So it was recently announced that Lance Armstrong was going to appear on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show.
Word on the street is that the alleged dope cheat and former 7-time Tour de France winner is going to do his version of Usher’s confessions and come clean about his wrongdoing. Some people are convinced that Armstrong has made a deal with the USADA where he will confess and in return he will be allowed to compete once again.
Others are convinced that Armstrong is the leopard that will not change his spots or the dog that won’t learn new tricks. He has come a long way with his Bill Clinton philosophy of denial, so why change a winning formula?
Either way, this is like driving past a car accident – you don’t want to look, but you can’t help yourself…
Here are a couple of my favourite excerpts from the article:
“The title of his hagiography was right: It’s not about the bike. And definitely not about doing what’s right. It’s about doing what’s right for Lance. Always and forever. As such, I expect Armstrong to tell Winfrey just enough to satisfy the uninformed, the people who still want to believe in the myth of Cancer Jesus. I expect a half-admission, maybe a quarter-admission, a few shots at his enemies and our entire anti-doping witch huntin’ system”
“Is it possible to answer all of your question with a simple “I don’t care” or “What, do you want me to talk about Lindsay Lohan’s latest drug bust too?” Or maybe a discussion of whether Mark McGwire used steroids?”
This next bit is awesome – Hampton compares the end of this saga to the end of Jaws or Die Hard, you have to keep watching to the end to see what happens…
“Armstrong’s crimes were far worse. Here’s hoping Winfrey makes him pay dearly. The people he hurt need it. Here’s hoping that she jams that air tank firmly into the shark’s mouth and shoots true. Here’s hoping that she cuffs him to the sinking houseboat, Max Cady-style, and he goes down speaking in tongues. This isn’t revenge, guys. It’s not even justice. But it’s our chance to finally see Hans Gruber fall backwards off a building. Of course I’m going to watch.”
There you have it folks. As one person put it on Twitter: “Armstrong is like the white people’s OJ (Simpson). Everyone knows he’s guilty.”
Guess you can all make up your minds.