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Lance Armstrong to come clean to Oprah


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#16    The Unseen

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:31 AM

Not surprised,Why not try to milk as much money from the fat.....Oprah show,He's a loser and so is she,why not put the two together and confess their sins together.I just wish they would both just vanish from the face of the Earth.JMO.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

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After a decade of denial, Lance Armstrong has finally come clean: He used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

http://abcnews.go.co...-staff-18212858

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:29 AM

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for him to come clean.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:45 AM

Somehow I just can't seem to care about this, I mean...it was riding a bicycle, not that important.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:58 AM

View PostWoIverine, on 16 January 2013 - 04:45 AM, said:

Somehow I just can't seem to care about this, I mean...it was riding a bicycle, not that important.
He did turn that cycle riding into an industry, he did use it as inspiration for millions.
And he did commit perjury, however apparently the statute of limitations on that past at the beginning of January.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:02 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 16 January 2013 - 04:58 AM, said:

He did turn that cycle riding into an industry, he did use it as inspiration for millions.
And he did commit perjury, however apparently the statute of limitations on that past at the beginning of January.

Understood, but still, meh, just don't have any fire for this one. Will have to revisit it tomorrow I think.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

They say he made over 100 million dollars in about a decade winning races.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

He was doping.

Everyone was doping. He was the person who worked the hardest, who won 7 Tour de France titles in a row. Does anyone know how unprecedented that is in endurance sports? If you want to be morally outraged, don't focus it on Lance. Focus on the cycling culture, focus on the governing body, focus on the cyclists. Not just one cyclist.

The man was an incredible athlete, and I will always respect that. He also used performance enhancing drugs, and I will never respect that.

When it all weighs out, I'm still defending Lance. I might be an idiot for doing it, but I'm doing it.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

View Postsocrates.junior, on 16 January 2013 - 05:53 AM, said:

He was doping.

Everyone was doping. He was the person who worked the hardest, who won 7 Tour de France titles in a row. Does anyone know how unprecedented that is in endurance sports? If you want to be morally outraged, don't focus it on Lance. Focus on the cycling culture, focus on the governing body, focus on the cyclists. Not just one cyclist.

The man was an incredible athlete, and I will always respect that. He also used performance enhancing drugs, and I will never respect that.

When it all weighs out, I'm still defending Lance. I might be an idiot for doing it, but I'm doing it.
I'll support him rhetorically despite his doping.  Monetarily I hope his lunch gets eaten.  He signed and signed for millions and millions, and on those contracts, he swore he didn't dope.  He even sued and won when one sponsor pulled his $$ over the allegations.   It's not so much the doping that irks me, it's all that damned lying.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

I may not agree with everything Lance Armstrong has done, but I have to give him credit for having the 'ball' to come clean. :P

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

It will be interesting to see what the fallout will be.  The interview looked taped - not in front of a studio audience. His lawyers were nearby.  This is probably not going to be a full confession. Just enough to try to mitigate the damage.

I just feel a little bit sorry for his wife and kids. But they are quite wealthy at this point so I'm not going to dwell on their problems.  I have my own life to worry about.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

Props to PlanB for this phrasing.
Edit: oh and Biff! Saw he did a 'ball' gag as well. -ba-dum-tsh-

I want to kick Lance Armstrong in the ball.

Edited by Hasina, 16 January 2013 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

You guys are all nut!


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Lance Armstrong should go down and be forgotten, in my opinion. More than the doping and the blood transfusions, I am irked by his self-rightous (and repeated) lying.

He should come clean, but that will not make him a good man overnight. It will never be enough for the victims of his smearing--He's a bully, who trash talked, intimidated, and silenced people who disagreed with what he and his cronies were doing.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Yeah, he dropped the ball on this one.

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