Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on)topic: Sneaker Fight
It seems dumb to point out that Nike is the most popular shoe brand in the world, but here I go being dumb: Nike is the most popular shoe brand in the world.
The past few years Nike’s main competitor, Adidas, has slowly crept into more and more shares of the shoe market and seemed to be one step ahead of the Swoosh. That is no longer the case. Nike has hit back hard, helped by their NBA sponsorship, and not only reclaimed their market share over Adidas, but nearly lapped them.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had his endorsement deal with Nike come to an end this past autumn but decided to re-up with them over an aggressive push from Adidas. I’m glad our Freak decided on Nike because how awesome would it be a few decades from now to read about Nike unveiling the “Giannis Antetokounmpo Wing” as their Beaverton, Oregon headquarters?
Tonight’s (off)topic: HGTV
I got some bones to pick with the Home & Garden Television channel, and as a former employee of a kitchen and bath remodeling company, I feel like I can gripe. I was raised on TLC’s, Trading Spaces, and every HGTV show comes way short of capturing the magic Paige Davis provided middle-aged Americans and one teenager (me) on a weekly basis.
House Hunters is a fine show if you don’t think about it too hard. More times than not the couple has already decided, or even moved into, the house they have chosen when the show films their decision. Those episodes are pretty easy to pick out, however, as the couple will argue over some trivial thing like whether or not the house is located in Kentucky or Ohio (lose-lose in my book) or if the old colonial house is haunted (that’s a legit concern, IMO).
I am not fully convinced that the Property Brothers are actually twins. I’m 99 percent sure that they are twins, but they look just different enough for me to think they’re two good-looking, random doppelgangers that were given a television show based in Vancouver on the basis that they are twins. I’m onto them.
Fixer Upper might be the worst/best program HGTV has to offer. Chip and Joann are some classic, wholesome Texas couple that you get annoyed with after three episodes. Chip is dumb but he makes bad jokes and can renovate living rooms with the best of them. Joann puts some ship lap over the fireplace and makes every dining room table a picnic style table regardless of whether or not some of us need the back support a picnic table cannot provide. We get it.
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