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Old 07-08-08, 05:55 PM   #1
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I love two new American teams in but . . .

If I have to see any more footage of the American team owner in his overly (in his mind) cool glasses and turtleneck under a jacket doofus I am going to scream!!
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Go ahead he earned it. What did you do as you do not look very cool either.
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What about his ironic sideburns?
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Jonathan Vaughters is an absolute positive influence in US cycling. Shame some feel that his media exposure is an annoyance.
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If I have to see any more footage of the American team owner in his overly (in his mind) cool glasses and turtleneck under a jacket doofus I am going to scream!!
I have not seen Doug Ellis nor Bob Stapleton so I can't comment on that. You are referring to one of them, right? As they are the owners of the two American teams. And why make this post anyway? Why not just wait until tomorrow morning and scream yourself hoarse then tell us about that. It would be more interesting.

And, how are sideburns ironic? I can see maybe iconic...or even laconic, but the irony of his sideburns escapes me.
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And, how are sideburns ironic? I can see maybe iconic...or even laconic, but the irony of his sideburns escapes me.
bionic? gheyonic?
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I have not seen Doug Ellis nor Bob Stapleton so I can't comment on that. You are referring to one of them, right? As they are the owners of the two American teams. And why make this post anyway? Why not just wait until tomorrow morning and scream yourself hoarse then tell us about that. It would be more interesting.

And, how are sideburns ironic? I can see maybe iconic...or even laconic, but the irony of his sideburns escapes me.
He's referring to Vaughters. Every time they show a little segment on Garmin-Chipotle, née Slipstream, they have (usually) both Vaughters and Ellis on there. I happen to enjoy their commentary and I like hearing about the program they're running as much as I like hearing from the riders. He just doesn't like Vaughters' "too-cool-for-school" blazer/turtleneck/square glasses look.
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I wish Phil wouldn't have to say "the American" every time before mentioning Columbia or Garmin/Chipotle.
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Ok ok . . . I did not realize that the TdF forum was devoid of any sense of humor. Holy f**k what a bunch a pansies.
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Old 07-09-08, 06:11 AM   #10
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Go ahead he earned it. What did you do as you do not look very cool either.
Yes, what I did I do as I do did not do look cool either. nor would stringing together words do did do do.
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I'm willing to give Jonathan Vaughters all the latitude in the world. After all, he did actually break Charlie Gaul's record back in 1999
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Ok ok . . . I did not realize that the TdF forum was devoid of any sense of humor. Holy f**k what a bunch a pansies.
Lighten up, Francis!

Besides, the f-bomb in the car was worth all the rest.
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Ok ok . . . I did not realize that the TdF forum was devoid of any sense of humor. Holy f**k what a bunch a pansies.

Where is your sense of humor when it comes back at you? I also do not look very cool.

Enjoy le Tour
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sideburns can be ironic.
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He's a truly good guy with a good program that will make a difference.

Who would you rather see? Bruyneel? He has been on TV a little bit.

Riis? hes had his spotlight too.
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I like Vaughters! He is very passionate about his job & his life. i love to see people like that!!!
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columbia is an american team? does that make astana a luxembourg team, or for that matter chelsea a russian team?
Team Columbia as in Columbia Sportswear...but you probably already knew that and I'm completely missing your point.
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Jonathan Vaughters is an absolute positive influence in US cycling. Shame some feel that his media exposure is an annoyance.
Take heart...most of these posters will be gone in about two and a half weeks. We can look forward to their return next July.

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Ok ok . . . I did not realize that the TdF forum was devoid of any sense of humor. Holy f**k what a bunch a pansies.
Generally, when one is being funny or sarcastic, one shows , or , or . Then they are subject to ridicule for not being what they attempted to be.

Or not. Don't do what they do, do what you do, and do it well. Or not.

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At the TOC, I was standing about 2 feet away from Vaughters in the tent at the finish line. He looked very stylish in his turtleneck and leather car coat. Looked a hell of a lot cooler than that poser Michael Ball.
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so this is like his uniform?

Okay, I admit it - I hate turtlenecks (and mock turtlenecks) on mens. IMHO it is never a good, even if mags like "best life" and others push it every year.

And yes, he seems like a hell of a guy - and I too love seeing young new blood leading American teams. More than I can describe.
I was just banging a really bad look.
I do not like this http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...qyctS/340x.jpg
On the contrary, this is a very good look http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Vaughters.JPG

But what do I know? I live in Indiana.
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so this is like his uniform?
I do not like this http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...qyctS/340x.jpg
On the contrary, this is a very good look http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Vaughters.JPG
B. Gates meets SoHo
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He's either quite metro or has a stylist. There aren't many men running around that can put together an outfit like he can. Seriously, I'd be in jeans, a wife beater and some flip flops.

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Old 07-09-08, 06:20 PM   #24
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Maybe he is hiding a hickey Or something on his neck like his interview with a vampire went badly.
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Haven't seen him. I watch the Tour on Eurosport, where there's no particular national bias.
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