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Mainline sports recognize Lance(6 posts)

Mainline sports recognize LancePaulCL
Jul 24, 2001 4:50 AM
..will wonders never cease! Check it out:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/603782.asp
What a great piece - Thanks! (nm)Mike K
Jul 24, 2001 7:04 AM
An amazing tribute!TommyBoy
Jul 24, 2001 9:53 AM
It's great to see that not every journalist is a cynic. Perhaps he is correct that Lance is meant to do this in order to restore some faith in sports, and in the world-at-large.
Right, but it was a "she" (Diane Pucin of Sporting News)DCW
Jul 25, 2001 4:03 AM
That is cool. And, in this a.m.'s Washington Post, Kornheiser,bill
Jul 24, 2001 12:36 PM
one of the Post's regular sports guys, used LA and the yellow jersey METAPHORICALLY! A bona fide cultural reference point. How 'bout that?
I was whining to my wife about my inability to follow the Tour because of our fascist and inadequate cable system (Comcast, which friggin owns OLN, doesn't carry it in Arlington, VA). She said something about how it was a difficult and lousy spectator sport. C'mon. Compared to what? NASCAR? Would I rather watch the same forty guys EVERY WEEK in the same muscle cars go 400 TIMES around the same track(which, by the way, although I'm not a big follower of sports, I have done and found to be fun -- all you NASCAR fans lay off; I'm just saying, how come we get scads of one and none of the other)? Or would I rather watch an actual human being (no space suit) in a team/individual sport scheme, sweat, and struggle through thousands of miles of some of the world's most beautiful and challenging terrain? Doing something I understand on equipment that is not beyond my means, so that the sheer nobility of the effort shines through? Now, where is the real human drama and poetry and achievement?
I don't watch anything else, but I've been bitten hard by this cycling bug, and I WANT TO WATCH, DAMMIT!
re: bike comparisonjtolleson
Jul 24, 2001 5:41 PM
I can't claim to know these models, but if the componentry and economics work out, I'd buy the Colnago. Better resale, cooler paint, and that every so important to shallow people like me, name brand appeal.