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Lance on Letterman Tonight(13 posts)

Lance on Letterman Tonightpulver
Aug 1, 2001 2:25 PM
VCR Alert. Lance Armstrong is a scheduled guest on Letterman tonight.
Thanks a lot. (nm)ALLEN phx.
Aug 1, 2001 2:35 PM
re: Lance on Letterman TonightLance's Neighbor
Aug 1, 2001 3:21 PM
He is also on all the major morning shows tomorrow (8/2/01)
Aug 1, 2001 4:24 PM
Thanks, I was actually wondering that ever since Lance said that he was going to NY for media interviews. and Letterman of course is the first thing that came to mind. Don't think I would want to see Brain Gumball or Regis interview Lance anyway.
Letterman was less of a jerk than I expected ...Humma Hah
Aug 1, 2001 8:17 PM
... I tuned in a few minutes late, but I didn't hear even one question about why roadies shave their legs! He was actually asking reasonable questions!
Letterman was less of a jerk than I expected ...RandyMH
Aug 1, 2001 8:21 PM
Actually Letterman is very courtious to people he respects.
Letterman was less of a jerk than I expected ...slug
Aug 1, 2001 10:17 PM
letterman's much more inteleectual than leno, and actually is a bit of an athlete himself. so he has some idea about athletic endeavors. you should have seen leno in action last year... with the shaving questions.
Letterman was less of a jerk than I expected ...AD14
Aug 2, 2001 4:46 AM
Lance was so humble I found myself liking him more than ever. Here is to winning it yet again.
Yeah, but did you see that grin ...Humma Hah
Aug 2, 2001 6:45 AM
... he's humble on the outside. But inside, well, durn, would I LOVE to feel like that for a day!

He deserves that.

He's showing true champion stuff -- what goes on inside is what makes a champion, and being publicly modest about it is what makes a champion a great role model. We could use more of that these days.
what makes a competitor, a champion?bill
Aug 2, 2001 8:00 AM
I was talking to a Cat 1 racer, who also races cross-country skiing -- professional endorsements, free equipment, you know the type. Well, neither do I, except that I do happen to find myself talking to this guy this one time.
Anyway, he says that, what he sometimes faces are people who think that he should be something other than what he is. He said, some people who see him in the gear, out doing his job, have said to him, "Wha, you think you're fast or something?" I don't know how he replied to them, but to me he said, "Well, duhh, YEAH." And he wasn't being a jerk about it, but he was saying that's what he does. He's fast. He wants to win, he thinks he's going to win, and he goes fast. Yeah, you're darn right he thinks he's fast, and for people that question whether he thinks so or, more to the point, whether he ought to think so, well, he just thinks that that's all very silly. Because if he or whoever else is out there racing didn't think so, they'd be doing something else. I do believe that that's part of what it takes to win.
I did!Humma Hah
Aug 2, 2001 6:42 AM
Neither host is what I consider "intellectual". But Letterman usually seems more willing to go to the gutter than Leno, and generally is less "reverent" and less inclined to show respect. That Letterman did not do that with Armstrong was a surprise. Perhaps that's the greatest tribute to the kind of respect LA is getting after this stunning accomplishment!
me too :) (nm)ALLEN phx.
Aug 2, 2001 8:57 AM
Letterman visit after 1st victoryPeetey
Aug 2, 2001 7:50 AM
Actually Lance visited Letterman after his first victory. Letterman was truly humbled and started to well up after discussing the cancer angle.