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Haha look what I found. Bingo for the interview
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You forgot the most common defences of scoundrels...
I'm not saying it did happen, I'm not saying it didn't happen, I just can't recall
Maybe that count's as a dead heat ?
Another possibility : he's had this long-standing mental illness on account of his difficult childhood,
and there's actually two Lances' in there. One of them admits to drug-taking, but the other bloke
(who appeared before the court and denied doping) does not admit to drug-taking.
Pretty sure the bookies would have to rank that as a dead-heat.
And it's why we need to see him in front of Dr Phil rather than Oprah - so that Lance can get the
help we all know he sadly needs.
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us -Jerry Garcia
Armstrong will struggle to come up with a wilder story than "my foreign blood population came from my dead twin that I absorbed in utero".
But he is a competitor & I am sure he will find a way
On the interview and no appearance fees, if Oprah's team specifically reports it then it is probably true though we are also used to spin so it is possible that financial contributions could still be made to organisations or groups that indirectly benefit Armstrong.
On the betting, it would be interesting seeing the odds for standing ovations (though I understand it is a private interview and there is no audience). Also, how often these words are used: hero, survivor, inspiration, believe, chance. Even this set; fooled, cheated, manipulated, misled, lied.
Also, the chances that Oprah endorses Armstrong (whatever the outcome) and believes in him.
You forgot miracle! You can't forget miracle!
Thats a perfectly justifiable way to justify beating a field full of drug cheats when you're clean!
And witch hunt.
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I'm still finding it difficult to get my head around why LA would agree to a so called no holds barred interview, as I simply can’t see what he could possibly gain by doing it.
In fact if he is arrogant enough to try and justify using PED’s throughout his cycling career, all I can see is more court action by those that believe he gained money from them under false pretences.
I think the idea is he has a cry, comes clean on his own terms and then works towards being allowed to compete in certain events.
It really must be killing him that he can not compete, check all the training he is doing on Strava. I follow him on Strava and he is smashing himself on the bike and running.
Only follow him for a hoot, some of the comments are too funny, and I think it is disgusting what he did.
While we are all taking at face value that Lance's desire is to be able to compete at a high level there is another likely purpose.
Some many years back he discussed more than once the possibility of entering politics. It is likely that Lance is being less than honest in his stated reasons.
Shock! Horror! Telling a fib? Never.
If that is his real intent then it would not be a good look to state it as such. Dressing up the attempt in the form it is being peddled reduces the chance of someone suggesting publicly that it is all an attempt at being let in from the cold as a first step towards politics.
(Notwithstanding his more recent denials of interest in political office.)
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Don't worry about it, with the media beat up we will all come out.... unsatisfied and disappointed.
According to this, he is going to admit to doping...
http://espn.go.com/sports/endurance/sto ... eport-says
Thanks heaps for sharing that! I never, ever watch Discovery, I never would've found that.
Have to work... but nice to have it IQ'd rather than have to source it on the internet.
It's pretty obvious all along.
1) Oprah and similar interviews have always been associated with the term "no holds barred". It's marketing. How else are they going to call it? "Some topics off limit interview"?
2) LA is not stupid to get a David Letterman midnight interview. Much better with Oprah.
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I have published an opinion piece on BNA - raises a few points not discussed here.
Will you be able to forgive Lance Armstrong?
A great article.
My YouTube channel http://goo.gl/UlJrkN
Thanks - I was hoping to keep it at under 30 minutes but instead it crept up to 3 hours 30 minutes to write.
Oprah: (Armstrong) didn't come clean the way I expected.
She used the words 'mesmerized' and 'riveted' to describe it....
More of the PR to further elevate this story of interest or fact?
Oprah gets what she wants/needs....more viewers to her struggling TV channel
Lance tries to get what he wants/needs...forgiveness and an opportunity to continue competing in whatever sport he chooses
Seriously, I personally hope he goes to jail for it. Given how he has attacked people over the years who have raised such things, the way he has denied it...he needs to go to jail. Just my viewpoint.
Sort of interested in what he has to say (just having read Tyler Hamiltons book).
However, unless it's a full on admission like that, it won't be worth a damn in my mind.
Given his skills and advice, it will be a Clinton type confession, so not worth a pinch of the proverbial imho.
I have thinking about the media buildup around the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal a bit as this builds up and wouldn't be suprised if it fizzles out like that - however Clinton (Bill) was able to redeem himself in the public eye and is very much admired despite wrong-doings. Armstrong certainly wants a piece of that.
In cycling, Eric Zabel did well for himself after his confession, Jan Ullrich didn't. Contador had done well-enough for himself and I havn't heard from the guy who did a blood transfusion with dogs blood again, so he probably didn't do well.
Their sins are poles apart, and Joe Public understood it was a witch-hunt against Clinton, a side-show, which is why his approvals went up. Armstrong's sins are inextricably tied to what made him, and that is why it will break him.
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