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17 Sep 2017 08:23

rick james wrote:seems Michelle took down a troll

Seems she showed her most ugly side again.
Same can be said for you after that post because to any normal person a reporter showing concern for a rider's health is not a troll and does not deserve to be bullied.
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17 Sep 2017 08:27

So, seems people on here cannot see the difference between exaggeratingly expressing an opinion and being nasty in someone's face for the sake of it. Good to know and have made a mental note of the posters who seem to be okay with Michelle bullying a reporter.
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17 Sep 2017 08:31

VayaVayaVaya wrote:I also think it's hypocritical to insult someone's body and complain about someone else insulting someone's body, regardless of the audience. Just my 2c.

Can you seriously not see the difference between calling a BODY gross and calling a PICTURE gross? Jesus effing Christ you guys are beyond annoying.
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

17 Sep 2017 08:47

LaFlorecita wrote:As for your second point: so we essentially agree. Not sure why my post provoked such an emotional response. Not everyone enjoys having a photo of an emaciated naked cyclist shoved into their face when they open the internet.


Don't be ridiculous, you can't possibly be that prudish? There's nothing pornographic whatsoever about that photo. He's naked, so what? That's what some human people look like.

And regardless of whether Froome is attractive or not, there's a certain non-sexual aestethic to the body of an athlete at the top of his or her game.
Like, google "Vince Wilfork espn" for the counter-point to Froome, a really fat NFL player who has a hugely impressive physique anyway.
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

17 Sep 2017 09:02

spalco wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:As for your second point: so we essentially agree. Not sure why my post provoked such an emotional response. Not everyone enjoys having a photo of an emaciated naked cyclist shoved into their face when they open the internet.


Don't be ridiculous, you can't possibly be that prudish? There's nothing pornographic whatsoever about that photo. He's naked, so what? That's what some human people look like.

And regardless of whether Froome is attractive or not, there's a certain non-sexual aestethic to the body of an athlete at the top of his or her game.
Like, google "Vince Wilfork espn" for the counter-point to Froome, a really fat NFL player who has a hugely impressive physique anyway.

Call me prudish but I don't want to have naked riders shoved into my face. If I am in the mood to look at naked people I'll find my way around. Cyclists' bodies just aren't very attractive to look at whichever way you turn it, especially the GC riders who tend to look like more muscular versions of concentration camp survivors.
There's nothing aesthetic about the picture except the body, if you're into it, which I'm not. As a professional photographer said on twitter, "it could have been done with more... style". Yes, I see a fit athlete but I can see that when he has his kit on as well and a fit naked body does not get my heart rate up the way it seems to for some others.

If it had been Marcel Kittel, maybe I wouldn't have minded as much, but I just do not enjoy it. That is my opinion and I am entitled to it.
I'm not going to google your "fat NFL player", I'll take your word for it.

On a side note, and this is a question for all of you, I'd be interested to know if your immediate reaction after seeing *that* Rasmussen photo wasn't either "yuck" or "what the hell"? If it was, what is the difference? Rasmussen didn't pose entirely naked so he is still fair game for criticism?

Anyway, way too much effort went into this discussion about an unattractive photo from my side and I'm tired of defending my POV. Time to move on.
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17 Sep 2017 09:14

Rasmussen, hm. Maybe "what the hell", I don't remember exactly what I thought the first time I saw that picture.
But I would say it's more like a photo of a climber coming down Mount Everest or something - surely not pretty, but impressive in the sense that it shows how much the human body can endure and how far people can transform their bodies to achieve their goals..
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17 Sep 2017 09:31

The Cound woman is a nasty piece of work, I hope we can agree.
She's demonstrated this in the past, and again now. Classless.
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17 Sep 2017 09:49

LaFlorecita wrote:
VayaVayaVaya wrote:I also think it's hypocritical to insult someone's body and complain about someone else insulting someone's body, regardless of the audience. Just my 2c.

Can you seriously not see the difference between calling a BODY gross and calling a PICTURE gross? Jesus effing Christ you guys are beyond annoying.


