Rehabilitating a legend....Armstrong and De Ronde

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Re: Rehabilitating a legend....Armstrong and De Ronde

Postby fat and old » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:50 am

And Wiggoooooooo gives him the props. Even Flyoyd got a good story outta Cycling News, especially when you look at the last one they did before that (Floyd and Horner’s views on Froomay,s issues).!

He could win five… Let him do it," Landis said, before both he and Horner broke out in uncontrollable laughter.

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Re: Rehabilitating a legend....Armstrong and De Ronde

Postby find_bruce » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:20 pm

Even Armstrongs turn into top blokes after death - but he's not dead yet.

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Re: Rehabilitating a legend....Armstrong and De Ronde

Postby MichaelB » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:20 am

Curious as to why Wiggo has suddenly & vocally gone all fanboy on him ?

Seems odd ( I know he's voiced +ve comments before), maybe his failed rowing career isn't getting him the spotlight he wanted .... ?

Meh.

One dodgy character promoting another.

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Postby fat and old » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:39 am

Looking historically it’s not that he’s suddenly gone fan boy. He suddenly went critical when the shiz hit the fan. Now he doesn’t have to care he’s reverted back to his default possie, acknowledgment.

I reckon it says a lot about society and their expectations of their “heroes”.

I can’t get that mental image of Floyd and Horner “laughing uncontrollably” out of my head.... :lol:

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Re: Rehabilitating a legend....Armstrong and De Ronde

Postby MichaelB » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:42 pm

fat and old wrote:Looking historically it’s not that he’s suddenly gone fan boy. He suddenly went critical when the shiz hit the fan. Now he doesn’t have to care he’s reverted back to his default possie, acknowledgment.

I reckon it says a lot about society and their expectations of their “heroes”.

I can’t get that mental image of Floyd and Horner “laughing uncontrollably” out of my head.... :lol:


Sorry, you mistook me as someone who actually followed and cared about his opinion and career :lol: :lol:

Actually, only saw the article titles but didn't read :roll:

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Re: Rehabilitating a legend....Armstrong and De Ronde

Postby biker jk » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:19 pm

MichaelB wrote:Curious as to why Wiggo has suddenly & vocally gone all fanboy on him ?

Seems odd ( I know he's voiced +ve comments before), maybe his failed rowing career isn't getting him the spotlight he wanted .... ?

Meh.

One dodgy character promoting another.


Here's all you need to know about Wiggo...

https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/cycling/paul-kimmage-sir-wiggo-gets-back-to-brass-necks-37489358.html

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Re: Rehabilitating a legend....Armstrong and De Ronde

Postby fat and old » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:03 pm

@Michaelb :lol: :lol:

I guess I’m just fascinated at the ebb and flow of “heroes”, anywhere really. Sporting types tend to fare better than other areas of society, once they’ve been knocked over most tend to think meh, he/she’s paid. From what I’ve seen, anyway. It’s also a good indicator of where our sport is headed, again imo.

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Re: Rehabilitating a legend....Armstrong and De Ronde

Postby MichaelB » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:00 pm

biker jk wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Curious as to why Wiggo has suddenly & vocally gone all fanboy on him ?

Seems odd ( I know he's voiced +ve comments before), maybe his failed rowing career isn't getting him the spotlight he wanted .... ?

Meh.

One dodgy character promoting another.


Here's all you need to know about Wiggo...

https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/cycling/paul-kimmage-sir-wiggo-gets-back-to-brass-necks-37489358.html


I'll admit that I initially didn't open it, but in the end relented. Disappointed that I didn't get to see a pic of the mug.

Reality is plenty of Wiggo fanboys will buy the book.

But it's all true. As much as I don't really like Floyd either, at least he's much more honest now.

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