Image ImageImage Image

Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical

Moderators: HomoSapien, RedBulls23, dougthonus, kulaz3000, Ice Man, fleet, GimmeDat, Tommy Udo 6 , DASMACKDOWN, AshyLarrysDiaper, Payt10

ChiCitySPORTS#1
RealGM
Posts: 17,875
And1: 3,586
Joined: Jul 02, 2006
Location: West Loop

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#101 » by ChiCitySPORTS#1 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:55 pm

RememberLu wrote:What I don't understand is how no company managed to outbid Zenni Optical for this sponsorship. Has anyone even heard of this company before today? How do the Reinsdorfs always manage to sell sponsorship to these companies you never hear about. They sold their baseball stadium to Guaranteed Rate. I guess the well known companies don't want to associate themselves with the Reinsdorf product


Yeah - I dont understand how this seemingly small company just cut a huge deal with the Bulls. Never heard of them....
User avatar
RememberLu
RealGM
Posts: 14,406
And1: 8,099
Joined: Feb 22, 2014

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#102 » by RememberLu » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:01 pm

The Philadelphia 76ers get Stubhub and we get Zenni Optical

We deserve a Tesla or a Google sponsorship, god dammit
ZOMG
Veteran
Posts: 2,652
And1: 1,440
Joined: Dec 31, 2013

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#103 » by ZOMG » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:04 pm

Zenni Optical. :D The more I think about it, the sadder (and funnier) it seems.

Sometimes this team just kills me.
---------
Red Larrivee wrote:Zion Williamson can be a lot more than an all-star. He has the potential to be the best player in the world.
User avatar
Eddy_JukeZ
RealGM
Posts: 13,486
And1: 9,030
Joined: Oct 05, 2013
         

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#104 » by Eddy_JukeZ » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:11 pm

Couldn't we have gotten a bigger time sponsor?

Like honestly.
Red8911
General Manager
Posts: 9,664
And1: 2,148
Joined: Jul 13, 2010
Location: BROOKLYN

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#105 » by Red8911 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:19 pm

Surprised eye wear companies still make money. Why doesn’t everyone just get lasik? Agree with others they couldn’t get a bigger company sponsor?
ZOMG
Veteran
Posts: 2,652
And1: 1,440
Joined: Dec 31, 2013

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#106 » by ZOMG » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:31 pm

Zenni Optical probably thought they were gonna sponsor the Windy City Bulls.
---------
Red Larrivee wrote:Zion Williamson can be a lot more than an all-star. He has the potential to be the best player in the world.
User avatar
johnnyvann840
RealGM
Posts: 32,106
And1: 16,654
Joined: Sep 04, 2010

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#107 » by johnnyvann840 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:32 pm

Doesn't look as bad as the GE logo on the Celtic jersey, at least. They're all hideous except the Harley logo on the Bucks jersey. That actually looks cool, but it's such an iconic logo. I'm looking at Eddy Jukez avatar and picturing Michael's jersey with the Zenni logo on it.. kind of makes me sad. Honestly, though, if the product on the floor was better, I wouldn't even care. But it isn't. The game itself has become so boring, I really don't even care.

Makes me glad I won't be around to see how far this goes. It's bad enough the NBA has become a big cesspool of gossip and drama. It's like JVG and Zach Lowe were talking about in that podcast. How sad it is that half the younger fans of the league don't even really know or care about basketball. What happens on the court has become secondary to all the drama and gossip.

My interest in sports has waned to all time low levels the past few years. The NBA has become boring. The NFL has been so pussified. MLB has lost it's luster, I haven't even watched a NLCS or ALCS game this season. Even my interest in the Blackhawks has gotten low enough I don't even buy the Center Ice package anymore. Last season I rarely ever watched Bulls games live, the product was so bad, I could only stand the condensed games with no commercials or time in between plays. I haven't pulled the trigger on League Pass and I don't think I will. Honestly, the streams out there now are just as good quality, even better at times LIVE (I found myself watching pirate streams sometimes last season for live action, because LP quality was so bad)_..... so why pay for something when the quality is not up to snuff? As far as I'm concerned the NBA just bought League Pass for all of us anyway, with this jersey defamation program. They've padded their pockets enough over the years with my dime and I don't see them passing any of these revenue streams on to the fans in any way. They just keep taking.
I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth. - Hunter S. Thompson
User avatar
Leslie Forman
General Manager
Posts: 7,844
And1: 3,117
Joined: Apr 21, 2006
Location: 1700 Center Dr, Ames, IA 50011

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#108 » by Leslie Forman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:33 pm

Ah yes, nothing says "big market" like some poor man's Warby Parker knockoff.
User avatar
GrowingHorns
Pro Prospect
Posts: 807
And1: 422
Joined: Sep 05, 2017
   

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#109 » by GrowingHorns » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:53 pm

Reinsdorf got himself and his friends a life-time deal of glasses and chose to pull the trigger with this sponsorship. That's the reason. Don't @ me.
User avatar
johnnyvann840
RealGM
Posts: 32,106
And1: 16,654
Joined: Sep 04, 2010

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#110 » by johnnyvann840 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:56 pm

