Lance Armstrong's confession seems to be just another calculation

Sadly, even Lance Armstrong's contrition is contrived, it seems. His mea culpa to Oprah Winfrey - always guaranteed to bump a miscreant's Q rating - is not actually about apologizing to his fans and coming clean, so to speak, about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Full Story
Gooza

Hornsby, Australia

#69 Jan 19, 2013
New dictionary meaning- ARMSTRONG- to use steroids, drugs or advancenced medical procedures to win at all costs.

The 7 meanings-

1. I'm going to Armstrong this season.
2. Can you help get my Armstrong.
3. I know a doctor that's great at getting your Armstrong.
4. What competition?, I'm Armstrong.
5. Wow, you really Armstrong the competition today.
6. My daddy is Lance Armstrong.
7. Have you had the Armstrong test before competition today..

Thanks for the great memory's Lance look forward to seeing you kids become great competitors also. Or Doctors or a chemist.

There's a Breaking Bad theme going on, did he help with the series?.
Kyle

London, UK

#70 Jan 19, 2013
Lance Armstrong should forget trying to be let back into cycling to compete ... that's like spitting in peoples faces. With the wincing Oprah performance clips I saw on the news, he should do the logical thing and go into top tier Politics, as they are 99% Pathological Liars, mentally aberrated and terrible actors. The gaul of that guy to turn it into a big PR trip... what a lowlife, black souled excuse for a human. Easily in line for the coveted Piers Morgan award. That shows you how sad and contrived the media and associated big bucks professions have sunk to... he is indicative of the kind of guy that would end up a big celebrity and making bucks out of TV appearances, talks and books about his scumbag ways. Its a major flaw of American mentality and many other Countries that they are so forgiving and SOFT on these types. These are the sort of creeps that should be locked up, not drug addicts. I think its bad luck to even look at him.
Creole

San Jose, CA

#71 Jan 19, 2013
I want to know how he was able to father 2 more children I thought his chemotherapy killed the chances for him I believe he had saved sperm with his wife to have theirs.
Gooza

Hornsby, Australia

#72 Jan 19, 2013
Creole wrote:
I want to know how he was able to father 2 more children I thought his chemotherapy killed the chances for him I believe he had saved sperm with his wife to have theirs.
He didn't have cancer, it was a plot by his doctor so he could pump steroids into his system and have an excuse.
He's planner that one.
Robbie

Hornsby, Australia

#73 Jan 19, 2013
If he doesn't go to jail for this then, USA you suck.
Steven Arenson

Baulkham Hills, Australia

#74 Jan 19, 2013
You are a sick person and need help

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#76 Jan 21, 2013
JenniferInSC wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO--that's the point you miss--whoosh -- goes right over your head again, PROFESSOR, LMAO...
Buddy, if michael vick can be forgiven for torturing and killing animals for over 10 years of his life for fun, AND welcomed back into professional sports, why does it make sense to choose to crucify Lance Armstrong, who although he cheated, he still had nothing to do with intentionally torturing and killing any other living thing? Agreed, Armstrong, of course should never be allowed to participate in professional sports again, but to continue to crucify him, when a sadist like michael vick is out there playing pro sports, endorsing products, and just recently had a reality tv show, just doesn't make any sense.
Let's try this again:
IMO Your priorities are messed up if you consider taking drugs and lying as being a worse offense than lying AND drowning, hanging, electrocuting, fighting, starving, shooting, and beating dogs to death for fun. NOT an isolated incident either, repeatedly for over 10 years..
I think what you mean by "you missed the point" is that I'm not AGREEING completely with your "point." The problem with what you're trying to say is that it's your opinion ONLY. I just don't AGREE. I'm sure you love browbeating others with your idiotic animal obsession, Jen, but I'm simply not going to roll over, d'you understand, now?

I think it's a hell of a lot worse that Armstrong not only cheated systematically to win major sporting events (Vick didn't) and pushed others into helping him cheat (Vick didn't) and lied about his cheating for years (Vick didn't) but also strongarmed, smeared, intimidated, threatened and SUED others who tried to tell others about his cheating (Vick didn't).

Now I condemn in the strongest possible terms what Vick DID do - his torture of animals was outrageous and criminal. But unlike Armstrong, he PAID A PRICE for those crimes - not just monetary or in terms of publicity, but in JAIL TIME. Armstrong hasn't, and may not ever pay such a price.

Now if you can discuss that intelligently (and no, you don't have to agree), instead of just whining about me being "wrong," Jen, get back to me. Otherwise, take a flying leap.

