Nike To Air Kaepernick Ad During Thursday’s Opener To Sell More Shoes

Remember, they refused to allow a veterans group to air an ad asking people to stand for the national anthem, but, they seem fine with a commercial featuring a guy who wore cops as pigs socks, gave money to a group supporting a cop killer, loves Fidel Castro, and hates white people. This should end up well

(The Hill) Nike will air its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick during sporting events including the U.S. Open, MLB and the NFL’s opening telecast, “Thursday Night Football” this week, according to The New York Times.

The ad, called “Dream Crazy,” features Kaepernick and other sports stars such as tennis star Serena Williams and NBA star LeBron James, urging viewers to “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”

What has he sacrificed? He gets paid a ton by Nike. He’s a millionaire. What has LeBron sacrificed? Or Serena? How are they helping the inner city black youths, who seem to not want to be educated, who so often join gangs and commit crimes, and live in poor conditions in Democratic Party run cities. Do they and Nike care about the reality that the vast majority of murderers and those murdered in big cities are black?

Does the NFL care that a large chunk of fans will not tune in tonight, and others will tune out the minute the commercial is played? Atlanta and Philly isn’t that great of an opening game to stick around.

But, this is where Nike and the NFL want to go. I doubt that the extra revenue from patronizing the supporters of Kaepernick will offset the loss from those who don’t. There are plenty of other brands out there. Ones that might not send its jobs overseas, making products at slave wages. Even Bernie Sanders has blasted them in the past.

Time will tell if this affects their bottom line, much like Dicks Sporting Goods has seen happen.

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28 Responses to “Nike To Air Kaepernick Ad During Thursday’s Opener To Sell More Shoes”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Kaepernick may have sacrificed his NFL career.

    What do Kaepernick, LeBron and Serena have in common? Oh yeah, that. Black athletes who speak out.

    Did you view the commercial? I think it will be effective.

    How are they helping the inner city black youths, who seem to not want to be educated, who so often join gangs and commit crimes, and live in poor conditions in Democratic Party run cities. Do they and Nike care about the reality that the vast majority of murderers and those murdered in big cities are black?

    Institutionalized poverty has mostly negative impacts, as you point out.

    • Aesop says:

      It’s going to work, too.

      Except the shoes flying off the shelves will those from New Balance, Adidas, and all the rest of Nike’s competitors.

      Bummer for them treason doesn’t sell.

      • Jeffery says:

        Kneeling is treason? Mein gott.

        • formwiz says:

          Nice to see little Jeffery is sounding like the tin-penny tyrant he wants to be.

          No, it’s not treason, but it is disloyalty to a country that gave Brillo Pad Head a lot more than he deserves.

          • Jeffery says:

            Disloyalty? Mein gott. Are Jehovah’s Witnesses disloyal for not saying the pledge?

            Deserves??? Mr. Kaepernick was rewarded for his talents, just as expected in a free market. He earned his millions. Isn’t it ironic that Blacks dominate sports and entertainment, the two most egalitarian industries?

            THIS JUST IN: The KKK announces they will no longer wear NIKE shoes! But they WILL use them as fire starters on their Jesus crosses.

    • formwiz says:

      Brillo Pad Head wasn’t all that good, so he probably wouldn’t have lasted. As for LeBum and Serena, the mileage is showing, so they have to get hooked up with a crowd that will pay them to shoot off their mouths. As LeBum is a high school dropout, he may not be broke in 5 years.

      10 is now more likely.

      Institutionalized poverty is the result of all those Socialists Jeffery loves.

      • Jeffery says:

        What high school did you drop out of?

        Mr. James just signed a 4 year, $153 million contract with the LA Lakers. And is donating millions each year to the Akron OH public school system, including the start up costs for a new school. He also will work with Akron University to award scholarships to all students who graduate through his I Promise school.

        Donald tRump made millions screwing people. He also founded tRump University, and we all know that story.

        Serena Williams is worth some $200 million, based on her winnings in professional tennis – and in tennis, if you don’t win, you don’t get paid – as free market as you get. She also makes millions for endorsements from Nike, Gatorade, Delta Air Lines, Aston Martin, Mission Athletecare, IBM, Mini, Intel, Tempur and Chase Bank. She has her own clothing line and is also a minor owner of the Miami Dolphins NFL team.

        The Serena Williams Foundation has built a school in Kenya, awards college scholarships to underprivileged students in the US.

        The tRump Foundation bought Donald a portrait of himself and is currently under investigation for ‘self-dealing[.

        Neither James nor Williams inherited millions. They earned it.

        • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

          Have you ever been so racist that …

        • formwiz says:

          I graduated, thank you, and proceeded to get 2 degrees. Tell us when you plan to leave Mommy’s basement.

          Donald Trump made billions revitalizing New York and the Jersey Shore and provided jobs to thousands, the Demos conned little Jeffery. Notice the difference?

          Neither James nor Williams inherited millions. They earned it.

          Trump made billions after going broke. LeBum dribbles in his underwear and Serena hits a little ball. 5 gets you 10 LeBum is permanently broke 5 years after leaving basketball, but it says something little Jeffery thinks LeBum is worthwhile.

  2. Sabre22 says:

    Well NO NFL this year since i do not wear athletic shoes due to foot issues my boycott of Shoes will not be effective I will boycott all other NIKE products though

  3. liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Kaepernick was born to a destitute white mother in Milwaukee, who put him up for adoption. His father was a deadbeat from the neighborhood. In other words, he was born into the typical black environment, but unlike most black children, he was saved by a nice white couple who adopted him and raised him as their son. This got him into good schools, sports and a middle-class lifestyle. Later, nice white coaches helped him with his sports career, first at college and then in the NFL. Jim Harbaugh made Kaepernick a legitimate NFL player.

