Countdown To Kickoff:
Season Tickets

Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
"Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
CourtsideBlazer Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 688
Joined: Feb 2014
Reputation: 2
I Root For: BlazerBall !
Location:
Post: #1
"Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
Its a bit of a long read but quite relevant to the UAB Athletics Dept.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/26/busin...ket-newtab
02-04-2020 04:50 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


C-Finder Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 579
Joined: Nov 2018
Reputation: 0
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #2
Speaking of Under Armour and Blazers.
I bought a UAB FB jersey from the campus bookstore, THE only place to get one, a while ago. My opinion of the jersey are the jersey's neck doesn't stretch and it doesn't have the dragon scale print on the sleeves.

Did anyone get a jersey (from any sports) when it was under Nike? How was it?
02-04-2020 10:26 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
grendelson138 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 578
Joined: Jun 2006
Reputation: 6
I Root For: UAB
Location: Birmingham
Post: #3
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
I can tell you one thing, the shoes the basketball teams wear — men and women — are hideous. I wouldn't wear them for free.

The high tops look like uncomfortable moon boots from 1960s Lost in Space or something. Yuck...
02-04-2020 11:40 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
josephblazer2770 Offline
Banned

Posts: 328
Joined: Jan 2018
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #4
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
I'am a Addidas fan light weight and strong. Maybe Rockport can get into the Game behind Addidas, Rockport is my Favorite.
(This post was last modified: 02-04-2020 02:12 PM by josephblazer2770.)
02-04-2020 02:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


the_blazerman Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 30,139
Joined: Nov 2004
Reputation: 98
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #5
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
So much for the topic. Let's instead discuss how Under Armour underwear chaps the inside of our legs.
02-04-2020 02:19 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BlazerFromMD Away
Flollopping along
*

Posts: 11,610
Joined: Oct 2005
Reputation: 102
I Root For: .
Location:
Post: #6
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
(02-04-2020 02:19 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  So much for the topic. Let's instead discuss how Under Armour underwear chaps the inside of our legs.

03-lmfao
02-04-2020 04:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
hooverblazer Offline
Promoter of UAB
*

Posts: 12,208
Joined: Dec 2006
Reputation: 88
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #7
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
When is our apparel contract up? May not be as lucrative next time if we stay with Under Armour.
02-04-2020 06:04 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


Qwilliams07 Offline
Water Engineer
*

Posts: 48
Joined: Jul 2016
Reputation: 0
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #8
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
(02-04-2020 06:04 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  When is our apparel contract up? May not be as lucrative next time if we stay with Under Armour.

I’m over under armor. Wish coach would make them put some effort in our unis. Let alabama and auburn have the traditional unis. We need to stand out.
02-04-2020 11:13 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
UAB Schnauzer Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 400
Joined: Oct 2018
Reputation: 13
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #9
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
(02-04-2020 06:04 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  When is our apparel contract up? May not be as lucrative next time if we stay with Under Armour.

we went with Under Armour because they offered a much better deal. Nike doesn't give a crap about programs at our level. If Nike offers a better deal we will switch but that's probably not going to happen
02-05-2020 06:38 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
the_blazerman Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 30,139
Joined: Nov 2004
Reputation: 98
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #10
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
It was all about dollars. Under Armour offered more.

Back in the day we would wear Russell Athletic and not have all this drama.
02-05-2020 07:55 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


Auburn_Blazer Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 723
Joined: Apr 2018
Reputation: 17
I Root For: Auburn & UAB
Location:
Post: #11
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
(02-04-2020 11:13 PM)Qwilliams07 Wrote:  
(02-04-2020 06:04 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  When is our apparel contract up? May not be as lucrative next time if we stay with Under Armour.

I’m over under armor. Wish coach would make them put some effort in our unis. Let alabama and auburn have the traditional unis. We need to stand out.

Guess you missed out on the ice dragons the last few seasons.

(02-05-2020 06:38 AM)UAB Schnauzer Wrote:  
(02-04-2020 06:04 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  When is our apparel contract up? May not be as lucrative next time if we stay with Under Armour.

we went with Under Armour because they offered a much better deal. Nike doesn't give a crap about programs at our level. If Nike offers a better deal we will switch but that's probably not going to happen

Does anyone know if Southern Miss gets money from Adidas? Even switching to them could give UAB more access for basketball.

Length of UA Contract: seven-year agreement started on June 1, 2016, and runs through May 31, 2023.

"The average product allowance over the seven-year span is around $1,026,000; a number that Ingram said is around three to four times higher than its previous deal with Nike and a number significantly higher than what Nike and Adidas offered."

https://www.al.com/sports/2016/09/how_ua...der_a.html
02-05-2020 12:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
C-Finder Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 579
Joined: Nov 2018
Reputation: 0
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #12
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
(02-05-2020 07:55 AM)the_blazerman Wrote:  It was all about dollars. Under Armour offered more.

Back in the day we would wear Russell Athletic and not have all this drama.

03-old but good jerseys
02-05-2020 01:50 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Marathon Blazer Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,598
Joined: Dec 2004
Reputation: 54
I Root For: UAB
Location: Hueytown, AL
Post: #13
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
I found this comment interesting: “ A former executive said some runners at Under Armour-sponsored colleges refused to train in the company’s shoes because they worried they might get hurt.”

I heard an interesting stat last year. Since the last conference shakeup, only 2 CUSA schools have had more than 1 basketball player with an ACL tear: UAB & ODU (I believe). Both schools use Under Armour shoes.
02-05-2020 04:10 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Auburn_Blazer Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 723
Joined: Apr 2018
Reputation: 17
I Root For: Auburn & UAB
Location:
Post: #14
RE: "Has Under Armour Lost Its Edge?" - NY Times story
(02-05-2020 04:10 PM)Marathon Blazer Wrote:  I found this comment interesting: “ A former executive said some runners at Under Armour-sponsored colleges refused to train in the company’s shoes because they worried they might get hurt.”

I heard an interesting stat last year. Since the last conference shakeup, only 2 CUSA schools have had more than 1 basketball player with an ACL tear: UAB & ODU (I believe). Both schools use Under Armour shoes.

FWIW I have a buddy that played football while his school went from Adidas to Under Armour and the entire team were wary of UA's cleats. Apparently the ankle support is poor.
02-06-2020 02:42 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2020 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2020 MyBB Group.