In the future, when you forget that Sports Authority went out of business and type in their website address, you’ll end up on a page owned by the defunct retailer’s biggest competitor. Dick’s Sporting Goods reportedly scooped up the Sports Authority name, including its domain names and customer mailing lists, for $15 million in the company’s intellectual property auction. [More]
What’s that, you say? People just aren’t flocking to athletic equipment endorsed by Lance Armstrong since he admitted that his professional cycling career was full of doping and lies? That makes sense. That’s bad news if you’re Dick’s Sporting Goods, and half of the pricey fitness equipment you sell is Livestrong-branded. It is, however, great news for consumers. [More]
Considering the large number of strip mall vacancies, you might think that the proprietors of the two businesses pictured in this reader-submitted photograph would have had ample opportunity to find locations that did not abut each other. Our inner adolescent thanks the universe for making this happen.
My how things change overnight. Yesterday, we told you about the far-from-loony folks at the American Family Association who had called for their members to boycott Dick’s Sporting Goods because the retail chain used the word “holiday” instead of “Christmas” for its November and December sales circulars. Now the AFA has announced that it’s called off the boycott because Dick’s will be using that word after all.
American Family Association Calls For Boycott On Dick's Sporting Goods For Not Using The Word "Christmas"
People keep sending us the link to this sign outside a shopping center somewhere in Massachusetts and saying things like, “LOL” and “So f-ing hilarious.” But we can’t figure out just what is so humorous about it. After all, it’s just a combination sign for a Pumps gym and a Dick’s sporting goods store.
McDonald’s: Taking his cue from both Cheeseburger Josh and that irritating “Gimme That Filet-o-Fish” ad, a dude in South Brunswick, NJ, got so impatient with the service at the drive-thru that he crawled through the window, slapped the employee and then escaped with his precious fish sandwich.
I don’t think it’s necessary at any level. It’s really no different then yelling “fat fuck” at a fat person on a treadmill.
That, friends, is how you talk to customers. (Before you .zip up their account and cancel them, like Hoffman did to the customer who was complaining.)