    Kaepernick has decided to respond to this amazing run of good fortune, almost exclusively the result of generous white Americans, by giving his middle finger to his fellow Americans. Specifically, he is flipping the bird to white people so he can pretend to make common cause with the black people from whom he was saved as a baby. You would think that someone living this wonderful life would be grateful to the country and the people who make it possible, but that’s not how things work in a grievance culture.

    The thing that kills me about guys like this is he is living a charmed life. A black guy in the ghetto complaining about America can be forgiven. A honky in the trailer park bitching about the minorities or foreigners is understandable. They are mostly wrong, but their condition warrants some sympathy. This guy is one of the luckiest men on earth.

    Black people have some legitimate complaints, but they need to be directed at their fellow blacks. Whites in America have been incredibly generous and accommodating to blacks over the last half century. It has not been perfect, it never is, but there’s nowhere on earth you would rather be black than in America. There’s a reason the Back To Africa Movement has no members. I don’t want to hear any more complaining. I want a thank you.

    –Zman (2016)

    • Jeffery says:

      Successful Blacks owe their success to white people. Got it. Did they earn his 4.0 GPA in high school or did he do some of the work?

      It seems that if given equal opportunities, Blacks can do quite well.

      • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

        So just who gave the ungrateful Colin Kaepernick the opportunity to succeed?
        It wasn’t the government and it certainly wasn’t the black community.

      • formwiz says:

        If they can get into pro sports. Was his 4.0 the result of hard work or another diversity effort to inflate grades so minorities would feel better?

        Try finding equal opportunity in Democrat-run hellholes like Chiraq, Detroit, San Fiasco (do the even allow blacks there?), or St Lou?

  4. JGlanton says:

    Whites in America have been incredibly generous and accommodating to blacks over the last half century

    And this billions of dollars per year enterprise is protected at all costs by those that receive it, administer it, service it, sell to it, consult to it, study it, teach it, collect votes for it, etc. And the way they protect it is to declare all criticism as racist. It’s the same way in every country that has a black population, and to some extent for the world as a whole that takes parental care of troubled black regions.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Kaepernick used to just sit during the anthem, but US Army vet Nate Boyer (tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a white guy) suggested that kneeling would be more symbolic, just as survivors would kneel to honor their fallen brethren in battle.

    If a US Veteran isn’t upset, why is a draft dodger like tRump apoplectic? Hint: it’s just another political tool for tRump and his dwindling but ardent white nationalist base.

    N.B. – Covian comments on this subject do little to dissuade others that you’re not white nationalists.

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      As Jim Brown, another famous athlete, told an interviewer that while he “wants to be in [Kaepernick’s] corner”, he would never “desecrate my flag and my national anthem.”

      Guess he was a black nationalist.
      Huh, little fella?

      • Jeffery says:

        Do all who don’t stand for the anthem or say the pledge desecrate the flag and anthem?

        At home, do you stand for the anthem on televised games? If not, why not?

  6. Jeffery says:

    from Nate Boyer… former NFL player and Army Special Forces…

    … When Kaepernick and I met and talked just six days later, a few hours before the 49ers were set to play the San Diego Chargers, we discussed a lot, but more importantly we listened to each other.I wanted him (CK) to stand and he had pledged to sit during the anthem, but we found middle ground: Colin would take a knee, making his statement about police brutality while also respecting the men and women who fought and died for what our flag is supposed to represent.

    The men who have followed in Kaepernick’s footsteps say they are not protesting the anthem itself, they are demonstrating during the anthem. It’s an important distinction to understand. Personally, I do not endorse Kaepernick’s method of protest but I absolutely support his right to do so. That is an unpopular place to stand these days, in the radical middle, defending someone you somewhat disagree with.

    It’s hard for me to grasp why this is so difficult for people (from both ends of the political spectrum) to understand. It’s OK to be different, it’s what makes us the same — embrace it and remember that nobody’s a perfect patriot, especially not me.

    In the U.S. Army Special Forces we have a saying: De Oppresso Liber, to free the oppressed. To me, the American flag is not the symbol of a perfect past; it is but the symbol of a hopeful future.

  7. Jeffery says:

    In Dallas, a white police officer enters the wrong apartment, sees a Black man and kills him, thinking he was an intruder. The officer was not arrested. And y’all worry about a man kneeling during the anthem.

    A Dallas police officer fatally shot a neighbor inside the man’s apartment late Thursday night, claiming that she mistook his apartment for her own and believed he was an intruder, the police said.

  8. JGlanton says:

    Why make this about race? It must be a lot of work digging to uncover dog-whistle racism behind every door. Feminists could make this about sex, every woman’s nightmare to home after work to find a strange man behind her door. So with the dallas Chief being a black woman, will she be biased towards whites or sympathetic towards women? I don’t know because I’m not skilled at this dog-whistle social justice blamestorming.

    I’m guessing it was about alcohol. That’s the only time I’ve seen people go to the wrong apartment. Worse, a friend I was drinking with once went home to the wrong house and they called the cops to arrest him, detectives and everything. He’s now a judge.

    Whatever it was, sounds like they are going to go after her hard with the Rangers and justice will be served.

  9. Jeffery says:

    Trump voters strike back a Kaepernick!

  10. JGlanton says:

    Burning what you’ve already paid Nike for is just dumb and useless. And he sounds pretty dumb.

    The socialist left already hated Nike. Now the right hates them too. Good luck with that.

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