I don’t give two shits about the Tour de France, competitive cycling or doping, but I do love being right.
I can recall several conversations with people back in the early 2000’s when those asinine LIVESTRONG bracelets were everywhere asking why would anyone wear a yellow rubber band around their wrist in support of a guy who just oozed douche-bag.
Oh and I was an outcast, I didn’t get what it meant to be a competitor, I didn’t understand struggling to be the best. Well that was all true possibly, and now like then I still don’t care, and it had little to do with why I didn’t and still do not like Lance Armstrong. I could see through his bullshit. He tried too hard. It was obvious, to me at least, that he was a creep.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am NOT claiming that I knew he was using performance enhancing drugs to win the Tour. I am not. But what I am claiming is that I was not buying the hero-worship shit he was selling. And I’m sorry to be cynical, but does anyone really think that a guy with half his junk gone is going to comeback and win the Tour without a little help. I just didn’t buy into his story, it sounded to good, to contrived to be true.
And guess what readers, I WAS RIGHT AS RAIN!
But what’s fucked about this story is the way Lance and Team Douche-Bag had screwed over the cyclist that he competed against. Since Armstrong’s team was all doping as well and in most cases the were the second, third and fourth place finishers, the guys that came in after them will not be considered the winners.
The whatever-its-called-commision-of dudes-in-spandex that governs this “sport” have decided to simply erase dickfaces name from the record books and show no winners for the Tours he had previously been awarded. But you can be sure that Old One-Ball is laughing all the way to the bank because there is little likelihood that they will rescind his monetary winnings because the loot was distributed throughout his team and their support staff.
So ultimately I doubt he really cares and his recent attitude toward the investigations that have led to the USADA report I think are indicitive of a guy who doesn’t give two shits about being in the “record books” so long as the money stays on his check book.
Ultimately this adds further credence to my take on an old adage; “It’s not whether you win or lose, its how much you stand to gain.”
With all due respect,