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#1 MCleveland89

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:32 AM

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:39 AM

As long as it stays on the practice jersey, I really don't have a problem with it.

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#3 Spongewingredpants

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:52 AM

the end is near

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:20 AM

Not terribly surprising. Glad it's a local company, at least.

The Griffins sport jerseys with advertising in games, so I'm not shocked.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:25 AM

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:09 AM

Uggh... Why did it have to be "Scamway"? There are few business entities that I personally despise more than that company after it, through its Kingpins, basically sucked my parents dry financially. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

Just this month Scamway settled the class action suit claiming that the business was a pyramid scheme. The key part:

These changes will address the claims made by plaintiffs that Amway/Quixtar placed too much emphasis on recruiting new IBOs and selling training manuals as opposed to the actual sales of products, reports The Press. A business model that relies on new investors or sellers as opposed to actual products or services is one of the classic indications of a pyramid scheme.

No kidding...

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:13 AM

Yeah! Amway is probably one of if not the worst business in the world! I am actually embarrassed that the team is sporting those patches!!

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:39 AM



Michael Scott represented Amway in the court case.
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:52 AM

Amway. Really? Excuse me while I puke, and then I'll get 10 other people to puke, and then they'll...

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:54 AM

Dammit, Ilitch.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:01 AM

My old roomie was in it. I went to a meeting once. Cult-like and scary.

Can't we get something classy and respectable? Viagra, maybe? Or Preparation H?

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:02 AM

and it begins

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:10 AM

and it begins

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living in Switzerland, I speak from experience. The yellow jersey belongs to Davos Hockey Club and it prominently sports (pun intended) the biggest brewery in Switzerland plus the local bank etc etc.

My team played them last night (ZUG) and we beat them in OT.

I hate it hate it hate (not the win but the ads)

Edited by Spongewingredpants, 17 November 2010 - 10:10 AM.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:18 AM

I dont see a huge issue with a couple of ads, maybe don't agree with the company, but from a business perspective it makes sense.. As long as they never end up just being a collage of ads like some of the european teams. I mean theres already ads on the boards and now superimposed on the glass, I feel like it's only a matter of time before we see them on game jerseys.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:29 AM

As long as it stays on the practice jersey, I really don't have a problem with it.

Correct. Why all the outrage for the practice jersey? Since so many people buy the practice jerseys? Or go to their practices? This isn't even a major advertising standpoint as far as I'm concerned, outside the fact many press photos come from practice and that it is on the website. I hope I'm right when I say I highly doubt they're ever gonna put this on the real jerseys. And if it does happen, it's going to be an league wide thing. No way this franchise is going to compromise integrity before anyone else. At this point, I don't see it any different than there being companies on the back of college basketball student section tshirts. Anyone else?

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:37 AM

At the risk of sounding cliche, we live in an overly commercialized society. There is, quite simply, no reason to put ads on jerseys. Sports are the most lucrative marketing business around. Ads on the boards, ads during commercials, ads every time there is a powerplay or a penalty shot or an overtime. There is simply no need to have advertising on the jerseys other than a pure money grab. I know it's a business, but the revenue generated from those jersey ads will not prevent a team from folding, will not make it possible to sign new players or improve the team in any way. It's just crass, greedy exploitation and it's distasteful.

EDIT: I wonder when we'll start selling adspace on newborn babies? Everyone is drawn to a baby, what better way to draw new clients?

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:44 AM

At the risk of sounding cliche, we live in an overly commercialized society. There is, quite simply, no reason to put ads on jerseys. Sports are the most lucrative marketing business around. Ads on the boards, ads during commercials, ads every time there is a powerplay or a penalty shot or an overtime. There is simply no need to have advertising on the jerseys other than a pure money grab. I know it's a business, but the revenue generated from those jersey ads will not prevent a team from folding, will not make it possible to sign new players or improve the team in any way. It's just crass, greedy exploitation and it's distasteful.

EDIT: I wonder when we'll start selling adspace on newborn babies? Everyone is drawn to a baby, what better way to draw new clients?



All new born babies will now be branded with the Amway logo...

It could work. You should copyright that idea before someone steals it. :ph34r:

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:44 AM

living in Switzerland, I speak from experience. The yellow jersey belongs to Davos Hockey Club and it prominently sports (pun intended) the biggest brewery in Switzerland plus the local bank etc etc.


I was going to say, is that a picture of a 6-pack on his shorts? I'm ok with that :beerbuddy:

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:47 AM

I was going to say, is that a picture of a 6-pack on his shorts? I'm ok with that :beerbuddy:


Well, it's better than the guy in the background on the other team with the golden arches on his shorts.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:53 PM

I'll draw the line when they start thanking sponsors during interviews like in NASCAR.
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.





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