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2012-10-22 07:24:53 PM
Applying the appropriate filter to this thread, I see about 36 posts......

Bootay

I completely agree, he f*cked LeMond over so big time. Sad, LeMond's story is pretty amazing.
 
2012-10-22 07:25:28 PM
FTFA: "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling," said Pat McQuaid, the president said of the International Cycling Union. "This is a landmark day for cycling."

"Cycling," he continued. "It's all about cycling. Which Lance Armstrong is no longer a part of. Cycling, that is."
 
2012-10-22 07:27:11 PM

smadge1: I hope he gets cancer and dies.

/tickets please!


They said 110% of his vital organs were effected so he void be a cjborgs......but we were informed to forget him!
 
2012-10-22 07:31:55 PM
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2012-10-22 07:40:54 PM

Snort: When is the hanging scheduled?

Does everyone have their pitchforks and torches?


Next week, he's has child porn on his computer.
Tuesday after that, he beats his dog, and cheats on taxes.
And then on Friday next,,,

W/o enhancement chemistry, there is no sport as done today. No PROFIT for the owners now making a dog and pony show of cleaning up their toilet. "For the integrity of the sport".

/never go hypocritical
 
2012-10-22 07:50:13 PM
Does anyone honestly give a rat's ass about douches wearing douchey clothes riding a douchey bicycle? Cycling is something anyone can do. It isn't like it takes skill to peddle a bicycle. With that being said they're banning the only person to ever bring attention to that piece of trash 'sport' because he doped blood. I can understand the fact people may care more about the fact he adamantly denies it instead of the fact he did it. I get it. Thing is, what if he really didn't do it? What if it's some huge conspir... hahahha, nah, nobody gives a rat's ass about it enough for that. I'm with Lewis Black on this one: Why aren't we all blood doping if it gives you Superman's metabolism and body mechanics?
 
2012-10-22 07:52:09 PM

expobill: Cheers


Back at ya'

New Age Redneck: I completely agree, he f*cked LeMond over so big time. Sad, LeMond's story is pretty amazing.


Yeah. Bit of a pet peeve of mine and one of the reasons I followed this story so closely.

rka: One assumes that everyone Lance sued and won judgements against lost because they couldn't come up with enough evidence in a court of law to fight a libel rap.


That's the thing about it and exactly how the wealthy abuse the legal system. there was a big story today about all these libel cases and how virtually none of them went to court. Like the LA confidentiel guys. Armstrong sued the writers, the publisher, and half the witnesses. Then months and months go by... and Armstrong quietly drops the suit. Meanwhile, the US publisher, fearing legal action, drops plans to publish the book. Armstrong never has to enter a courtroom and the writers lose the book's biggest market. Armstrong repeated this same strategy over and over in europe.
 
2012-10-22 08:11:38 PM
Late to the party, but as a former fan, FARK him. Not only was he a cheat, but he was a bully to the nth degree. That's what I'm more pissed about. He went out of his way to be a dick to people who dared question him. FARK him. It's about time the UCI got their shiat together. But they're corrupt as well....
 
2012-10-22 08:17:15 PM

New Age Redneck: Applying the appropriate filter to this thread, I see about 36 posts......

Bootay

I completely agree, he f*cked LeMond over so big time. Sad, LeMond's story is pretty amazing.


I would love to see a movie treatment or documentary of the 89 Tour. Unfortunately, Fignon is no longer with us.
 
2012-10-22 09:23:45 PM
I'd give my left nut to have this whole scandal not have happened.
 
2012-10-22 10:02:42 PM

kriegfusion: debo1683: kriegfusion: Obama4Life: Nobody could win 7 consecutive Titles without a little outside help.


Unless of course the event is exactly the same or very close to the same thing over and over again.

/thinks there's too many olympic swimming events.
//Doesn't consider Phelps having more than 2 or 3 gold medals at most.

I am curious as to why you think there are too many olympic swimming events ... other than having to watch all of them on NBC during their 'wonderful' olympic coverage. I will tell you that, for example, the 100 back stroke and 200 backstroke may appear very similar to some one watching the races. But how they are swum, strategy, stroke technique, use of the walls and starts are all very different in those two races ...


