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Nike Launches Offensive Sneakers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Outrage-as--Nike-issue-Black-and-Tan-sneaker-line-for-St-Patricks-Day-142180103.html#ixzz1p9uYliOU


    What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Never heard of 'The Black and Tan.'

    Are the shoes available in Ireland? I skimmed the story but didn't see it mentioned. If they are for sale there, I can see offense taken. If not, I don't see why it's an issue.

    The shoes aren't too bad looking.
     
  3. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    A night of black and tans and Irish car bombs will take their minds off of it.
     
  4. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    For anyone who doesn't know, the Black and Tans were a group of British veterans and mercenaries that absolutely terrorized Ireland during the 1920's. They were pretty much known for randomly killing civilians, often by dragging them out of their houses at night and shooting them in the street, burning and sacking whole towns and villages, even murdering catholic priests.
     
  5. At the very least, Nike didn't do its research...like check the Wikipedia page for Black and Tan, which I did just out of curiosity.
     
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    That Nike should buy a "computer" with a Googler attachment so the folks down in marketing or product development can look up "history."
     
  7. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Tell the Irish to shut up and stop whining! [/zagoshe]
     
  8. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Get your reservation in now for Nike's newest style: The Jackboot!
     
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Did the Irish name their own beer cocktail after this then? Used to drink those in college when I wanted to feel sophisticated. My friends who are beer snobs would probably scoff at the concoction the way others scoff at the Olive Garden review, but that's neither her nor there.
     
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    You're no better that the Nike marketing dept. Have you ever heard of Google ? :)
     
  11. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    There are a lot of Irish bars that won't serve Black and Tans or Car Bombs.

    Unless you're in a South Side bar. You can get anything in a South Side Irish bar. They're a different kind of Irish.
     
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    In an Irish setting, it's likely called a "half and half."
     
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