The new USA Olympic Uniforms for the Sochi Olympics by Ralph Lauren are in one word “ugly”. They look like they were made straight out of the 80′s and would be the perfect choice to wear to an ugly Christmas sweater party. What are your thoughts?
Even though the Super Bowl is in East Rutherford next month, football fans might find it difficult to get their hands on any Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks jerseys at North Jersey sporting goods stores before the big game.
Big retailers such as Modell’s Sporting Goods, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sports Authority are flush with generic Super Bowl gear for fans looking to buy cold-weather clothing emblazoned with this year’s Super Bowl logo. But finding a Peyton Manning or Richard Sherman jersey to wear before heading to a Super Bowl party might prove to be more difficult, because larger retailers are focusing on their Manhattan-based locations, where the tourists are.
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Notre Dame and Under Armour announced Tuesday that they have agreed to the most valuable shoe and apparel contract in college sports history. The University of Notre Dame did not reveal the value of the 10-year deal, which will begin when its contract with adidas expires at the end of June, reports say the new deal with Under Armour is worth about $90 million.
As part of the 10-year agreement, Under Armour will exclusively design and supply the footwear, apparel and equipment for training and game-day uniforms for each of the university’s men’s and women’s varsity athletics teams. The university announced in 2005 it had entered into a 10-year contract worth more than $60 million with Adidas that ran through the end of the 2013-2014 season.
The Jordan Brand is opening the first of what it envisions to be a nationwide chain of retail stores. Also, Jordan Brand president Larry Miller could have, maybe, been president of the NBA Players Association.
Nike has partnered with the retail chain Footaction to open the Jordan Brand stores, which will be called “Flight 23″ — after Michael Jordan’s uniform number. Nike announced Monday it would work with Footaction to open a Jordan-only retail store a block from Madison Square Garden in New York. The first hint was an 18-foot tall Jordan shoebox that appeared Friday at the site, serving as a construction barrier.
The store is “the first in a series of planned premium Jordan retail experiences coming to North America,” the news release says.
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Following the acquisition of the three Boulder Running Company (BRC) stores in June 2013, the Denver-based Running Specialty Group (RSG) announced the opening of the newest BRC in the heart of Cherry Creek at the Cherry Creek Mall in mid-February. The store will feature different zones that cater to a variety of runner’s needs.
The new BRC flagship store will be the single largest specialty running store in the country with 17,471 square feet. Doors open mid-February while a grand opening celebration with special activities is slated for early April.
Gander Mountain is opening a new location in Greenfield, set to open in the spring of 2014.
The store will be located at 2175 Barrett Drive, just off I-70 at exit 104. It will be the ninth Gander Mountain location in Indiana, joining existing stores in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Merrillville and Terre Haute, and a new store that has been announced for Avon, to open in the spring.
Louisville Slugger announced a partnership with a new state-of-the-art sports center planned for Peoria, IL. The facility would include a 125,000 square foot dome, similar to the one in Pekin. It would also include 10 synthetic turf baseball and softball fields.
Louisville Slugger Sports Complex is expected to draw a majority of participants from the 23 million people within 300 miles of the central Illinois city. Louisville Slugger Sports Complex is expected to host more than 11,000 competitive games per year while entertaining nearly a quarter million people annually.
This will be the first Louisville Slugger facility and it will feature the company’s products throughout the facility.
READING, Pa. (AP) — Shoppers looking for post-Christmas bargains have gotten a surprise at a northeastern Pennsylvania sporting goods store after a deer decided to join them.
WFMZ-TV (http://bit.ly/1eGYihd ) says the deer walked through the front door of a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Reading on Thursday afternoon.
Store manager Brad Meyer says the deer slipped on the floor and a customer tackled it to the ground, preventing any injuries to customers or damage to the store.
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Working in extreme secrecy, two local companies have poured millions of dollars into a project targeted at making a big splash at the Winter Olympics in February: a speedskating suit that is more aerodynamic than any the sport has seen.
Under Armour, the Baltimore-based sports apparel company, partnered with Lockheed Martin, the Bethesda-based behemoth specializing in defense, security and aerospace, to build what is being called the “Mach 39.”
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Burton’s newest store is located at 1630 Haight Street, in the historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. The flagship store offers local snowboarders a curated selection of Burton’s pinnacle products, including boards, boots, bindings, outerwear, apparel, accessories and bags, in addition to limited edition items, collaborations, and one-of-a-kind collectibles.
In addition to the Haight Street store, Burton also just opened a flagship store in Berkeley’s popular Fourth Street shopping area. Located at 1840 Fourth Street, the Burton flagship store in Berkeley has a larger footprint and compliments the Haight Street store with a wider selection of Burton’s snowboarding, apparel and bag collections.
Burton will have a total of eight flagship stores worldwide.