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Re: House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

Postby Amazinz » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:15 pm

I really don't think it is to prove himself as far as the drug allegations. He is the most tested rider in the history of the tour and he never failed. More testing is not going to convince the doubters. And assuming he spoke honestly he's not coming back to prove anything but rather to spearhead some European cancer program.
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Re: House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:22 pm

Amazinz wrote:I really don't think it is to prove himself as far as the drug allegations. He is the most tested rider in the history of the tour and he never failed. More testing is not going to convince the doubters. And assuming he spoke honestly he's not coming back to prove anything but rather to spearhead some European cancer program.

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Re: House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:49 pm

I think Cu has some French blood for the kind of disdain he has for Lance Armstrong. In a poll a few years ago, Lance was ranked as the 3rd most hated athlete in all of France. Only Nicolas Anelka (French soccer player) and Michael Schumacher (F1) topped him. That said, I'm glad to have him back on the Tour as it certainly makes the Tour more enjoyable to watch and the French will admit that too.

As for Cu, nice guy, just had an unhealthy obsession with toilet paper. Had a fairly good taste in microbrew beers. I'm a stout and trappist person myself, but Cu had a diverse taste in all kinds, I presume.

As for House, Cu hit the nail on the head there.
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Re: House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

Postby Phatferd » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:08 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:I think Cu has some French blood for the kind of disdain he has for Lance Armstrong. In a poll a few years ago, Lance was ranked as the 3rd most hated athlete in all of France. Only Nicolas Anelka (French soccer player) and Michael Schumacher (F1) topped him. That said, I'm glad to have him back on the Tour as it certainly makes the Tour more enjoyable to watch and the French will admit that too.

As for Cu, nice guy, just had an unhealthy obsession with toilet paper. Had a fairly good taste in microbrew beers. I'm a stout and trappist person myself, but Cu had a diverse taste in all kinds, I presume.

As for House, Cu hit the nail on the head there.


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Re: House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

Postby JTWood » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:24 pm

House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

You have my attention now... continue...
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Re: House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:54 pm

It's good to see that Lance Armstrong had the balls to come back.


Oh wait............. :-S
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Re: House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

Postby Mugrila » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:43 pm

AussieDodger wrote:It's good to see that Lance Armstrong had the balls to come back.


Oh wait............. :-S



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Re: House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

Postby mweir145 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:59 pm

Amazinz wrote:I really don't think it is to prove himself as far as the drug allegations. He is the most tested rider in the history of the tour and he never failed.

I think it would be ridiculously naive of anybody to believe that Lance didn't use PEDs at this point. It's just part of the riding culture. Have you read any of the books or articles written on this topic? A lot of the stuff out there makes him look just as guilty as Bonds.

And I hardly think the fact that he's never failed a drug test (though that isn't totally true if you look in depth at it), means he never took drugs. These guys are pros at masking the tests when they need to.
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Re: House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

Postby mweir145 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:04 am

And is he really coming back to race "to raise awareness of the global cancer burden?" There's definitely some kind of ulterior motivation there.
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Re: House, M.D., Reminiscing about Cu, and Lance Armstrong

Postby Amazinz » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:06 pm

mweir145 wrote:And I hardly think the fact that he's never failed a drug test (though that isn't totally true if you look in depth at it), means he never took drugs. These guys are pros at masking the tests when they need to.

That's exactly the mindset of the doubters and haters and it's impossible to argue against. It may very well be the case but unless there is evidence to the contrary it is basically a fact.
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