Track and Field getting "UFC'd" by Nike

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  1. rearnakedchoke

    rearnakedchoke Suck it!

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    to be fair, the UFC wasn't the first to implement a reeebok esque deal

    http://espn.go.com/olympics/trackan...orld-championships-clothing-contract-language

    American runner Nick Symmonds, who won the 800 meters at the U.S. Trials, will not be making the trip with the American team to the world championships in Beijing this month after failing to sign the statement of conditions required of him by USA Track & Field.

    USA Track & Field sent Symmonds an email Sunday night to confirm he didn't sign the document by noon that day, which resulted in the organization's decision to replace him. The formal announcement is expected Monday morning.

    "Two years' worth of work to try to win another medal for my country are now down the drain," Symmonds said. "Is it frustrating? Of course. But no part of me regrets doing this."

    Symmonds decided to take a stand in order to push for more rights for his fellow athletes, believing they should be rewarded with a bigger piece of the pie.

    The statement of conditions says the athlete must wear designated team uniforms at official team functions, which means attire with Nike logos on it, except for shoes, sunglasses and watches.
     
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    slow news day
     
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    SuperNerd Season Mode.

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    holy crap is that Chevy? he looked wrecked
     
  5. Xaa

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    Good for Symmonds. If that's how he feels, he made the right choice for himself.

    UFC, wasn't the first and won't be the last organization to have deals like this.
     
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    Mmhmm.

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    Cutting off the nose to spite his face.

    Misses out on money and lots of wasted time, but hey at least he gets a thread on Sherdog.
     
  8. CerebralKnievel

    CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    That track and field money....
     
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    He sure showed them.
     
  11. Sir Nalgada

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    LOL Nice one Nick. More like he knows chances of him being on the podium was slim to none. No creampuffs in the event this year like there was in 2013. Amel Tuka is killin it. World record holder Rudisha is injury free & almost back in form. Gold medalist Aman also there. Nick was up against his African nightmares
     
  12. Congo66

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    It's such a non story. If he's representing the USA he needs to wear the official kit.

    Trying to link it to Michal Jordan having a flag over his Reebok logo is ridiculous, Jordan still wore the kit and went to the Olympics.

    If a MBA/NFL/NBA player decided they'd like to wear their own kit instead of the team one they'd just be laughed at.
     
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    so you wanna be a fuckin' runner?
     

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