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reply to FFH5

Re: Lance Armstrong confessing doping to Oprah

In reply to the topic as opposed to the original poster or any posters that precedes this post in this thread:

Ah, the fragile ego of some poor souls in the media and in other places too. First, most of the media's distinguished, cough, cough, outrage about the hypocrisy of Armstrong--what a crock. The talking heads and media clowns should avoid all talk about hypocrisy. That is especially true for those jealous media pundits that use the Armstrong situation to shine the spotlight of their highly charged rhetoric to portray themselves as noble and pure sources of enlightenment, morality, and wisdom as well as the true unbiased protectors of the truth.

Armstrong cheated and lied about it just as all his genuine rivals did when they were accused and then caught, and that includes other Tour winners.

Don't forget that the cheating was so rampant and widespread that the governing authorities are going to leave the seven years of Armstrong Tour wins vacated--they are not going to award the win to whoever finished second. Why? Well, uh, because everyone doped too so what would be the point? All should pause and give serious thought to that.

Then, of course, there is the small problem that the USDA "cheated" themselves in "prosecuting" Armstrong. They suspended their own statute of limitation and rules to get him. They also weren't shy about soliciting or extorting "jailhouse informants" witnesses against Armstrong.

When the guys that are supposed to protect and enforce the rules that maintain the integrity of the sport obsessively break their own rules to accomplish that, where is the bigger story? Is it one rider or the agency that's the sport's watchdog?

Armstrong doped, cheated and lied. Some people are upset strictly about that. But too many others aren't really upset about that. That's a front. They actually are angry because Armstrong was the best rider ever, that he won on a level playing field, and he is an American.

Just my two-cents worth.
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FFH5
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said by Blogger:

Armstrong doped, cheated and lied. Some people are upset strictly about that. But too many others are really upset not with that but are angry because Armstrong was also the best rider ever that won on a level playing field and he is an American.

Just my two-cents worth.

The whole bicycle racing sport used drugs. And almost everyone knew that. The wonder was how Armstrong cheated as well, but kept passing the drug tests. As long as the drug tests didn't catch all the cheaters, the incentive was there for all the riders to cheat. Too bad too, because taking these drugs has long term health issues for the riders.

Just proves how stupid many athletes are who risk their health for some big money. But then, like the NFL players, whine about it in later life when the real costs come due(re: NFLPA lawsuits against NFL).
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Armstrong doped, cheated and lied. Some people are upset strictly about that. But too many others aren't really upset about that. That's a front. They actually are angry because Armstrong was the best rider ever, that he won on a level playing field, and he is an American.

Just my two-cents worth.
lol
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reply to Blogger
said by Blogger:

Armstrong doped, cheated and lied. Some people are upset strictly about that. But too many others aren't really upset about that. That's a front. They actually are angry because Armstrong was the best rider ever, that he won on a level playing field, and he is an American.

Just my two-cents worth.

LOL!!
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