Lance Armstrong accepts lifetime ban, loss of Tour de France

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Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 15, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
But why is Lancey boy worth more attention than all the other rich as#@&%es in the world?


I think its a bit more nuanced but essentially you are right.

I'd love to see Bush and Cheney get destroyed by either Oprah or in a criminal court. It would do a world of good.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 15, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
I wonder how many of the "Lance should be destroyed" crowd will be glued to their television sets this weekend, watching enthralled as a couple of hundred juiced up monsters vie for the right to play in the Super Bowl?

If LA deserves to be prosecuted and punished for using performance enhancing drugs as an athlete, why do American football players get a free pass?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
why do American football players get a free pass?



You wouldn't understand, because you speak Canada.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
Oh yeah? Well fuk off, eh. Ya hoser.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
oh yeah wull fuk yoo too ya quasi hose head.

So what are the doping rules in foose ball anyway?

yeah thats what I thought. so as usual ethics are tossed out the window for the imperative of spectacle

Now that is america in a Nut shell!


Look at the gun thing. How dare morality get in the way of a good ol' everymans entitlement to a machine gun!


WTF

climber
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
why do American football players get a free pass?

For the same reasons those scrubs playing in canadian football leauge get a pass on being juiced up.

No one cares ya hoser's

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
(American) "All Canadian women are hookers or hockey players."

(Canadian) "Hey mutherf*%$er, my wife is Canadian"

(American) "Oh yeah, who's she play for?"


*Told to me by a DEA agent/ex-minor league hockey player who ended up with a black eye and a missing tooth!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
A free agent i guess

Anyway, might as well look on the bright side. Spectacle ain't boring!
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:34pm PT

Doping in Football and/or ANY sport/activity is flat out fuking STUPID and SHOULD be STOPPED!!!...

Enty

Trad climber
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2013/jan/15/lance-armstrong-cost-benefit-analysis-confession

Armstrong will have done his math, and worked out where the percentage lies: it's with confession. The benefits outweigh the costs: he'll earn that rehabilitation, but he will come out ahead.

Tw#t.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jan 15, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
It's pretty easy to sit back in our comfy chairs and say "Oh I knew it all along" or some variation thereof. I always said that I would believe his story until proven otherwise, it's been proven otherwise, I no longer believe him. And that's pretty much the end of it. I'm not a competitive cyclist, and I don't think anyone on here is. In any case, no one here has been directly affected by this situation.

The sport of cycling and especially the Tour has been rampant with cheating and doping since pretty much day one. In the old days, racers would hitch a ride on a train or in a truck for parts of a stage.

When you get down to it, everyone in the lead peloton is doping. You can't compete unless you dope too, for the most part. Not excusing what he did in any way, but there was no way to give his victories to anyone else because everyone else in the damn peloton was dirty too.

What I don't see is what he has to gain at this point. He's not going to get any sympathy from me or many people I know - he made the bed so lie in it. Even if they reduce his ban, it's going to be reduced to 8 years - which is the same as a lifetime as far as being competitive, unless he plans to race in the senior class?
He's not going to make money off of this - as a matter of fact, the lawsuits are probably going to take every penny he has. Not to mention that fact that they are trying every way they can to pursue legal charges against him.

The only thing that I can think of is that he is doing this so that he can attack the IOC for "covering up" for him. And the Olympic committee is already saying that if he proves that the IOC did in fact cover for him, that they will have no choice but to remove cycling from Olympic sport. Way to go Lance, let's ruin even more lives just so you can feel better about yourself.

The guy has shown that he's a pile of trash of the lowest order, and no amount of apology is going to change the public's perception of him, IMO.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 15, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
I wish I had Lance's Muscles!


photo not found
Missing photo ID#265495

TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jan 15, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
WTF?

Who is this Oprah person everyone's talking about?
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 15, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
What I don't see is what he has to gain at this point.

It's as plain as the nose on your face.

He's a Christian. You don't get into heaven if you're a liar.

It's one of the Ten Commandments.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
He's a Christian?

Oh well that explains everything!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
Cosmic, that is one gross photo. Can't "un-see".

His only play at this point is to do his best at playing the nice guy. Oprah is just the beginning I'm sure.

Meanwhile he's got $130 million in the bank. That used to be a lot of money. I'd like to see him cleaned out, but I'm sure (even if he's in prison - ha) he'll keep a good hunk even after the lawsuits. By the way, I think its stupid to pretend the sponsors (and Thom Weisel himself (banker sponsor)) didn't know what was going on. But they'll all be doing their best to weasel out of being tainted.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
I heard a report today that the government supported the US Postal team to the tune of thirty-one million dollars. The government is now thinking of suing Armstrong to get that money back. Probably not all of it, but at least a good chunk of it.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Roadbiking is Wayhomo in the first place.
"Sports" as such make me want to puke in the second place.

Here's a clue...it's in France. France is almost as bad as Texas, fer crying out loud...oh, yeah...Lance is a Texian, huh?
jahil

Social climber
London, Paris, WV & CA
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
This is an interesting read for a look at some of the damage caused by Armstrong and the general culture of doping in cycling.
steve

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jan/14/nicole-cooke-retirement-statement
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:51pm PT


"Roadbiking is Wayhomo in the first place."...


LMAO!!!...

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