Life just got worse for Armstrong fanboys

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Aug 20, 2009
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hfer07 said:
the entire Michelob endorsement just exposes once again the true motivation of LA to return on the spotlight...-- not for cycling-not for cancer awareness-not for last chance of glory....
you guess it?
MONEY
MONEY
MONEY

What's the problem with wanting money. I was unaware LA was the only rider with a sponsor?
 
Jul 26, 2009
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Murray said:
I have to say I don't know anything about the quality (or lack thereof) of Michelob... being Canadian, I've never sampled it.

you have been spared............it tastes like soap , no really , it does
 
BroDeal said:
I think there is a Canadian law that forbids its import.

I wonder when Evans will become the the spokesman and ambassador for Fosters.

just to let you know bro deal no-one drinks fosters in australia....tooheys or vb only..
 
blaxland said:
just to let you know bro deal no-one drinks fosters in australia....tooheys or vb only..

I am not sure anyone in the states drinks Michelob. When I go riding I see cans by the side of the road, so I have to assume somebody is buying it. The can are empty so it is a pretty good bet that someone is drinking it. I cannot be absolutely sure, though. There is the distinct possibility that people take one sip, pour the rest out the car window, and toss the can.
 
BroDeal said:
I am not sure anyone in the states drinks Michelob. When I go riding I see cans by the side of the road, so I have to assume somebody is buying it. The can are empty so it is a pretty good bet that someone is drinking it. I cannot be absolutely sure, though. There is the distinct possibility that people take one sip, pour the rest out the car window, and toss the can.

I am not entirely certain that would even be an "open container" violation.
 
Hugh Januss said:
I am not entirely certain that would even be an "open container" violation.

I think you are right. There could very well be a technicality that can be used to dismiss the charge if the beverage involved, no matter what the alcohol content, is undrinkable.
 
Jul 23, 2009
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BroDeal said:
I think there is a Canadian law that forbids its import.

I wonder when Evans will become the the spokesman and ambassador for Fosters.

They must prohibit advertising too, I haven't even seen a Michelob commercial, print or film, in about 25 years. I called them up today to ask for sponsorship. They told me to jack myself full of enough crap to give me cancer, and then if I survive and cheat my way to fame and fortune they'll consider my request.
 
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I don't think you will see any recommendations for Ultra over on the beer thread. Does that make us beer snobs?
 
Jun 18, 2009
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shawnrohrbach said:
I personally have no problem if Mr. Armstrong wants to sign contracts to endorse products. I want to sell books. I make no secret of that. In many respects I am a capitalistic ***** But, what's funny is the product he chose (or that chose him). It really is bad stuff and I have had my laughs today.

Doesn't he drink Amber Bock?
 
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Hugh Januss said:
Shiner Bock, it's from Texas. It's a pretty good Bock beer, but Armstrong will probably have to pour his into a Michelob Ultra bottle from now on.

Speaking of Shiner, I had a couple of the Shiner 100 year anniversary Black Lagers over the weekend. Not great, but not bad either.
 
Mar 18, 2009
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Michelob Ultra looks to be marketed toward "active" lifestyles for whatever that's worth. I guess that's why they, according to their website, chose LA as their spokesperson. Having never tried it I can't say how bad it is but the fact that they also have three fruit flavored beers (Lime Cactus, Pomegranite Raspberry, and Tuscan Orange Grapefruit... seriously, I don't think I could make that up) tells me all I need to know.

That said, I can't say that it makes me feel any differently about either LA or Michelob. Plenty of celebrities get paid to endorse bad products and if I had the celebrity I would too. I doubt Tiger Woods drives around in Buicks all the time (if ever).
 
Jul 29, 2009
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BroDeal said:
I am not sure anyone in the states drinks Michelob. When I go riding I see cans by the side of the road, so I have to assume somebody is buying it. The can are empty so it is a pretty good bet that someone is drinking it. I cannot be absolutely sure, though. There is the distinct possibility that people take one sip, pour the rest out the car window, and toss the can.

I know someone that drinks Michelob. The Amberbock. There is at least one person.
 
Mar 10, 2009
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I thought I read somewhere that he also wanted the Colorado Coors Classic back. Isn't coors also a beer? Can he reconcile promoting both the event and another competing beer brand?

He is growing bigger than Inbev. :D
 
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Ya know... if I could get someone to sponsor me there'd probably be a lot worse sponsors I could think of than Michelob. Plus I'm sure there are several athletes that are sponsored by companies with products they don't really use, drink, eat, etc.

Hell, my softball team was sponsored by a gun shop! You pay my bill and I'll pimp your product.

Plus, out where I am I've seen Michelob sponsor several cycling events. They seem to be already involved in cycling and just stepped it up a notch.

So really, what's the big deal?
 
Aug 3, 2009
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I'm no Lance fan but this is a free market system.I wish Victoria secrets would pay me to hawk their product.I would request at least 3 photo shoots a day with their models:DFodder for the babes on bike thead.Lance is marketable whether you like him or not.He's allowed to make a living.Too many jealous folks.If an agent calls you and says we will pay you xxxx million dollars to hawk our product how many would turn it down?!
 
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Race Radio said:
His groupies ride those junky Treks with their Postal jerseys so I am sure they will have no problem buying his $hitty beer.

Have you riden a Trek? I have, I have a Trek madone 5.5 with sram and its far better than a giant ,cervalo ,litespeed ,colnago,issac which I have had and been around bikes for more than 20years as a rider and mechanic probably the best bike I worked and riden on.