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Jaguars unveil new gold uniforms

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Gold, Jaguars! Gold! The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled their new Nike uniforms Thursday night, one week before they wore them for a prime-time game against Tennessee. The all-gold combo drew mixed reviews. Here’s what they look like: Yeah, that’s a lot of gold. Or is it mustard? Or brownish? The new digs are officially called “bold rush.”  Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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The greatest ad I’ve ever seen

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From Slate’s Ad Watch: In 1994, when the World Cup first arrived on American soil, Nike’s soccer division brought in $40 million in annual revenue. This year, the figure is $1.7 billion. Together with subsidiary label Umbro, Nike is now the No. 1 soccer brand on the planet. Which is astonishing, given that 1) it’s an American company, and Americans still aren’t fully on board with this frou-frou soccer stuff; 2) Adidas, its major rival in the category, had been synonymous with…

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The greatest ad I’ve ever seen

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From Slate’s Ad Watch: In 1994, when the World Cup first arrived on American soil, Nike’s soccer division brought in $40 million in annual revenue. This year, the figure is $1.7 billion. Together with subsidiary label Umbro, Nike is now the No. 1 soccer brand on the planet. Which is astonishing, given that 1) it’s an American company, and Americans still aren’t fully on board with this frou-frou soccer stuff; 2) Adidas, its major rival in the category, had been synonymous with…

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The new World Cup ad from Nike is why I have a Swoosh tattoo on my leg

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Check out Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Write the Future, this really great World Cup 2010 ad, featuring, among others, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney, Fabio Cannavaro, Franck Ribery, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott, Patrice Evra, Gerard Pique, Ronaldinho, Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Thiago Silva.

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Corporations already all-but-sponsor Florida’s campaigns and elections, so why not let them sponsor license plates? Here’s an example of why not!

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The Times’ John Frank writes: “With the economy in the tank, a Florida lawmaker is considering an unusual idea to raise money: Let corporations pay to put logos on license plates. The idea of a letting corporations like Disney or Nike sponsor license plates is being floated by state Sen. Mike Fasano, a New Port Richey Republican and transportation budget chairman. “We were asked to come up with new innovative ways to save taxpayers money,” Fasano explained. “I figured why…

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Corporations already all-but-sponsor Florida’s campaigns and elections, so why not let them sponsor license plates? Here’s an example of why not!

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The Times’ John Frank writes: “With the economy in the tank, a Florida lawmaker is considering an unusual idea to raise money: Let corporations pay to put logos on license plates. The idea of a letting corporations like Disney or Nike sponsor license plates is being floated by state Sen. Mike Fasano, a New Port Richey Republican and transportation budget chairman. “We were asked to come up with new innovative ways to save taxpayers money,” Fasano explained. “I figured why…

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