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Postby Class of '78 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:44 pm

What a mess. Not just the confession and the merits or lack thereof, but the backlash lawsuits already underway, the potential for litigation involving higher ups in sponsorship of Team Armstrong and the raw feelings of those, like former teammate Frankie Andreu, who were trampled by Armstrong for failing to follow orders.

Armstrong, who is said to have a net worth of $100 million, was ruthless toward others who stood in the way of his path to glory.

Not sure if you're aware, but Armstrong allegedly even offered a $150,000 gift to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency a decade ago in what amounted to a ridiculous conflict of interest.

This, folks, in a week in which we debated Bonds and Clemens, is about as bad as is gets with cheating and the world of sports.

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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby Coach9 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:54 pm

Coming back from death's door to win all those Tours was a remarkable accomplishment. I really don't care if it required PED's in that drug invested sport.
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby BostonGator84 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:57 pm

Coach9 wrote:Coming back from death's door to win all those Tours was a remarkable accomplishment. I really don't care if it required PED's in that drug invested sport.


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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby Class of '78 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:58 pm

Here's something I find weird. He is alleged to have been taking PEDs as far back as 1996, which was the year when the cancer was diagnosed.

Why would he have been taking PEDs when he was fighting a metastasizing cancer?
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby FunnGun » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:01 pm

Not much of a cycling fan but he was polarizing. I don't really care that he cheated or that he even lied about it to be honest. I guess it's been going on for so long, along with the other PED stuff, that it has me desensitized to it. The thing that does make me lose respect(not that I had any) for the prick was the fact that he tried to destroy the lives of other men and their wives for trying to tell the truth.

He also has no remorse. The only reason he's doing this is in hopes of rebuilding his image. I'm sure because it's a fringe sport here and with his popularity away from the sport that he'll be forgiven. But like Ray Lewis, what he did to everyone one involved needs to be remembered.
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby Alvin York » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:16 pm

Class of '78 wrote:What a mess. Not just the confession and the merits or lack thereof, but the backlash lawsuits already underway, the potential for litigation involving higher ups in sponsorship of Team Armstrong and the raw feelings of those, like former teammate Frankie Andreu, who were trampled by Armstrong for failing to follow orders.

Armstrong, who is said to have a net worth of $100 million, was ruthless toward others who stood in the way of his path to glory.

Not sure if you're aware, but Armstrong allegedly even offered a $150,000 gift to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency a decade ago in what amounted to a ridiculous conflict of interest.

This, folks, in a week in which we debated Bonds and Clemens, is about as bad as is gets with cheating and the world of sports.

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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby I Have No Friends :( » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:21 pm

It's cycling... who really cares?

Oh no!! Lance Armstrong did what every other top 20 finisher in the Tour de France did. The horror!! :rolleyes:
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby ufg8rjim » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:30 pm

I don't care that he cheated. I don't care that he lied about his cheating. I could not care less about bicycle riding as a sport than I do. That said, it is how Armstrong crushed anyone who dared tell the truth about him that I do care about. He hurt people. Daily. Guy is a bad human being.

Here's a solid take on what Oprah should have asked Armstrong about:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/questions-oprah-should-ask-lance-armstrong-230849439.html
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby divits888 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:55 pm

Livestrong has been just as much about marketing Armstrong as it has been about fighting cancer.
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby tillsb » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:17 am

I tried to care and then I remembered it's cycling and I have watched approximately 1 minute of that. That one minute consisted of the highlights ESPN could show before I changed the channel.
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby Swamp Queen » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:21 am

ufg8rjim wrote:I don't care that he cheated. I don't care that he lied about his cheating. I could not care less about bicycle riding as a sport than I do. That said, it is how Armstrong crushed anyone who dared tell the truth about him that I do care about. He hurt people. Daily. Guy is a bad human being.

Here's a solid take on what Oprah should have asked Armstrong about:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/questions-oprah-should-ask-lance-armstrong-230849439.html

It would be amazing if someone had the balls to ask him those questions.
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby crosscreekcooter » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:02 am

Alvin York wrote:
Hero to zero just like McGwire and Bonds. Remember how Woods pumped up to Schwarzenegger dimensions overnight.

For a second there Cosmos, I thought you were talking about Mr. Peanut's forehead.
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby rogdochar » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:33 am

A regimen first launched for performance enhancement involves
HGH + testosterone. Medical research indicates that extra
testosterone can activate a dormant tumor and just maybe cause
a testicular tumor to form. ? You are suppose to be closely
monitored for indication of tumor responses in the blood materials.
Armstrong's doping may have brought on his testicular cancer, which
in turn, was his avenue to being a bigger world hero than his cycling
"cheat-wins allowed.. :question:
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby Quasimodo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:15 am

He probably lied about having cancer too.
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby BMF » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:55 am

I'm more pissed that he went on Oprah!

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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby G8RByte » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:24 am

ufg8rjim wrote:I don't care that he cheated. I don't care that he lied about his cheating. I could not care less about bicycle riding as a sport than I do. That said, it is how Armstrong crushed anyone who dared tell the truth about him that I do care about. He hurt people. Daily. Guy is a bad human being.

Here's a solid take on what Oprah should have asked Armstrong about:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/questions-oprah-should-ask-lance-armstrong-230849439.html


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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby MatthewM. » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:51 am

He also left his wife to date a celebrity after she stood with him through the alleged cancer battle and raised their three kids while he was away riding a child's toy for a living. There's so much wrong with the dude he can fade away to oblivion for all I care, as can bicycle riding.
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby WobbleGator » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:02 am

Do not care.
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby oxrageous » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:50 am

Since every other cyclist was doping too, wouldn't the field still be fair?
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Re: Lance Armstrong

Postby itsgr82bag8r » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:22 am

Quasimodo wrote:He probably lied about having cancer too.


:rolleyes:

Really?

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