The weakness of Nike was its long manufacturing cycle that may produce sneakers that were no longer in style by the time they arrived at the store. Another weakness was that the demand planners could not really coordinate with the fashion designers and were going more on instant then on hard facts. The strength of Nike is its brand name as well as its business plan.
Family legend has it that my mother was so overwhelmed when she first met my father, in 1946, the year he fled Germany, that she sputtered chestnut meat on his military uniform. She was young, but her family owned land, and my dad decided on the spot that she was the one, though he had recently broken off an engagement to another woman in their Calabrian village though he had just abandoned his pregnant wife in Bavaria. In truth, my mother wasn eating chestnuts then, and my father wasn wearing a uniform.
Sophomore Rachel Gowey won beam (9.950) and Baker tied with freshman Megan Skaggs for Florida top floor score (9.925). Floor routine was one of the highlights of the night. It featrued, as she admitted following the meet, plenty of sass, including playing a whipping noise accompanied by a whipping motion where her teammates fell to the floor.
The best big men in 2019 battled tonight as Vernon Carey Jr. He plays now for the thrills he felt on Wednesday night, when he faced off against big man Vernon Carey Jr., who has challenged Wiseman for the mantle of the country’s top recruit and figures to be in the conversation as a top five pick in 2020. Those players would potentially be lottery picks next June if they had the option of declaring right out of high school especially considering how weak that draft appears to be a year out.
Gone are the days when fashion meant wearing the most uncomfortable ensemble, that may or may not have looked avant garde and chic. While experimenting is still very much an integral part of the inherent nature of the fashion industry, sky high stilettos that crush one’s sole (pun intended) seem to be fast becoming a thing of the past. We’ve seen a dramatic shift in the kind of clothing that trend setting and fashion forward celebrities are wearing away from skin tight, hard to breath spandex dresses and steering closer and closer to easy sportswear or athleisure as some like to call it, as everyday wear.
The AFN has an unusual voting system that requires a 60 per cent majority to determine a winner. This has caused voting to go into multiple ballots far into the night in the past. There will be deal making and alliances formed among the front runners.