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What I Learned At Phil Knight's Big Basketball Birthday Party

PORTLAND, Ore.—Here is a story from Swoosh: The Unauthorized Story of Nike, J.B. Strasser and Laurie Becklund’s 1993 book about about the company’s early days. In 1975, Nelson Farris, Nike’s first employee—he still works there, “Chief Storyteller” or some such thing—went to a women’s track meet to sell some shoes. He…

Steph Curry Calls Trump An Ass, Voices Opposition To Under Armour CEO's Pro-Trump Takes

Under Armour’s been in the news a lot lately, first for a huge one-day drop in the value of the company and yesterday for CEO Kevin Plank’s remarks that Donald Trump’s presidency would be a “real asset” for the country. Plank engaged in some jargon-heavy triage (subject: UNDER ARMOUR STATEMENT - PROTECT OUR HOUSE) to…

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Volkswagen-Sponsored Wolfsburg Fine Nicklas Bendtner For Posting A Photo Of Himself With A Benz

Nicklas Bendtner has always been, let’s say, a vibrant character. A few years ago, he whipped his dick out and tried to hump a taxi, UEFA fined for wearing the wrong underwear, and he’s been arrested for trying to kick down a door in his own apartment building because he wanted to go swimming. Bendtner is truly a free…

Why Is The NFL Giving More Super Bowl Ad Time To Its Favorite Sham Domestic-Violence Group?

I took the No More pledge last year. What do I have to show for it? I’m now very aware of when #NOMOREexcuses Law & Order: Special Victims Unit marathons are about to air, but that’s about it. I don’t know much more about domestic violence or sexual assault. I haven’t discovered new organizations working on policy or…