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Monday, May 28, 2007


Hi, my name is James Martin and I have an addiction.

I am addicted to Converse, and I am not talking just Chucks. Actually I only have a small number of Chucks. I have been a Converse freak for over 11 years now. But this blog is not going to be about me. Most of you that will find your way to this page know that I have set out on a mission of sorts.

2008 marks the 100th year of Converse, but currently no NCAA teams wear Converse. In fact there has not been a D-1 NCAA team in Converse since the 2000-2001 Baylor Bears. In 2003 Nike purchased Converse, since that time the brand has seen a significant resurgence in the performance basketball market. This can mostly be attributed to Dwyane Wade and fellow NBA players like Kirk Hinrich, Jameer Nelson, Andre Miller, Kyle Korver, Udonis Haslem, Jason Williams, Chris Quinn, Maurice Evans, Michael Sweetney, Orien Greene, and until this past season Chris Bosh.

I have set up a number of goals for 2008.

1. To get an NCAA team to switch to Converse

2. To get the Nike teams to wear Converse for at least one night to honor the brand.

3. To get Nike NBA players to wear Converse for at least one night to honor the brand.

4. To get as many high school teams to wear Converse for the 2007-2008 season.

At this point I realized that these goals would be better served for the beginning of the 2008-2009 seasons strictly because of time restraints.

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