OT: Lance Armstrong admission

Submitted by TruBluMich on January 14th, 2013 at 7:17 PM

He finnally admitted to it (According ot the AP), do you feel as if this is the right direction for him to clean his image.  Having lost my father in law to cancer and having a parent who just beat cancer, I really think of him as more than just a cyclist, what he did with his fame is far more important to me than what he did on a bicycle.

http://espn.go.com/sports/endurance/story/_/id/8844549/lance-armstrong-admits-doping-interview-oprah-winfrey-report-says

 

 

Lance Armstrong confessed during an interview Monday with Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

Comments

NHWolverine

January 15th, 2013 at 12:32 AM ^

the answer is no.

I could go on. This is a college football blog so I'll put my opinions on a more appropriate foum. 

Don't undersestimate the news of the next few days though folks. This is a huge shakedown in one of the (if not the) most difficult, loved, respected, reverred and tarnished sports in the world.

JamieH

January 15th, 2013 at 12:51 AM ^

How the heck can you possibly know that?

The oldest evidence (and always considered the most credible by those who didn't have their heads in the sand) of Lance's doping is from the testimony of his friend's wife, who was there when he talked to his cancer doc and admitted to doping.  This was back when he had testicular cancer.  So his doping most definitely COULD have contributed to his cancer.  There is no possible way to know without more information.

NHWolverine

January 15th, 2013 at 2:22 PM ^

The question from the OP was "do you feel as if this is the right direction for him to clean his image." I don't doubt that he cheated.

Marion Jones went to prision and LA should have to do the same.

Ball Hawk

January 15th, 2013 at 12:40 AM ^

Another problem that I have with this whole thing is that he might drop some names to reduce his ban time. So now your gonna apologize and then throw people under the bus? I think its up to thoughs cyclists if they want to come forward and issue an apology. Once again Lance is doing what others were doing to him earlier. Still trying to salvage everything he can at everyone elses expense. Lance's is so sincere isn't it. Your a POS Lance. I hope EVERYONE sues you so much that you wont be able to afford a Huffy when its over.

JamieH

January 15th, 2013 at 12:46 AM ^

There is no one left to name-drop.  Practically everyone else Lance rode with has already either been busted or has admitted to doping.  And everyone Lance beat has been busted too.  2nd place, 3rd place, 4th place, 5th place, they ALL have been busted.  It isn't like just a few guys were doing some drugs.  EVERYONE WAS JUICING UP THE WAZOO. 

wolpherine2000

January 15th, 2013 at 10:36 AM ^

...are Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid, the present and former UCI presidents, that would be a big deal.  

And yes, cycling was dirty.  But dirtier than professional soccer or football that don't have any meaningful PED testing programs?  I think that's willful ignorance.

Noahdb

January 15th, 2013 at 9:43 AM ^

I'm curious who the people were that trusted him in the first place. Cycling is the dirtiest sport in all of Dirtville, USA. The only thing MORE riddled with steroids and HGH are the strong-man competitions.

HELLE

January 15th, 2013 at 11:52 PM ^

I think at some point it didn't really matter what he did on a bicycle. The work his foundation has done for cancer research trumps all of his lies in cycling. He cheated in a sport. He is a champion in fighting an ugly disease. We always talk about how sports take a back seat to real life issues. I'm not saying he is the perfect human being but I will give him a pass on this one.