Nike Inc.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Is in New McDonald's Commercial With LeBron James

    I have no idea what kind of NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is going to be. I think he's going to be good. Really good. But the fact of the matter is none of us know. Well, if corporate partnerships are any indicator of how good a player is going to be, Manziel is probably going to throw for 5,000 y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Gets Paid (And is Allowed to Acknowledge it)

    All right, I'll admit it. This feels weird. Over the last year and change, we've become so used to casting a skeptical eye toward everything involving Johnny Manziel and any sort of renumeration or benefit. Courtside tickets to NBA playoff games? Must be some booster behind it, right? Golf in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The Five Best Shoes Designed by Musicians

    Lately I've been having a problem, dear readers. I typically do my clothes shopping at thrift stores because a) I'm cheap; and b) I'm a hipster (just saying it for you preemptively). But if you're like me, you know that it's practically impossible to find a nice pair of size 13 shoes from a thrift s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Cougars Making Uniform Changes Just to Make Changes

    Photos have been leaking out for the past month or so of new helmets and uniforms for the University of Houston. As an alum, I'd like to offer up an opinion on the proposed new looks -- yes, looks, as in multiple looks. And my basic opinion is, enough already. The Cougars just got new uniforms, hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Bo Knows Bo: Bo Jackson Turns 50 Years Old, Smashes Old Age Over His Knee

    Today Bo Jackson turns 50 years old. The former baseball and football star was one of the most exciting players to watch in the late '80s and early '90s. He was able to incite excite in not sports fans young and old. Dem legs, you guys. And he knew how to sell shoes. He did double-duty with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    The Six Worst One-Game Uniforms You'll See In The 2012 College Football Season

    Look good, feel good, play good? Not in these cases. This list doesn't include full-time offenders like Houston, who substituted a perfectly slick design for a blob. Instead, these universities -- some with long traditions -- will subject us to a fashion upchuck on select game days.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    2012 Summer Olympics: 10 Badass Houston Athletes to Watch in London

    Check out our slideshow of the Texas Olympians competing in the 2012 Summer Games. ERMAHGERD, are you squee-ing with as much excitement for the Summer Olympic Games as I am? Seriously. I am counting down the minutes until I can leave work and check out the Danny Boyle-directed Opening Ceremonies th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Joe Paterno's Family Vows To Find The Real Child Molester Harborer

    Another day, another story from Happy Valley that makes me question my faith in mankind. Two, actually. First, predictably, three more men have come forward claiming they were sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky, one citing abuse that took place all the away back in the 70's. If you remember, Sandus ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    May 15, 2012

    App of the Week: Get in Shape with Nike Training Club

    App: Nike Training Club Platform: iPhone Web site: App Store Cost: Free "My doctor said I swallowed a lot of aggression...along with a lot of pizzas." -- Dewey Oxburger, Stripes I'll be honest, I don't like working out. I see people who just love "feeling the burn" and I'm perplexed, a little jea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Those New UT Football Uniforms

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Cover Your Eyes, Longhorns: The New UT Football Unis Are Horrible

    Nike is either the coolest thing to happen to college football or the absolute worst. Their attention-grabbing uniforms, which began with Oregon but are now spreading everywhere, look either hideous or hip, depending on your viewpoint. And now the University of Texas is in the spotlight. Photos an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012
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    January 26, 2011

    What Are Your Favorite Sneakers Ever?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday (or thereabouts), Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: ESG, John Dew, Chuckway, Hollyw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    "Come On Buick, Light My Fire."

    Not official Nike footwear.​Like most of Western society, I'd figured I was pretty much numb to the use of popular songs in commercials. I don't know how far back the practice dates, exactly, but I remember the anecdote from No One Here Gets Out Alive about Jim Morrison shooting down the sugge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Air Jordan Frenzy: Say What Now? Five Possible Explanations

    Air Jordans and the madness of crowds​Huge crowds jammed Houston stores today looking to buy the latest version of the Air Jordan sneaker. Cops were called out to handle some unruliness connected with having a chance to purchase the $175 Air Jordan 11 Retro sneaker. Hundreds of people lined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    A Houston Rockets Christmas: Rating The Unlistenable

