Why OracleCycling.com is not from Oracle Corporation

People keep tweeting about this Oracle Cycling website (and I’ve been one of the tweeters), which just has a “Coming Soon” placeholder on it. Here’s why I don’t believe the site has anything at all to do with tomorrow’s announcement about a sponsor for Armstrong’s new cycling team.

1. The site is registered to Los Angeles cycling coach Allen Bean. As far as I’m aware (and I could be wrong), there’s no connection at all between Bean and any of Armstrong, Livestrong, or Oracle Corporation.

2. Compare the logos – the first from Allen Bean’s website, and other from Oracle Corporation. If Oracle sponsors a cycling team, they want brand recognition.


3. Let’s pretend Oracle wants to go stealth by purposely not using their own logo. The site logo looks like something I might have created using Gimp. Anything associated with Armstrong / Livestrong will be professionally created, with lots of yellow and black.

IMHO.

8 Comments

  • Anonymous
    July 22, 2009 - 11:03 pm | Permalink

    That logo sucks. Clearly not professionally designed like yours…

  • Anonymous
    July 22, 2009 - 4:03 pm | Permalink

    That logo sucks. Clearly not professionally designed like yours…

  • Yokota Fritz
    July 22, 2009 - 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Funny guy.The point was that I suck at logo creation too.

  • Yokota Fritz
    July 22, 2009 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Funny guy.

    The point was that I suck at logo creation too.

  • kit
    July 22, 2009 - 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous: So naughty!Fritz: I completely agree with all the points you just made. If they were going to go stealth they wouldn't have a logo on the splash page at all.

  • kit
    July 22, 2009 - 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous: So naughty!

    Fritz: I completely agree with all the points you just made. If they were going to go stealth they wouldn't have a logo on the splash page at all.

  • bikesgonewild
    July 23, 2009 - 6:03 am | Permalink

    …doesn't matter……can you say RADIO SHACK ???…'cuz if yer a fan of bruyneel & armstrong, yer gonna be hearing it a bunch, in the bunch……'nuff said ???…

  • bikesgonewild
    July 22, 2009 - 11:03 pm | Permalink

    …doesn't matter…

    …can you say RADIO SHACK ???…'cuz if yer a fan of bruyneel & armstrong, yer gonna be hearing it a bunch, in the bunch…

    …'nuff said ???…

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