Mason stuff at stores in Hampton Roads. Why? Because it won't sell here.

I completely understand. Back in the day I saw a decent amount of ODU gear -not as much as other schools, but every now and again I would see something pop up - that could be because we were a little mroe prominent in college basketball. If we have a good run in the tournament (Final 4) and capitalize on that success like VCU did, I'm sure the amount of ODU stuff, especially in the state of VA, would go up. I don't think a good season of football or even several successful season and some bowls will do anything, as the G5 gets drowned out, unless CUSA's profile gets much better in the future

When I say a big run in football, I mean a Boise State type run. It most likely won't ever happen due to the rules all being changed to edge the G5 out. But if we sniffed that level of success, our popularity across the state would explode.
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(07-01-2016 07:48 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 07:41 AM)MonGNARch Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 07:37 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 07:12 AM)MonGNARch Wrote:  I know that we're still fresh in out UA contract but I agree with most of whats said. And it gets worse past Norfolk. In Northern VA I see all the typical schools: UVA, VT, Notre Dame, Maryland, Michigan, VCU (ugh), Mason and JMU to an extent, UNC, and even Marshall and some other non P-5s (ever RADFORD for crying out loud). But never ODU. I mean, the last thing I saw was a pink hoodie that said Monarchs that was the same style as VT, VCU, UVA, and Mason ones. And that was YEARS ago. I wish ODU was represented more. Is that the licensing department not spreading its roots? Or is it that stores don't want to carry our gear? I know the Hampton Roads area is pretty out of sight/out of mind for the DC/NoVA area but it's really frustrating to never see anything ODU. Hell, I didn't hear about ODU until my Junior year of high school, and that is only because I went to a George Mason game in Fairfax where they played us. I know I've seen ads for their distance learning program but ODU should be trying to extend its brand outside of the 757

Stores are going to stock what they sell. ODU doesn't have the huge alumni presence in NoVa to make it worth taking up precious shelf space with our gear. We also don't have bandwagon fans outside of the 757. To get those, it will just take time or a big run in bball or football.

On the other side of the coin, I don't see any VCU or Mason stuff at stores in Hampton Roads. Why? Because it won't sell here.

I completely understand. Back in the day I saw a decent amount of ODU gear -not as much as other schools, but every now and again I would see something pop up - that could be because we were a little mroe prominent in college basketball. If we have a good run in the tournament (Final 4) and capitalize on that success like VCU did, I'm sure the amount of ODU stuff, especially in the state of VA, would go up. I don't think a good season of football or even several successful season and some bowls will do anything, as the G5 gets drowned out, unless CUSA's profile gets much better in the future

When I say a big run in football, I mean a Boise State type run. It most likely won't ever happen due to the rules all being changed to edge the G5 out. But if we sniffed that level of success, our popularity across the state would explode.

Man I would love something like that. Just no blue turf please!
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I used to see some ODU stuff up on NOVA. When they had the Steve and Barrys at Potomac Mills, ODU was very well represented. I know the Tervis store at National Harbor carried some ODU cups as of 6 months ago.
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I actually do a double take when I see someone with ODU gear on (I wear mine regularly). just the other day I saw one of those ODU FB Undefeated ***** on someone in DC and it blew my mind. its certainly very rare....I don't complain about it though. like someone else said - if people bought it, stores would sell it. its just not the case. meanwhile they sell UVA and VT stuff at 7-11's up here. just the way it is.
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(07-01-2016 09:59 AM)ODU_NYG Wrote:  I actually do a double take when I see someone with ODU gear on (I wear mine regularly). just the other day I saw one of those ODU FB Undefeated ***** on someone in DC and it blew my mind. its certainly very rare....I don't complain about it though. like someone else said - if people bought it, stores would sell it. its just not the case. meanwhile they sell UVA and VT stuff at 7-11's up here. just the way it is.

I do too. It makes me smile haha. I just moved from the field to the office at my job about a month ago and one of my coworkers in my department went to ODU and got a CET degree like me, only 5 years before me. It's nice to have someone with a similar background. Another coworker went to VCU and we all exchanged healthy words back and forth at a meeting haha (finally, someone who understands!)

This made me laugh while reading this haha. I still have my Undefeated shirt, and wear it from time to time.
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(07-01-2016 10:32 AM)MonGNARch Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 09:59 AM)ODU_NYG Wrote:  I actually do a double take when I see someone with ODU gear on (I wear mine regularly). just the other day I saw one of those ODU FB Undefeated ***** on someone in DC and it blew my mind. its certainly very rare....I don't complain about it though. like someone else said - if people bought it, stores would sell it. its just not the case. meanwhile they sell UVA and VT stuff at 7-11's up here. just the way it is.

I do too. It makes me smile haha. I just moved from the field to the office at my job about a month ago and one of my coworkers in my department went to ODU and got a CET degree like me, only 5 years before me. It's nice to have someone with a similar background. Another coworker went to VCU and we all exchanged healthy words back and forth at a meeting haha (finally, someone who understands!)

This made me laugh while reading this haha. I still have my Undefeated shirt, and wear it from time to time.

haha. whoops. how did that get passed the profanity filter?
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I'm sure it also has to do with the merch manager at the store. Their familiarity or having a tie to a particular University that may impact what and how much they carry also.
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We'll know we've really arrived when unaffiliated fans from around the state want to buy our gear.
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