“When you give something to someone and you say they’re special, they’re not so special if you say you’re going to make 3,000 more and put them up for sale.” – Tinker Hatfield, Nike Vice President of Innovation Design on limited number of “Pit Crew” Air Jordan 3s.
If you are a high school junior/senior sneakerhead and are contemplating which college to attend, we have already told you that the University of Oregon might not be a bad idea (see Crying Fowl: 15 Oregon Ducks PEs We’d Like to Have). To coincide with the official start of college basketball, the Air Jordan 3 “Pit Crew” will be raffled off at the University of Oregon’s version of Midnight Madness dubbed the Matt Knight Madness. The event, which takes place tomorrow at 8PM in the newly built Matt Knight Arena (earlier this year), will see this Air Jordan 3 raffled off to the tune of 10 pairs for Pit Crew members (a loyal Oregon Ducks fan base that routes for the basketball team). However, the initial, unlucky Pit Crew members will have another chance at these by following guidelines throughout the season. Specifically, Pit Crew members will have to earn them, by adhering to standards, agreeing to the code of conduct and attending a certain number of games.
The Air Jordan 3 “Pit Crew” possesses a primarily black base that is highlighted by a number of Oregon accents such as the ever-so-popular, yellow “O” on the tongue, Pit Crew wording on the collar and a duck feet logo on the heel.