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Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 9:54AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Note: We pride ourselves on getting things right but wanted to apologize for a headline that was up on the homepage earlier today in big font that read: "Jerry Schumacher's Group No Longer With The OTC And Could Eventually Leave Nike" and linked to a messageboard thread which we have now deleted.

That headline wasn't accurate and we apologize for the error.

There was nothing in the original tweet that the message board thread was based on that talked about Schumacher leaving Nike.

That whole thread was based off of a tweet that agent Dan Lilot made which is pretty straight forward.


Agent Dan Lilotg wrote:
an Lilot ‏@Lilot1TrackMind

Schumacher's group no longer part of OTC. Just "NIKE" for the time being. TBD whether they'll be re-branded as a separate NIKE club.


No where was it implied Schumacher might leave Nike.

One could obviously eventually leave any employer but the facts are Jerry Schumacher is a Nike employee and his group's ties to Nike are much stronger than to most shoe companies as Nike pays the coach's and athletes' salaries.

The group is no longer going to be part of Oregon Track Club (OTC) and may get a new name. That's not really big news as they are in Portland and the OTC is based in Eugene. Since they are really two groups, it makes sense to not share a name.

There actually was another LetsRun thread on this topic which was started 30+ minutes before the second thread that got Super Hot, but it never gained much traction as there really wasn't any news being made at all. You can read it here:

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=5064889

The second post on that thread sums it up best:


Impressive local boys wrote:

This falls under the category of SO WHAT?

The OTC is located in Eugene and has been for many years. Jerry's kids were never part of the OTC other than wearing the same uniform. This changes absolutley nothing.


We apologize for the inaccurate headline and for the fact it was in big font.

-LetsRun.com
hopefully...
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 10:07AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hopefully the new name isn't along the lines of Nike Inhaler TC
weekend bender
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 10:35AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I thought they were changing their name to "Vince Lombardi Service Area 2 miles Ahead".

Nice to know that they didn't. ;-)
Another Track Coach
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 11:56AM - in reply to weekend bender Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Jerry's Kids has a nice ring to it
How about
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 12:15PM - in reply to Another Track Coach Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Badger Milers
tony soprano
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 12:36PM - in reply to How about Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Nike Schu Crew
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RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 1:33PM - in reply to Another Track Coach Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Another Track Coach wrote:

Jerry's Kids has a nice ring to it


Winner
This will piss some people off
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 2:00PM - in reply to Another Track Coach Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Ding ding ding ding!!!
Jerome Kopf
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 2:19PM - in reply to How about Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
RunningBoard
reflector sandwich
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 4:18PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
letsrun should shell out some dough and have them be: team letsrun.

only to be outdone by alsal and co. getting sponsored by flotrack.
wk;werw
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 4:37PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Old Guys from Wisconsin
naming games
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 4:42PM - in reply to wk;werw Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Honey Badger Don't Care
NJ Possible
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 5:54PM - in reply to weekend bender Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

weekend bender wrote:

I thought they were changing their name to "Vince Lombardi Service Area 2 miles Ahead".

Nice to know that they didn't. ;-)


Lol jersey represent
private pile
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 6:01PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Question for the Letsrun people: How much would you actually spend for them to be called the Letsrun track club (or some variation of it)?
jjjjjjj
RE: Schumacher's group to get a name change 2/28/2013 8:58PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
how about "the crew"?