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    Vaughters as SI "sportsman of the year"???


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    Awesome.

    He won't get it, but nice to see SI noticing the positive side to cyclings bad rap.
    Now, if they can get around to outing the big-3 in the US (NFL, NBA, MLB)

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    The most powerful moments of the night came courtesy of Vaughters, who delivered a forceful, emotional declaration of Slipstream's mission. "We will succeed," he vowed, "not by out-horse-powering" our foes, "not by crushing the competition with 6.7 watts per/kilogram at threshold" -- that's a really big number, apparently. They would succeed as they have in the past, he promised, with "panache"; by "attacking when no one else would"; through luck, grit, and by training harder .. and suffering more than anyone else."

    Well, duh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
    Well, duh.
    Ha! Talk about speaking and writing for your audience.

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    >> Directed by Vaughters and bankrolled by financier Doug Ellis

    Is this THE Doug Ellis? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Ellis)
    Is this true??
    If it is, good luck to Slipstream, they'll need it.

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    Where's DocRay's post on this thread? Nothing to say when it's a positive, constructive development for our sport? No opportunity to trash the sport, no DR. How utterly predictable. Hey DR, that's an AMERICAN at the cutting edge of cleaning up not only bicycle racing, but potentially showing the path forward for all pro sports.

    You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Where's DocRay's post on this thread?
    Ehm, I think he's been banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezoons View Post
    >> Directed by Vaughters and bankrolled by financier Doug Ellis

    Is this THE Doug Ellis? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Ellis)
    Is this true??
    If it is, good luck to Slipstream, they'll need it.
    That's a different Doug Ellis.

    Here is the right one: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/?id=2006/doug_ellis

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezoons View Post
    Ehm, I think he's been banned.
    Get outta here. That would fulfill my #2 fantasy of all time.

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    Brian said it was permanent. You can't fight people if they aren't here, Pcad.
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
    Brian said it was permanent. You can't fight people if they aren't here, Pcad.
    Incorrect. Pcad is belligerent enough to fight anyone, anytime, dead or alive, present or absent. I've been pissing up ropes since I was a Pcadette.

    Come on, doesn't anyone want to know what my #1 fantasy is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Come on, doesn't anyone want to know what my #1 fantasy is?
    >> since I was a Pcadette

    Apparently, being female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steephill View Post
    That's a different Doug Ellis.

    Here is the right one: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/?id=2006/doug_ellis
    Good grief! For a moment I saw a possible English connection because of Millar.

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    Have any of you ever MET Vaughters? He's kind of a ****** in person...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezoons View Post
    >> since I was a Pcadette

    Apparently, being female.
    No. Come on, somebody ask me. It is sports related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    No. Come on, somebody ask me. It is sports related.
    I'll bite. What is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezoons View Post
    Ehm, I think he's been banned.
    can we be that lucky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by damocles1 View Post
    Have any of you ever MET Vaughters? He's kind of a ****** in person...
    Someone I trust a lot with personal judgments said JV is the most obnoxious person he's ever met.

    If that's what it takes to be a "really clean" team, then fine. Dictatorships are more effective in attaining narrow goals than democracies. It would be nice if JV was a really nice guy and still got things done though.

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    I don't care if JV eats live kittens for breakfast, if his work actually helps to clean up cycling, then I'll be his new BFF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgalad View Post
    I don't care if JV eats live kittens for breakfast, if his work actually helps to clean up cycling, then I'll be his new BFF.
    +1, so long as they are argyle kittens...and I can keep visible support limited to my socks (and the cap).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
    I'll bite. What is it?
    I'll second.

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    Mets win another world series.. Jeez..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
    I'll bite. What is it?
    The team planes of the Rangers, Devils and Islanders have a midair collision over Yankees Stadium and the flaming wrecking plunges to the diamond during Yankees batting practice. All my NY sports misery eliminated in one spectacular disaster. I hate the Yankees, but I hate pro hockey more.

    On that note, Happy Holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
    Brian said it was permanent. You can't fight people if they aren't here, Pcad.
    I must have missed something good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damocles1 View Post
    Have any of you ever MET Vaughters? He's kind of a ****** in person...
    Yeah...I know someone who has a kid that raced for his TIAA/CREF 5280 team. They think the world of him. I've talked to him twice. He's a bit sarcastic, but most of the guys I raced with were, also, so it's nothing new.
    Goes with the territory.

    Corbett must not have liked him. Oh, well. He can watch JV over in Europe with his pro team next year.

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