Clear?

“Prosecute ALL Animal Abusers”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#77 Jan 21, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
I think what you mean by "you missed the point" is that I'm not AGREEING completely with your "point." The problem with what you're trying to say is that it's your opinion ONLY. I just don't AGREE. I'm sure you love browbeating others with your idiotic animal obsession, Jen, but I'm simply not going to roll over, d'you understand, now?
I think it's a hell of a lot worse that Armstrong not only cheated systematically to win major sporting events (Vick didn't) and pushed others into helping him cheat (Vick didn't) and lied about his cheating for years (Vick didn't) but also strongarmed, smeared, intimidated, threatened and SUED others who tried to tell others about his cheating (Vick didn't).
Now I condemn in the strongest possible terms what Vick DID do - his torture of animals was outrageous and criminal. But unlike Armstrong, he PAID A PRICE for those crimes - not just monetary or in terms of publicity, but in JAIL TIME. Armstrong hasn't, and may not ever pay such a price.
Now if you can discuss that intelligently (and no, you don't have to agree), instead of just whining about me being "wrong," Jen, get back to me. Otherwise, take a flying leap.
Clear?
blah blah blah and more blah
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#78 Jan 21, 2013
JenniferInSC wrote:
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blah blah blah and more blah
WOW! The way you and 'The Professor' seem to go back and forth with each other, one would think that you two are an old married couple...do you guys need a room to sort out your 'differences'? LOL!

You know I'm just kidding, right?

:D

“Prosecute ALL Animal Abusers”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#79 Jan 21, 2013
Blacktigershark wrote:
<quoted text>
WOW! The way you and 'The Professor' seem to go back and forth with each other, one would think that you two are an old married couple...do you guys need a room to sort out your 'differences'? LOL!
You know I'm just kidding, right?
:D
LOL! It's all good. You go ahead and tease!

It's just that it absolutely stuns me when some fruitcake (this one who happens to label himself as a professor? rightttt) chooses to mock my dedication to animals. I mean, we all have our causes right? Animals are mine, as hounding and crucifying druggie cyclists seems to be his. I doubt that Lance Armstrong gives a rats @&!?* what he thinks, as I know I sure don't! Some overblown, intellectual wannabe, so pathetic that he misses the mark so miserably!

Hope things going good for you, Blacktigershark!
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#80 Jan 21, 2013
JenniferInSC wrote:
LOL! It's all good. You go ahead and tease!
It's just that it absolutely stuns me when some fruitcake (this one who happens to label himself as a professor? rightttt) chooses to mock my dedication to animals. I mean, we all have our causes right? Animals are mine, as hounding and crucifying druggie cyclists seems to be his. I doubt that Lance Armstrong gives a rats @&!?* what he thinks, as I know I sure don't! Some overblown, intellectual wannabe, so pathetic that he misses the mark so miserably!
Hope things going good for you, Blacktigershark!
Ha ha ha...well, everything is going alright with me...watched the NFL conference championship finals...you probably aren't too happy that Ray Lewis is going to the Super Bowl...I would rather Ray be there, than cheating Bill Belicheck, and the 'Spygate' New England Patriots. Anyone ever recognize that New England has not been able to win the Super Bowl, since Mancini exposed Belicheck? LOL!

Well...where the Professor is concerned, I am inclined to agree with some of his points. I don't believe that he's necessarily mocking you for your dedication to animals. I can understand your passion for animals. I don't believe in cruelty against animals. Ironically, I am a vegetarian...not for the reasons of having passion for animals, but I am a vegetarian nonetheless. I'm sure that the Professor also has a passion for animals, though what he is saying, which I can comprehend, is that Michael Vick's situation is much different than Lance Armstrong's. If you asked the Professor what he thought about Michael Vick's situation, and got into a conversation with him about Michael Vick specifically, without comparing Michael Vick to Lance Armstrong, I'm sure that the Professor would deem Michael Vick in being a douche, that should be locked up at this point. Again, the fact that Michael Vick is not in prison right now, is a failed testament in relation to the American justice system. There are actually some states, that I heard that until recently, people could enter animals (dogs, roosters, whatever other animals you could get to fight each other to the death) into death rings, and let other people bet on the outcome. This is the real outrage that you, as an animal lover, should be up in arms over. There are still people that stand as close to their right to place animals into death pits, as they stand on the fundamentals of the Second Amendment to have the right to bear arms!

