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Reebok making one last push with Tebow jerseys

Tim Tebow's New York Jets shirts are put up for display in New York Reuters

On April 3, Nike will unveil its new line of NFL jerseys.  Until then, Reebok retains the exclusive apparel contract.

And so, with Tim Tebow being traded to the Jets, Reebok gets one last shot to move some merchandise.

At NFLShop.com, Reebok-manufactured Tebow jerseys can be purchased.  Only nine days before the flip gets switched to Nike.  (Curiously, the Peyton Manning jerseys currently available at NFLShop.com are manufactured neither by Reebok nor by Nike.)

With all due respect to the folks at Reebok, fans should wait for the Nike jerseys.  Even if, as expected, there are no changes to the appearance of the Jets jerseys, there apparently will be differences in the way they are made.

And, obviously, the Jets jerseys Tebow actually wears will have a Nike, not Reebok, logo on the sleeves.

It’s hard to fault Reebok for trying to cash in on Tebowmania.  Still, smart consumers will delay any jersey purchases, for any player, until April 3.

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35 Responses to “Reebok making one last push with Tebow jerseys”
  1. mitchitized says: Mar 25, 2012 5:02 PM

    “It’s hard to fault Reebok for trying to cash in on Tebowmania.  Still, smart consumers will delay any jersey purchases, for any player, until April 3.”

    Unless you are a truly smart customer and refuse to purchase anything from Nike.

    Nike, Microsoft, there’s a few companies out there that anyone with even the most modest cranium should avoid like used CDs from the Spice Girls. And sorry to say it Mike, you ain’t one of them.

    Like many feel that Vick crossed a line that cannot be apologized away, Nike did too, and did for many many MANY years before asking forgiveness.

  2. fishtales10 says: Mar 25, 2012 5:04 PM

    Reebok jerseys are great. Nike makes terrible stuff in comparison. I have some Nike college jerseys and they fit terrible. Hope they don’t mess up the nfl jerseys.

  3. vbe2 says: Mar 25, 2012 5:04 PM

    At NFLShop.com, Reebok-manufactured Tebow jerseys can be purchased. Only nine days before the flip gets switched to Nike.
    =================================

    The flip gets switched? Did you mean the switch gets flipped? You flip a switch, you don’t switch a flip.

  4. woodyg says: Mar 25, 2012 5:06 PM

    Why should consumers wait?????

    Obviously you either will have some financial gain by advocating this approach or you have friends at Nike who have convinced you to make this ridiculous proposal. (post)

    Please leave football fans out the the corporate BS. We just wanna enjoy the game.

  5. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 25, 2012 5:10 PM

    They’ll be collectors items. Especially if Tebow decides to take a different number. Or changes his name.

  6. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Mar 25, 2012 5:11 PM

    First of all, Nike sucks for all it has portrayed itself as…I don’t own anything with a stupid swoosh on it and never will.

    Second of all…people who buy sports jerseys of any kind are mindless sheep who have no identity of their own.

  7. cincyorangenblack says: Mar 25, 2012 5:12 PM

    Just saw some Nike NFL shorts for the bears….only 40 bucks and about 800 times more stylish than reeboks versions.

    Can’t wait for the new era hats either!!!

  8. Stiller43 says: Mar 25, 2012 5:13 PM

    The only difference is the completely oversized swoosh instead of a small reebok symbol. Everyone knows theyre reebok jerseys, but they need to be about football first and foremost. Reeboks were. Nikes are about marketing.

  9. transam7816 says: Mar 25, 2012 5:13 PM

    Still, smart consumers will delay any jersey purchases, for any player, until April 3.
    ———————-
    The consumers don’t need to be smart. They just need to be aware of the switch.

  10. joe3001 says: Mar 25, 2012 5:13 PM

    “It’s hard to fault Reebok for trying to cash in on Tebowmania. Still, smart consumers will delay any jersey purchases, for any player, until April 3.”

    Smarter Jets fans will not waste their money on any Tebow jersey until they are assured this is not a 1 year experiment and Tebow is actually a legit NFL starting QB.

  11. randygnyc says: Mar 25, 2012 5:15 PM

    And some people, and by some I mean 10′s of millions, couldn’t care less about Nike’s labor practices. They’ll sell out every tebow Jersey that is made now, before the change. Heck, they may even be collectible, as they are verifiably the first tebow jets jerseys and the last run before the change in manufacturers.

  12. dizzysit says: Mar 25, 2012 5:16 PM

    I was expecting this last push by Reebok to be much cheaper.

  13. aresarrow says: Mar 25, 2012 5:16 PM

    Immediate retro street cred.

  14. illiniftw says: Mar 25, 2012 5:22 PM

    Until Tebow becomes the greatest QB of all time and you own one of the rare reebok Jets jerseys!!!!

  15. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 25, 2012 5:23 PM

    People still wear jerseys?

  16. jrcoop says: Mar 25, 2012 5:25 PM

    Fortunately for Reebok, most of the prospective buyers of the jersey aren’t that smart.

