LANCE ARMSTRONG a true sports hero! - Page 14 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Member Areas > The Lounge

The Lounge A place to talk about almost anything but politics and religion.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st January 2013, 04:26 PM   #131
a.wayne is offline a.wayne  United States
diyAudio Member
 
a.wayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Front Row Center
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdf View Post
Well, Lance and his chemist. The TdF could cross promote with Nobel.
Lance TDF victory's are more respectable than receiving a Noble, well by today's standard ..


__________________
World Cup Cat Hacky Sack given to Brazil and with 30seconds to go D Germans and the rest of Europe save face ..
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2013, 04:28 PM   #132
a.wayne is offline a.wayne  United States
diyAudio Member
 
a.wayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Front Row Center
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_push_pull View Post
I was joking with a friend, let's just make them cyborgs and it will be XQF527 2.0 closely followed by MXK214 with 2 miles to go to to Col du Tourmalet.

one thing I don't get... did he not commit perjury by publicly confessing all this? I thought that was a serious offense in the US. just asking.
Not sure , i know the statute of limitation is 5 yrs on this and supposedly the last time he used drugs was in 05....
__________________
World Cup Cat Hacky Sack given to Brazil and with 30seconds to go D Germans and the rest of Europe save face ..
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2013, 05:18 PM   #133
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
There is sure a lot of hypocrisy and double standards thrown around and I need to vent, so here it is.

I believe the corporations are in the wrong about the sponsorship fees. Whether they knew or not; he made them a lot of money and is therefore entitled to his cut. The sponsors are looking for back-coverage to come out looking good. Whether they knew or not is irrelevant, they should have checked. Letīs just hope they expect more from athletes in the future and require tests to sign athletes.

As to Lances role in this. Iīm pretty sure he wasnīt the mastermind the authorities make him out to be. Itīs just heīs easier to go after than a big team, and the Discovery/US Postal use him as a scapegoat. The teams have a definitive, and maybe the ultimate responsibility.

To me the guy seems like nothing but a big coward. He probably started doping after a team doctor said he had to. After a while he became their poster-child and enforcer. Clearly in the wrong the entire time, but using scare-tactics and terrorizing anyone who tried to oppose him or the regime he represented. The sad thing isnīt the doping but that he f-ed up the careers of clean guys or turned them onto doping. THAT is inexcusible.

I have never been so disappointed by any athlete in my entire life (ashamed to say I was a fan). He is nothing more than a disgrace and a poor excuse of an athlete. As far as Iīm concerned he may keep his earnings and his tour wins, I donīt care anymore. But Iīd like to see him get ONE solid kick in whatever nut he has left for every one of those dishonest wins.

To me nothing justifies the use of doping in any pro sport. Even the notion of accepting it is preposterous. Why not use non-humans (animals/robots/whatever) then? Whatīs left of the athletic spirit?

And to anyone playing the Cancer-card: Who can say that there isnīt a chance that it was self-inflicted? God knows what all those substances and transfusions do to the human body? But then again, maybe he was just predisposed...

</rant>
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2013, 05:46 PM   #134
Carlp is offline Carlp  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: A New England
Quote:
And to anyone playing the Cancer-card: Who can say that there isnīt a chance that it was self-inflicted? God knows what all those substances and transfusions do to the human body? But then again, maybe he was just predisposed...
The point isn't that he had it (self-inflicted or not), but that he was able to overcome the disease and treatment and STILL rise to the level he did - the level apparently being one of doped-up cyclists. Under the circumstances, doped or not that's a pretty impressive achievement. To me the doping is serious, but is separate from the achievement since the playing field was evidently level.

Oh, and he did get that kick to the nut - those titles were stripped from him, as they should.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2013, 05:50 PM   #135
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: At the output stage
Send a message via Yahoo to mr_push_pull
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlp View Post
To me the doping is serious, but is separate from the achievement since the playing field was evidently level.
are you willing to testify under oath in a court of law?
__________________
we all love a good ol' stereotype until it's against us
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2013, 06:08 PM   #136
mor2bz is offline mor2bz  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: colorado
First he says you can't compete in TDF without doping, then he says he was clean in
his comeback. How stupid does he think we are? He is backpedaling to save his money.
He definitely isn't doing this so he can compete in seven years, so forgot about his line
that he just wants to do his thing. Oprah should have thrown him out on his skinny ***
for his treatment of the Betsy Andreau segment. She would have been (even more of) a hero to women for that.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2013, 06:17 PM   #137
brianco is offline brianco  Ireland
diyAudio Member
 
brianco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Scottish Borders - Kelso; on the famous Tweed River!
With regard to the sponsors, the situation can only be the same as that which applied when the Tiger Woods fiasco occurred. Anyway the whole product endorsement business makes me cringe !

We seem to forget that virtually every cyclist was using illegal dopes. There was no way any 'credible' performance could be produced by non users......the underlying skill was in how individual dope strategies were formulated and applied....different users must have had different needs, and it does NOT necessarily follow that the boost to performance wrought by drug regimes would be the same for same dose to all users.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2013, 06:18 PM   #138
diyAudio Member
 
buzzforb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Burlington, NC
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_push_pull View Post
I was joking with a friend, let's just make them cyborgs and it will be XQF527 2.0 closely followed by MXK214 with 2 miles to go to to Col du Tourmalet.

one thing I don't get... did he not commit perjury by publicly confessing all this? I thought that was a serious offense in the US. just asking.
Na, Presidents do it all the time.
__________________
...Shape the sound , Man!
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2013, 07:20 PM   #139
Mikett is offline Mikett  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_push_pull View Post
sadly, like I said in a previous reply, regular people need heroes (read supermen). I personally know a lot of people who watch pro sports because they want to see a guy kick major @ss, all the time. they want to see enhanced reality and at the same time make believe it is untouched reality. this is why I think the Hollywood analogy stands.
Don't forget as well that a really honest politician probably doesn't have a long career as well. Society "wants" to believe in superstars as they can do the impossible. Why do we not go back and recant the ill truths of politicians and repeat what was promised over and over again like what they are doing to Armstrong? Why do nations swallow and believe the politicians and their lies and then let them off the hook afterwards? Is there not a double standard going on with the media?
Armstrong is just hollywood and the news reporters and commentators are actually at the same level because they have found prey and won't come clean to what is really going on.


The key question is did "we" that is society, create Armstrong. Second place means nothing and we only want winners not losers. This creates a situation to always win at any cost. Nobody wants to be a "loser". Do you? I have not once heard this question posed in the media but I think it is true and is so embarrassing that no one wants to mention it.

Did the media ever interview the loser who was so gentlemanly and place them on a pedestal? or do we hold the winner up high and choose to forget what it took to win. I think the latter...history shows it over and over. This idea can make many feel uneasy as it could be a reflection of our society in general.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2013, 07:26 PM   #140
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: At the output stage
Send a message via Yahoo to mr_push_pull
I do remember Jan Ullrich (2nd places record ever, AFAIK) and how I wanted him to beat LA
and Pantani, and Riis. all 3 doped. Indurain? IDK...
__________________
we all love a good ol' stereotype until it's against us
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lance Armstrong and Team Radio Shack pro cycling team Andersonix Everything Else 18 29th July 2009 04:39 PM
Armstrong 521 Amplifier seanww69 Solid State 9 11th July 2007 10:13 PM
Three cheers for Lance. leadbelly The Lounge 2 29th July 2004 03:27 AM
most boring sports Daniel-A The Lounge 27 14th May 2004 12:08 AM
Our hero - Nelson Pass peranders Everything Else 13 3rd January 2003 09:28 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:18 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Đ1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2