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    Despite the book on Lance...

    it appears that Discovery Communications (Discovery, TLC, Travel Channel...) will be picking up the sponsorship for next season...announcement may be today in Sandy Spring, Maryland, HQ of the company.

    maybe thay can do a documentary on sensationalistic journalism...

    or on the libel suit (do they own Court TV?)...

    looks like Mr. Armstrong will be around another season.
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    This is cool. Maybe when I next flip to the program "A Bike Is Born" on one of the Discovery Channels, it won't be about motorcycles. And maybe the Travel Channel will do some show on touring Europe (or anyplace) by bike or vacations that follow the TdF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    This is cool. Maybe when I next flip to the program "A Bike Is Born" on one of the Discovery Channels, it won't be about motorcycles. And maybe the Travel Channel will do some show on touring Europe (or anyplace) by bike or vacations that follow the TdF.
    I'll second that. Canada's version of Outdoor Life Network hasn't seen fit to do much at all on cycling. Althought, there's hours of excellent coverage if you need your fix for the Lumberjack Challenge. And don't forget the World Paintball Championships.

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    Great. And "Discovery" is a much cooler-sounding name for the team than the current "US Postal."

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    dude! can you imagine the specials they would have on cycling! OLN hear your heart out! i think i would never leave the discovery channel (for that racing fix on speed channel), it would be GREAT!!!!

    Go discovery channel, but could you imagine the jersey colors, probably not the best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazegun2213
    Go discovery channel, but could you imagine the jersey colors, probably not the best?
    Here's a link to Discovery Communications' website.

    Looks like the parent company's branding isn't all that bad, actually. As long as the team doesn't end up sponsored by Animal Planet, they could end up in a blue rather similar to the Postal Services' jerseys. And I like the planet logo - seems fitting.

    As I'm looking around the site, though... I'm not yet convinced that this is the announcement they're going to make. Sponsoring a pro cycling team doesn't seem to fit in with the company's mandate. I wonder how shareholders will dig the idea. And I can't decide if it makes perfect sense, or no sense at all, to announce new team sponsorship, 4 weeks before the Tour.

    See you after 3:00 o'clock, when we get the word.
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    Maybe Clint and Stacey from "What not to wear" will get input on jersey choices, then the team could trade busses with Phonak for a "Trading Spaces" episode. Oh, and they could go to Australia with the Croc. hunter. Imagine the potential.

    I'm happy they'll be around another season, but it doesn't seem the same. Lance should win his 6th this year under the postal flag. It's only right.
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    American Chopper plus Monster Garage meets the Tour de France? Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girl27
    As I'm looking around the site, though... I'm not yet convinced that this is the announcement they're going to make. Sponsoring a pro cycling team doesn't seem to fit in with the company's mandate.
    From cyclingnews:

    "John S. Hendricks, founder and CEO of Discovery Communications, is an avid sports fan and in 1999 formed the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA), the premier women's soccer league in the world. Hendricks has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of WUSA."

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    Yeah! I just read that, and came back here to retract the sentiment.

    Thanks, Devil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadwarrior
    it appears that Discovery Communications (Discovery, TLC, Travel Channel...) will be picking up the sponsorship for next season...announcement may be today in Sandy Spring, Maryland, HQ of the company.

    maybe thay can do a documentary on sensationalistic journalism...

    or on the libel suit (do they own Court TV?)...

    looks like Mr. Armstrong will be around another season.
    here's the announcement

    and not a mention of that idiotic book which even the author admits is not fact, but heresay.
    "Nothing is so typical of middling minds than to harp on the intellectual deficiencies of the slightly less smart, but considerably more successful."
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    AHH yes! the book!.. Today one of the hot girls from CSE (owned and represents Lance) came down and talked to me. She said that they could hear Lance yelling on speaker phone to Bill Stapleton about the book and everyone in that office is going apesh!t about. So i hear now that they are filing a lawsuit....no one remembers that Bill Stapleton was a lawyer before he was an agent lol
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    whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sm266
    Maybe Clint and Stacey from "What not to wear" will get input on jersey choices, then the team could trade busses with Phonak for a "Trading Spaces" episode. Oh, and they could go to Australia with the Croc. hunter. Imagine the potential.

    I'm happy they'll be around another season, but it doesn't seem the same. Lance should win his 6th this year under the postal flag. It's only right.

    Hey S:

    Fancy meeting you here! LA will be under the postal flag for this TdF...the Postal sponsorship goes through the end of the season (whenever that is..for LA probably not much past the TdF).

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    not to mention you wouldnt have to buy the really expensive tv package to get OLN for the sole purpose of watching the tour.....discovery comes with the most baisc package
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