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Lance Armstrong: Soccer Dad & Superstar: Yet another (recent) interview with Lance...
posted by JohnSFO to other at 04:53 PM on September 18 - 2 comments
Ellis, D. That is all.
posted by JohnSFO at 03:23 PM on February 28
I don't hate many people (well, that's not actually true...) but I do HATE Chipper Jones with a passion that sometimes frightens me. First off, what the hell kinda name is Chipper!? Your name is LARRY for cryin' out loud! I also hate him because he's a big stupid head who I hate. There, I feel a bit better. Thanks for the thread.
posted by JohnSFO at 11:24 AM on February 27
I agree that Jan was unlucky to peak at the same time Lance did. Having been beaten so many times by Lance, I think Jan simply resigned himself to being forever second on the podium. This may have led him to train and stay fit a bit less during the offseason. Perhaps because he was always second, Jan came across as a bit less robotic than Lance to me. Maybe Jan didn't train hard enough, have the same level of coaches and the "methods" they brought (see Michele Ferrari) as USPS/Disco did or maybe he just wasn't as good. Pro cycling is hurting in a bad way. It appears as if the Puerto investigation will be swept under the rug just as the Festina scandal was in the 90's. Now the major UCI/Pro Tour rift is adding to the chaos. Hopefully out of all of this will come a new generation of riders who rely a little less on doping and can bring some integrity back to the sport. Regardless, I remain a fan and anxiously await this weekend's Het Volk race and the rest of the spring classics.
posted by JohnSFO at 03:33 PM on February 26
I think the system still has a few kinks in it as it had a few riders waaaay off course during yesterday's stage from Sausalito up to Santa Rosa. Nonetheless this is cool stuff and agreed that cycling is embracing technology in a great way. I really enjoy (and am awed) when a rider's live telemetry (of heart rate, watts produced, cadence, etc.) is provided - doped or not, those guys can ride...
posted by JohnSFO at 10:37 AM on February 20
I heard Paris Hilton's new album totally sucks...
posted by JohnSFO at 04:03 PM on January 11
Cancer didn't directly help Armstrong win the TdF, but rather what it did to his body. Prior to the cancer Lance had the build of a sprinter or a one-day Classics-type cyclist, after (and because of) the cancer he lost quite a bit of weight (especially upper body mass) and became much more of a climber and stage race general classification contender.
posted by JohnSFO at 10:22 AM on December 15
My crystal ball says he'll be back as a Giant for around $10 million. Magowan et al know that Barry fills seats but dont wanna blow their wad on him - hence the Manny rumors, arbitration, etc.
posted by JohnSFO at 06:47 PM on December 04
yeah these are some wonderful photos, though the interface is a bit clunky...
posted by JohnSFO at 01:41 PM on December 01
You think I'm joking, don't you? Heh. Unfortunately I know you're not. Also, rumor has it they're signing Tyler "I'm innocent I tell ya" Hamilton. Innocent is the new guilty!
posted by JohnSFO at 05:46 PM on November 16
The entire world of pro cycling's become a farce. From the riders who never come forward to the mistake-making labs to the organizing bodies who somehow grant a license to Manolo Saiz, the one guy who was caught red handed... Nonetheless I eagerly await the Spring Classics :)
posted by JohnSFO at 02:52 PM on November 16
posted by JohnSFO at 10:21 AM on November 15
2:59:36? That kinda time, given Lance's goal of a sub 3 hr, smells fishy. I wonder if Nike made the timing chip inside his shoes? ;) Also, I gotta think he's pretty pissed at not beating Jalabert's (a Frenchie!) time...
posted by JohnSFO at 10:47 AM on November 06
I for one excitedly await the slo-mo, black&white montage/backstory pieces which will pepper the prime time coverage!
posted by JohnSFO at 05:05 PM on September 26
I blame Paris Hilton which, essentially, is like blaming the French since her name is Paris and all...
posted by JohnSFO at 10:52 AM on September 14
This is nothing more than a disgruntled former employee and his wife trying to tear down their former employer. Why? What do they stand to gain from tearing Lance down?
posted by JohnSFO at 12:46 PM on September 13
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