I apologize. I assumed that your comments regarding the picture represented your thoughts on the body. For the record, I do have a problem with Cound fat-shaming the reporter.
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17 Sep 2017 10:00

spalco wrote:Rasmussen, hm. Maybe "what the hell", I don't remember exactly what I thought the first time I saw that picture.
But I would say it's more like a photo of a climber coming down Mount Everest or something - surely not pretty, but impressive in the sense that it shows how much the human body can endure and how far people can transform their bodies to achieve their goals..

So we agree, the only difference is that my response was not admiration but rather that I would have preferred not to see that picture.

Jagartrott wrote:The Cound woman is a nasty piece of work, I hope we can agree.
She's demonstrated this in the past, and again now. Classless.

Unfortunately, it seems not everyone agrees with this...
Funnily enough, José Been and her co-commentator Karsten Kroon made a comment during broadcast about another rider's wife saying "at least she stays out of the spotlight - doesn't have a twitter account saying - I am rider X's wife" :lol: maybe someone relayed this to Cound.
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17 Sep 2017 10:02

VayaVayaVaya wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:
VayaVayaVaya wrote:I also think it's hypocritical to insult someone's body and complain about someone else insulting someone's body, regardless of the audience. Just my 2c.

Can you seriously not see the difference between calling a BODY gross and calling a PICTURE gross? Jesus effing Christ you guys are beyond annoying.


I apologize. I assumed that your comments regarding the picture represented your thoughts on the body. For the record, I do have a problem with Cound fat-shaming the reporter.

Thanks & I apologize for shouting at you :)
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17 Sep 2017 10:45

This is a forum to discuss Chris Froome, not Michelle Cound.
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17 Sep 2017 11:19

Ok, now let's get this thread on topic again
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
-Kwibus, one of the great philosophers of the 21st century
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17 Sep 2017 12:10

Red Rick wrote:Ok, now let's get this thread on topic again


What topic was that...............obviously there needs to be a thread for body image but I will stay relevant and mention the name Froome. I have a feeling that Froome is going to have more success at the Worlds which will top off his year quite nicely and the team's.
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17 Sep 2017 12:43

bigcog wrote:The times has been running this series of profile articles for months with different athletes pictured 'naked'. I could guess as soon as Froome did it all hell would break lose and people like Vayer would start spouting sh*t. What a bunch of losers.

You should be aware many people on here are not from the UK and as such, they generally only come into contact with British media if it is related to cycling in some way.
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17 Sep 2017 12:45

I'm not sure why it matters that it's a series?
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17 Sep 2017 12:49

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Red Rick wrote:Ok, now let's get this thread on topic again


What topic was that...............obviously there needs to be a thread for body image but I will stay relevant and mention the name Froome. I have a feeling that Froome is going to have more success at the Worlds which will top off his year quite nicely and the team's.

What kind of success do you have in mind? I guess a medal in the TTT and ITT is likely, but I don't see him beating Dumoulin in the ITT.
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

17 Sep 2017 13:09

https://twitter.com/chrisfroome/status/908952850914570240

Looking in great shape in that pic :D I don't have a problem with it,didn't expect but I don't see any reason for him to be ashamed of it.
I thought after Contador retirement his bots will be a rarely sight around here.Looks like i was wrong and they are more aggressive than ever.
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

17 Sep 2017 13:14

DBotero wrote:https://twitter.com/chrisfroome/status/908952850914570240

Looking in great shape in that pic :D I don't have a problem with it,didn't expect but I don't see any reason for him to be ashamed of it.
I thought after Contador retirement his bots will be a rarely sight around here.Looks like i was wrong and they are more aggressive than ever.

the Dawg doing the double sent them over the edge
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17 Sep 2017 13:16

LaFlorecita wrote:You should be aware many people on here are not from the UK and as such, they generally only come into contact with British media if it is related to cycling in some way.

It was the way it was used out of context by the 'anti-doping' crusader that i found laughable.
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

17 Sep 2017 13:18

rick james wrote:
DBotero wrote:https://twitter.com/chrisfroome/status/908952850914570240

Looking in great shape in that pic :D I don't have a problem with it,didn't expect but I don't see any reason for him to be ashamed of it.
I thought after Contador retirement his bots will be a rarely sight around here.Looks like i was wrong and they are more aggressive than ever.

the Dawg doing the double sent them over the edge

You think Contador fans care about Froome? Think again.
I usually just ignore him but naked photos are hard to ignore :confused:
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