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While on vacation in Wisconsin visiting my folks I help to promote FAU by wearing a FAU tshirt while  picking up a few things and wore and wore my FAU polo that I got from, Its Owl Time store, to a fish fry on Friday night. Today I also promoted by wearing my FAU tshirt on the way home and at a restrurant in Lake City, FL since we drove for vacation.
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Way to go, we ALL have to spread the name wherever we go! I wear an FAU visor when I play tennis and for some idiot reason I forgot it Saturday and SEVERAL guys commented on where my FAU visor was!
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USMCOWL said

While on vacation in Wisconsin visiting my folks I help to promote FAU by wearing a FAU tshirt while  picking up a few things and wore and wore my FAU polo that I got from, Its Owl Time store, to a fish fry on Friday night. Today I also promoted by wearing my FAU tshirt on the way home and at a restrurant in Lake City, FL since we drove for vacation.
Posted On: Jun 29th 2014, 9:08 PM #332289

Represent!!
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fauowl said

USMCOWL said

While on vacation in Wisconsin visiting my folks I help to promote FAU by wearing a FAU tshirt while  picking up a few things and wore and wore my FAU polo that I got from, Its Owl Time store, to a fish fry on Friday night. Today I also promoted by wearing my FAU tshirt on the way home and at a restrurant in Lake City, FL since we drove for vacation.
Posted On: Jun 29th 2014, 9:08 PM #332289

Represent!!
Posted On: Jun 30th 2014, 8:25 AM #332291

Any comments on the wardrobe while in Wisconsin? Also, will the store be getting the red alternate jerseys in store? 
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LawOwl said

 Also, will the store be getting the red alternate jerseys in store? 
Posted On: Jun 30th 2014, 10:57 AM #332293

We most likely will not have jerseys.  Here's why: replica football jerseys almost never look like the on-field jerseys.  Adidas requires a minimum order of about $15,000 for jerseys. They have to be ordered in December to get them for the next football season in August.  That means I would have needed to order them last year. Meanwhile the jerseys for this year have been changed.  They made their last change just last week.

If you order blue jerseys, fans want red, if you order #32 on the jerseys, fans want a different number.  They also notice that they don't really look like the real ones.  It would be the worst investment I could make for where we are in our infancy.

I did an experiment last year and purchased several jerseys from a on-campus competitor  :Winking: I paid full price and then sold them for less than the competitor just to see what would happen.  I thought I would rather lose a few dollars on a few jerseys rather than invest $15K.  

What happened was: I still have a few of those jerseys. Not many people buy jerseys, but they like to see them in the store and look at them.

The other thing I did was go to the games and see how many people were wearing jerseys in the stands.  I found more people wearing our Columbia Fishing shirts than jerseys.

I will still always consider jerseys as things progress, but there needs to be a better solution out there.

Hope that helps!
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fauowl said

LawOwl said

 Also, will the store be getting the red alternate jerseys in store? 
Posted On: Jun 30th 2014, 10:57 AM #332293

We most likely will not have jerseys.  Here's why: replica football jerseys almost never look like the on-field jerseys.  Adidas requires a minimum order of about $15,000 for jerseys. They have to be ordered in December to get them for the next football season in August.  That means I would have needed to order them last year. Meanwhile the jerseys for this year have been changed.  They made their last change just last week.

If you order blue jerseys, fans want red, if you order #32 on the jerseys, fans want a different number.  They also notice that they don't really look like the real ones.  It would be the worst investment I could make for where we are in our infancy.

I did an experiment last year and purchased several jerseys from a on-campus competitor  :Winking: I paid full price and then sold them for less than the competitor just to see what would happen.  I thought I would rather lose a few dollars on a few jerseys rather than invest $15K.  

What happened was: I still have a few of those jerseys. Not many people buy jerseys, but they like to see them in the store and look at them.

The other thing I did was go to the games and see how many people were wearing jerseys in the stands.  I found more people wearing our Columbia Fishing shirts than jerseys.

I will still always consider jerseys as things progress, but there needs to be a better solution out there.

Hope that helps!
Posted On: Jun 30th 2014, 11:41 AM #332294

Hey, so will you be carrying jersey's this year?
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Tim FAU98 said

fauowl said

LawOwl said

 Also, will the store be getting the red alternate jerseys in store? 
Posted On: Jun 30th 2014, 10:57 AM #332293

We most likely will not have jerseys.  Here's why: replica football jerseys almost never look like the on-field jerseys.  Adidas requires a minimum order of about $15,000 for jerseys. They have to be ordered in December to get them for the next football season in August.  That means I would have needed to order them last year. Meanwhile the jerseys for this year have been changed.  They made their last change just last week.

If you order blue jerseys, fans want red, if you order #32 on the jerseys, fans want a different number.  They also notice that they don't really look like the real ones.  It would be the worst investment I could make for where we are in our infancy.

I did an experiment last year and purchased several jerseys from a on-campus competitor  :Winking: I paid full price and then sold them for less than the competitor just to see what would happen.  I thought I would rather lose a few dollars on a few jerseys rather than invest $15K.  

What happened was: I still have a few of those jerseys. Not many people buy jerseys, but they like to see them in the store and look at them.

The other thing I did was go to the games and see how many people were wearing jerseys in the stands.  I found more people wearing our Columbia Fishing shirts than jerseys.

I will still always consider jerseys as things progress, but there needs to be a better solution out there.

Hope that helps!
Posted On: Jun 30th 2014, 11:41 AM #332294

Hey, so will you be carrying jersey's this year?
Posted On: Jun 30th 2014, 12:33 PM #332295

 :)
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LawOwl said

fauowl said

USMCOWL said

While on vacation in Wisconsin visiting my folks I help to promote FAU by wearing a FAU tshirt while  picking up a few things and wore and wore my FAU polo that I got from, Its Owl Time store, to a fish fry on Friday night. Today I also promoted by wearing my FAU tshirt on the way home and at a restrurant in Lake City, FL since we drove for vacation.
Posted On: Jun 29th 2014, 9:08 PM #332289

Represent!!
Posted On: Jun 30th 2014, 8:25 AM #332291

Any comments on the wardrobe while in Wisconsin? Also, will the store be getting the red alternate jerseys in store? 
Posted On: Jun 30th 2014, 10:57 AM #332293
As for vacation, no comments, but at least I was getting the name and logo out there different places.
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I try to wear my FAU snap backs as much as possible when out of town - the ones from its owl time. I also wear FAU shirts as much as possible out of town. 


                                         ROLL OWLS
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Wore mine in Cali, Delaware and Texas.  Mainly business travel.  Was asked about Alfred Morris in Cali last year while on vacation if this is the school he went to.  
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