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Will COVID-19 be the needle that finally bursts the sports bubble?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BitterYoungMatador2, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    The purge apparently continues with Cal. Bears' apparel no longer available on the UA site.

    And they may not be the only ones. Others with deals announced since 2015 but no presence on the company store: Old Dominion, UAB, Georgia State, Kent State and Coastal Carolina. UAB announced its deal would run through 2023. Georgia State said 2024. ODU's contract was announced in 2015 as a five-year deal and may be expiring naturally. Coastal (2016) and Kent State (2017) did not specify the time frames.
  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Sounds as if UA is going broke and doesn't want to pay up anymore.
  3. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Yep. Major case of buyer's remorse.
    They'll settle and move on. Gotta wonder what their stock will do tomorrow. Was at $25.11 a year ago. Closed at $9.11 on Friday.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    How is/was the UA gear trash? What had rendered it no longer dope?
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    It's only an FCS game, but the Sept. 3 Dayton-SE Missouri game has been canceled due to COVID. First of many, I fear.
  8. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Not the first to go. An HBCU Classic in Memphis was canceled last week or the week before, and the Patriot League has basically said non-conference games requiring travel -- somebody was going to Hawaii -- aren't happening.
  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Goddamned libruhls who don't want to play. Don't they know they're here for our entertainment? Especially this guy, who looks like he might be one of those Black Lives Matter people who need to get another country. At least that's what Coach Dabo says.

    I am heartened to see players opting out of this sham even if they're not calling it a sham.
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  10. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Is the sham the baseball season?
  11. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Yes. Sixty games. No thanks.
  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    It may be a function of the dragon mascot, but the UA gear that UAB has are hands down the best unis we've ever had. Very popular here.
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