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Another Planet Orbiting Another Sun

In a galaxy far, far away...

Who knows all the baggage associated with this flap over the XLR.

After reading the article, I must say Brady sounds like he exists in a parallel universe - a condition not unlike most pro athletes and other so-called "celebrities". One more reason not to believe ANY endorsement ANY celebrity makes. I believe most of them are one-trick-ponies that don't have enough sense to pour piss out of a boot. (Hey, its the Monday after the superbowl, OK?)

He got a free XLR that took Cadillac 5 months to get to him. I paid $76,000 and had to wait 5 months. I treasure our XLR. Brady places no value on it.

The prize is only as valuable as the sacrifice required to attain it. Unfortunately, for guys of Brady's ilk, perks, bonuses and windfalls slide all to easily into the category of "entitlements".
 

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Tom Brady

Hard to believe again how the pampered forget the realities of life and think their presence is a gift to us and they should be worshiped. We will pay a teacher or engineer 45000 a year, yet a football player 45,000,000. We have our priorities mixed up and those guys are only human after all unless we treat them like demigods.
Eyedoc said:
Interesting thread I came across about last year's MVP "freebie".

http://convertibles.autoblog.com/entry/1234000550029081/

Wonder what he will do this year?
 

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Who cares?

Tom Brady has a less than zero effect on my life.
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I still think its awesome to be driving around in the car that sat on the field, sparkling for the entire planet (OK those who get FOX) to drool over and dream about having, at the end of the (2nd?) most watched event in television.
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To the tiny group of us that have one of these toys--how can you not smile every time you picture that XLR on the field?

I practically crack-up laughing every time I'm behind the wheel of my 04', and I realize how up until a few years ago, I was one of the millions (billions?) who would see a car like this and feel a pang of "Its never going to be sitting in my driveway" pain!

My thanks to the powers that be and 15+ years of busting my ass, making the sacrifices and taking the business risks to get here!

In addition to a really close game (too bad Boston won--we New Yorkers hate Philly, but we hate Boston MORE than Philly :smash ) the Crimson Pearl XLR on the field just made my week!

--Bob :party
 

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I found it interesting that the car on the field did not have stock wheels.....what was that all about??? From a promotional standpoint, why would they change anything?? :skep

In fact, they looked like they could have been the V wheels..... :rolleyes
 

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Super Bowl XLR and Questions for Cadillac

It is amazing to me how quickly people (including those on this site) accept rumors as fact. Tom Brady accepted the XLR he got as MVP last year and turned around and donated it to his public high school here in Northern California where it could be auctioned off to raise money for their athletic programs. The idea was a big success. I can't blame him for going after GM if they were using his name and likeness without permission. That's the value celebrities have always had and they all guard this "property" carefully. Why would anyone automatically believe GM behaved properly? And why would anyone believe Brady would believe improperly?

As far as I'm concerned, we should stick to cars on this site. As for me, the 440 HP XLR-V sounds very exciting and I look forward to seeing and reading about the differences between the regular XLR and this version. Questions: When will Cadillac have more pictures to show us? What has been Cadillac's success in selling to the market they have lost to the Germans and Lexus? It is (to me) a depressing site to see the formerly large Cadillac dealer in Silicon Valley trade places with BMW down the street -- the BMW dealership is spectacular and filled with new cars. The Cadillac dealer is in a small, outdated building that's been under construction for months. The other Cadillac dealers here are now selling GMC trucks, Chevies and Buicks.
 

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Brady's XLR

Jim K said:
It is amazing to me how quickly people (including those on this site) accept rumors as fact. Tom Brady accepted the XLR he got as MVP last year and turned around and donated it to his public high school here in Northern California where it could be auctioned off to raise money for their athletic programs. The idea was a big success. I can't blame him for going after GM if they were using his name and likeness without permission. That's the value celebrities have always had and they all guard this "property" carefully. Why would anyone automatically believe GM behaved properly? And why would anyone believe Brady would believe improperly?

As far as I'm concerned, we should stick to cars on this site. ...
Jim - I've re-read the thread and I don't see where anyone "accepted rumors as fact". Nor do I think a "gift" of an XLR that results in a lawsuit could be called a big success. As I said earlier, I don't pretend to know the facts in the GM vs Brady flap.

Intuitively, however, if GM gives someone an expensive XLR, some publicity rights should be conveyed therewith, don't you think? Why else would GM do it? The thing that irks me is the greed of it all. A gift of a $76K car is not enough compensation to use his name or image? Give me a break. Brady is the planitff - he filed the suit - he's the aggressor. They better not put guys like me on the jury. :nodno

If you are a Brady fan, my apologies, but I think he's just one more rich, spoiled, egocentric athlete that probably would be selling insurance if not for football and the New Engaland Patriots. The behavior makes me ill.

And this discussion IS about cars, specifically an XLR. On topic. Eyedoc's link gets at least some credibility, eh?

(I do plead guilty about occasionally straying from topic, at times, but all in good fun.) :yesnod
 
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