I don't wish to diminish the talent of swimming the backstroke, but I can't imagine (speaking as someone not familiar with the sport, only looking at logic) the difference to be all that different. I concede that there may be differences in exactly how much energy each lap is put forth, what kind of strategy could pertain to a swimming event besides 'be faster than the other guys' or 'act like you're slower then explode in the end to surprise', and the use of walls other than to leap from can really be different. As someone once here said, a whole team of basketball players can do many more tactics, strategy and plays than a swimmer, outwit, outmaneuver, and use the court and ball in a hundred different ways, and after *many* games, at the very end, they end up with....one.....gold medal. Just one.
I simply feel when you compare events like cycling, team sports and other more sophisticated events (sophisticated in a sense that means it has more parts then say, swimming, shot put, pole vault etc), I see no reason why swimming should hold more than 2 or 3 medals at best.
I have no doubt there are small nuances in swimming events, but one would have to argue how that is somehow vastly different than nuances in other events. Tha ...


Fair enough ... I used to swim and coach swimming now. We have different opinions. I am sure its the same as me saying to a badminton player that there should be no gold medal for that. Cheers!
 
2012-10-23 01:58:30 AM
You're all racists.
 
2012-10-23 05:47:29 AM
He cheated. Got that. I think most reasonable people would agree.

But to deny history is ignorant. It happened and he finished the race first. At this point, so many years later, it's almost irrelevant how he did it. Not only that, but the same corporate mountains that are vilifying him today are the ones that financed his operation and made zillions to his millions on him. He transformed a niche' sport, a euro-fad event into one of the greatest summertime viewing through the month of July.

Lance is the real deal. He's an icon. Cheater or not. You can't deny that.
 
2012-10-23 08:25:03 AM

DeathCipris: thegoodthebadthedumb

Aside from the blood count, which this on the same page explaining the excerpt:

"In evaluating the sample data, Dr. Gore rejected four of the test results, either because the
transport time to the laboratory was too long (3), or collection occurred too soon after
competition (1) in violation of WADA's Athlete Biological Passport Guidelines. These rejected
samples included one of the six samples collected during the 2009 Tour de France."

...everything else is just "stories."


Wow, are you retarded or just in love with Lance?

TWENTY SIX eye witnesses (not hearsay, actual witnesses) testified against him. People have been convicted for murder with just one eye witness. So eye witnesses are ok for murder cases, but not doping cases in cycling? Please.
 
2012-10-23 08:45:44 AM

DeathCipris: thegoodthebadthedumb: DeathCipris: Since a select few are clearly having a shiat-fit that I don't believe the flimsy "evidence." I would like to note that I don't know if he is doping or not, nor do I care, but I am getting my point across that I sure as hell don't believe what the USADA is passing off as "evidence" and that the man deserves a fair trial with court-admissible evidence.

Armstrong himself decided to forego any opportunity to formally clear his name. That's his fault, not USADAs.

USADA, in their decision paper, liked to lead on that it was an admission of guilt as he wouldn't have to testify under oath. I can understand where he is coming from dealing with all of it, but it is interesting he didn't put up more of a fight.


I think he weighed the options of having 26 or so people testify about their direct experience with Lance doping and/or bullying them about doping, on camera for the world to see, including tearful scenes of Emma O'Reilly and Betsy Andreu saying how he ruined their lives, or the publication of a lengthy report about what would have been said in the arbitration hearings, and figured that the arbitration hearings would be a huge PR disaster.
 
2012-10-23 12:11:58 PM
expobill:

Hey expobill, I'd be interested in your opinion of this: Former Champion Indurain Believes in Armstrong's Innocence
 
2012-10-23 12:42:43 PM
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2012-10-23 05:47:29 AM


He cheated. Got that. I think most reasonable people would agree.

But to deny history is ignorant. It happened and he finished the race first. At this point, so many years later, it's almost irrelevant how he did it. Not only that, but the same corporate mountains that are vilifying him today are the ones that financed his operation and made zillions to his millions on him. He transformed a niche' sport, a euro-fad event into one of the greatest summertime viewing through the month of July.

Lance is the real deal. He's an icon. Cheater or not. You can't deny that.




Ben Johnson agrees.
 
2012-10-23 07:03:40 PM

gwowen: expobill:

Hey expobill, I'd be interested in your opinion of this: Former Champion Indurain Believes in Armstrong's Innocence


I read that the day Miguel stated that, Miguel is just a classy guy who everyone loves.
The article was in back of my mind every time i posted here.
 
2012-10-23 09:28:19 PM

intelligent comment below: ParagonComplex: Cycling is something anyone can do. It isn't like it takes skill to peddle a bicycle.


Bouncing a ball and shooting it in a hoop is easy, anyone can do it

catching a ball and running to an end zone is easy, anyone can do it

I expect you to ride the Tour de France next year


Actually bouncing a ball and shooting it into a hoop as well as catching a ball and running to an end zone actually need hand-eye coordination, ability to judge distance, etc. Not everyone posesses those skills. Everyone has the ability to pedal a bicycle.
 
