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kmvoss


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Armstrong's confession /w Oprah Reply with quote

What did you guys think of last night's "confession"? It was obvious to me he was telling the truth a lot of the time but as a whole this feels like it's only step one of a three of four step process for him. Of course there is part 2 of the interview coming tonight but the way he addressed those who he has buried over the years /w lawsuits and slander was pathetic. He couldn't recall if he sued his former personal assistant or not? That was a joke. Other than maybe OJ, I can't think of such a fall from grace for an American athlete. His attempt to ameliorate his reputation backfired bad.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was better than your average come clean interview IMO. He didn't seem like he was sorry about it, and he didn't try to act like it either. That's really the least you can ask in this type of situation. Other than that it was your typical lawyered up by the script interview.

Dude deserves everything and then some of what's coming to him. Hopefully he'll broke and competing on some [inappropriate/removed] celebrity reality TV show soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least now we don't have to continually hear his supporters say he wasn't a cheat and it was just a witchhunt. It was tiring listening to them defend this guy who pulled the wool over their eyes. This fraud is one of the biggest cheaters in the history of sports. I don't feel sorry for him at all. He deserves what he gets. What he is doing for cancer is wonderful and he should be commended for that but that's a seperate issue. There is no comparing the two to try to make him look sympathetic.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was obvious that when the rumors had begun that Lance would be talking with Oprah or publicly talking with anybody, he was not going to reaffirm his previous stories. This was likely after he did not challenge the ruling of the US cycling organization. The only large question for me was answered in the earliest part. Others are top 30 in TDF and some of those were found to have doped. Explain how the winner of that event for 7 straight was competing fairly above the others in that event. Another was whether he had given any bribes to hinder the persuit from the US cycling organization. He said that it was not a bribe and it's funny that Armstrong's bucks were given for that organization to catch any people who dope in cycling. Technology in detecting new forms of doping were used for testing his previous samples and that was most important combined with the profile of how a cyclist's physiology is altered. The profile of normal physiology gives a standard of which to compare. The psychology of lying to keep up the lies and the bully who bullies to either be aggressive or deter any future aggression from rivals is easy to understand. Landis was important for some of this being mentioned. I would guess some friction might occur between a seven time winner who dopes and who hasn't been caught vs the 1 time winner who got caught. Especially when he possibly knows some facts. Maybe this would be better if he had allowed the guy on the US team or shown some respect. Although not for Lance because his lies might still be told and that would not be good for anybody. The next part is most likely about Livestrong and my guess being that she will ask whether he used that organization to further his profile as a cyclist who doesn't dope. She might mention something like he possibly uses it as balance in his life against any lies that he has told about sports.
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