Tomas wrote:I would even understand the lying, even though the grandstanding (tweeting himself with 7 TDF yellow jerseys) is rather tasteless.
Tomas wrote:Where Armstrong loses completely my support is the fact that over the years, despite the fact that he doped like there was no tomorrow, he himself as well as his possy tried to destroy lives and livelihoods of people who disclosed any info about Armstrong's doping - or even just testified against his doctor. I honestly think some of his behavior was criminal (this interview with Betsy Andreu describes some of those instances: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/i-tea ... -1.1238932). Just for what he did to those people, he deserves a massive kick in the ball.
King Sid the Great 87 wrote:This whole charade has nothing to do with making amends with those he ran into the ditch for the last 10 years. That's the most pathetic part of this. He's broke and/or wants to be reinstated to compete again.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... _pageone_0
Last month, Lance Armstrong boarded a plane for Denver to do something several of his lawyers had advised against: sitting down for a private conversation with the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Travis Tygart had given the star cyclist no reason to believe that USADA would soften the lifetime ban from elite competition for what the agency called the "most sophisticated doping program on the planet." But Mr. Armstrong hoped he could change that.
At the meeting near the Denver airport, Mr. Armstrong talked openly about doping, arguing that cheating was rampant in all pro sports, including the National Football League, according to someone familiar with the meeting. He complained that he was being singled out for punishment. As the discussion wound down without Mr. Tygart budging, the seven-time Tour de France winner seemed ready to walk out.
"You don't hold the keys to my redemption," he said, according to the person familiar with the meeting. "There's one person who holds the keys to my redemption," he went on, pointing at himself, "and that's me."
When Mr. Armstrong told Mr. Tygart that he held the keys to his own redemption, said one person with knowledge of the meeting, Mr. Tygart responded: "That's b—." He told Mr. Armstrong that all he wanted to do was figure out a way to compete again.
Mr. Armstrong shot back that he would compete in unsanctioned races, hurled a profanity, and walked out.
shafnutz05 wrote:I kind of echo Puffymuffin's thoughts on this. People are trying to make this all about doping, but it isn't. Armstrong used his high moral standing to crush the lives of so many people. He was brutal....sending threats, getting other bicyclists railroaded out of the sport, throwing teams of lawyers at witnesses, etc. At the end of the day, Armstrong is an ugly person with no moral compass. And that has NOTHING to do with doping.
Alejandro Rojas wrote:http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/vivaun-lance-armstrong/