2012-10-23 09:58:41 PM

ParagonComplex: Everyone has the ability to pedal a bicycle.


up Luz Ardiden...ok?
 
2012-10-23 11:00:07 PM

machoprogrammer: In before the Lance apologists


too late
 
2012-10-24 03:22:44 AM
This whole affair reeks of dirty politics and sour grapes. And I don't mean the overpriced overrated crap they called wine.
 
2012-10-24 11:28:14 AM

expobill: ParagonComplex: Everyone has the ability to pedal a bicycle.

up Luz Ardiden...ok?


More importantly, down one of the big Cols at 60 MPH on skinny tires and hot oil slicked roads. Giving credit where credit is due, that save that Armstrong made when Beloki crashed in front of him was amazing.
 
2012-10-24 12:01:19 PM

steve_wmn: expobill: ParagonComplex: Everyone has the ability to pedal a bicycle.

up Luz Ardiden...ok?

More importantly, down one of the big Cols at 60 MPH on skinny tires and hot oil slicked roads. Giving credit where credit is due, that save that Armstrong made when Beloki crashed in front of him was amazing.


I remember that Beloki's wheel got caught in a tar stripe they use for patching holes.
there was controversy wether "the ignored one" should have waited, but Beloki would not have won anyways.
 
2012-10-24 01:09:03 PM
And the rewrite of history proceeds,,,

Lance Armstrong is what he is, did what he did and the rest of the entire world can just hurt their butts all they like.

Comm'on back for another thrashin' some time, ya hear?
We'll even let you set the rules.
 
2012-10-25 01:02:11 PM

snocone: ance Armstrong is what he is, did what he did and the rest of the entire world can just hurt their butts all they like.


You sound Republican. The party of lying and cheating[tm].
 
2012-10-25 01:51:20 PM

lohphat: You sound Republican. The party of lying and cheating[tm].


Aww, poor thing does not like the cynicism of reality.
 
2012-10-25 04:21:02 PM

Snort: lohphat: You sound Republican. The party of lying and cheating[tm].

Aww, poor thing does not like the cynicism of reality.


Another gem from a bootstrappy family values voter proud of their hypocrisy. Keep on hiding behind that moral superiority.
 
2012-10-25 04:42:40 PM

lohphat: snocone: ance Armstrong is what he is, did what he did and the rest of the entire world can just hurt their butts all they like.

You sound Republican. The party of lying and cheating[tm].


Naww, I do believe, Rules is Rules, quite unlike any partisan retard.
Armstrong competed and kicked ass under The Rules at the time as did ALL THE FARKING RIDERS.
Moving goalposts, rewriting rules 'cause you don't like it is classic Republican, you are right.
This crap, now, is (Warning Will Robinsion, FILTER FILTER)

/follow the attack dogs, and guess who they work for
 
2012-10-25 04:51:11 PM
I guess it was age 5 or six when I figured out that most games/rules had "bend" in them and that beating the game was a LOT easier than beating the competition.

There are simply too many of our fearless leaders that indicate they believe you too stupid to realize how they play/cheat.
Rather than ignor this sociopathic behavior, as most indoctrinated good citizens do, I suggest a nice hanging party each weekend and Monday Night.
 
2012-10-25 05:17:25 PM

snocone: Armstrong competed and kicked ass under The Rules at the time as did ALL THE FARKING RIDERS.


He subverted the rules against using controlled substances and intentionally tried to gain advantage when he knew it was unethical.

If you can't even understand the concept of what cheating is, that's pathetic.
 
2012-10-25 09:55:55 PM

lohphat: snocone: Armstrong competed and kicked ass under The Rules at the time as did ALL THE FARKING RIDERS.

He subverted the rules against using controlled substances and intentionally tried to gain advantage when he knew it was unethical.

If you can't even understand the concept of what cheating is, that's pathetic.


Every rider in that event doped as much/often as they could just to be competitive.
Your precious subverted ethical sham was old and broken long before.

Just save it. I have been treating pro athletes since 1972. Inside and out.
Never lie to your medic. Just never.
 
2012-10-25 11:24:13 PM

snocone: lohphat: snocone: Armstrong competed and kicked ass under The Rules at the time as did ALL THE FARKING RIDERS.

He subverted the rules against using controlled substances and intentionally tried to gain advantage when he knew it was unethical.

If you can't even understand the concept of what cheating is, that's pathetic.

Every rider in that event doped as much/often as they could just to be competitive.
Your precious subverted ethical sham was old and broken long before.


[citation needed]

Just save it. I have been treating pro athletes since 1972. Inside and out.
Never lie to your medic. Just never.


Don't let me get in the way of you getting back to the gym.
 
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