Michael Vick did minimal time for the dogfighting mess. Unfortunately, Michael Vick avoided much serious charges of racketeering and conspiracy, which should have at least had him in prison, with no chance of parole for at least 10 years! Unfortunately, Lance Armstrong is a douche. Unfortunately, Lance hasn't been prosecuted and incarcerated YET for his doping, his lies, his cheating, his frauds, his perjury, and his other transgressions. Unfortunately, Lance is likely to avoid prosecution on more major charges, to be given a slap on the wrist, given his status in the community, just like what Michael Vick got...just like what Ben Roethlisberger got...just like what Kobe Bryant got...just like what Martha Stewart got...all because of status. This should be the irritating factor to you, Jennifer, no matter if you are an animal lover or not. Justice should not be altered for those that have money, versus those that don't have as much money. THAT is the point that I am trying to point out here...likely that is the point that the Professor is trying to point out, and I'm sure that you are PISSED that Michael Vick's status kept him out of prison for a minimum of 10 years, when other notables like Al Capone and John Gotti didn't.

In the end, we ALL have the same disgust where it comes to the American justice system, where it is skewered towards those with money and status. Don't be mad with the Professor, Jen...give the poor sap another chance! I think he REALLY likes you!

;)
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#81 Jan 21, 2013
So...in the end, I have come up with this conclusion

Lance = Douche

Anybody that is willing to call their children Lance, are basically calling their bastard child a DOUCHE!

Don't name your children Lance/Douche. Don't raise a child, or even take ownership/responsibility of a child, IF you are EVER tempted to name your child Lance.

Those that have the name Lance, and are NOT Lance Armstrong, should change their names, because if you are NOT a douche, you would not want to share the same name with Lance Douche Douchebag Armstrong. Don't be a Lance...don't be a douche!

Goodnight!

“Prosecute ALL Animal Abusers”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#82 Jan 22, 2013
Blacktigershark wrote:
<quoted text>
you probably aren't too happy that Ray Lewis is going to the Super Bowl...I would rather Ray be there, than cheating Bill Belicheck, and the 'Spygate' New England Patriots. Anyone ever recognize that New England has not been able to win the Super Bowl, since Mancini exposed Belicheck? LOL!
Well...where the Professor is concerned, I am inclined to agree with some of his points. I don't believe that he's necessarily mocking you for your dedication to animals. I can understand your passion for animals. I don't believe in cruelty against animals. Ironically, I am a vegetarian...not for the reasons of having passion for animals, but I am a vegetarian nonetheless. I'm sure that the Professor also has a passion for animals, though what he is saying, which I can comprehend, is that Michael Vick's situation is much different than Lance Armstrong's. If you asked the Professor what he thought about Michael Vick's situation, and got into a conversation with him about Michael Vick specifically, without comparing Michael Vick to Lance Armstrong, I'm sure that the Professor would deem Michael Vick in being a douche, that should be locked up at this point. Again, the fact that Michael Vick is not in prison right now, is a failed testament in relation to the American justice system. There are actually some states, that I heard that until recently, people could enter animals (dogs, roosters, whatever other animals you could get to fight each other to the death) into death rings, and let other people bet on the outcome. This is the real outrage that you, as an animal lover, should be up in arms over. There are still people that stand as close to their right to place animals into death pits, as they stand on the fundamentals of the Second Amendment to have the right to bear arms!
Michael Vick did minimal time for the dogfighting mess. Unfortunately, Michael Vick avoided much serious charges of racketeering and conspiracy, which should have at least had him in prison, with no chance of parole for at least 10 years! Unfortunately, Lance Armstrong is a douche. Unfortunately, Lance hasn't been prosecuted and incarcerated YET for his doping, his lies, his cheating, his frauds, his perjury, and his other transgressions. Unfortunately, Lance is likely to avoid prosecution on more major charges, to be given a slap on the wrist, given his status in the community, just like what Michael Vick got...just like what Ben Roethlisberger got...just like what Kobe Bryant got...just like what Martha Stewart got...all because of status. This should be the irritating factor to you, Jennifer, no matter if you are an animal lover or not. Justice should not be altered for those that have money, versus those that don't have as much money. THAT is the point that I am trying to point out here...likely that is the point that the Professor is trying to point out, and I'm sure that you are PISSED that Michael Vick's status kept him out of prison for a minimum of 10 years, when other notables like Al Capone and John Gotti didn't.
In the end, we ALL have the same disgust where it comes to the American justice system, where it is skewered towards those with money and status. Don't be mad with the Professor, Jen...give the poor sap another chance! I think he REALLY likes you!
;)
I think the 'professor'(and I giggle each time I type that) just loves to hear himself talk! He thinks a great deal of himself. Glad he does, because not likely many others do,LOL. Clear? lmao

And no, I didn't care for the fact that the Ravens made it into the bowl. But then, I'm like you, don't care much for Belichick either. My team took a whipping, the Falcons. I almost had a heart attack on Sunday, was a tough loss for those of us who just love the Falcons. Broken hearted for Tony Gonzales. Didn't plan on pulling for the 9ers in the bowl, but guess I will now!

