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Alumni Hall
Alumni Hall in Bristol has apparel featuring the vintage Bucky. Not the smurf, the good one. The worker there said they also have them in Johnson City. Just a heads up.[Image: 7ce28b03bef085cc56c51fd5427fb58d.jpg] [Image: 215651acfdf251503cfae0f555bbf865.jpg]
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Going to cop soon.
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Thanks! Im going today!
06-06-2019 07:59 AM
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Hmmmm...........since these don't have the new stylized "E", are they just old patterns being re-issued? Not that it matters, just that inquiring minds want to know - and since many of you have made a big deal of the new logo.
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Retro is in. They have the old UT logos on different shirts as well.
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(06-06-2019 10:50 AM)ETSUfan1 Wrote:  Retro is in. They have the old UT logos on different shirts as well.

To me........that's hilarious. For the university to spend money, and LOTS of pub, on the new logo, and then now this. And if indeed this is the 'new thing', it shows the waste of all that effort, if "what's old is now new again". IMO.
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(06-06-2019 11:16 AM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  
(06-06-2019 10:50 AM)ETSUfan1 Wrote:  Retro is in. They have the old UT logos on different shirts as well.

To me........that's hilarious. For the university to spend money, and LOTS of pub, on the new logo, and then now this. And if indeed this is the 'new thing', it shows the waste of all that effort, if "what's old is now new again". IMO.

good grief
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I bought one today. They are trying to get more stuff with the old logo on it. Said they are getting a lot of requests. The issue that is taking time is the licenseing issue
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What’s all the fuss?? Schools aren’t wasting money, they trying to make more of it. Bringing back the old logos are just another revenue stream. I like both the old and the new.
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(06-06-2019 02:45 PM)Bucfreak23 Wrote:  What’s all the fuss?? Schools aren’t wasting money, they trying to make more of it. Bringing back the old logos are just another revenue stream. I like both the old and the new.

Agreed!
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(06-06-2019 11:16 AM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  
(06-06-2019 10:50 AM)ETSUfan1 Wrote:  Retro is in. They have the old UT logos on different shirts as well.

To me........that's hilarious. For the university to spend money, and LOTS of pub, on the new logo, and then now this. And if indeed this is the 'new thing', it shows the waste of all that effort, if "what's old is now new again". IMO.

That isn't how any of this works.
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(06-06-2019 04:34 PM)RodShaw2 Wrote:  
(06-06-2019 11:16 AM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  
(06-06-2019 10:50 AM)ETSUfan1 Wrote:  Retro is in. They have the old UT logos on different shirts as well.

To me........that's hilarious. For the university to spend money, and LOTS of pub, on the new logo, and then now this. And if indeed this is the 'new thing', it shows the waste of all that effort, if "what's old is now new again". IMO.

That isn't how any of this works.

What does it matter? In 5-10 years there will be new logo. If enough fans don’t buy the retro stuff it will fade away. Capitalism!
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(06-06-2019 05:13 PM)Bucfreak23 Wrote:  
(06-06-2019 04:34 PM)RodShaw2 Wrote:  
(06-06-2019 11:16 AM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  
(06-06-2019 10:50 AM)ETSUfan1 Wrote:  Retro is in. They have the old UT logos on different shirts as well.

To me........that's hilarious. For the university to spend money, and LOTS of pub, on the new logo, and then now this. And if indeed this is the 'new thing', it shows the waste of all that effort, if "what's old is now new again". IMO.

That isn't how any of this works.

What does it matter? In 5-10 years there will be new logo. If enough fans don’t buy the retro stuff it will fade away. Capitalism!

Oh no, under socialism, the TN Higher Education Commission will decide the one design and logo for each school and special tax each item in order to help raise revenue for “free tuition”.
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This thread spiraled from a thoughtful "There are some cool retro gear items if you wanna check them out......" to a fallacious "ETSU is ruining their branding efforts...to a truth-in-jest "Another effort from THEC to impose their Socialistic ideology".

