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izittrue wrote:I have now won the Tour de France as many times as mr Armstrong. Huh go figure.
:D You too? Me too too. Gimme back my yellow jersey. And my bullets.

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(Newser) – Lance Armstrong has spent the last decade swearing up and down that he never, ever, used drugs to boost his performance, even as the evidence mounted and he got stripped of his titles and glory. Now, he might just fess up, reports the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Both quote anonymous insiders as saying that Armstrong is moving toward a confession, which could result in his lifetime ban from cycling and other sports being reduced.

The move raises all kinds of thorny logistics involving potential perjury charges, a federal whistleblower case, and lawsuits over previous winnings. But Armstrong has reportedly been talking to world and US anti-doping officials about the possibility. If he can get the lifetime ban reduced—in exchange for details on how he doped—he would be able to compete in cycling and triathlon events again, though he'd still probably have to wait years.
http://www.newser.com/story/160436/lanc ... oping.html

... in exchange for details on how he doped ...

WTF.

They should make an official Sports Hall of Shame.

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If he handles it right, he can be lionized for his courage and heroism. Kind of like the bad guy wrestlers who turn good.
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Pyrrho wrote:If he handles it right, he can be lionized for his courage and heroism. Kind of like the bad guy wrestlers who turn good.
:roll:

I'm thinking ... no.

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I'm thinking the USADA should tell him to fuck off, no deals. If he confesses, the lifetime ban(s) should stand.
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And the horse HIS MOM rode in on. . . .

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NSFW. Bare-chested Lance Armstrong photo with his tights hovering just above crotch level. No joke.

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Rob Lister wrote:
(Newser) – Lance Armstrong has spent the last decade swearing up and down that he never, ever, used drugs to boost his performance, even as the evidence mounted and he got stripped of his titles and glory. Now, he might just fess up, reports the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Both quote anonymous insiders as saying that Armstrong is moving toward a confession, which could result in his lifetime ban from cycling and other sports being reduced.

The move raises all kinds of thorny logistics involving potential perjury charges, a federal whistleblower case, and lawsuits over previous winnings. But Armstrong has reportedly been talking to world and US anti-doping officials about the possibility. If he can get the lifetime ban reduced—in exchange for details on how he doped—he would be able to compete in cycling and triathlon events again, though he'd still probably have to wait years.
http://www.newser.com/story/160436/lanc ... oping.html

... in exchange for details on how he doped ...

WTF.

They should make an official Sports Hall of Shame.
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Lance to appear on exclusive interview with Oprah.

More evidence that immense ego can obviate self respect.

Not that he should have any of that.
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Pyrrho wrote:More evidence that immense ego can obviate self respect.
Lance or Oprah?

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Doctor X wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:More evidence that immense ego can obviate self respect.
Lance or Oprah?

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Dealer's choice.

No doubt there will be bathos and tears from both of them. He can wipe his face with one of "his" yellow jerseys.

Better make sure the whaaaambulance is there with the engine running.

Wonder if the Feds will be waiting to arrest his ass if he happens to admit to the deeds.
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Pyrrho wrote:
Doctor X wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:More evidence that immense ego can obviate self respect.
Lance or Oprah?

--J.D.
Dealer's choice.

No doubt there will be bathos and tears from both of them. He can wipe his face with one of "his" yellow jerseys.

Better make sure the whaaaambulance is there with the engine running.

Wonder if the Feds will be waiting to arrest his ass if he happens to admit to the deeds.
I think Oprah should do us all a solid and have a few, just a few of the non-doping 2nd and 3rd placers on with him--the non-cheaters that lost to him in those races. Let him look them in the eye as he comes non-noticeably clean with Oprah.

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Rob Lister wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:
Doctor X wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:More evidence that immense ego can obviate self respect.
Lance or Oprah?

--J.D.
Dealer's choice.

No doubt there will be bathos and tears from both of them. He can wipe his face with one of "his" yellow jerseys.

Better make sure the whaaaambulance is there with the engine running.

Wonder if the Feds will be waiting to arrest his ass if he happens to admit to the deeds.
I think Oprah should do us all a solid and have a few, just a few of the non-doping 2nd and 3rd placers on with him--the non-cheaters that lost to him in those races. Let him look them in the eye as he comes non-noticeably clean with Oprah.
How would you know they weren't doping? Maybe they just didn't do it as well as Lance did.

There was a line in some article I read (in passing) about doping in cycling, and the gist of it was that if you were in the top 10 percent of the competitors, it was generally a given that you HAD to be doping.

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Beanbag wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:
Doctor X wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:More evidence that immense ego can obviate self respect.
Lance or Oprah?

--J.D.
Dealer's choice.

No doubt there will be bathos and tears from both of them. He can wipe his face with one of "his" yellow jerseys.

Better make sure the whaaaambulance is there with the engine running.

Wonder if the Feds will be waiting to arrest his ass if he happens to admit to the deeds.
I think Oprah should do us all a solid and have a few, just a few of the non-doping 2nd and 3rd placers on with him--the non-cheaters that lost to him in those races. Let him look them in the eye as he comes non-noticeably clean with Oprah.
How would you know they weren't doping? Maybe they just didn't do it as well as Lance did.

There was a line in some article I read (in passing) about doping in cycling, and the gist of it was that if you were in the top 10 percent of the competitors, it was generally a given that you HAD to be doping.

Beanbag
I reject that hypothesis and here is why: there is evidence against Armstrong, he didn't take the stand in his own case, he plead no contest cause they had him dead to rights, the jury returned with the verdict guilty. If that can be said about the no. 2 or 3 slot, then let's back it down to 4 or 5 or whatever. But it can't.

If the sport matters at all, it does matter.

Until Lance cuts off his one good ball and leaves it on Oprah's sound stage, he's dead in my eyes.

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He choked up when apologizing to staff at Livestrong. Some of them broke down in tears.

Nice practice run. Today he probably shed a few tears of his own for Oprah. I hope they rehearsed enough.

What a fucking setup this whole bullshit interview is.

The lifetime ban should stand.

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Ban Lance.
Ban Pete
Ban Roger
Ban Barry
Ban asthmatic . . . oh wait . . . sorry . . . got carried away.

*Erase! Erase!*

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Heh. The only kind of doping I've ever done was most certainly not performance enhancing!
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asthmatic camel wrote:Heh. The only kind of doping I've ever done was most certainly not performance enhancing!
Unless you're a snowboarder.
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WildCat wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:Heh. The only kind of doping I've ever done was most certainly not performance enhancing!
Unless you're a snowboarder.
"There's some discussion about marijuana," Carrard said. "I've been told that it could be a performance-enhancing drug because it appeases."
appeases?