Lance Armstrong

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Green Stainz, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Weirdo

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    Take it easy Francis, you're missing the point.

    Most people that are cycling fans and follow the sport aren't really all that pissed that Lance Armstrong did performance enhancing drugs, during the era most of the pro peloton were.....Hell, who knows, maybe they still are. I can sit here right now and give you a list of my favourite cyclists that have been caught or have admitted doing drugs over the years, not the point.

    The point is that Lance ruined people that stood in his way, he was a fantastic asshole and bully. He sabotaged careers, denied contracts, sued the innocent (and won) all to protect his house of cards, and when the rug finally got pulled out from under him he cries "everybody was doing it" Well fuck him, no everybody wasn't ruining other peoples lives and crushing honest people.

    Read Tyler Hamilton's book "The Secret Race" It'll be a bit of an eye opener I'll bet.
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    Oh and just for fun, here's my list off the top of my head:

    Tyler Hamilton: Doper
    Jan Ulrich: Doper
    Michael Rasmussen: Doper
    Ryder Hesjedal: Doper
    Alberto Contador: Doper
    Floyd Landis: Doper
    George Hincape: Doper

    And not off the top of my head, to back up my point. Here's a list of doping cyclists:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doping_cases_in_cycling
  3. Mercury264

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    sounds like typical CEO behavior to me .. which is highly regarded and well rewarded. look at chainsaw al dunlap. worst he behaves, the better he's rewarded.

    fact is there's no law against being an asshole .. LA is being prosecuted for doping, then lying about it. just like almost everyone that was actually competitive during that era .. note I'm not sure about the almost part. what's probably more accurate is everyone that's competitive was doping.

    IMHO reason no one else was being an asshole to level of LA ... there can only be ONE top dog at a time. LA was very good at what he did .. which was staying on top for a very long time. which is exactly what a CEO does...
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    Wow. Just gets better and better. I swear I laughed when I read about this over at cyclingnews.com. Not because someone bought a race, but because of the scope of the enterprise: sure you have to buy off the past winner, but the whole Amore e Vita team?

    Hell, I've arranged finishes with other riders on the road, and even made pre-race pacts with riders from other teams to work with or against certain riders. And I've agreed to pay the few dollars' difference for the higher place. And that's just in US amateur racing. Pros do this all the time, sometimes for a little money, sometimes for a lot.

    But this is so fittingly, characteristically, and outrageously over the top, as it turns out with every passing week, it seems.

    Gags doesn't look good in this, either, though. His career is blotched with lack of palmares, a self-serving self-comparison to Mario Cipollini, and one outburst of stupidity and violence (he attacked Jonny Sundt with a 2 x 4 after a race in 2004). So why now?