This might be the worst thread in the history of this message board.

Wild leaps abound here...Lordy.
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The logo. brands evolve, new ones are made. But releasing retro stuff is good business, makes old farts like us remember the good ole days and want to buy stuff that is a throwback to our days on campus.
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(06-06-2019 07:20 PM)RodShaw2 Wrote:  The logo. brands evolve, new ones are made. But releasing retro stuff is good business, makes old farts like us remember the good ole days and want to buy stuff that is a throwback to our days on campus.

Yep.Exactly.

It’s amazing the stuff that has to get explained on this board.
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Literally every US sports team from college to pro has throwback or alternate logos/gear. My freaking po'dunk high school in SWVA has retro gear. SMH. Some people seem to just enjoy living in a state of perpetual outrage.

Thanks Fan1 for the info. Can't wait to pick up a shirt.
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Sigh...... "good grief" indeed..............

You all are just eat up with capitalist consumption. I'm not against capitalism (I'm really not) - but you all seem to not grasp the downside of overproduction and waste. And I doubt any points I would try to belabor on that subject here would find purchase (pun intended). That said..........read on.......

A step back into recent history:

the view 3 years ago, "two years after rebranding"

I'm quite shocked the rebranding thing was (almost) 5 full years ago; seems like 2, or 3 at the most. If it's really been 5 years, then this "retro" things isn't *quite* as silly - but silly it still is.
From reading that thread, it's clear everyone (including yours truly) was pretty happy with the re-brand. So the silliness is that the organization (ETSU) has put allll.... this effort into creating a new logo, new brand, new identity, etc. -- and now that same organization is at least partly responsible (by licensing the old stuff again, one presumes) for watering down that progress with more confusion. "Hilarious" is *exactly* what it is. This is helping lay the groundwork for yet the *next* rebranding in oh, what, 2025?
As BucDoctor stated on another thread back some time ago: "The problem was that ETSU had over 100 logos in use and no consistent brand at all." So how is this new/old stuff is supposed to clarify things?

I'm truly wondering if whoever is putting out this retro stuff is just grabbing an opportunity. 'They' have the old patterns laying around, and decide "hey, it's been 5 years......is it time to try a "retro promotion"?" Are these items actually new productions, or just old stock carefully stored?? [Just an idle thoughts; not saying that's what's going on here.]

But as to the "retro-lution" (thanks - I just made that up - lol).......I'm sure some of you, at least will remember this:

Bring back (old? new) Bucky?

And here's the genesis of this from (nearly) 5 years ago:

unveiling of the new logo

I completely get the "retro" thing - if one is talking about the 1918 Chicago White Sox, the 1950 Chicago Bears, or the 1963 Kansas City Athletics, etc., etc., etc. But bringing back gear from only 5 years ago doesn't seem to be capitalizing on the retro bandwagon to me -- it just seems wasteful and confusing. If one is concerned about one's "brand" integrity, that is. If one just wants to increase licensing fees, and money from product sales, etc............AT THE EXPENSE OF THE 'BRAND'............then ok - have at it.

Was 1977 disco cool in 1982? No. Etc. There are tons of examples. If we really wanted to be truly retro, how about the uniforms that just said "STATE", which some of this board were advocating not all that long ago? Or even "ETSC" or "ET Normal"? Now *that's* retro. Have "Rapper's Delight" playing over the speakers as the (basketball) Bucs warm up? (just once, maybe)

I've truly got nothing against anyone buying whatever they want, or whatever makes them happy, or however we want to characterize it. But I just think (once again wearing my idealist's hat) we should cut down on waste and use of natural resources. And certainly there's nothing wrong with supporting a business........but one should take into account the follow-thru of those actions, and the secondary and tertiary effects of one's actions. Just sayin'. Buying extra, new, unneeded stuff is NOT necessarily a good thing. Just sayin' that, too.

"Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside."

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Anyone know if the JC store has these in stock still?
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Annnnnnd the thread comes full circle
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