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Old 01-18-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'd agree, HAD he come forth when the charges were originally leveled against him. Had he then admitted to using the drugs and apologized, I'd give him a "pass." However, when you stand up and deny, deny, deny, deny then get everything stripped from you, then come clean? Nope. He isn't being treated harshly enough.

He had to look up what the word "cheat" meant ... that says everything about this guy.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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I believe Lance Armstrong is no different from thousands of other athletes over decades. If you were to test your favorite athlete and his/her favorite athlete-that person(s) dabble with some type of illegal practice.
this is not the issue. It's insane to me people keep saying this
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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The weired thing to me about the Oprah interview was Lance's demeanor. His affect in the flashbacks when he was denying all the doping charge was the SAME as his affect in the interview whith her. He came across the same whether he was lying like cheap linoleum or whether he was 'fessin up. That was very unsettling to me -- much more so than what he actually said. That affect looked damn near sociopathic.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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When I saw the title of this thread, I felt compelled to post the following:


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Old 01-18-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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I wonder how much Oprah paid Lance for the interview?
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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The weired thing to me about the Oprah interview was Lance's demeanor. His affect in the flashbacks when he was denying all the doping charge was the SAME as his affect in the interview whith her. He came across the same whether he was lying like cheap linoleum or whether he was 'fessin up. That was very unsettling to me -- much more so than what he actually said. That affect looked damn near sociopathic.
Be very careful around those cold demeaner types.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Lance is no different than any other athlete, celebrity or person. He had the most to lose from admitting to doping, so of course he held out the longest. If you took out every athlete, politician or celebrity who lied there'd be nobody left. They all lie and we are their cheerleaders until the media decides otherwise. I remember when Floyd Landis was fighting the charges. Everybody supported him, pretty much knowing that he was lying. When he finally admitted to it, then everyone turned against him. We turn against these guys when they finally come clean, but support them when they are living the lie. Lance is no isolated liar. We all support a culture where lying is rewarded and telling the truth is not. So now that Lance is telling the truth we have people disparaging him, but not when he is lying. That supports a culture of lying.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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this is not the issue. It's insane to me people keep saying this
It must be apart of the issue!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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Lance is no different than any other athlete, celebrity or person. He had the most to lose from admitting to doping, so of course he held out the longest. If you took out every athlete, politician or celebrity who lied there'd be nobody left. They all lie and we are their cheerleaders until the media decides otherwise. I remember when Floyd Landis was fighting the charges. Everybody supported him, pretty much knowing that he was lying. When he finally admitted to it, then everyone turned against him. We turn against these guys when they finally come clean, but support them when they are living the lie. Lance is no isolated liar. We all support a culture where lying is rewarded and telling the truth is not. So now that Lance is telling the truth we have people disparaging him, but not when he is lying. That supports a culture of lying.
Very well formulated and nothing short of the truth! I'm fairly sure someone here will cry foul. Wait for it......
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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They always say they are sorry after they get caught. What they are sorry about is being caught. He gets no sympathy from me.
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