“Prosecute ALL Animal Abusers”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#83 Jan 22, 2013
And tigershark, YES, I agree. Our justice system is so screwed up, it's scary. Tell you what, you better not be accused of a crime and be innocent and poor in this country. You'd be just SOL. With prosecutors that care about stats more than they care about if the defendant is actually guilty, it's a sad situation in a US court of law these days, for those who don't have money and/or fame. But what isn't screwed up in this country these days? Teachers are so busy doing paperwork and testing kids with tests that do not reflect their education level, just something to appease the powers that be, while they should be allowed to spend that time actually teaching. Many kids in the classroom have no home discipline, and the teachers can't do anything about their bad behavior. Kids going in schools and shooting their teachers and classmates. Pit bulls are banned in Miami, but owning a tiger is legal. If you're a longtime food stamp and welfare recipient, you have no problems getting help. If you have recently lost your job where you have paid in taxes for years, you'll play hell getting any help. People who kill their own children, get off with a slap on the wrist. The cost of living has close to doubled in the last 5 years, while our salaries have remained the same. WE are taxed every time we turn around, property, sales, auto, state, federal, business, and on and on it goes. The IRS has more power it seems than the CIA. Voting for president should be by the popular vote, but yet the system remains antiquated. Someone who may have sold some pot will lanquish in prison for years, while someone who has killed their own child or horrifically tortured and killed an animal gets that proverbial slap on the wrist. The banks get bailed out, while the people are left homeless. The legislature can't pass a bill, without something completely unrelated and completely wrong being attached to it. Lobbyist are legal professions, therefore legitimizing bribery. And on and on and on we could go...
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#84 Jan 22, 2013
No doubt...Justice in America is FUCKED UP! It is a reason that I chose NOT to live in America...unfair justice gets meted on the poor, while a lack of justice is enacted against the rich, just for all of those at the top in the American justice department to be able to get a cut of the monies that the rich defendant is doling out. What a sad, sad America has come to flourish, at least where justice is concerned...
JenniferInSC wrote:
And tigershark, YES, I agree. Our justice system is so screwed up, it's scary. Tell you what, you better not be accused of a crime and be innocent and poor in this country. You'd be just SOL. With prosecutors that care about stats more than they care about if the defendant is actually guilty, it's a sad situation in a US court of law these days, for those who don't have money and/or fame. But what isn't screwed up in this country these days? Teachers are so busy doing paperwork and testing kids with tests that do not reflect their education level, just something to appease the powers that be, while they should be allowed to spend that time actually teaching. Many kids in the classroom have no home discipline, and the teachers can't do anything about their bad behavior. Kids going in schools and shooting their teachers and classmates. Pit bulls are banned in Miami, but owning a tiger is legal. If you're a longtime food stamp and welfare recipient, you have no problems getting help. If you have recently lost your job where you have paid in taxes for years, you'll play hell getting any help. People who kill their own children, get off with a slap on the wrist. The cost of living has close to doubled in the last 5 years, while our salaries have remained the same. WE are taxed every time we turn around, property, sales, auto, state, federal, business, and on and on it goes. The IRS has more power it seems than the CIA. Voting for president should be by the popular vote, but yet the system remains antiquated. Someone who may have sold some pot will lanquish in prison for years, while someone who has killed their own child or horrifically tortured and killed an animal gets that proverbial slap on the wrist. The banks get bailed out, while the people are left homeless. The legislature can't pass a bill, without something completely unrelated and completely wrong being attached to it. Lobbyist are legal professions, therefore legitimizing bribery. And on and on and on we could go...
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#85 Jan 22, 2013
JenniferInSC wrote:
I think the 'professor'(and I giggle each time I type that) just loves to hear himself talk! He thinks a great deal of himself. Glad he does, because not likely many others do,LOL. Clear? lmao
And no, I didn't care for the fact that the Ravens made it into the bowl. But then, I'm like you, don't care much for Belichick either. My team took a whipping, the Falcons. I almost had a heart attack on Sunday, was a tough loss for those of us who just love the Falcons. Broken hearted for Tony Gonzales. Didn't plan on pulling for the 9ers in the bowl, but guess I will now!
Atlanta has problems. I just can't comprehend their defence. It is like their defence just cannot last. I'm actually surprised that they came out of the game with the Seattle Seahawks with a win. It can be said that Atlanta, San Francisco AND Seattle have the SAME defensive problems, that need to be adjusted next year. They all need to come up with plays in order to stop the intermediate passing game, because that is what is killing these teams!

