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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:21 PM

Lance Armstrong’s once sterling legacy is unraveling myth by myth, lie by lie

http://aol.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2012-10-23/lance-armstrong-doping-news-tour-de-france-uci-cycling-union-nike-contract

Lance Armstrong’s once sterling legacy is unraveling myth by myth, lie by lie
By Lisa Olson

MYTH: Armstrong always was preternaturally gifted—that’s what his supporters continue to scream as they strain to defend the indefensible—and had he not been weakened by cancer his cycling reign would hover way above legendary. ...

MYTH: Armstrong was tested more than any athlete ever, upward of 500 times, and never once did the urine of a guy who won the Tour seven consecutive times come up positive. ...

MYTH: Even if Armstrong doped, the yeoman work he’s done to raise millions for cancer research outshines all his faults. ...

MYTH: At his core Armstrong is a good, decent man, the child of a single mother who clawed his way up from humble means to become the next Greg LeMond. ...

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jsr Oct 2012 OP
SoCalMusicLover Oct 2012 #1
graham4anything Oct 2012 #2
TlalocW Oct 2012 #3
marmar Oct 2012 #4
milestogo Oct 2012 #5
HuckleB Oct 2012 #6
Tutonic Oct 2012 #7

Response to jsr (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:30 PM

1. It's Been Quite The Year For Some Heroes

Paterno, Sandusky, Armstrong.

In 2011, all 3 of these individuals were regarded with esteem. All would go down in the history books as some of the most gifted in their respective sports.

Now, they are all proven to be tainted, with their legacies scrubbed clean.

It couldn't happen to a better bunch of losers.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:31 PM

2. the last myth reminds me of what they pre-announce Mitt and W with

 

that line about good, decent family man of integrity who never lies

and IMHO- everyone who covered it up, is just as bad as Joe Paterno covering up Jerry Sandusky another "good decent family man of integrity"

the two of them (Lance and Jerry) give conspiracy theorists a bad name.

(or as that comic strip (don't want to name it and taint it in this thread) used to comicly say when mom asked did you do this? "Not Me" did it.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:05 PM

3. That's why I don't have many personal heroes

Especially sports ones.

TlalocW

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:57 PM

4. 'And then try to argue he’s not a sociopath in spandex'


Ouch. ...... That piece definitely cast new light on him. Personally, I always believed he was guilty but a decent guy, but the report and this piece expose him as a real asshole.


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Response to jsr (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:13 PM

5. Lance Armstrong is a liar and a total phony

who exploited his cancer and all the people around him for his own glory. Sure he's a talented athlete, but so are a lot of other people. And he cheated and he lied about it. Sure he beat cancer, but so have a lot of other people. Sure he raised a lot of money for cancer research. So have a lot of other people. Not all of them cheated in sports and cheated on their wives.

This guy is more than a little flawed. He can't even begin to admit he did anything wrong even after the whole team has turned in the evidence... he's still playing the victim. I have no pity for him at all.

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:20 PM

6. Armstrong is a complete scumbag, however...

... there is no evidence to support the theory that drug use brought on testicular cancer, which just happens to be most likely in men of the age when he developed it.

The rest of the article is worthy, but...

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:21 PM

7. Good article. This has northing to do with

the guy being scum but I read that he is a big Romney supporter. Also I remember how he kicked his wife to the curb for Sheryl Crow--heartless.

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