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    Team "The Shack" ?

    It looks like radioshack is doing a major rebranding, and will be changing their name to "The Shack."

    http://www.radioshack.com/theshack/

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/02/r...-to-the-shack/

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    To be honest, I thought they closed years ago. No advertising in at least a decade that I remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asv View Post
    It looks like radioshack is doing a major rebranding, and will be changing their name to "The Shack."

    http://www.radioshack.com/theshack/

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/02/r...-to-the-shack/
    that's a bold move that reminds me of when the now-bankrupt washington mutual changed their name to WAMU .

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    Radio Shack's name modification . . . hmmm . . . . S O S . Same ol' *****.

    Bummer . . . I was looking forward to calling the the Rat Shack boys "Team Rat"

    Now we need to find new names . . .

    Team Shack? . . . bland
    Team Lance Shack? . . . nah
    Team Lance . . . I suppose he'd like that

    There's not much wiggle room with "The Shack" . . . . as the team will likely be "The Shack" or "Team Shack" , unless they happen to get another sponsor in the title "Shack Trek" or whatever. Regardless . . Shack is not a catchy name.

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    Maybe Shaq is a big investor?
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Maybe their team cars will be Chryslers as big as a whale.

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    I'll be disappointed if this guy's not on the team...

    Clear the track!

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    In other news, the B-52's just announced a major re-branding of the song 'Love Shack', to now be known as 'Shack'. Tin Roof, Rusted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleansheet View Post
    In other news, the B-52's just announced a major re-branding of the song 'Love Shack', to now be known as 'Shack'. Tin Roof, Rusted.
    See post 7, speedster.

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    Well, rebranding themselves from "Circuit City", to "The City" helped those guys...oh wait...

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    Make me think of fried chicken.

    Hmmm, "The Shack, home of Lance's Fried Chicken and Batteries" sounds like a good marketing strategy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post

    Im sorry but this is soooooooooo hillarious looool!

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    maybe i'm the only one who remembers the commercials from a couple of years ago with howie long
    and TERI HATCHER!!! it would be nice if she could grace the jersey, be official team spokesperson,
    lead soigneur...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Well, rebranding themselves from "Circuit City", to "The City" helped those guys...oh wait...
    As RadioShack have pretty much become a downscale wannabe Circuit City it fits. (Tried to buy a few resistors a while ago, nada)

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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    So, will Trek make a size 73 Madone for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by haimtoeg View Post
    So, will Trek make a size 73 Madone for him?
    Nah. They'll just retrofit Walton's track bike.


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    Take LeBron's Cannondale

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    Radio Shack, huh? Does this mean Team Shack will be riding bikes that were purchased by civilians at an LBS somewhere, returned, resold a few more times, returned again, and finally issued to the team all beat-up and scratched?

    The riders will of course be required to provide their home phone number before they can pickup their new (to them) bikes. And they'll also automatically receive a magazine subscription.

    I swear every single thing I ever bought at a RS was a return/repack. Ugh I dislike even walking into their stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Green Sky View Post
    As RadioShack have pretty much become a downscale wannabe Circuit City it fits. (Tried to buy a few resistors a while ago, nada)
    It's a fricken travesty. Radio Shack was so cool back in the 70's when you could still go in and get electronics kits and individual components. I used to get some kind of electronics hobby kit every christmas when I was a kid. These days it's all idiot boxes for idiots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    "Hey Alberto- Tell me how my *** taste!"

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    I hate to be the killjoy, but in the second link it states that Radio Shack will maintain the corporate name and "The Shack" will be the face lift on the retail end. Since the company hasn't changed names, I doubt the team will either.

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    Good. Because the thought of Ligget going "Here comes Armstrong and the rest of the Shack" is hilarious.


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