  17. scottleroyfriend says: Mar 25, 2012 5:25 PM

    Fascinating that the Manning jersey available is the super cheesy one with the team logos on the sleeve while the Tebow one is the replica of the field worn one not the logos on sleeves one. I agree that waiting is smart there is no connection between author and Nike just that the point of buying a jersey is to replicate what the players wear. Even if the colors and striping do not change the way the jerseys will be made is. Also with the Swoosh replacing the Vector purchased Tebow jerseys will not replicate what he wears this fall.

  18. wtfchiefs says: Mar 25, 2012 5:31 PM

    Ive always thought it was strange for adults to wear/buy jerseys.

  19. gmsalpha says: Mar 25, 2012 5:33 PM

    I am not a fan of having these logos on uniforms, period. It invites the possibility of “well, there’s already one logo on the uniforms. what’s another?” – said the executive of ___ oil company/fast food company/tech company/toy company.

    I would be disappointed if 10 years from now, NFL and NBA jerseys looked like FIFA and NASCAR.

  20. kungfubillysims says: Mar 25, 2012 5:39 PM

    Slow day huh Mike? I think I speak for most of us when I say that maybe in the future you could refrain from dispensing the consumer advice. Most of us are smart enough to figure these things out on our own. Thanks though.

  21. jjljr says: Mar 25, 2012 5:41 PM

    smart consumers will delay any jersey purchases, for any player, until April 3

    actually, truly smart customers won’t buy an NFL jersey, ever … NFL/MLB/NBA/NHL jerseys are about the worst bang-for-the-buck purchase available.

  22. mikea311 says: Mar 25, 2012 5:56 PM

    im still waiting for the official Nike knockoffs from China for $40.

  23. bhb85 says: Mar 25, 2012 6:03 PM

    Does anyone else feel like the writers for this blog know nothing about sports and rely on stupid “Tebowmania” for articles. I read a sports blog to get an interesting opinion on facts related to sports….not fashion and/or religious advice.

  24. corvusrex96 says: Mar 25, 2012 6:07 PM

    This must be one of the most pointless articles from PFT in at least the past 24 hours.

    The jersey is still the jersey no matter who makes it.
    I own some team affiliated T-shirts and I don’t recall being overly worried if the tag says hanes, fruit of the loom on it

  25. rob0527 says: Mar 25, 2012 6:10 PM

    Can’t wait for Nike to take over. There stuff is brighter and stylish.
    Why would anyone want a jersey of a back up? Did Reebok produce any Drew Stanton jerseys?
    Jets fans keep the faith Sanchez is out guy.

  26. mpprice says: Mar 25, 2012 6:14 PM

    Nike and the Federal Govt. have all those websites and manufacturers shut down and locked up tighter than a drum. Feds are going into collectible shops looking for knockoff uni’s and pulling them.

  27. hooterdawg says: Mar 25, 2012 6:30 PM

    As with anything in limited supply, collectors will find more value in the Reebok version.

  28. mayortito says: Mar 25, 2012 7:02 PM

    tebow or any player barely sees anything from jerseys. AP wanted to change numbers and it would have cost him a million but they will make a jersey that is obsolete in a matter of days because reebok will make a killing. the structure is messed up. this proves the point, that people buy jerseys for the player and all the money goes to the corps and the nfl.

  29. 1phd says: Mar 25, 2012 7:10 PM

    And TRULY smart consumers will pass on Tebow jerseys from *any* source and save their money.

  30. nflfollower says: Mar 25, 2012 7:17 PM

    what about the consumer who is simply unwilling to wait until April 3rd? We are talking about a tebow jersey here for crying out loud, I want mine YESTERDAY!!!

  31. bigzant82 says: Mar 25, 2012 8:05 PM

    smh i cant wait to tget them new era nfl fitted im buying alot of dem

  32. schmitty2 says: Mar 25, 2012 8:22 PM

    yssupasigninnamnotyep says:
    Mar 25, 2012 5:11 PM
    First of all, Nike sucks for all it has portrayed itself as…I don’t own anything with a stupid swoosh on it and never will.

    Second of all…people who buy sports jerseys of any kind are mindless sheep who have no identity of their own.

    Yet you are on here commenting on it moron. Speaking of no identity..what the hell does your postname mean??

  33. 49ersgiants4life says: Mar 25, 2012 8:22 PM

    I get Nike has tons of sweatshops but if they didn’t have the sweatshops then apparel would be so much more than it already is and it just all sucks.

  34. wetpaperbag3 says: Mar 25, 2012 9:07 PM

    Still, smart consumers will delay any jersey purchases, for any player, until April 3.
    ==============================

    No!…SMART consumers will SAVE MONEY with the CURRENT official jerseys made by Reebok that are/will cost LESS than the Nike ones.

    DUMB consumers (or those who simply like throwing away money on the “shinier new toy”) will SKIP on the CHEAPER official jerseys and PAY MORE for the nearly same official jersey April 3rd!

  35. tilllman40 says: Mar 25, 2012 11:42 PM

    @bigzant82 Jesus learn how to talk .

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