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What do I do with my Russell GT stuff now?

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by CrackerJacket, May 6, 2018.

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  1. Honorable retirement at the back of the closet

    12 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. Wear it, but not to games

    16 vote(s)
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  3. GT stuff is GT stuff - wear it loud, wear it proud

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  4. Take it to Goodwill; good riddance

    11 vote(s)
    9.3%
  5. S##tcan it. Russell sucks. Always has, always will

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    13.6%
  1. CrackerJacket

    CrackerJacket Helluva Engineer

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    The advice of my fellow Swarmers is requested for an important life decision. I have a Russell hat, polo, and hoodie of 2008-2010 vintage (blue piping on the hat & hoodie).
     
  2. iceeater1969

    iceeater1969 Helluva Engineer

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    Shop rags. One at a time to maximize the pleasure.
     
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  3. CrackerJacket

    CrackerJacket Helluva Engineer

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    I'll take that as equivalent to s##tcan it; don't have a workshop.
     
  4. MikeJackets1967

    MikeJackets1967 Helluva Engineer

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    He could polish his car with the rags;)
     
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  5. CuseJacket

    CuseJacket Administrator Staff Member

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    This morning I was trying to come up with more ideas to engage GT fans.

    An idea I floated to the wife - and if you read no further, this obviously means it was rejected - was a late summer/early fall pep rally themed around a Russell Athletics bonfire. Make.That.Stuff.Burn. From the fire of course Adidas gear and the 2018 season rises from the ashes. I am a man of symbolism ;)

    Practically speaking, there could be a safe bonfire, and there'd be a table to donate the old clothes to Goodwill or some other charity. Then, GT could hand out Russell labeled token items that folks can throw in the fire. If GT wants to make a buck, have some tables/tents with Adidas gear. It's effectively an exchange event. Have Stansbury or someone give a motivational speech, bring out some food trucks or Varsity tent, and you have a nice evening.

    Horrible idea though :)
     
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  6. ilovetheoption

    ilovetheoption Helluva Engineer

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  7. pinglett

    pinglett Helluva Engineer

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    Collectors items. Hang on to them. In 30 years people will be arguing over what shade of gold it was and whether it was navy or black.
     
  8. tmhunter52

    tmhunter52 Helluva Engineer

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    Follow the same protocol for honorably and reverently disposing of an American flag...
     
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  9. Cam

    Cam Helluva Engineer

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    They'll be made into my primary gym and workout shirts. I'll try to wear only the new adidas gold gear to the games to encourage unformity. Watching the NHL playoffs now, it's cool seeing whole stadiums filled with with singular colors. Though I saw a Bruins game with everyone wearing several different colors/shades and it looked pretty lame. Let's not be the Bruins.

    It would be interesting if GTAA held an event where you can turn in 2 Russell items for a discount on an adidas item. Have the items turned in go to charity or recycling. Push that GT gold branding for the whole stadium. Hell, give out a drink voucher for the first few games to everyone that comes wearing official adidas gold clothing. Consistent gold outs would be great for establishing a brand identity.
     
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  10. Adadu

    Adadu Helluva Engineer

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    Is burning an option?
     
  11. Whiskey_Clear

    Whiskey_Clear Banned

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    Wear it. If it really always sucked so bad why did you even buy it?
     
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  12. Adadu

    Adadu Helluva Engineer

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    No other choice?
     
  13. iceeater1969

    iceeater1969 Helluva Engineer

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    It said Orange Bowl Champions. That makes it un suck!
     
  14. JacketFromUGA

    JacketFromUGA Helluva Engineer

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    Those were Nike
     
  15. Whiskey_Clear

    Whiskey_Clear Banned

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    Lol. That excuse only works for the teams
     
  16. Adadu

    Adadu Helluva Engineer

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    ?
     
  17. CrackerJacket

    CrackerJacket Helluva Engineer

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    Well, I see the majority vote is, 'wear it loud, wear it proud'. I can do that - I went to Georgia Tech. However, I have to make an exception for that damn polo. Somehow it seems to have gotten smaller in the past 8-10 years. Ahem.
     
  18. Whiskey_Clear

    Whiskey_Clear Banned

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    The players. Players don’t get a say in the purchase. Individuals do.
     
  19. Adadu

    Adadu Helluva Engineer

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    So what was the option besides Russell? Not wearing Tech gear?
     
  20. Whiskey_Clear

    Whiskey_Clear Banned

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    Now you have lost me. My point earlier was if you are a fan and bought Russell gear it must have been good enough to spend money on it so why not keep wearing it post Russel.

    Then you “?” A reply. And I clarified that only the players had no say so in the gear they wore on field.

    Hope this clarifies.
     

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