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Nike Inc.

  • News

    May 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Ten Bands You Never Would Have Thought Used to Be Good

    It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    No Sweat: St. Louis Filmmaker Faces Obstacles for Documentary on Clothing Industry

    Tom Kavanaugh realizes his documentary on sweatshops in the clothing industry won't be an easy one to make. For starters, the companies he plans to profile -- Walmart and Nike, to name a few -- aren't likely to cooperate. Then there are the language barriers and other logistical challenges of shooti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Poll: Should Anheuser-Busch InBev Keep Funding Lance Armstrong's Cancer "Charity"?

    Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is now considered so toxic in the wake of recent doping accusations that big sponsors such as Nike and Trek are running for the hills. So too is Anheuser-Busch InBev. The beer giant used to pay Armstrong to promote Mic Ultra, but n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Mizzou Tickets On Sale, Mizzou Unis On Point

    The Missouri Tigers football team is nearing the open of the 2012 football season, their first as part of the Southeastern Conference. I'm going to start previewing this year's squad from an on-field perspective next week in preparation; today I just have a couple items of interest to share. Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Olympics 2012: Theme Songs for Michael Phelps, Hope Solo, Usain Bolt and More

    Music is becoming an increasingly personalized art form. Smart phones are programmed to play a favorite song as a ring tone, or to play a song meant to be associated with specific callers in one's contact list. I can't say for certain, but I have to imagine many husbands have "Ball and Chain" by Soc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    New Mizzou Helmet Earns Blessing of Fan Whose Design May Have Been Borrowed

    University of Missouri unveiled new uniforms for its athletic teams Saturday, including the much-anticipated redesign of the school's football helmet that has featured the iconic "M" for four decades. The new outfits -- courtesy of a collaboration with Nike -- now highlight the team's tiger mascot. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    The Six Best Songs Over Thirty Minutes Long

    "American Pie" is eight and a half minutes, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is seventeen. It is not uncommon for a prog track to reach twenty minutes, but it takes a certain breed to break the half-hour barrier. Below is a list of the six best songs over thirty minutes long. Feel free to interject your favorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Fifteen Best Shows From March 19 to 25

    Last week we alluded to the fact that this March is a great time to be a music fan in St. Louis....this week we're driving the point home and then some. Unless you are capable of bi-location (or in some cases: tri / quadro), you are going to miss some good shows this week. We have Andrew Bird at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Nike Releases the Black and Tan Shoe in Honor of Ireland; Irish Not Impressed

    ​Nike decided to get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit -- and make some more money -- by releasing two pair of Irish-themed shoes for the holiday. One has been dubbed the "Guinness," the other the "Black and Tan," named for the popular American drink which combines Guinness and a pale ale in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    UPDATED: Sneak Peek at Mizzou's New Football Helmet?

    Updated with information from the person who designed the helmet and a possible clue that the new Mizzou hard hat will look "shockingly similar" to the image below. Yesterday, University of Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel confided to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the team's new uniform -- to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Stan Kroenke Advances to Next Round of Dodgers Bidding

    ​Billionaire sports fan Stan Kroenke has been approved by the Los Angeles Dodgers (and its investment bank) to meet with Major League Baseball concerning his offer to buy the team. Kroenke is not the only big-bucks guy to get that approval. According to the anonymous sources "very close to the sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Knock It Out the Park Like Albert Pujols: Top 25 Wale Sports References

    ​Wale is Grandmaster of the sports reference. No musical artist brings as much wit, depth and knowledge to the craft. For instance, in the recently released ode to the former St. Louis baseball hero, "Albert Pujols," Wale slangs this gem: "John Rocker, Atlanta Bravest knows that I'm awesome/ Bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Logo Bandit Believed to Have Hit Two Banks in One Day

    ​This probably isn't what Nike had in mind in terms of brand advertising. The St. Louis Logo Bandit, whom we've covered before, has continued his now-notorious bank-robbing spree through affluent areas of west St. Louis County. The image-conscious thief, who tends to sport brand-name apparel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    South Butt Attorney Pens Withering Letter to Nike

    Northeastern U. students Matthew Valich and Charles Svirk ​Clayton lawyer Al Watkins seems to be making a cottage industry out of shielding rascally college entrepreneurs from sabre-rattling corporate giants. Last year he came to the aid of  Mizzou student Jimmy Winkelmann, whose start-up, Th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Rejoice Tiger Fans: Mike Anderson Rejects Oregon

    Image viaMike Anderson gave the Ducks the finger.​Money isn't everything in college basketball. Well, not quite everything.Over the weekend Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson turned down the opportunity to coach the Nike-sponsored Oregon Ducks. The estimated $3 million contract he was offered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Oregon Ducks Calling Mizzou's Mike Anderson?

    image viaMike Anderson is pointing west -- MU fans are hoping he doesn't move that direction too.​On Tuesday University of Oregon athletic director Pat Kilkenny denied rumors that Missouri's Mike Anderson turned down an offer that would have paid him $3 million annually to replace the fired Ernie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Not Quite "Air Pujols", Extremely Limited Nikes Still Anticipated by Sneakerheads

