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Lance IS History

Alpe d'Huez said:
Does anyone else see this as: "I may not win this thing. I may not even do very well. But doggone, this race is going to be about me anyway!"

Are you saying this race has NOT been about Lance?

Lance attracted the biggest crowds and biggest applause.
Signed the most autographs.

Floyd talked about Lance. LeMond talked about Lance.
The forum(s) obsessed over Lance, haters and fanboys and mods alike.

Lance will not start. Lance will not finish.
WSJ. USA Today. L'Equipe. Nightline TV.

This race HAS been about Lance lol.

Of course, the race will be remembered for Alberto attacking Andy in Yellow when "The Mechanical" happened.

And "The Tiff" and 'The Make-Up".
Hugs, Winks, and Strokes on the Cheeks.
 
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Some really sad (if not sick) posts in this thread. Yes LA is arrogant but seriously saying he's taking the spotlight away from other diseases? Pretty low.
 
sublimit said:
He prays on less informed people and non cycling fans so its unforgivable what he does. And he has to realize he is the past and Contador, Andy, Van Den Broeke are the future in cycle racing and the Tour.

Suffice to say The Tour de France is a sporting event for the best athletes in the world not a charity fun run.

do you realize that majority of ppl are less informed and non cycling fans?so its natural to focus on them,hence the larger than cycling banner
i bet that majority of his fans dont even give a fudge about TdF
 
Well, I would agree and have said in the past that Lance is bigger than cycling. But by bigger I don't mean more significant or more important, I mean more well known; a movie star like persona, as Sagan said in a previous post. For common people, especially in the United States, cycling is about Lance Armstrong, not the other way around.

Yes, that was Saeco that did that. And those "Legalize My Cannondale" jerseys in 2004 were lame and distracting.
 
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Moose McKnuckles said:
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Hiding behind cancer is what Lance does best.

You're actually a [edited by mod]. Seriously. [edited by mod]. I hope to God you never have to deal with the pain that cancer brings. But if you do and a medicine you take was developed from Livestrong money ... well you understand irony.
 
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Alpe d'Huez said:
Does anyone else see this as: "I may not win this thing. I may not even do very well. But doggone, this race is going to be about me anyway!"

That and, "I am going to use cancer every chance I get to insulate myself from the fact that the veil that has covered my doping is coming down and I still have to be seen as a hero. If I have to use people who have cancer do that, the so be it."
 
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Looked like everyone has already passed out the hater-ade! Lol!
 
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eztarget said:
You're actually [edited by mod]. Seriously. [edited by mod]. I hope to God you never have to deal with the pain that cancer brings. But if you do and a medicine you take was developed from Livestrong money ... well you understand irony.

No, no it wasn't. You do not know what you are talking about.

I know well the pain of which you speak, and the fact is that Armstrong uses the pain of people with cancer to hide the fact that he is a narcissistic junkie with no regard for anyone but himself. The ONLY scumbag in this instance is Armstrong. Sorry you are so foolish as to believe otherwise.
 
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eztarget said:
You're actually [edited by mod]. Seriously. [edited by mod]. I hope to God you never have to deal with the pain that cancer brings. But if you do and a medicine you take was developed from Livestrong money ... well you understand irony.

Livestrong has not given money to research for years, they are all about "Awareness"

Nike Awareness, Oakley Awareness, Trek Awareness.
 
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Captain_Obvious said:
Well, didn’t take long for me to get sick of this forum but this takes the cake. There is simply way too much cynicism and blind hatred. It is pathetic. I go so far as to say that reading these forums for the past months has made cycling less enjoyable for me.

Man, I agree whole-heartedly. It's one thing do dislike an athlete... but what I've witnessed here over the past few months is downright sad.
 
eztarget said:
You're actually a scumbag. Seriously. A pathetic excuse of a human being. I hope to God you never have to deal with the pain that cancer brings. But if you do and a medicine you take was developed from Livestrong money ... well you understand irony.


Wow. Which cancer drugs were developed by LiveStrong money?
 
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eztarget said:
You're actually [edited by mod]. Seriously. [edited by mod]. I hope to God you never have to deal with the pain that cancer brings. But if you do and a medicine you take was developed from Livestrong money ... well you understand irony.

