i hope some of you have emailed him. i see that josh snead emailed him. thanks! it is really nice to have an advocate of women's cycling. to everyone else: I highly suggest you emailing michael with the subject "keirin cut jeans". afterall, advocacy campaigns rarely work when only two people are involved. please email michael. you can post your email in my comments section. or you can post on your blog and link it in my comments section. thanks!
anyway, as i said, i haven't gotten a response. but, goonies never say die, right?
i decided i needed a stronger argument for keirin cut jeans, so thought i'd email michael again. in review, i emailed him at these two addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org can use these too!
hi mr. ball,i am anxiously awaiting a response. today was "casual jean friday" at work. and guess who isn't wearing jeans. [frown face.]
(actually, i prefer to be casual, and assume you do to, so i will address to you as michael.)
it's me again, beth. i do hope that you received my previous email about keirin cut jeans. i do realize you are a ceo of a multi-million dollar enterprise, so you probably don't even check your own email and probably one of your really hot, blond assistants with huge boobs is reading this and sending it to the trash...[if that is the case, please please forward this on to mr. ball, who we know so fondly as michael. i bet you have quads that fit into R&R jeans...but i am sure you must have friends or family members who have big quads, so please pass this along for them! i am quite charming in print, and am sure that michael will empathize with my cause, cause he seems like a nice guy! thank you thank you!]
as i said before, there really is a big market for keirin cut jeans-- us big quaded athletic women. but i bet it'd really extend to the masses with the right advertising. i can see the marketing now.... motorcycles in the background, girls with big quads in keirin cut jeans wearing white sprinters gloves straddling a nagasawa? hot!
but, i know, michael, you don't just care about making money! you want to restore cycling as a premier sport in america! that is cool, i think. of course adding "keirin" into the vocabulary of americans would raise interest in track cycling (especially with that white glove, keirin cut jean, nagasawa ad).....
...but it could also be quite influential with cycling's international body, the UCI. how so?
so i don't know how much you keep up with cycling news, but it just came out last week that the japanese "bribed" UCI $3 million dollars for keirin to become an olympic sport. now, keirin is just a men's olympic sport. i think that is pretty bunk, don't you? especially cause our very own jennie reed, is not only the world champion of the keirin, but also can front squat 130 kilos! (i saw the squat on facebook. btw, are you on facebook. if so, will you please accept my friend request? you can be my 365th friend. thanks!) anyway, most people don't care that keirin is not a women's event at the olympics, cause they have never even heard of it! but USA needs another gold medal. with the new and very popular keirin cut jeans, OF COURSE interest will grow. with such an increase in interest in women's keirin, i think you could easily bribe the UCI with just probably about a half a million (to get the women's keirin going), instead of 3 million like the japanese. on the record, that would mean rock and republic really cares about equal rights and could finally dispel all the qualms about "objectifying women" in your marketing. off the record, that would mean the rock and republic is more influential with the international cycling body than the whole country of japan. that could set a good precedent.
so, michael, there is a little added bonus to why you should start making keirin cut jeans. not only will you make lots of women happy and make a lot of money off of it, but it could really spark an interest in the crazy sport of track cycling and could gain R&R some political clout in the UCI.
thanks again, michael. look forward to working with you on this!
hugs and kisses,