flipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1522 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
he' 'll come clean but be all emotional about it and claim he's sorry and start crying but cc claim he doesn't want sympathy. I think people should try and avoid watching it and show that he is not even worth the effort. he is a disgrace as a human and should never be forgiven.
RussianJet From Kazakhstan, joined Jul 2007, 6276 posts, RR: 23 Reply 2, posted (4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1996 times:
Whatever he says will no doubt be too little, too late. He had a million chances to come clean in the past, and not only maintained innocence but aggressively and persistently asserted that he had been unfairly maligned.
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 7434 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1956 times:
He will say "Oprah, I just realized I am a narcissist and a psychopath. I now realize I need to seek help for these mental illnesses. Some of us are defective people!! Can you forgive me? No??? Why I oughtta --"
3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 368 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1805 times:
He's probably going to announce he is writing a book and all proceeds from the book will be going to whatever charity he is/was part of. Only after 1.5 million morons buy the trash he is selling will he go on David Letterman and admit he is a chronic liar and he only needed the money to stick something new in his arm. David will of course say, "That's OK Lance, why don't you come over to my house for tea and we'll see what we can do to get you elected. I'm great with liars."
zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 4720 posts, RR: 13 Reply 10, posted (4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
He will do a Tom Cruise and act like an ass and jump on the couch and maybe he may claim to be born again and found Jesus!
Moo cow Oprah will be in the limelight again and this could be the springboard for her new venterOMG Oprah's Major Gabfest." or Oh My God, or Oh My Gracious. Oprah is a junky for the limelight and something tells me she wants back into the homes and minds of us sheeple five days a week. But this show will featured jacked up celebrities, politicians, f'd up rock stars, athletes etc. Look for LiLo, the Kartrashians, Justin Bieber finally coming out to the world with Oprah, even Larry King lassoing something with his suspenders and taking out his false teeth. Great TV moments in the making.
moo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3596 posts, RR: 4 Reply 17, posted (4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1659 times:
Quoting Redd (Reply 13):
He donated millions to charity, raised tens of millions more, worked with sick children,
How much of that was done off the back of his success that he gained by allegedly doping?
Reading more and more about him, having known nothing about him prior to this story blowing up, I can see from reports both contemporary to this story and reports predating this story considerably that his public face is little more than a thin facade which he uses, and the real person underneath is quite different in personality.
moo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3596 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
Quoting Redd (Reply 18): Hopefully we'll find out soon. But if the allegations that the majority of the competing cyclists were doping is true as well then I don't know why the spotlight is solely on Armstrong.
Over the years I've seen plenty of other riders and athletes under the spotlight for performance enhancing violations, so its far from just Armstrong being picked on, but the reason why Armstrong is in the spotlight now is because he's been dogged wi allegations for the past 20 years or so and the nature and extent of the violations are to such a degree that it's become quite a good deal.
A lot of the techniques he is alleged to use have been banned for a long time, but have been difficult to test for - hence after-the-fact reexamination of the tests done shedding new light on matters, which just goes to show that you might get away with things now, but better tests will always come along. The testers can improve their techniques at any point in the future, but the abuser cannot equally benefit from better techniques to hide past infractions because the blood has already been taken.
The fact that the allegations against Armstrong don't stop with him, but instead covers team members etc and many others, all designed to support him in events, and his success is why this is a big thing.
Aesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 4777 posts, RR: 9 Reply 22, posted (4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
The others that doped and that he beat have all been caught and didn't lie as long as him. Also, he is not suspected of just doping but of being the provider for his team members, the famous "Postal train" that greatly helped him win all his titles. Other leaders may have doped as much as him but not necessarily their team members.
Furthermore he had the best techniques that existed. Besides, some "naturally gifted" riders may not benefit much from doping, while someone with less abilities will gain greatly, so you can't just say "they all doped so it's fine".
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More to the point, who really cares about Oprah's latest show?
This is probably the best opinion of the thread so far. I suppose we 'care' to some micro-extent, else we wouldn't be posting here, but I think the desire to comment is probably driven more by outrage and/or irritation than any kind of real concern.
Moo-cow Oprah.....made my day! But you owe me a new monitor - this one's got coffee stains all over it now.
Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2): Whatever he says will no doubt be too little, too late.
Yep - after as long as he steadfastly denied it he can't just expect everyone to say it's OK to tell the truth now.
Of course, as others have said, pretty much everyone else at the time was cheating too so he should have gotten to keep his TDF titles in my opinion.