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Armstrong's next career move?

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ImmaculateKadence said:
I don't think I've ever seen such a negatively speculative thread. Anyway, a real answer without an unnecessary BS....he'll probably continue to manage or have some vested interest in a team, most likely the Trek Livestrong Team. I see him more as someone wanting to be involved with U23 riders rather than owning or managing a ProTour Team. He'll also continue to promote the LAF by making appearances and giving speeches as part of global cancer campaign.

Running for office? I hope not; he'll make a horrible elected official. He'll focus entirely on cancer legislation while overlooking all other aspects of governing.


He needs to be in the center of attention. He already proved that focusing on LAF was not enough in his first retirement so if he does stay with cycling, it will have to be in a high visibility position - he hasn't really shown any real interest in the past in his U23 team so I don't see that changing.

As a side note I've always wondered if he started that team just so he could take Phinney away from JV. But I digress, I think he's going to pursue something in the entertainment field.
 
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He needs to be in the center of attention. He already proved that focusing on LAF was not enough in his first retirement so if he does stay with cycling, it will have to be in a high visibility position - he hasn't really shown any real interest in the past in his U23 team so I don't see that changing.

As a side note I've always wondered if he started that team just so he could take Phinney away from JV. But I digress, I think he's going to pursue something in the entertainment field.

I'm wondering what happens when someone finally spills the total story. Does he go the way of other washed-up former pro athelete like Tonya Harding, Herschel Walker, etc; and get into the ring or does he retire to his island like Marlon Brando and get fat.....ter.
 
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ImmaculateKadence said:
Running for office? I hope not; he'll make a horrible elected official. He'll focus entirely on cancer legislation while overlooking all other aspects of governing.

Politics is the art of compromise, particularly in the United States. Somehow, I can't imagine LA functioning in that kind of environment.
 
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Sprocketboy said:
Politics is the art of compromise, particularly in the United States. Somehow, I can't imagine LA functioning in that kind of environment.

He'd be a horrible congressman... but there's a difference between serving in an office and getting elected to it.

I think he'd likely be pretty good at elections... he'd just do a crappy job once he got there. Many celebrity politicians followed that path. Jesse Ventura was great at elections... but was a pretty pathetic governor. Talked the talk but didn't walk the walk.
 
The Lance threads are starting to grow again, there is now two outside the official Lance thread, this one and the Watson thread, I am guilty of posting in the other one but lets keep it tidy under the official Lance thread. Can we merge them into the Lance thread.
 
PASSWORD said:
if he can some how win another TDF he might even become the first texican pope.:D

Cool. Then he can do battle with that great fear of all Texans, the flying Super Devil and his jar of marmalade.

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L'arriviste said:
I think that this is a very serious possibility. If not all the way, then definitely something. A man that generates that much hot air can't just retire to a ranch and do charity work.

Look at this guy:

- He's Texan, a sportsperson, conventionally handsome and ubiquitous
- He's got the sort of backstory that appeals to a lot of folks
- He's very media-savvy, and most important of all ...
- He has a big old cupboard full of sketchy skeletons.

similar qualifications as George W Bush & he really fvcked up the country..;)
 
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Why change careers? Doesn't have to win and gets paid more than anybody else. Goes to far off lands and twits 1000's of people out onto the road for fun and good times. This guys staying power is better than John Holmes. He is a winner without winning, whats better than that! Cadel or any S.African will be licking his napkin to get some of the special sauce that made their countrymen come out like cult members.I can't wait to see what his start money is for the Australia and S.African fun rides next year.They may have to open up parking lots in Nevada for all the sheep coming to the Tour of California. The guy is a prophet.
 
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fatandfast said:
Why change careers? Doesn't have to win and gets paid more than anybody else. Goes to far off lands and twits 1000's of people out onto the road for fun and good times. This guys staying power is better than John Holmes. He is a winner without winning, whats better than that! Cadel or any S.African will be licking his napkin to get some of the special sauce that made their countrymen come out like cult members.I can't wait to see what his start money is for the Australia and S.African fun rides next year.They may have to open up parking lots in Nevada for all the sheep coming to the Tour of California. The guy is a prophet.

That's a good comparison. I remember a film where 2 'blonde' MILFs were working Long John over with a corn on the cob.

May be a gap in the market there?
 
fatandfast said:
Why change careers? Doesn't have to win and gets paid more than anybody else. Goes to far off lands and twits 1000's of people out onto the road for fun and good times. This guys staying power is better than John Holmes. He is a winner without winning, whats better than that! Cadel or any S.African will be licking his napkin to get some of the special sauce that made their countrymen come out like cult members.I can't wait to see what his start money is for the Australia and S.African fun rides next year.They may have to open up parking lots in Nevada for all the sheep coming to the Tour of California. The guy is a prophet.

Yeah, you are probably right.

How many people seen the movie Invictus recently about Nelson Mandela and the Rugby World cup in South Africa which the home team won unexpectedly beating the super favourites New Zealand. Good movie but as usual the book was much better and inspiring.

Anyhow, I recently read a review of the movie by a rugby columnist. He thought it was good but also pointed out that they left out the story about how the New Zealand team were food poisoned on the eve of the Final which is why they played so poorly in the final. Apparently somebody came forward and admitted to doing just that. Wonder why they left that out, lets see.....

What the real fans knows is always more truthful than what the masses know.
 
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Why change careers? Doesn't have to win and gets paid more than anybody else. Goes to far off lands and twits 1000's of people out onto the road for fun and good times. This guys staying power is better than John Holmes. He is a winner without winning, whats better than that! Cadel or any S.African will be licking his napkin to get some of the special sauce that made their countrymen come out like cult members.I can't wait to see what his start money is for the Australia and S.African fun rides next year.They may have to open up parking lots in Nevada for all the sheep coming to the Tour of California. The guy is a prophet.

You speak the ugly truth.
 
Ripper said:
OK, who is this devil????

TV Announcer: This is Channel 5 news Texas, with Duke Dillon.
Duke: Howdy Texas, I'm Duke Dillon. At the top of the news tonight, authorities have called off their pursuit of a fugitive Rhode Island baby, who was thought to be possessed by the devil.
Lois: Oh, thank god!
Duke: This turn of events came after Vatican scientists announced today, that the devil is not the greatest threat to salvation. Due to last weeks discovery of the Super Devil. Religion reporter Dallas Houston has the story.
Dallas: Thanks Duke, well let me try and get you a clear picture of what we're dealing with here. Here's a photo of the devil, and here's the super devil. Now as you can see, there are some significant differences. The super devil is at least six inches taller, uh, he has a flying motorcycle, and a jar of marmalade that we believe forces you to commit adultery.

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