Under-Armour and UCLA

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    ErikMcKinney

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    https://twitter.com/latbbolch/status/1276907378202472448?s=21

    Ben Bolch: Under Armour has informed UCLA that it is attempting to terminate its record $280-million apparel deal with the school. In an email to UCLA constituents, athletic director Dan Guerrero wrote "We are exploring all of our options to resist Under Armour's actions."
     
       
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    Between UCLA and Under Armour I don't know which I dislike the most. Bought some athletic gray t-shirts the other day at Sam's; got them home, opened the package and looked them over. Damn! I hadn't noticed the Under Armour advertising across the chest. Then I looked at the sales slip; $ 16 per. T-shirts went back. No way I'm paying $16 for an $8 t-shirt with advertising on the chest.
     
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    To have Under Armour back out of the deal, I am going to assume that UCLA is going to get some type of financial kickdown from Under Armour.
    Even though Under Armour is the endorser, I do not how they would legally be able to get out of this contract without some sort of financial compensation given to UCLA.

    On a side note though, things must have been pretty damn bad at UCLA for Under Armour to want to back out of the deal smh...
     
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    Nope, it's Under Armour, they're experiencing financial woes. Sales have been declining for the last 2 years. Marketing and product fails, consecutive quarterly reports of $250 million+ losses. Stock values declining. I'm sure the Corona virus epidemic has made things worst. They can't afford endorsement deals, trimming the fat as they say. UA did not renew many pro athletes endorsement deals too. Wondering if UCLA will be nice guys and allow UA bow out of their big endorsement contract?
     
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    You could say that :)
     
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    You could say they both suck!
     
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    Under Armour may need to consider a CH. 11 filing and get out of those sucko contracts...Start with UCLA first...
     
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    Maybe u¢la can snag a deal with the Kirkland brand? ‍
     
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    Followed by Cal Bezerkley. What were they thinking with those deals?
     
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    Hahaha. I was thinking they could wear a uniform that looks like those old store-brand generic foods at Lucky's? (Or was it Alpha Beta?) - you know, the ones that came in a plain white package with a blue stripe on them and said, very plainly, "Milk," or "Bread," or "Tomato Sauce."

    UCLA's uniforms would be plain white, with a blue stripe, and instead of their names on the back, would say, "Football Uniform."
     

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