Where's The Beef?
Saunier Duval-Scott team is now Scott-American Beef. This cracks me up on many levels. 1st is the fact Saunier Duval split in the wake of the recent doing scandal at the Tour. So American Beef signs up. Beef? Don't get me wrong, I suck down more than my share of burgers, but isn't it well know that non organic beef is all pumped up with hormones, steroids and everything else to yield bigger cows, more beef and more eats?? The riders will now be on a EPO free team. But have access to some kick ass cattle grade 'roids and blood transfusions with prize winning steer.
The 2nd thing that sort of cracks me up is the fact that American Beef is headquartered in Mexico. Chihuahua Mexico to be exact. Which would technically make it Mexican Beef based in an area of Mexico that also gave us every one's favorite dog breed The Chihuahua. THAT'S appetizing!
Lastly what cracks me up and impresses the hell out of me at the same time- is the freaking 5th leg that the bull in the photo above is walking around with!! Holy crap! New meaning to the expression "hung like a bull". No word if the team will be expected to rage packages like that is their new, sure to be a freaking scene, team kits.
Just felt the need to share rather than work.
7.30.08 EDIT: From VeloNews.com
"Since the Riccò controversy, the team’s title sponsor has withdrawn from the sport but the squad will continue to operate under the joint sponsorship of the Scott-USA bicycle company and Mexican meatpacker, American Beef, based in Chihuahua. The company supplies patties to Burger King, one of its primary customers, and to Wal-Mart and Costco under various brand names."
So belly up to the B.K. and support cycling! I know there was some talk on some forums from folks that thought given the name, that this was an American sponsor. Nope just a good ol Mexican cycling loving meat packer. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Some of my favorite meals are Mexican. If this IS an American company based in Mexico, it looks like they found an easier way to under pay folks, and give them no health insurance to do a dangerous, nasty job without having to smuggle them into the country. Easier to take the company to them. Damn, I can really go for a Whopper®.