|Fish And Chips to Sponsor Lance in 2004...||Akirasho|
Jan 23, 2004 8:29 AM
|... ok, not exactly, but it took me a bit of time to think of the topic analogy... so I deserve to post it!!!
New sponsors line up for USPS-Berry Floor
By Tim Maloney, European Editor
Two new sponsors will be featured on the USPS-Berry Floor jersey for 2004. The Silicon Valley microprocessor giant Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) logo will be prominently displayed, likely as a way to promote the perennial second place chip maker (to Intel) new AMD Athlon 64 bit microprocessor. Industry insiders tell Cyclingnews that AMD is perhaps a year ahead of chip giant Intel in the vital new 64 bit processor market and so what better way to get noticed on a global scale but to put its logo on Lance Armstrong's shoulders and posterior.
Outdoor Life Network will also sponsor the USPS-Berry Floor squad this season: OLN will debut a weekly 13 part half hour High Definition TV documentary on five time Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong and the United States Postal Service Pro Cycling Team. OLN's show should provide viewers with unprecedented access to Lance and the USPS-Berry Floor squad, not only focus on racing, but perhaps inspired by MTV's "Real World" franchise, but go "behind the scenes showing what transpires when the team members are off their bikes."
Besides alleged "tension and drama", we'll may have even more scary moments like Floyd Landis drinking gallons of coffee, watching massive quantities of pasta being devoured in team meals and perhaps even hear a few of Chef Willy's racy (and certainly not ready for prime time) post prandial stories. The last time OLN sponsored a pro cycling team, it was Mercury, who never got to the Tour De France, so at least we can be sure that the cable network's documentary will cover USPS-Berry Floor and Lance Armstrong in his quest for a sixth consecutive Tour win.
Be the bike.
Jan 23, 2004 8:56 AM
|it'll be the "United States Postal Service, presented by Berry Floor, processed by AMD, and televised by OLN Cycling Team." Can you get all that on a jersey? Actually my AMD processor jumped for joy!!!|
|Oh no!||terry b|
Jan 23, 2004 8:58 AM
|time for me to call marketing and tell them our chief rival is pimping their puny Athlon again. "one year ahead in the 64 bit market" - hahaha.|
Jan 23, 2004 9:13 AM
|Since you are probably locked in some intel sweatshop somewhere you probably don't know about Yamhill, your Athlon64 clone designed up in OR. Welcome to being #2
Dont worry, I'm sure that Intel/Cofidis sponsorship deal will be announced any day now!
sponsor of USPS
|hee hee||terry b|
Jan 23, 2004 9:22 AM
|Designs are wonderful things and when AMD figures out a way to put volume in the marketplace, I'll start planning my retirement. See, it takes this thing called 300mm factories...... Until then, God bless AMD and their 10% market share. Keeps the FTC attention where it belongs.
(38% away from #2, unless of course Samsung suprises us both.)