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Posted: 9/19/2009 10:34:44 AM EST
Interesting, never heard about this feud before.


Adidas and Puma end 60-year feud

The two brothers never resolved their feud
The German sportswear companies Puma and Adidas are to end a feud started 60 years ago by their founding brothers.

Adi and Rudolf Dassler started making sports shoes together in their mother's wash-room in the 1920s.

They fell out during World War II, probably over political differences, and founded firms on either side of a river in southern Germany.

On Monday 21 September, employees of both companies will shake hands and then play a football match.

It is a big deal in the cobblestoned Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach, where two of the world's largest sportswear companies are based.

First joint activities

When the brothers set up their separate companies in 1948 the town was also split, with residents loyal to one or other of the only major employers.

In a joint release, the two companies said they were making up to support the Peace One Day organisation, which has its annual non-violence day on Monday.

They say that the events will be the first joint activities held by the two companies since the brothers left their shared firm in 1948.

Neither group is now controlled by the descendants of its founding families, although Rudolf's grandson Frank Dassler raised some eyebrows in the town by working for both Puma and Adidas.

Since 2007, Puma has been majority-owned by PPR, the French luxury goods maker that also owns Gucci.

Adidas Group is much more widely-owned, with no individual shareholder having more than 5%.


Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:34:27 AM EST
Ahhh.....ok.

Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:51:52 AM EST
So, which one was pro-nazi?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:55:04 AM EST
UNless it's just a scheme to get all the opposition's staff and supporters together, then deploy the bombs or machineguns...
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:55:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Triptech:
So, which one was pro-nazi?

This.

All Day I Dream About (National) Socialism?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:57:23 AM EST
I never knew they were both from Germany or the result of two brothers getting pissed off at each other.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:59:36 AM EST
No one fights like family:

Dorsey brothers.
Everly brothers.
Queen Victoria's grandchildren.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:01:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tekka:
I never knew they were both from Germany or the result of two brothers getting pissed off at each other.

Me neither, that is pretty interesting.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:02:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Triptech:
So, which one was pro-nazi?

I just looked. They were both Nazi's, but one was more so. One fought in the war and thats what caused most of the rift.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:07:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 12:11:40 PM EST by Clockwork138]
Originally Posted By Triptech:
So, which one was pro-nazi?

From wiki:
With the rise of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s, both Dassler brothers joined the Nazi Party, with Rudolf reputed as being the more ardent National Socialist.[1] Rudolf was drafted, and later captured, while Adi stayed behind to produce boots for the Wehrmacht.[2] The war exacerbated the differences between the brothers and their wives. Rudolf, upon his capture by the Allies, was suspected of being part of the SS, which he allegedly attributed to Adi.[3]

It would appear the founder of Puma was more committed.

I have a few pairs of Adidas. Never knew about the founder.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:21:01 PM EST
Publicity stunt, staged by current owners.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:25:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Clockwork138:
Originally Posted By Triptech:
So, which one was pro-nazi?

From wiki:
With the rise of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s, both Dassler brothers joined the Nazi Party, with Rudolf reputed as being the more ardent National Socialist.[1] Rudolf was drafted, and later captured, while Adi stayed behind to produce boots for the Wehrmacht.[2] The war exacerbated the differences between the brothers and their wives. Rudolf, upon his capture by the Allies, was suspected of being part of the SS, which he allegedly attributed to
Adi.[3]


I've been a loyal adidas fan for as long as I can remember. I don't think most people realize puma is a German brand, and even fewer know they were founded by brothers.
It would appear the founder of Puma was more committed.

I have a few pairs of Adidas. Never knew about the founder.




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Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:28:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Insider:
No one fights like family:

Queen Victoria's grandchildren.

There was a 'great' war due to that one...
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:32:33 PM EST
http://www.lycos.com/info/theo-albrecht.html

These guys didn't feud. Among the richest in the work from the Aldi chain in Europe and Trader Joe's over here.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:33:31 PM EST
fuck non-violence
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:40:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By nightstalker:
http://www.lycos.com/info/theo-albrecht.html

These guys didn't feud. Among the richest in the work from the Aldi chain in Europe and Trader Joe's over here.




We have Aldi stores here in Ohio.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:42:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 12:44:38 PM EST by capnrob97]

Originally Posted By Ohio:
Originally Posted By nightstalker:
http://www.lycos.com/info/theo-albrecht.html

These guys didn't feud. Among the richest in the work from the Aldi chain in Europe and Trader Joe's over here.




We have Aldi stores here in Ohio.

They just started opening up in FL recently, kinda of a strange concept for a store.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:44:06 PM EST
And by Football they mean soccer. Pussies.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:46:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By LIINTLICKR:

Originally Posted By Triptech:
So, which one was pro-nazi?

This.

All Day I Dream About (National) Socialism?




Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:51:45 PM EST
[quote
On Monday 21 September, employees of both companies will shake hands and then play a football match.

...

In a joint release, the two companies said they were making up to support the Peace One Day organisation, which has its annual non-violence day on Monday.
][/quote]


Dollars to Wienerschnitzel says the that game does not stay non-violent.
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