- Oct 15, 2012
Actually, I think you underestimate both his impishness, and his capacity to suspend logic on his own behalf.Dr. Maserati said:I did consider this too - up until his meltdown about people on twitter especially as he was the one to introduce the UK postal angle.
I doubt he enjoys it anymore.
The mistake is to assume consistency=honesty=reliability. I'd suspect Wiggins is quite capable of enjoying the bullsh*t while at one and the same time believing others on twitter aren't entitled to bullsh*t about him.
"consistency is the hobgoblin of tiny minds"
think about it....
"I'm not watching that documentary". "actually, i ended up watching it"
"I don't want to be part of lord coe and his merry men" "actually, i'll open the ceremony"
"i love lance" "actually, I always suspected, and now i hate the ba$tard"
"there's no problem between me and froomie" "I don't trust froomie, i wanted to just go home"
Believe it or not, I'm not sure any of these mutually inconsistent statements is actually a lie, properly described - he found a way to believe them all as he said them..."I'm doing the giro" "i might go for the tour"
if you want logic, buy an ipad. if you want consistency, buy a blender.
Wiggins is good for entertainment, and here anyway, occasional apoplexy.
His single consistency is lashing out at whoever is annoying him in any particular moment - His birth father when he got drunk in his company, dopers costing him a run on the tour in 07, twitterers accusing him, LA when he's forced to answer questions on him, Froomie when he attacks in the hills. No more, no less. Viewed like this, everything else starts to fall into shape.
If i had to bet, i'd say as a husband and father, he's probably high maintenance - cuddles one day, a bollocking the next. But I've no evidence of that - except his wife calling him a ****...