Thursday, August 23, 2007

Get Your Columbia Wear NOW!

A nice gift for me! I do have a birthday coming up... in 4 months.

Check out some of these new Columbia football items and you'll see some good new choices.

Personally, I like the "double-zero" jersey tee and the Under Armor polo shirt for men... but that's just me.

It's time to order no so you can make sure you have the right gear in time for the opener at Fordham on 9/15.


At Thu Aug 23, 08:48:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word yet out of camp? How do the first years look?

At Thu Aug 23, 10:20:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to be a downer on this one (and I've already placed my own order for this season), but the truth is that when the football parents sold Columbia wear at the games, it was both lower-priced (but still featuring such name brands as Champion) and came in a wider selection. Taking this aspect of game day over is, of course, another way that Columbia's Athletics Department lately displays its professionalism. But there's always a price to be paid by "somebody else" for such professionalism, and that should be noted.

Now, if they could just do something about the band....


At Thu Aug 23, 11:41:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

RS -

More money for the athletics program is a problem, how?

Considering that the other 7 schools tend to have more cash available for their teams... why is it bad to pay an extra $2 for a t-shirt?

At Thu Aug 23, 11:55:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Literary Lion said...

Hey Jake, the roster's been updated with new weights.

At Fri Aug 24, 02:10:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not merely a matter of "more money" for the athletic program at alma mater, anonymous. It is that something which had the charm of a genuine cottage industry, that was a friendly fillip to game day, has been taken over. And by a "store" that is quite often closed online and offers few real bargains. ("Sales" are a mere 10% reduction, for example.) The charm is gone.

And the prices, I would suggest, have gone way beyond $2 more for a t-shirt. It is ever thus, I suppose. I also much doubt that, currently anyway, t-shirt sales account for any sort of major contribution to CU athletics. Be serious there.

Anyway, there is always Steve & Barry's Manhattan store, which carries Columbia wear and is quite a bit cheaper (which is nice to know if you're taking three pre-adolescent guests to a game and they wish to be "properly" dressed).

At Fri Aug 24, 04:38:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys - its not a matter of cost.
We'd all support paying more $$ to support school-sponsored commercial initiatives.

The point is...the quality of the apparel sold is weak.

Why not have the Columbia bookstore do a JV with the athletic dept to bring a broad selection of QUALITY apparel to Wien Stadium. That's how other schools handle the matter.


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