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Why is Radioshack still involved?

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because somebody is probably still innocent and we've got a buttload of bad phones to move. Tell the bike guys to report to the loading dock....
 
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It's not even December yet. I get the strong feeling they might be about to pull a Mercury (vanish)...

Wow, the word p-o-o-f is a banned word here. Amazing.
 
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TubularBills said:
Um, Hello...

London Calling?

Perhaps, it is because they have a contract. Perhaps legitimate corporations have to act in a manner that is prescribed in a contract and their calls for paying their sponsorship money.

Perhaps the corporate executives don't break contracts on rumor and innuendo.

Perhaps they are realists and know that they could be held financially liable for harming people by breaking a contract based on the consensus of posters on the cyclingnews.com forums.
 
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Squares said:
Perhaps, it is because they have a contract. Perhaps legitimate corporations have to act in a manner that is prescribed in a contract and their calls for paying their sponsorship money.

Perhaps the corporate executives don't break contracts on rumor and innuendo.

Perhaps they are realists and know that they could be held financially liable for harming people by breaking a contract based on the consensus of posters on the cyclingnews.com forums.

perhaps all the things you point out are correct as well as Lance's star hasn't fallen from the sky in the minds of most people. Nike, Trek and Giro all surpassed sale goals for LA/Livestrong related products. I don't really think Radio Shack is pushing to integrate the Armstrong Brand with theirs. seems like they gave up on Lance-ing the cell phone business
 

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Squares said:
Perhaps, it is because they have a contract. Perhaps legitimate corporations have to act in a manner that is prescribed in a contract and their calls for paying their sponsorship money.

Perhaps the corporate executives don't break contracts on rumor and innuendo.

Perhaps they are realists and know that they could be held financially liable for harming people by breaking a contract based on the consensus of posters on the cyclingnews.com forums.

oh you must be one u dem Lance lovers.
 
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fatandfast said:
perhaps all the things you point out are correct as well as Lance's star hasn't fallen from the sky in the minds of most people. Nike, Trek and Giro all surpassed sale goals for LA/Livestrong related products. I don't really think Radio Shack is pushing to integrate the Armstrong Brand with theirs. seems like they gave up on Lance-ing the cell phone business

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100921/ap_on_sp_ot/cyc_armstrong_s_image_3

Zeta measured Armstrong at 92 percent popularity in 2008, and he was at 86 percent in July before the start of his final Tour de France. That number dropped to 51 percent in August when the federal investigation ramped up and has bumped only slightly to 55 percent in recent weeks.
"He's flirting with 50-50," said Zeta Interactive CEO Al DiGuido. "For someone trying to build themself as a brand, that's not a good place to be."
 
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Race Radio said:

Dude!That is as close to a Bill ORieley special. Most of the consultants said he hasn't been in hiding and that other people could learn from his technique. Another wrote that he has not taken to much of a hit as far as negative perception..good editing..you put that through the anti-Armstrong telefunkinU47. regular people think he is out there living making cash from new beer commercials while cycling fans have seen nothing of him. Turns out the hardcore bike race fans don't pay many bills.
 
Crackpot Theory

Hardcore (or casual) bike race fans really, really don't pay bills. The marketing demographic is good because they can afford USD$5.000 bikes but tiny.

I believe the idea was to grab some attention by throwing money at Team Armstrong and then sell it.

The marketers of the TRS-80 will probably honor whatever agreement they have with the UCI/Tailwind/etc. They certainly generate the cash to cover their commitments. But never, ever sponsor cycling again after their commitment expires.
 
DirtyWorks said:
Hardcore (or casual) bike race fans really, really don't pay bills. The marketing demographic is good because they can afford USD$5.000 bikes but tiny.

I believe the idea was to grab some attention by throwing money at Team Armstrong and then sell it.

The marketers of the TRS-80 will probably honor whatever agreement they have with the UCI/Tailwind/etc. They certainly generate the cash to cover their commitments. But never, ever sponsor cycling again after their commitment expires.

The other point being is that no sponsor is going to go near Hog/Strong again. They are damaged goods. Bruyneel was trying to save face with the CAS action as he knows once RS drop he'll never work in procycling again.

This is the end.
 
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fatandfast said:
Dude!That is as close to a Bill ORieley special. Most of the consultants said he hasn't been in hiding and that other people could learn from his technique. Another wrote that he has not taken to much of a hit as far as negative perception..good editing..you put that through the anti-Armstrong telefunkinU47. regular people think he is out there living making cash from new beer commercials while cycling fans have seen nothing of him. Turns out the hardcore bike race fans don't pay many bills.

Could you translate your post into English?
 
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NashbarShorts said:
Dude! Not in hiding?? He won't even return Taylor Phinney's text messages. That is not what we've come to expect from the great Twitmaster :(

Well, he did actually text Phinney ... right after the story was published about him not contacting Phinney.
 
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Squares said:
Perhaps, it is because they have a contract. Perhaps legitimate corporations have to act in a manner that is prescribed in a contract and their calls for paying their sponsorship money.

Perhaps the corporate executives don't break contracts on rumor and innuendo.

Perhaps they are realists and know that they could be held financially liable for harming people by breaking a contract based on the consensus of posters on the cyclingnews.com forums.

Well said. Thank you for that.
 
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Kennf1 said:
Well, he did actually text Phinney ... right after the story was published about him not contacting Phinney.

Well, it was Phinney himself who said that Lance wouldn't return his phonecalls, texts, or emails. So either the story was factual and lance is an ****-hat, or Phinney is lying.

I'm going w/ the former :)