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.

8 Comments

  • Dr. Logan
    August 10, 2007 - 10:25 am | Permalink

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

  • Dr. Logan
    August 10, 2007 - 5:25 pm | Permalink

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

  • SiouxGeonz
    August 10, 2007 - 11:26 am | Permalink

    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?

  • SiouxGeonz
    August 10, 2007 - 6:26 pm | Permalink

    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
    August 10, 2007 - 11:48 am | Permalink

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

  • Anonymous
    August 10, 2007 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

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

  • brother yam
    August 10, 2007 - 12:00 pm | Permalink

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

    Shocking…

  • brother yam
    August 10, 2007 - 7:00 pm | Permalink

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

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