Friday, August 10, 2007

Discovery Channel Goes Off The Air in 2008

Starting off as the United States Postal Service Cycling Team and then turning into Team Discovery Channel, Tailwind Sports had a team to be reckoned with over the past nine Tours de France, winning eight of them (or 88.8%, a B+ by academic standards). However, being unable to pick up a sponsor for the 2008 season means that we will not see the team racing after this year.

It's a shame to lose a team on such a roll, but it can only be imagined what type of an uphill battle Tailwind Sports had to go through in the search for a new sponsor, especially in light of what happened at this year's Tour de France.

In other news, the Chicago Cubs, a baseball team that hasn't won a World Series since 1908, will still be around for the 2008 season.

4 comments:

Dr. Logan said...

Haha. Nice comparison. Sad to see them go, sadder still to see the way they went out....

SueJ said...

The cubs are half a game out of first place, ya know ;)

What if all the pros disbanded and we were just amateurs riding around having fun?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but we all know there are no performance enhancing drugs in Baseball. Apples and Oranges... right?

bother yam said...

What, no big pharma companies wanna step up and get some serious ad time?

Shocking...