I have personally dealt with the pain that cancer brings and I have no problem with the comments that Moose posted. We will never know how much the Livestrong money contributes to the fight as the money is blended in with all the other millions that go into fighting cancer. As with most tragedies and traumas, cancer can scar you for life if you survive. I'm not saying LA should move on but I do believe that the last stage of the TdF is about bicycle racing, not cancer awareness. And I say this as a cancer surviving American. Congrats to the winners and congrats to the non-winners who were just able to ride into Paris today. Hell of an accomplishment. And amidst all the sh!t going down, I still believe it is a beautiful sport.
 
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Alpe d'Huez said:
Does anyone else see this as: "I may not win this thing. I may not even do very well. But doggone, this race is going to be about me anyway!"

It's funny that you say Lance has tried to make this year's Tour about him, because the only place I've seen Lance talked about over the past 3 weeks is on this forum, and mostly from people who seem hate him.
 
Thoughtforfood said:
Armstrong uses the pain of people with cancer to hide the fact that he is a narcissistic junkie with no regard for anyone but himself.

that you have to explain

i would say that LA always doing something to keep himself in spotlight (like today with jerseys) keeps media attention...and thats what it is all about (citing john madden:D) isnt it?
 
I've actually lost my dad, 2 uncles, and grandmother to cancer. The fact that two-bit frauds like Armstrong are exploiting this disease for personal profit is utterly disgusting.
It's much easier to pop on that little yellow bracelet and believe the myth than actually see the lie behind it all.

Let's see what charitywatch says about the LAF:

The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), founded by the champion bicyclist and cancer survivor of the same name, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year. Wouldn’t you think a charity that receives massive publicity for having one of the most popular causes and most admired celebrities as the face of the organization would be able to easily raise lots of money? Unfortunately this is not the case. LAF spent as much as $45 to raise each $100, exceeding AIP’s 35% recommended fundraising ceiling by a significant margin. While LAF had difficulty raising contributions efficiently, it did prove to be a savvy merchandise marketer. LAF sold over $24 million in merchandise, including the ubiquitous yellow “LIVESTRONG” wristband, as well as clothing, sports gear and even dog leashes. Yet after spending $10 million in solicitation costs, the group brought in only $22 million in contributions, according to AIP’s analysis of LAF’s 2005 financial statements.
 
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schnebit said:
Man, I agree whole-heartedly. It's one thing do dislike an athlete... but what I've witnessed here over the past few months is downright sad.

Yea, thank goodness that the Tour is over and all of the stupid 1 month posting fanboys will be gone. It is sad to have to deal with people who's knowledge of cycling consists of Armstrong press releases, not to mention they know little to nothing about cycling before 1999, and even then only really know anything about one race each year.

Man, you guys are right, this place will be great again in less than a week. Man I love it when the Tour ends.
 
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eztarget said:
..... a medicine you take was developed from Livestrong money ....

Man! he's been developing medicine's since 1999 and they worked, wonderfully, till last year, now they don't work so well.

Why is it people can't see........:( He plays the tune of a Pied Piper playing on their hopes, fears and integrety....playing them for fools while he laughs all the way to his Swiss bank.:(
 
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saganftw said:
that you have to explain

i would say that LA always doing something to keep himself in spotlight (like today with jerseys) keeps media attention...and thats what it is all about (citing john madden:D) isnt it?

He can do that somewhere else.

Today is about Contador, Cavendish, Shleck, Pettaci, Chavanel, and not about Lance and cancer awareness and all that bull****.
 
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Thoughtforfood said:
Yea, thank goodness that the Tour is over and all of the stupid 1 month posting fanboys will be gone. It is sad to have to deal with people who's knowledge of cycling consists of Armstrong press releases, not to mention they know little to nothing about cycling before 1999, and even then only really know anything about one race each year.

Man, you guys are right, this place will be great again in less than a week. Man I love it when the Tour ends.

That's the funny thing - I haven't seen any 'stupid 1-month posting fanboys' around here. I've only seen a bunch of haters gripe about Lance...
 

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