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Nike drops Armstrong sponsorship. (Read 881 times)

    I heard this on the news this morning, definitely  a decision they should have made long ago.

    They also continued to support Tiger Woods although in my view his morals made him a serious liability,  his apologies notwithstanding.

    PBs since age 60:  5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.

                                        10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.

     


    Needs more cowbell!

      AFAIK they still support Michael Vick, too.  I really love Nike's shoes and running clothes, but I am not at all fond of some of "the company they keep."

       

      Trek also dropped Armstrong, which I think might be a bigger deal than Nike dropping him.  Lance is pretty much the only really household name associated with that brand.

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      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


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        A Dance with Monkeys

          They also continued to support Tiger Woods although in my view his morals made him a serious liability,  his apologies notwithstanding.

           

          Help me understand this.

           

          Lance Lance Underpants never owned up to what all the evidence says he did. Sure, question his morals, I get that.

           

          Tiger openly admitted his errors and has tried to make amends. And yet you still question his morals? If you make a moral error, does that mean no amount of apology should allow you to move on?


          Prince of Fatness

            Tiger openly admitted his errors and has tried to make amends. And yet you still question his morals? If you make a moral error, does that mean no amount of apology should allow you to move on?

             

            Agree.  Same could be said about Vick.  He paid more of a price than Tiger did (rightly so), but from what I see he is trying to be a model citizen now.

            Semi-retired.

              In addition to what Trent said, the moral failings of Tiger, Kobe and others were not directly tied to his athletic achievements.

               

              I certainly don't consider Tiger a role model for marriage, but I still appreciate his talent and work ethic with regards to golf.  So I think from marketing standpoint for golf apparel, the sponsorship still works.  When you think of good golfers whose name comes up first.  Unless you are serious golf fan familiar with the world rankings, it's still Tiger.

              2012 Goals: 1:35-ish Half Mary ->(result 1:38:40).  Bust the sub 20 5k barrier (19:54!!!!) and whoop the 1000 mile bunny (ok, bunny, you win).

                Help me understand this.

                 

                Lance Lance Underpants never owned up to what all the evidence says he did. Sure, question his morals, I get that.

                 

                Tiger openly admitted his errors and has tried to make amends. And yet you still question his morals? If you make a moral error, does that mean no amount of apology should allow you to move on?

                 

                "Once the cloth of the soul has been stained, it can never be pure again" --Mo R. Allypure, author of  The Ascension Of My Undies

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                  (from the same album that "What's New Pussycat" was on)

                   


                  A Dance with Monkeys

                    "Once the cloth of the soul has been stained, it can never be pure again" --Mo R. Allypure, author of  The Ascension Of My Undies

                     

                    "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone" -- some dude

                      "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone" -- some dude

                       

                      That's Dude to some of us.

                       

                      But, yeah.

                        "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone" -- some dude

                         

                        Dude from the Big Lebowski?

                         

                        The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff

                         

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                              The Last Temptation of The Dude.


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                                It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

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