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