Monday, December 3, 2007

WSJ Article

Well, I am sure all of you read the article about me in the WSJ today. I am a little ticked about it, but what can you do. If it were the USA Today I may have granted an interview, but the!

I am even more frustrated with some Adidas lover over at the Oregonian named Brent. He blogged about the WSJ article today, titling his post "What Phil Knight's been up Stanford."

I am a little offended that he thinks all I have been doing is going to class, talking about greek god's, famous authors, and how the world would be better if everyone would just get along.

I have a whole list of other things I've been working on:

  • Renaming the Nike Campus to "The City of Near Beaverton"
  • Sewing shoes together while those ungrateful short people were on strike
  • Developing a strategy to dominate the bowling market, because what else is left?
  • Meeting with Kilkenny to decide who Belloti's replacement will be
  • Figuring out how I'll convince the FTC and the EU that owning Adidas will not make Nike a monopoly (Hee hee, those idiots!)
So Brent...have have been doing more than smoking pot and discussing literature!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Home for the Holidays

After watching my boys win the NCAA Cross Country Championship, then watching my 'girls' lose to Saint Mary's, I came back to the Knight Family compound here in Oregon.

You know what I love the most about holidays like Thanksgiving? Four Days off where I can slip on my Croc's, cozy into an Under Armour base layer top, lock my self in my room, and just roll around in my money! (picture Scrooge McDuck from "Duck Tails")

Leave me alone, Penny. I'll come out on Monday morning when I have to return to work :(

Happy Thanksgiving from Uncle Phil!

Monday, November 19, 2007


The UO Cross Country team is #1 in the world! Who says money can't buy a collegiate championship? Chalk up the first National title for my man Kilkenny! I knew I made the right move when I fired Moos!

Makes me want to to break out my old car from the 60's and drive up and down the Oregon coast selling sneakers!

Here is the full story.

(Photo credit to the AP, posted on

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Umbro deal

I've got a lot of people coming up to me on campus asking wtf is up with the purchase of Umbro.

Here is the bottom line: we only have room in the Nike stables for 1 played out early 90's brand.

So we had to dump Starter.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mind Readers

I caught this in the Sporting News today:

"The BCS had better be careful about hosing the Ducks a third time, or Nike founder and Oregon benefactor Phil Knight might just buy the system and shut it down."

Its like they read my mind! How do they do that?

Full story here

Friday, November 9, 2007

I wanna be, I wanna be like Mike....

Would somebody please tell Jeff Jordan, son of Michael, that he aint his dad?

Matt Lauer tried to get that point across to him this week on the Today Show. Here is the story.

Come on out here to Beaverton and I'll give you a job...just like I did for your dad. You don't have to have any talent to succeed around here.

Post Secret

So some bum tried to pull a fast one on us recently. I guess he work(ed) for the company that mails our catalogs, stole an '08 footwear catalog, and then tried to sell it to the schmucks battling it out for the #2 spot behind us.

Here is the story.

I love this story for the simple fact that we are gonna pound this guy into the pavement! Who thinks they can pull this shit on us and get away with it? We are friggin Nike for god sake! Didn't anyone see what we did to Rob Drake and the City of Beaverton? What else do I have to do to get some friggin respect around here?

The writing in the paper rubs me the wrong way though (big surprise, huh). Some liberal hippie at the Oregonian actually implies that the leak of this catalog could destroy us. I mean really, are you serious?

These catalogs are distributed to the thousands of customers we have all across this country, about 9 months before the product ships. Every pimply faced kid in town knows what we are making next year. For christ sake, the kid that brings me my warm cookies every day at lunch is wearing the 2009 Jordan's!

And even if the designs were a secret, do you think somebody like Saucony would be able to cripple us just because they know what our stuff looks like? Half of our shit looks like crap, yet we just marched past $16 billion. Trust me, looks don't matter (hell, look at my suits).

I hope this schmuck goes to jail. Props to Mark and the Nike security team for calling the FBI on a homeless guy. That gives a whole new definition to "Just Do It."