Lance Armstrong as a Flawed Hero

Lance Armstrong as a Flawed Hero

There are 10 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Jan 25, 2013, titled Lance Armstrong as a Flawed Hero. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

Regarding " Lance Armstrong and Our Unheroic Age ," : Warren Kozak thinks that those who debunk heroes have fallen prey to "the idea that nobody should be better than anyone else." But recognizing that some people are better than others does not require the uncritical thinking that makes people idolize heroes.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1 Jan 25, 2013
Correction: "Lance Armstrong as a Flawed Jerk".

There. I fixed it for you.
DENG

Nanjing, China

#2 Jan 25, 2013
SO WHY DOES THE ZIONIST-JEW CONTROLLED UNITED STATES MEDIA HATE TIGER WOODS AND LANCE ARMSTRONG???
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#3 Jan 25, 2013
What's an expert? A drip under pressure?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#4 Jan 25, 2013
DENG wrote:
SO WHY DOES THE ZIONIST-JEW CONTROLLED UNITED STATES MEDIA HATE TIGER WOODS AND LANCE ARMSTRONG???
So why do your neighbors and their pets hate you and bestiality?
litesong

Everett, WA

#5 Jan 26, 2013
The writer concentrates on Lance Armstrong's life-saving help for his cancer advice. His description of Lance as a flawed hero, is bad as Armstrong is far worse.

I supported Lance Armstrong in several topix forums & threads, believing he was innocent, even despite numerous bicyclists testifying against him.

The sins of Lance Armstrong goes beyond his personal involvement with drugs, which is reprehensible.
Professional bicycling is a team event in the greatest definition of the concept. Lance constructed & led several teams of competitors. Testimony from many competitors named Mr. Armstrong as a doper..... even bicyclers on his own team & of his own country. Beyond that, & due to his leadership, he encouraged others to dope, if not outright, demanded that other teammates dope.

Yes, by definition, Mr. Armstrong has been a drug dealer or as near to a drug dealer as you can get.

The wreckage to professional bicycling is worse than bicycle accidents that sent competitors over cliffs & riders into barb-wire fences! Such an honorable sport, showing true courage by partakers, is cut to pieces by drugs, those that use drugs & now those that run drug rings behind the scenes.
Uls

Germany

#6 Jan 26, 2013
he is rather dishonest liar.
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#7 Jan 26, 2013
Where did the saying Ding dong come from? Hear any music?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#9 Jan 26, 2013
Well there are fringe benefits somewhere....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#10 Jan 26, 2013
litesong wrote:
The writer concentrates on Lance Armstrong's life-saving help for his cancer advice. His description of Lance as a flawed hero, is bad as Armstrong is far worse.
I supported Lance Armstrong in several topix forums & threads, believing he was innocent, even despite numerous bicyclists testifying against him.
The sins of Lance Armstrong goes beyond his personal involvement with drugs, which is reprehensible.
Professional bicycling is a team event in the greatest definition of the concept. Lance constructed & led several teams of competitors. Testimony from many competitors named Mr. Armstrong as a doper..... even bicyclers on his own team & of his own country. Beyond that, & due to his leadership, he encouraged others to dope, if not outright, demanded that other teammates dope.
Yes, by definition, Mr. Armstrong has been a drug dealer or as near to a drug dealer as you can get.
The wreckage to professional bicycling is worse than bicycle accidents that sent competitors over cliffs & riders into barb-wire fences! Such an honorable sport, showing true courage by partakers, is cut to pieces by drugs, those that use drugs & now those that run drug rings behind the scenes.
Mr. Armstrong lied. He cheated. He ruined the lives of others he was involved with. He disillusioned a generation of young people coming up with Olympic dreams. He has surely encouraged some of these potential Olympians to cheat, too, and, in doing so, he has lowered the bar dramatically.

He is not alone. Professional sports in general has been on a steep decline since the appearance of cheaters using enhancement drugs. Somewhere back there in the fog before drug testing came into being and before it became sophisticated enough to catch the Lance Armstrongs, the Record Books were soiled. We can only admire those heroic athletes in the distant past and the rest are either in Limbo or should be sentenced to Hell for being caught cheating.

Pro Sports is dying a quiet death by turning into a World Wrestling Federation joke of play-actors. It's over, folks.

Since: Aug 08

Everett, WA

#11 Jan 28, 2013
litesong wrote:
The writer concentrates on Lance Armstrong's life-saving help for his cancer advice. His description of Lance as a flawed hero, is bad as Armstrong is far worse.
I supported Lance Armstrong in several topix forums & threads, believing he was innocent, even despite numerous bicyclists testifying against him.
The sins of Lance Armstrong goes beyond his personal involvement with drugs, which is reprehensible.
Professional bicycling is a team event in the greatest definition of the concept. Lance constructed & led several teams of competitors. Testimony from many competitors named Mr. Armstrong as a doper..... even bicyclers on his own team & of his own country. Beyond that, & due to his leadership, he encouraged others to dope, if not outright, demanded that other teammates dope.
Yes, by definition, Mr. Armstrong has been a drug dealer or as near to a drug dealer as you can get.
The wreckage to professional bicycling is worse than bicycle accidents that sent competitors over cliffs & riders into barb-wire fences! Such an honorable sport, showing true courage by partakers, is cut to pieces by drugs, those that use drugs & now those that run drug rings behind the scenes.
Now there seems to be evidence that Armstrong was intimidating & threatening witnesses, organizations & heads of gov't organizations.

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