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Lance Armstrong's Latest Honor(9 posts)

Lance Armstrong's Latest HonorDuraAceBob
Dec 10, 2002 5:42 AM
Is anyone else offended that it took Sports Illustrated four years to finally get it right. Lemond won it on his second tour in 1989. I say boycott Sports Illustrated because who is obviously choosing these awards screwed up not only with Lance, but with Marco Pantani as well. Both raced to great feats. In fact I am real offended. In 1999 it was the stupid women soccer team. They couldn't choose one. I give it to the girl that took off her shirt. It is too bad she didn't take it all off. In 2000 it was Tiger Woods for the second time. Come on, does this guy really put in the effort that Lance or Pantani does. I doubt he breaks a sweat. They gave it to him for a second time over giving it to Lance for the first time. Boycott this mag! In 2001, after number 3, lets see. It was Curt Schilling and the Big Unit Randy Johnson. Well I don't care anything about Randy's Big Unit, but apparently someone at sports illustrated has been blowing on it and liking it. It is about time SI that you got it right. Randy Johnson is trailer park trash anyway.
Lance Armstrong has been snubbed by CNN/SIJadorelevelo
Dec 10, 2002 6:05 AM
There is no doubt in my mind that the greatest sports story of 1999 was that of Lance Armstrong's comeback from testicular cancer. Having only about a 20% chance of living, and then training only after 5 months after being diagnosed, and then to win the greatest bike race in the world, can anyone find a greater accomplishment by an athlete in that year? No, of course not. Armstrong then went on the make the world more aware of cancer by creating his own foundation to help research a cure for cancer. What did the women soccer team do? They kicked a ball in the net, and then one of them took off her shirt. It is probably the strip tease that had to have affected the vote. Lance deserved this honor three years ago. It is long past due, but I am sure I am not the first to speak up about it. Many people have written to SI wondering how Lance was overlooked.
Have to agree about the shirt thing...fbg111
Dec 10, 2002 7:19 AM
The entire media behaved like a bunch of pubescent schoolboys when Brandy Chastain ripped her shirt off. She had a sports bra on, fercrisake. It was not a big deal, but the media acted as if they were a bunch of 15-year-old boys at Scores. Pathetic. The fact that that was the year that Lance made his cancer comeback, yet was hardly noticed, made it even worse.
Bicycling is my only sport-never touched a copy of SIarmchair armstrong
Dec 10, 2002 4:01 PM
Never ever. Most cyclists I know are not into Football or Baseball or any of the ball sports. I tossed, whacked, and caught balls when I was a kid but then I grew up into a cyclist (ok, I am being judgemental).
Would you mind keeping it clean, "Bob"? (nm)VertAddict
Dec 10, 2002 6:31 AM
Where is it that you find filth in my postings?DuraAceBob
Dec 10, 2002 7:48 AM
I must have missed something.
I'm wondering what they'll do if he wins the next two years.Sintesi
Dec 10, 2002 7:57 AM
6 tour wins and Lance joins the greats of the sport. Or at least be allowed to sit at their feet.
I'm wondering what they'll do if he wins the next two years.DuraAceBob
Dec 10, 2002 8:01 AM
Wouldn't six tour wins in a row make him the greatest of the sport. My guess is he will get snubbed. There is no way they are going to make a cyclist it twice. This is the second time a cyclist has won the honor, but for a single cyclist to win it twice in a country that is more concerned about a guys batting average over a feat like Armstrongs, it just won't happen.
Dec 10, 2002 10:31 AM
...yeah at least he doesn't inject himself with insulin or anything.