    Photo via Sneakernews.com The soon-to-be coveted Albert Pujols sneaker, which comes out February 10.​Albert Pujols has hometown appeal, but when it comes to the sneaker game, he's no Kanye West or Michael Jordan.When Pujols' Nike signature sneaker hits shelves on February 10, boutique sneak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Q&A: Jeff Cooper Discusses Plans for Professional Soccer Team

    Jeff Cooper​Earlier today Daily RFT shared an announcement about a new professional soccer league that plans to bring a team to St. Louis. This afternoon, we got in touch with the league's spokesperson, Jeff Cooper, the Illinois attorney who's been trying to bring a Major League Soccer (MLS) franc ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Cherokee Street Merchant Caught With "Trailer Load" of Fake Goods Pleads Guilty

    Here's an update to a story Daily RFT first reported back in April. Photo: Nicholas PhillipsFrango's store on Cherokee Street.Yesterday the U.S. Attorney's office announced that Passaro Frango, owner of West African Art (at 2623 Cherokee Street) and F & A Fashions (at 6212 Dr. Martin Luther King ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Need Fake Nikes? Try Someplace Else.

    Photo by Nicholas PhillipsFrango's shop at 2623 Cherokee St.Life is never dull on Cherokee Street. In case you ain't heard: The owner of West African Art -- a clothing shop on Cherokee and Texas Avenue -- was taken in by the feds this week after being indicted for hawking counterfeit goods. (FYI: Th ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2009
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    September 17, 2008
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    June 11, 2008
  • Music

    August 29, 2007

    Filthy Lucre

    Malcolm McLaren is the godfather of todays mainstream hip-hop. But not for the reason you think.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2007

    Just Do It

    Running is often celebrated for its sublime simplicity. All you need is a pair of shoes and a lung. That's easy to forget when a runner's world is awash in GPS devices, those things Nike makes to link your stride to your iPod and chip-timed 10K's. Want to return to the halcyon days before you knew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2007

    Just Do It

    Running is often celebrated for its sublime simplicity. All you need is a pair of shoes and a lung. That's easy to forget when a runner's world is awash in GPS devices, those things Nike makes to link your stride to your iPod and chip-timed 10K's. Want to return to the halcyon days before you knew ... More >>

  • News

    May 30, 2007
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    May 23, 2007
  • News

    November 1, 2006

    Basketball by the Book: A Riverfront Times Investigation

    The Vashon High School Wolverines have won five state titles in the past eight years. But did they play by the rules?

  • News

    July 19, 2006

    Shoe Be Do Be

    Unreal looks into the future and sees... debt and tennis shoes. Plus: a bat house for sale and a Benz full of beer.

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2005

    Summer Season

    Summer Sessions

  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Cocky to the Core

    Meet the hotshots at this St. Louis ad firm. They're special. Just ask them.

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2004

    Planet-Wide Party

    The earth has given a lot to you, so come on out and celebrate its special day

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    True Confessions

    We feel our age at St. Charles' new skate park, bare our guilty soul to the Recording Industry Association of America and pay our last respects to another victim of asbestos

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2003

    Fine Tuning

    Men croon, men swoon

  • News

    February 19, 2003

    The Worm

    The truth about SheBron: There isn't any.

  • Music

    November 13, 2002

    Shoot, Nelly

    It sure didn't feel like St. Louis, yo

  • Music

    August 7, 2002

    Dig Dug

    RCA unearths 100 "lost" Elvis recordings, just in time to celebrate his death day

  • News

    July 3, 2002

    Street Crime

    What the city's doing on Washington Avenue is killing merchants such as Steve Alper

  • News

    May 8, 2002

    Field of Schemes

    Mary and Jeff Clarke feed beauty to the tough world of high fashion. Hard to do from the cornfields of Iowa. Harder still in St. Louis, where too many parents and kids have their dreams exploited for money.

  • Film

    December 13, 2000

    Telepathetic

    What Women Want has far too little on the mind

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2000

    A League of Their Own

    The WNBA pays St. Louis a brief, tantalizing visit

  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Of Condoms, Catholics and Blood

    Disturbed by the Red Cross' promotion of condom use, local Catholics are finding other organizations to handle blood drives. But is their stand having the intended result?

  • News

    January 5, 2000

    EYE OF THE NEEDLE

    Kellwood's taking fashion forward by making virtually all our clothes in the Third World. But the St. Louis giant carefully cloaks its operations, its plant locations and its monitoring of labor conditions.

  • News

    December 22, 1999

    IT'S THE SHOES, IT MUST BE THE SHOES

    In college athletics, the kids live under the rules and the coaches and shoe companies rule

  • Film

    September 22, 1999

    THE SOURCE

    Written and directed by Chuck Workman

  • News

    May 5, 1999
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