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Why do we stay with Russell Athletic?

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Basketball' started by Peacone36, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    I mean , not to be a sheep, but it's an obvious disadvantage.
     
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  3. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    Meaning we are cheap or they pay more

    I'm watching the "Valley" tournament right now, Illinois St has Nike for eff sakes.

    GT is like the state of Maine in CBB stuck 10 years behind and unable to adapt and break tradition
     
  4. GTRX7

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    This has been discussed ad naseam, but the short answer is that someone very high up at Russell (CEO/founder?) is a Tech grad. We are Russell's flag ship school and they pay us more than we could probably get from any other company, which would see us as a second tier priority. I don't know all the specifics, but it looks like we get about $2mil or so per year from Russell. I compared that with NC State for fun and it looks like they get significantly less than that from Adidas.

    I would rather have another apparel company, as I am sure would our kids and recruits, but I don't see us changing any time soon.
     
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  5. AE 87

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    We will make Russell cool
     
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  6. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    I didn't know any of that. Appreciate it.
     
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    [​IMG]
    ;)
     
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    I legit belly laughed at this. LOL!
     
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  11. AE 87

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    Well said. Imo, fwiw, that site seems to stir the pot like that fairly regularly.
     
  12. McCamish Maniacs

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    I've heard this rumor for a while now, but this was just the only article I could find about it. Definitely speculative, but I certainly hope it happens
     
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  13. Troutbum

    Troutbum Georgia Tech Fan

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    I do hope we end up with UA when the Russell deal ends. That's difficult to type as I was always a Nike guy and Adidas/UA was 2nd tier (Still have not purchased one solitary item of Russell gear). However, my sons (age 8 & 10) will not wear Nike, only UA and I believe that holds true for that entire group of young men. I also visited the ND bookstore and saw all the new ND/UA apparel. It was classic and looked top notch.

    I believe we would see more Tech gear on the street if we made them move (especially with the youth). Continued Winning and UA would be a smash.
     
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    The UA kicks I've seen have been ugly as sin and made of plastic (I haven't seen them all), but agree the ND stuff and uniforms in general have been well done.
     
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    The urban legend I've always been told was that when UA first got started, GT was one of the first schools they pitched. However, as has been said, Russell gave us a significantly better deal than all other suitors.
     
  16. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    i guess what they say is true.

    Money isnt everything.
     
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    I remember while sitting at BW's watching the GT/Ugag game I over heard a few high school kids say GT must not be any good if they are wearing Russell.. Another one said there uniforms are made by Russell... Point being it's not "cool" to have R on our uniforms.
     
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    What? GT isn't cool? Somebody alert the press. We've got a new front page story.
     
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    Someone who knows correct me if I am wrong. I have heard for several years that Tech players often wear UA whether under their uniforms or when working out.
     
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    I cannot but into the the argument that our admin is irrational. There has to be a good reason.
     

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