Nike’s Air Jordan shoppers mob stores, some pepper-spr​ayed

Hoop-la! or just Hoops!  ;+)

For Your Entertainment (FYE)  ;+)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45777268/ns/us_news-life/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Jordan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nike,_Inc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladiator_(2000_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Crowe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridley_Scott
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladiator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_American_Hero
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Katt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_J._Cannell

“”We mortals are but shadows and dust, Maximus! Shadows and dust!”

( “We are nothing, just dust and air”, modern translation)  says Russell Crowe in “Gladiator”, except, for “Nike’s Air Jordan” that is !  ‘+)

“In Arlington, Va., a large crowd was waiting outside the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall which let in a few buyers at midnight and then at again 6 a.m., NBC Washington reported. Police had to come for crowd control, and many customers left angry.”   “At St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf, Md., people pushed open the doors at several entrances to the mall. Initially, they lined up outside the six stores that were set to sell the shoes, but people began pushing each other, trying to keep their places in line, and the scene turned chaotic. No individual stores were broken into. Officers arrested four juveniles and one adult for disorderly conduct.”   “The new shoes are already being advertised on eBay with asking bids of as much as $605.”   “Nike, based in Beaverton, Ore., issued a statement Friday afternoon saying: “We are extremely concerned to hear of the reported crowd incidents … Consumer safety and security is of paramount importance. We encourage anyone wishing to purchase our product to do so in a respectful and safe manner.”   (So why release the shoes on the holidays and in short numbers?) ;+)   ” Everyone claims that they are broke but they have no problem dropping $180 on sneakers.”   ” Look what progress we have made as a civilization.”   Happy Holidays to All!  ;+)   Keep singing: “I am walking on air……” Njke’s Air Jordan that is!  ;+)   “(“Greatest American Hero (Believe it or Not)” by Mike Post and Stephen Geyer) The Greatest American Hero Lyrics

” Look at what’s happened to me, I can’t believe it myself. Suddenly I’m up on top of the world, It should’ve been somebody else.

Believe it or not, I’m walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free-. Flying away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be? Believe it or not it’s just me.

It’s like a light of a new day-, It came from out of the blue. Breaking me out of the spell I was in, Making all of my wishes come true-.

Believe it or not, I’m walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free-. Flying away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be? Believe it or not it’s just me.”

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