Lance Armstrong "LIVESTRONG"

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    Feb 07, 2013 10:40 PM GMT

    Lance was removed from his charity, has lost his credibility and all of his Bike Race records, etc.....has fallen to be a disgrace and the butt of many jokes...... STILL, How many are still wearing his yellow wristband? And Why are you wearing it still?

    So Lance has come clean and did his "Come to Jesus" with Oprah..... Here is a segment of how he told his kids...
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    I still wear mine. I think Lance did more to raise the awareness of biking as a sport, and for testicular cancer awareness, than his human failings can wipe away. His comeback from cancer was superhuman and he gave so many hope and the reason to believe that they could win too.....Positive Mental Attitude in any medical treatment is half of the battle....he inspired a lot of people.....but we know he is human now.....I still wear my LIVESTRONG band...because we all need something that is inspiring in our darkest moments of doubt.
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    Feb 07, 2013 11:24 PM GMT
    I think it would be easier to forgive him if he had a more humble attitude, and also if he gave some of his winnings back.

    I don't know why but I think there is something quite unlikeable about top cyclists, there was a British one called Mark Cavendish who behaved very unpleasantly during the Olympics. It could be something to do with having a team to race alongside them, but they are the ones who get all the glory.
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    Feb 07, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    I wasn't that much into the bicycle racing thing, so I really didn't care. Personally, I feel that if he was doping and the commission or board or what ever it is, could not detect that he was doping, then by the standard of that time, he won fairly and all the idiots trying to hang him now should move on.
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    Feb 08, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    Despite his disgrace abot the doping, the work his cancer foundation has done is terrific and should not be disparaged because of his athletic disgrace.
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    Feb 08, 2013 1:57 AM GMT
    Lance you are still a god and we forgive you for your transgressions; people will still fall to their knees for you mate.
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    Feb 08, 2013 1:57 AM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidDespite his disgrace abot the doping, the work his cancer foundation has done is terrific and should not be disparaged because of his athletic disgrace.


    Agreed.
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    Feb 08, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
    Eh, he's still a fraud though. I don't hate him or anything; and the good he was able to do for cancer awareness is commendable. However I can't bring myself to idolize a cheater.


    I'd say I'm indifferent to him now.
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    Feb 08, 2013 2:11 AM GMT
    PolaroidSwinger saidEh, he's still a fraud though. I don't hate him or anything; and the good he was able to do for cancer awareness is commendable. However I can't bring myself to idolize a cheater.


    I'd say I'm indifferent to him now.


    This is about his charity, not him.
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    Feb 08, 2013 2:15 AM GMT
    The only problem I have with it is every other cyclist is doping. We all know it, everyone knows it. If they didnt dope, they would lose, because there would be one guy doing it and he would destroy everyone else.

    So yea, he did steroids....so did everyone else. In fact he had a very impressive steroid ring built over this, so we should salute him.

    I think people need to be more honest about their roid use, it really does ruin the competition and require everyone else to do it to compete.
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    Feb 08, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    Sporty_g said... I think Lance did more to raise the awareness of biking as a sport, and for testicular cancer awareness, than his human failings can wipe away. ...
    +infinity

    His name lives on in every bike shop I go to (there are several down here).

    Lance is a human. Humans fuckup. His achievements far outweigh his fuckups.
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    Feb 08, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidDespite his disgrace abot the doping, the work his cancer foundation has done is terrific and should not be disparaged because of his athletic disgrace.


    Exactly. My bf works at a sportswear store that sells Livestrong products and bracelets. He's had to listen to people complain about him. He says the same thing. The foundation is doing great work and shouldn't be smeared by his bad decisions.
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    Feb 08, 2013 2:26 AM GMT
    Medjai said
    PolaroidSwinger saidEh, he's still a fraud though. I don't hate him or anything; and the good he was able to do for cancer awareness is commendable. However I can't bring myself to idolize a cheater.


    I'd say I'm indifferent to him now.


    This is about his charity, not him.


    Ah, I misunderstood the OP.
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    Feb 08, 2013 2:40 AM GMT
    If we believe that good works can't counter bad works, we're fucked....
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    Feb 08, 2013 3:16 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI wasn't that much into the bicycle racing thing, so I really didn't care. Personally, I feel that if he was doping and the commission or board or what ever it is, could not detect that he was doping, then by the standard of that time, he won fairly and all the idiots trying to hang him now should move on.


    Yeah, no. It's like when you speed, get pulled over by a cop, he makes a claim about your speed which you deny (you were going 30 over). So you go to court. You inform the judge that you're certain you were only going 20 over. The judge says OK, yeah, the fines the same...next time learn what the 5th Amendment is all about.

    If Lance had kept his mouth shut and denied everything until his death there would always be doubt. But since he admitted it...whoops. Sorry, OJ.
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    Feb 08, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    Psht...more like LIESTRONG.....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 08, 2013 4:46 AM GMT
    so is anyone still wearing their bracelet?icon_rolleyes.gif
  • cwc11

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    Feb 08, 2013 5:28 AM GMT
    I will always look up to him! He's a great guy, and yes he fucked up, but as did a lot of people in that sport and I can get over that. His cancer work is far more admirable then any of his cycling accomplishments.