By Fightlinker on November 11, 2010
I was wondering how long it would be before we started to see more MMA webcomics. Neon Bar Fight fills the void!
^ not really.
The best Joe Silva appearance ever was when he came into the cage to congratulate Stefan Struve.
The Lesnar comic is really fucking funny.
^ i’ve never found eating ice cream funny. always enjoyable, but never funny.
Air Jordan – History of the Franchise
Before the AIR JORDAN, all basketball shoes were white. This simple statement only begins to describe the sheer magnitude of the changes that were about to occur to the sport of basketball and to the athletic footwear industry once Michael Jordan entered the league. Since Michael’s arrival and the launch of the AIR JORDAN franchise, both the game and the industry have been utterly transformed.
Each year, a new AIR JORDAN is unveiled. An annual event since its debut in 1985, each unveiling has been met with ever-increasing anticipation from the media, the industry,cheap jordans, and the buying public. AIR JORDANs perennially dominate the market in sales and demand, establishing with each year’s model higher benchmark standards in design, innovation and performance for the entire athletic footwear industry. At the heart of the franchise is the perfect synergy between athlete and technology – Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the history of basketball, and the shoes he’s worn throughout his illustrious career that epitomize his relentless dedication to performance,retro jordans, innovation and achievement.
Today’s AIR JORDANs continue to build on the franchise’s rich history of innovative design and uncompromising performance. Inspired by the greatest to ever play the game, the franchise continues to lead and shape the athletic footwear industry into the future. As Michael’s legend continues to grow, his legacy in the AIR JORDAN franchise lives on.
Collectors classify the Air Jordan line by release year and model: Originals (OG), Retros (shoes that have been recreated for sale to the general public), Retro-pluses (Retro +, Air Jordans that are similar to the Original product, with more up-to-date changes), Player Exclusive (PE,air jordan shoes, Air Jordans that are exclusive to certain athletes in the realm of sports) and Samples. The Jordan Brand also produces a line of Team shoes, separate from the signature line of Air.
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When Michael Jordan resigned as Washington Wizards president of basketball operations and returned to the court, he wore the Air Jordan XVII. Wilson Smith III again led the design of the Air Jordan XVII. Smith had a couple of inspirations for this shoe. About the time sketching for the AJ XVII started,retro jordans, musician Michael Phillips was signed by Brand Jordan. Smith adopted the smooth lines and flow of a jazz solo as the theme of the AJ XVII. Smith also incorporated the fine details of an Aston Martin car and the outsole design was said to have come from a golf course Michael played.
The XVII featured a TPU heel stabilizer, heel and forefoot Tuned Air (a first for the Jordan line), a dynamic-fit sleeve,air jordan shoes, hidden quick lace system, lace-locks, a full-length composite shank plate and variable-width lacing for a more snug fit. Among Smith’s innovations was the inclusion of a removable midfoot cover, which allowed the wearer to choose whether the laces would be visible. A CD-Rom and metal briefcase were also included to make the Air Jordan XVII the most expensive Air Jordan ever produced at the time, with a suggested retail price of $200.
The Air Jordan XVII had multiple versions. Three mid colors were released: white/blue, black/black and white/red. An Air Jordan XVII+ version featured metallic copper and faux alligator leather on the heel. Three low models were released, including a white/lightning All-Star version. To top off the AJ XVII run, three colorways of super low mule slip-ons were released.
In Jordan’s first year back with the Wizards, he averaged nearly 23 points per game. In January 2002, he scored his 30,000th point against the Chicago Bulls while wearing the Air Jordan XVII. At his 13th All-Star Game, he wore the Air Jordan XVII Low in the white/lightning color.
During the 2001-2002 season, the XVII was worn by players including Kobe Bryant, Mike Bibby, Michael Finley and Eddie Jones.
Air Jordan(s), also simply as Jordans are a brand of shoes and athletic apparel produced by Nike originally designed for and endorsed by professional NBA basketball player Michael Jordan. The Air Jordan line is now sold by the Jordan Brand subsidiary of Nike. Since its first release in 1985,cheap jordans, there have been new designs of the shoe released each year, even after Michael Jordan retired from the NBA.
Collectors classify the Air Jordan line by release year and model: Originals (OG), Retros (shoes that have been recreated for sale to the general public), Retro-pluses (Retro +, Air Jordans that are similar to the Original product, with more up-to-date changes), Player Exclusive (PE, Air Jordans that are exclusive to certain athletes in the realm of sports) and Samples. The Jordan Brand also produces a line of Team shoes, separate from the signature line of Air.