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(ABC 27)   Because people like to keep kicking Lance Armstrong while he is down, an English community is burning an effigy of him   (abc27.com) divider line 13
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2012-10-31 07:52:32 PM
3 votes:
If Mr. Armstrong cared about being widely beloved, perhaps he should have refrained from cheating.
2012-11-01 09:43:21 AM
2 votes:
Nothing is "happening to him." He's not "down," nor is he "facing tough times" or "going through a rough patch." Everything that is happening to him now is a direct result of decisions he made.
2012-11-01 06:35:23 AM
2 votes:
He brought it all on himself.
2012-11-01 11:28:20 AM
1 votes:

IAmRight: I'm gonna invoke Occam's razor here and say that anyone with more than two functioning brain cells knows he was doping and wouldn't believe a single thing he says. Hell, he's even admitting that he doped when he can't bring himself to actually say "I never doped" - he always says "I never failed a test."


Funny thing to me is people give Bonds a pass on this same shiat because the very particular brand/type of steroid he was using wasn't banned. Which is pretty much the same thing. "I was good at breaking the rules so the rules shouldn't apply to me" Figuring out loopholes doesn't mean you still aren't violating the spirit of the rules.
2012-11-01 11:11:55 AM
1 votes:

KFBR392: If it were me.... "I've never failed a test. Not once. and believe me I was tested. I don't know how else to prove I wasn't doing something. They don't believe my words or the tests. Don't you think if there failed drug tests or videos/pictures of me doping they'd be all over the internet by now? What's done is done. and it won't ever be undone. I've tried fighting this as much as I can. It's my word against theirs. I'm moving on with my life and hope they can too.

My only hope is that this doesn't affect the progress and goals of the Livestrong foundation. They are the real heros and they don't deserve to dragged down by whatever people want to say about me. Call me a liar and cheat; that's fine. But please..don't take it out your anger towards me on the foundation. Thanks, and God bless."


That's exactly what he's done. And the problem with it is that yes, he did fail tests. Many of them, in fact. But people keep looking at Armstrong as though he's the only one telling the truth and like dozens of people who knew him all randomly decided one day to lie in order to make him look bad and take stuff away from him, with little to no benefit for themselves. Because that makes sense. The money to the UCI was just a nice gift for their good work in keeping the sport clean! The positive tests were ALL tainted by lab people out to get him! All his former teammates and everyone he worked with are all lying because they're jealous!

It's either the greatest conspiracy in the world, networking hundreds of people who have never met each other, involving sophisticated lying on lab tests, and Armstrong went from not being able to win anything to "best cyclist in the world" because he overcame cancer, beating lots of people who were beating him before AND doping, the ONLY person on the team who wasn't cheating was the one who won all the races, etc.

...or he was doping.

I'm gonna invoke Occam's razor here and say that anyone with more than two functioning brain cells knows he was doping and wouldn't believe a single thing he says. Hell, he's even admitting that he doped when he can't bring himself to actually say "I never doped" - he always says "I never failed a test."
2012-11-01 09:18:34 AM
1 votes:

SilentStrider: The whole goddamn sport is full of cheaters, and yet its him they single out.
I never understood that.


Yup, no one else had their titles stripped from them. Only Lance. No one else had their money that they got via illegal means taken away. Only Lance. Keep believing whatever you want to believe so he can be a martyr for you.
2012-11-01 03:05:24 AM
1 votes:
Hey, any town that burned Russell Brand in effigy is a pretty goddamn cool town. A town I'd like to visit. Perhaps even spend my golden years there. They are haters on a scale never before seen in recorded history, and I would be honored to spend my days hating with them.
2012-11-01 01:55:41 AM
1 votes:

SilentStrider: The whole goddamn sport is full of cheaters, and yet its him they single out.
I never understood that.


Everyone hates the guy their girlfriend wants to screw. And when he's so freaking sterling, starting cancer survivor charities and being that clean cut all american nice guy, it's a hate you keep bottled up, repress forever and for always. But when it turns out he's NOT that clean, it can all come out.

And here we are.
2012-10-31 11:54:12 PM
1 votes:
is there a better time to kick someone?
2012-10-31 09:18:54 PM
1 votes:
Last I heard, he was down to his last $100 million, all earned from cheating. We all knew he was cheating, at least as the stories started and built up to a level that even the Tour and the US ADA couldn't ignore. And even then, they waited until he had retired before revealing what everybody knew.

FU Nike.

I'd love to ask the employees at my local sub-office of the USPS what they think about him. All the Lance posters are gone. It used to have five office employees, now it has four. The survivors are great, not at all what you think of when you think of stereotypical clock-punchers. They've told me I am paying too much for shipping (not recommending another service) and how to lower it by altering the box size or using flat rate vs. non-flat rate. They've taped parcels that looked a bit likely to fall apart, at no cost.

Now when I go there, there is a death pall lingering. Due to cost cuts, I think the remaining four workers will lose their jobs. I will be forced to go to the other, bigger post office here. It can cost up to $40 to park near there. No winning champions in sight, here.

I have never understood why a government entity like the USPS needed to sponsor a random athlete like Lance and his team for millions of dollars. What does that have to do with my mailing choices?
2012-10-31 08:58:27 PM
1 votes:
won't somebody think of the poor, lying, cheating, coercing lance armstrong!
2012-10-31 07:26:38 PM
1 votes:
I'm getting so sick of this. If I knew how to organise a bike race, I would be looking at running the Armstrong races. Maybe get Pfizer or Glaxo as sponsors and use a slogan like "Be the best person you can be with the help of technology" There are enough disgraced athletes around here to run the bogan games. A few people think that athletes should be of high moral standards yet how much money does the WWF or whatever its called now take in from people who just don't care?
2012-10-31 07:13:48 PM
1 votes:
He'll keep getting this kind of treatment until he can finally, publicly, nut-up and admit his wrongdoing.
 
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