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(07-01-2016 02:31 PM)Old Dominion Wrote:  We'll know we've really arrived when unaffiliated fans from around the state want to buy our gear.

I saw someone wearing a Virginia tech shirt once and I told him good game after they beat Ohio state a few years ago. He had no clue what I was talking about. He just liked the shirt because it said Virginia tech
07-02-2016 06:28 AM
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(07-01-2016 02:31 PM)Old Dominion Wrote:  We'll know we've really arrived when unaffiliated fans from around the state want to buy our gear.

I think Basketball is the key there.
It's easier to get on the national stage in BB than with FB.
My wife knows who Butler, Xavier, Gonzaga and others are but has no clue who So. Miss, App State, or even Marshall is.
07-02-2016 09:50 AM
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(07-01-2016 02:31 PM)Old Dominion Wrote:  We'll know we've really arrived when unaffiliated fans from around the state want to buy our gear.

That and when they start selling our gear at Cracker Barrel.
07-03-2016 08:19 AM
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(07-03-2016 08:19 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 02:31 PM)Old Dominion Wrote:  We'll know we've really arrived when unaffiliated fans from around the state want to buy our gear.

That and when they start selling our gear at Cracker Barrel.

Or 7-11, ariports, and random convenience stores and gas stations around the state. Or hell, when the Washington Nationals sell college colors hats, I would love to see our name on that list (University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgetown University, George Washington University, George Mason University, University of Maryland, American University and U.S. Naval Academy, and soon to be JMU):

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/...g_week.jsp

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-s...eam-store/
07-05-2016 06:30 AM
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(07-05-2016 06:30 AM)MonGNARch Wrote:  
(07-03-2016 08:19 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 02:31 PM)Old Dominion Wrote:  We'll know we've really arrived when unaffiliated fans from around the state want to buy our gear.

That and when they start selling our gear at Cracker Barrel.

Or 7-11, ariports, and random convenience stores and gas stations around the state. Or hell, when the Washington Nationals sell college colors hats, I would love to see our name on that list (University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgetown University, George Washington University, George Mason University, University of Maryland, American University and U.S. Naval Academy, and soon to be JMU):

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/...g_week.jsp

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-s...eam-store/

Do the hats actually say the university name on them? If not, the Georgetown hat works for ODU, ECU could be JMU, W&M is GMU etc.
07-05-2016 08:24 AM
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(07-05-2016 08:24 AM)monarx Wrote:  
(07-05-2016 06:30 AM)MonGNARch Wrote:  
(07-03-2016 08:19 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 02:31 PM)Old Dominion Wrote:  We'll know we've really arrived when unaffiliated fans from around the state want to buy our gear.

That and when they start selling our gear at Cracker Barrel.

Or 7-11, ariports, and random convenience stores and gas stations around the state. Or hell, when the Washington Nationals sell college colors hats, I would love to see our name on that list (University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgetown University, George Washington University, George Mason University, University of Maryland, American University and U.S. Naval Academy, and soon to be JMU):

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/...g_week.jsp

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-s...eam-store/

Do the hats actually say the university name on them? If not, the Georgetown hat works for ODU, ECU could be JMU, W&M is GMU etc.

This is pretty close;
http://mshop.mlb.com/Washington_National...stable_Hat
07-05-2016 08:39 AM
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(07-05-2016 08:24 AM)monarx Wrote:  
(07-05-2016 06:30 AM)MonGNARch Wrote:  
(07-03-2016 08:19 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 02:31 PM)Old Dominion Wrote:  We'll know we've really arrived when unaffiliated fans from around the state want to buy our gear.

That and when they start selling our gear at Cracker Barrel.

Or 7-11, ariports, and random convenience stores and gas stations around the state. Or hell, when the Washington Nationals sell college colors hats, I would love to see our name on that list (University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgetown University, George Washington University, George Mason University, University of Maryland, American University and U.S. Naval Academy, and soon to be JMU):

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/...g_week.jsp

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-s...eam-store/

Do the hats actually say the university name on them? If not, the Georgetown hat works for ODU, ECU could be JMU, W&M is GMU etc.

I don't believe so. But it's for marketing, putting our name out there. I understand they were trying to do the "local" schools, which make sense until VT and UVA which only are there because of the large amount of followers and alumni in the Norther VA/DC/MD area. I know Norfolk is far from local in DC, and which Harrisonburg is closer that DC is. But the point of the post was that I wish we had a big enough following/demand for us to be included in something like that. I guarantee the schools are getting some money from those hats, even though they don't physically have their names on it, because the Nationals are using their names and colors to sell them (I know you can't copyright colors but still).

And even though Georgetown uses Navy and Silver, I'm sure if they really did and ODU had there would (hopefully) be hints of light blue in there

EDIT: Actually, I looked up the GTown hat, and it does look exactly like the OD baseball hat that I own:

http://www.bkstr.com/ProductDisplay?urlR...reId=14928

But my point still stands
(This post was last modified: 07-05-2016 08:51 AM by MonGNARch.)
07-05-2016 08:49 AM
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A good basketball run can go a long way there. BUT beat a known ACC team in FB and we'll start turning heads. Do it a couple of times and you get the attention of people who have never heard of you before.
07-05-2016 09:12 AM
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My wife dragged me into a Vera Bradley store at Lynnhaven Mall over the weekend. This is supposed to be a pretty upscale store for women. Anyhow, I see a blanket with a UVA insignia and ask the sales person "where is the ODU gear?" She then hands me one of those sample packet you see for paint or tile etc, you know the kind that's held together by a chain and has many sample to look at. So I go thru it and see UVA, VT and VCU!! but no ODU!!! tons of Big ten , Big 12, SEC you name it, so it's not just local schools. This looks like a classic example of what others are talking about relative to missing tons of marketing opportunities. Why does it seem we're always a step behind everyone else?
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(07-05-2016 11:22 AM)Old Dominion Wrote:  My wife dragged me into a Vera Bradley store at Lynnhaven Mall over the weekend. This is supposed to be a pretty upscale store for women. Anyhow, I see a blanket with a UVA insignia and ask the sales person "where is the ODU gear?" She then hands me one of those sample packet you see for paint or tile etc, you know the kind that's held together by a chain and has many sample to look at. So I go thru it and see UVA, VT and VCU!! but no ODU!!! tons of Big ten , Big 12, SEC you name it, so it's not just local schools. This looks like a classic example of what others are talking about relative to missing tons of marketing opportunities. Why does it seem we're always a step behind everyone else?

We are way behind when it comes to marketing the University. Even the Universities slogan of "Idea Fusion" is pitiful. ODU needs to develop a marketing strategy that includes promoting the wonderful things the University continues to accomplish and start to build pride in our University. I have traveled all over Va. in the last month. I have seen VT, UVA, JMU, VCU, CNU, RU, and GMU window stickers in that order pretty much everywhere i went. I only saw 1 window ODU sticker north of Williamsburg. Also, in this area...VT, UVA, CNU, and RU dominate. We have no school pride and no marketing strategy to promote school pride.
07-05-2016 11:52 AM
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