    The Houston Rockets like to put out Christmas videos in which the players mangle carols, to the general merriment of all. It's a good idea in theory. In practice? Cover your ears. 4. "Let It Snow" No one gets close to being in tune, but this is worth it if only for the bizarre way Yao Ming looks l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    NBA 2010-2011 Preview -- Reconstructing LeBron

    Please, no more operations on Yao Ming​"What should I do?" -- LeBron James, over and over and over again his new Nike spot The fact that LeBron James is posing the question in his new Nike spot perhaps tells us that he is not completely devoid of self-awareness, as he appeared to be last summer. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Jamie Zelko of Zelko Bistro

    Tam Vo​We continue our visit with Chef Jamie Zelko by discussing the her bistro's ambiance and some of her many hidden talents. EOW: So let's talk about your restaurant. I see some aged wood and old photographs. Tell me about your inspiration for the ambiance. Zelko: Well the wood on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Possible Sponsors For 6 Summer Tours

    ​Sunday night, resurgent '90s nu-metaleers Korn stop by Verizon Wireless Theater as headliners of the annual Jagermeister Music Tour. Wonder if they've still got the gorilla suit. It seems like more and more artists are following the model of bands like U2, whose recently scratched 360 Tour was "p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Game Time: Earl Woods' Force Ghost Asks Tiger The Tough Questions, In The Name Of Nike

    So earlier this week, we got this presser from Tiger Woods at Augusta.... For those who don't want to waste nine minutes of your life watching bullshit, just know that Tiger plans on being nicer to all of the fans, he has had to view himself in a way he never thought he'd have to, and he's never tak ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2010
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    February 23, 2010

    Local High School Sports Outfitter Getting Bigfooted by Nike

    ​For 17 years B-Bad Sportswear of Houston has been providing uniforms for teams in the Houston school district, employing 22 workers, hustling to replace torn or missing jerseys before games, proud to have made the shirts and shorts worn by state champions.At one time, boss Gerald Taylor tells Hai ... More >>

  • News

    April 30, 2009

    UH Gets the Brush-Off from Nike

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Culture

    April 23, 2009

    Mexican Moors?

    More likely than you think

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Phi Slama Jama Lives On...But Not In Houston

    With a 31-3 record and slam-dunking skills like no other, the "dunking fraternity" Phi Slama Jama put University of Houston men's basketball on the map in 1983. So much so that Nike will soon be releasing a shoe commemorating the team: a limited edition release, the Big Nike Hi LE will be sold only ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    H-Town Sneaker Summit — Winter ‘09

    Check out the latest way to keep your feet fresh to death

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    No Logo — Brands, Globalization, Resistance

    Naomi Klein’s documentary about branding covers clothes, shoes and people

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Three Nights Ago: Hives and Maroon 5 at Toyota Center

    Maroon 5, the Hives Friday October 26, 2007 Toyota Center Better Than: Maroon 5. Oh, wait. They were there. Download: The first six songs from the Hives’ new Black and White Album. Maroon 5 may have received top billing, but Friday night belonged to the Hives. Clad in black suits, white lapel ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 9, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    May 24, 2007

    Mexican American Culture

    Can't take the rancho out of the wab

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2006

    Can't Mess with Texas

    Hats off to you, Texas. There was a big honkin' parade in NYC that ran from Madison Avenue to Times Square this afternoon. And it was all for Texas. "Don't Mess with Texas" has beat out 25 other well-known slogans for Advertising Week's 2006 Walk of Fame contest. Some of the losing catch phrase ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 11, 2006
  • Culture

    January 26, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    January 19, 2006

    High Culture

    A wicked little celebration of America's diversity takes over the Alley

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Comedian

    Chingo Bling

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Elvis Presley

    Elvis: Today, Tomorrow & Forever (RCA) / "A Little Less Conversation" (BMG)

  • Culture

    September 27, 2001

    Image Versus Reality

    MFA exhibits shatter two things that America loves: Its myths and its marketing

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Pipeline to the Pros

    One of the straightest paths to the NBA begins on the summer hoops circuit. All the kids have to do in return is wear the right shoes.

  • Film

    December 14, 2000

    The Theater Shopping Network

    Apparently What Women Want is a feature-length commercial

  • Calendar

    June 24, 1999
  • News

    May 6, 1999
  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Year of Yearning

    The old were bold in an era of Hollywood mainstream misses

  • Music

    August 6, 1998
  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Absolutely for Sale

    Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work

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    March 12, 1998
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