I don't like Seattle, though Seattle should have beaten Atlanta. I was really hoping that Washington would have beat Seattle, though Robert Griffin III's knee got gaffled up, while Washington blew a 14 point lead. I hope Robert Griffin III comes through next season on a tear!

I analyze Atlanta's follies, and look on their two playoff games. One game, they are up 21 points, and lose the lead to Seattle, only to come back and regain the lead, on a field goal, all because of Seattle's arrogant coach, that called a timeout, on a 49 yard field goal, that the kicker ORIGINALLY missed, which would have won the game for Seattle. Seattle even had an opportunity to win that game AFTER the field goal was kicked, because of a miffed kickoff by the Atlanta kicker. YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

Atlanta then is up 17 points on San Francisco. Kaepernick is a GOOD quarterback. He remained calm and got San Francisco back in the game. San Francisco COULDN'T have won that game WITHOUT Matt Ryan throwing the game away, which he did. The interception that Matt Ryan threw basically turned the momentum of the game over to San Francisco. WHY DID RYAN THROW THAT BALL? Jones had already slipped...Ryan should have pulled down that ball! TAKE THE SACK! It would have been better for Ryan to do so, as Ryan was carving up San Francisco's defence before that interception. It leads to San Francisco scoring points.

THEN what does Matt Ryan do? Against a defence, that isn't blitzing him, he tries to rush a snap, and he bobbles it, and loses the ball on a fumble. GOOD JOB, MATTY BOY! Sure...Akers misses another field goal (any surprise?...LOL!), though Matt Ryan just didn't play the game in the second half. Atlanta couldn't run the ball. Matt Ryan was not getting off those intermediate passes. Matt Ryan was getting ADEQUATE pocket protection. Matt Ryan simply chumped out!

Atlanta was given a GIFT in order to be able to come back and beat San Francisco, when I looked AGAIN at the replay, that showed that the ball hit the ground, when that Atlanta receiver bobbled the ball. The ball DID move when it hit the turf...something that when I saw it before, I did not think happened, until I saw better angles of the dropped pass on sport highlights AFTER the games had already been completed! Matt Ryan couldn't do a damn thing with that GIFT. Atlanta SHUT OUT in the second half of a HOME PLAYOFF GAME??? It is sad that Tony Gonzalez chose to retire on that note, based on Matt Ryan's terrible second half meltdown. What can the trooper do? I could only hope that Gonzalez comes out for one more season, though if he does, can Matt Ryan get his game together, or will Gonzalez have to go play for another team? Lord knows you don't want Gonzalez to be linked up with Michael Vick! LOL!

As for the 'Professor', at least he has you giggling...isn't that a good sign? You crushing on him a little, Jen? LMFAO!

:)
Terminator

Hornsby, Australia

#86 Jan 23, 2013
Shut up whingers. Lance should be hung up by his ball.
What the Hell

Sykesville, MD

#87 Jan 23, 2013
Robbie wrote:
If he doesn't go to jail for this then, USA you suck.
Ok, little man, what law did Lance Armstrong break that would warrant criminal tial, much less jail time?

All Lance did was what everybody else in international cycling does, even you must admit that the Tour D France has not had near as much press since Lance left.

Actually who wants to watch a group of men riding bikes?

“Prosecute ALL Animal Abusers”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#88 Jan 23, 2013
Tigershark, you hit the nail on the head with the Falcons problems. Of course Ryan's fumble was blatantly the game loser, still, if the defense had held that line and not let the 9ers just waltz into the end zone several times in the last half, could have ended much differently. As for the SEattle game and the missed field goal, who's to say without the whistle being blown and disrupting his concentration, how that first kick would have turned out. As for the interception in the niner game, it didn't lead to pts, the fumble did though.

Seattle plays dirty, and they tend to act like hooligans after a play, and I have little respect for that. I agree, RG3 is going to be an awesome force to be dealt with, and I am looking forward to the Redskins games next year.

And as for the 'professor'(LAMO) forget about him..I have, LOL

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Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#89 Jan 23, 2013
JenniferInSC wrote:
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Thanks for answering my question. Dismissed.

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