RememberLu wrote:The Philadelphia 76ers get Stubhub and we get Zenni Optical

We deserve a Tesla or a Google sponsorship, god dammit


Like the Google logo would look any better or cooler on the jersey. It's just what it is... 2.5 inches of something that has nothing to do with the team, league, or basketball. If were the traditional multicolored Google logo it would look even worse. I feel the jersey is tainted.... but I won't be buying one any time soon anyways

..... unless I have to pay up on my offer to Sho'nuff if Lavine has a monster season. But dice is on the hook for half that, too.. lol

For the company, Zenni, it's obviously worth whatever they paid. Millions of people who never heard of Zenni, like me for instance, now know who they are and what they do. I clicked on their website just like everyone else here most likely did... and thousands of people will when they see the logo on the jersey. When you need a new pair of glasses, you forget about it, until you REALLY need them. So, it's a great move for that company. TBH, I just found myself browsing their frames for men ... I won't buy anything from there, because I have a pair of vintage frames I just need to send out for lenses.... but I looked and I guarantee they will see a big bump in business and brand recognition because of this deal.
I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth. - Hunter S. Thompson
User avatar
kulaz3000
Forum Mod - Bulls
Forum Mod - Bulls
Posts: 35,816
And1: 15,603
Joined: Oct 25, 2006

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#111 » by kulaz3000 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:59 pm

It doesn't look terrible. It could have been a lot worse.

As the company itself, well, this is the first time companies are looking to invest on these types of patches in basketball, so it's no surprise that some of the bigger companies didn't feel the need to attach themselves to a mediocre basketball team. If we ever become a winning basketball team again, this logo likely changes in the future.
Why so serious?
User avatar
kulaz3000
Forum Mod - Bulls
Forum Mod - Bulls
Posts: 35,816
And1: 15,603
Joined: Oct 25, 2006

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#112 » by kulaz3000 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:28 pm

Read on Twitter
Why so serious?
User avatar
kulaz3000
Forum Mod - Bulls
Forum Mod - Bulls
Posts: 35,816
And1: 15,603
Joined: Oct 25, 2006

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#113 » by kulaz3000 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:28 pm

Read on Twitter
Why so serious?
User avatar
dumbell78
General Manager
Posts: 8,249
And1: 4,609
Joined: Apr 03, 2012
Location: Sydney, Aus. by way of Muddy Water land (Chicago)
       

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#114 » by dumbell78 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:54 pm

lol I have actually been using Zenni for years, cheap online glasses. Made in China glasses that cost $20 to my door.
KC: Do you still think you're a championship-caliber team?
Gar: I never said that and correct me if I'm wrong.
KC: You were asked that question at the news conference announcing Thibodeau's dismissal and you answered yes
User avatar
Axolotl
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,787
And1: 1,549
Joined: Feb 05, 2018
Location: The Vasty Deep
   

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#115 » by Axolotl » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:00 pm

FriedRise wrote:
Read on Twitter


They look so happy and not awkward at all in their glasses!
"Now we're going to start playing winning basketball" - Bulls coach Jim Boylen 15. Dec. 2018
PrimzyBulls81
Veteran
Posts: 2,628
And1: 616
Joined: Feb 09, 2013
       

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#116 » by PrimzyBulls81 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:17 pm

ZENNI OPTICAL ha ha ha ha, GTFO :lol:
User avatar
samwana
General Manager
Posts: 8,636
And1: 1,722
Joined: Jul 24, 2002
Location: Munich (Germany)
 

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#117 » by samwana » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:31 pm

Red8911 wrote:Surprised eye wear companies still make money. Why doesn’t everyone just get lasik? Agree with others they couldn’t get a bigger company sponsor?
I love my glasses, would never get my eyes lasered, as long as glasses help.

Sent from my SM-G920F using RealGM mobile app
Why support #FireGar??

this is why
User avatar
League Circles
RealGM
Posts: 29,459
And1: 7,242
Joined: Dec 04, 2001
       

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#118 » by League Circles » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:59 pm

It looks so **** it looks photoshopped on to the jersey. Smh.
User avatar
League Circles
RealGM
Posts: 29,459
And1: 7,242
Joined: Dec 04, 2001
       

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#119 » by League Circles » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:00 pm

kulaz3000 wrote:
Read on Twitter

Hahahaha looks like Dunn is yawning at the end
User avatar
kulaz3000
Forum Mod - Bulls
Forum Mod - Bulls
Posts: 35,816
And1: 15,603
Joined: Oct 25, 2006

Re: Official: Bulls Corporate Jersey Logo is Zenni Optical 

Post#120 » by kulaz3000 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:16 pm

I know some a disappointed with the quality of the brand (I am a little), but the bottom line, does it really matter? Is it really going to make people feel any less about the Bulls?

Honestly, it's so blended in to the jersey, I can hardly notice. I'm only paying attention because it's new, but once the season starts, I'll probably be oblivious to the fact that it's even on there and even think about it again.

It definitely isn't going to make me want to buy a jersey more or less. I mean last season they already had a bunch of teams with the patches, and besides the photos when teams announced their respective patches, during the season, I never noticed or paid attention to it in the slightest.
Why so serious?

Return to Chicago Bulls