(he may play for the suns but he is just another oddball to us)
(cause we rock facebook too!)
(our favorite funny man customer)
(who doesn't like Beavers!?)
(real men can say they like flowers)
(good food & great beer)
The Frying Scotsman PDX
(best fish and chip in town)
It has come to our attention from all of your diligent calls that the names and addresses on your catalogs for the Holiday Season are somewhat different. So, without further ado, here is what happened:
Our mailer that we use locally here in Portland, OR literally made a slight tab shift on the Excel spreadsheet that we gave them for the mailing. SOOOOO....that means that the names that once were right were shifted one up or down. So while your address is correct, the name to that address is not.
What Does That Mean to You: That means that while your address is correct, you just might receive a different name on the printing. If you are very lucky, you might receive a catalog with the name of one of our NBA customers which would be kinda cool.
We did not under any circumstances give your information to anyone. Your account and account information is SAFE!
The Soviets will not have your shoe size and the covert mission to find your shoe preferences has been called off and the planes have been recalled.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE ERROR, AND WE WILL BE SENDING A NEW CATALOG WITH THE RIGHT NAMES ON THE RIGHT ADDRESSES NEXT WEEK.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND YOUR BUSINESS.
-THE ODDBALL STAFF-
Ok, so we know how hard it is to actually get socks for your big feet that are truly long enough. After years of buying socks that claim to be long only to make our toes curl up at the ends, we now have THE SOLUTION!
Behold! The OddBall socks are now available to purchase and these sweet socks are actually for us bigfooters! They are sized 14-18 and come in black and white. We have both crew and no-show available in both colors. And yes, they are a TRUE 14-18!
These socks are baby-makin' socks. You will not be disappointed!
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukemia, and the basketball great said his prognosis is encouraging. The NBA's all-time leading scorer was diagnosed last December with chronic myeloid leukemia, he told The Associated Press on Monday.
The 62-year-old Abdul-Jabbar said his doctor didn't give any guarantees, but informed him: "You have a very good chance to live your life out and not have to make any drastic changes to your lifestyle."
Abdul-Jabbar is taking an oral medication for the disease. He is a paid spokesman for the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, which makes a drug that treats the illness.
Citing the way Los Angeles Lakers teammate Magic Johnson brought awareness to HIV, Abdul-Jabbar said he wants to do the same for his form of blood cancer, which can be fatal if left untreated.
I've never been a person to share my private life. But I can help save lives," he said at a midtown Manhattan conference room. "It's incumbent on someone like me to talk about this."
This story was highlighted from BEN WALKER, AP National Writer. For more information on this story, go to: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2009/nov/10/nba-great-abdul-jabbar-has-rare-form-of-leukemia/
Best wishes Captain, from all of us here at OddBall. You are a good man, great scholar, and Hall of Famer.
Join the team! Pick up your beanie today!
Check out the sweet new Hipster Beanies available in Charcoal and Black. While we can't promise you will fit into a pair of skinny jeans to boot, we can promise that you will be the envy of all of your friends and neighbors with these cool lids!
Here is a picture of the new Johnston & Murphy Shuler in Black.
Just a quick note to let you all know that we received four different styles of dress shoes this week. The first three shoes are from Johnston & Murphy. The first two styles are the Shuler Bicycle and it is available in both Brown and Black. The third style is the Dobson and it is available in Black.
The fourth style is from Bostonian. It is the Andover and it will be available in Black.
Look for these four shoes on our website soon! We hope that these exciting new styles will help all of you Oddballs stay classy through the upcoming Holiday Season.
Late great author, Michael Crichton, was a big man himself.
The mastermind behind Jurassic Park was a towering 6'9"!
So what's been happening this week at Oddball as we race into October? We are very excited and pleased to now have the Nike Air Force Ones in store and on-line. It's been 12 years in the making and we finally have them! Check them out on Oddball.com for the multiple color styles.
In other shoe news we once again have the Vans in the Authentic version in both true white and all black. We know that you OddBall customers love the classics, and these ones definitely are classic.
Look for other Vans really soon to be posted on the website. There are new colors for the Authetics in both lace-up and classic slip-on in addition to Skinks and a Skink Mid.
That's the shoe news here from OddBall Headquarters. Remember to join friends of OddBall on our FaceBook page if you haven't already. We love to see and hear comments from our customers, so look us up!
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