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You people are worse than Red Sox fans,(18 posts)

You people are worse than Red Sox fans,TJeanloz
Jul 18, 2003 12:01 PM
I thought that Red Sox fans were a pretty fickle group. We consider the Red Sox the next World Series Champions, until Casey Fossum gives up one home run, at which point, we might as well write off the season.

This is ridiculous. Ullrich was completely written off in these parts after Alpe d'Huez, and now Armstrong will be lucky to beat him? Vinokourov loses time in the TT, and yet some people are still predicting that he'll beat Armstrong?

Sit back and enjoy the race - but there are a lot of mis-haps still to happen, and a whole lot of racing has yet to be done. Patience, a virtue for Tour and Red Sox fans alike.
TJ-I think you are misinterpreting everyone's enthusiasm.MXL02
Jul 18, 2003 12:14 PM
Nobody is giving up on Lance, but everyone is relishing this race becoming a dog fight, rather than watching LA, the mechano-cycling Terminator, run roughshod over the competition and roll into Paris without breaking a sweat. Lance is my man, but watching him have to slug it out with Vino, Ullrich, et. al. will be the best sports I've watched in a long time. Like the the Rumble in Jungle, when George Foreman was killing Ali, until Ali went into the "rope-a-dope", and somehow won the fight...this will be an historic event.
MXL - Excellent comparison!spyderman
Jul 18, 2003 11:12 PM
If you are a cycling fan, you're loving this tour. The heat, the crashes, and the intrigue this has to be one of the most exciting...

If you're a LA fan you're still loving this tour but are on edge because nothing is given this year!!! We all know how hard this event is yet LA made the last couple look easy.
Go time!zero85ZEN
Jul 18, 2003 12:15 PM
At some point over the next 4 days "Go time!" is coming. Lance will put the throw down on and then all our questioning minds will have the answers we ponder for!

Will Ullrich be able to "Go"? In the Mts...I don't think so.

Will Mayo?...Perhaps. But he'll lose another 3 or 4 minutes to Ullrich and Lance in the final ITT.

Vino? He may stay with Lance but I don't think he will drop him...and he'll lose more time in the final TT as well.

Is Lance out of form and in trouble? I just don't see obvious ominous signs yet....

What a FANTASTIC Tour! And everyone thought it would be boring!
and lets get back on subject........bill105
Jul 18, 2003 12:15 PM
Kirsten Gum! She's a babe even if she doesnt know squat!
and lets get back on subject.....Miss Gum.zero85ZEN
Jul 18, 2003 12:17 PM
I hear she knows how to drink and drive!
and lets get back on subject.....Miss Gum.bill105
Jul 18, 2003 12:19 PM
I wonder what she looks like in a bathing suit?
If she likes to drink alot...let me tell ya about beer diarhea.eschelon
Jul 18, 2003 12:35 PM
re: You people are worse than Red Sox fans,humbert
Jul 18, 2003 12:24 PM
Wise advice. Yet Lance has never looked so vulnerable and he is the first to say it. A perfect storm of a resurgent Ullrich, emerging stars, a now humbled and maybe slightly self-doubting Lance, grueling weather and crashes make it impossible to work or think aout anything else but this f%&*ing race! This is GREAT.
maybe but.....bill105
Jul 18, 2003 12:32 PM
What would Kirsten look like if she was vulnerable. Would she be the first to say it? What would she look like in a storm? A really rainy, rainy one and it was cold and she didnt have a coat?
Yeah, what happened to Virenque?Spoiler
Jul 18, 2003 12:39 PM
He wins a stage and suddenly he's a contender.
Hell, we have people declaring a sure winner before the prologue. We have people declaring the winner for NEXT YEAR!
I think all this flip-flopping is magnified by fans reacting to watching a competative Tour for the first time.

Every pedal stroke is interpreted as irrefutable evidence a rider is either suffering, having a super day, or playing possum. The next pedal stroke is interpreted totally differently.

Lance sounds like a broken record in his past Tours when he says, "The Tour is far from over". It seems like an overgeneralization and a tired cliche, but it's the hardest concept for the fans to grasp.

The sad thing is that Phil and Paul are the worst offenders. Their random speculations are funny. Any riders falls, and immediately Phil declares that it's a broken collar bone.
Please gentlemen, please!bill105
Jul 18, 2003 12:43 PM
Lets stay focused. Now Kirsten will be on tonight at 8p EST. We'll see what she says about today. (and what she's wearing)
heck you know what kirsten will be wearing...fcebedo
Jul 18, 2003 1:06 PM
... the same effin khaki shirt. Thanks a lot OLN.

But since I'm a goto kind of guy is some Kirsten eye candy
who exactly said Virenque was going to win???fcebedo
Jul 18, 2003 1:09 PM
Most of us commended him for the great effort while you slammed him. I don't recall anyone saying he's going to win the Tour.

Your put-downs are getting tiresome. Holster your guns and just revel in the great tour and great coverage.

francis
who exactly said Virenque was going to win???Spoiler
Jul 18, 2003 3:44 PM
Nobody. I said "contender." There's a difference. What you view as put-downs are just observations. Except for Virenque. He's the peleton tool.

I engage in the speculation just as muchas anybody else. I picked Botero and Miller to finish 2nd and 3rd. I thought I had the insight. I found it amusing, I shared my amusement.
If you continue to find them tiresome, I'd suggest not clicking on my posts.
Show me a Red Sox fan ...MrDan
Jul 18, 2003 1:09 PM
and I'll show you someone influenced by the most powerful force in the human universe ... denial! The red sox are the most consistently inconsistent team ever... I live outside bean-town.

I'm cheering for Lance no doubt, but most can never see the forest from the trees. He is measuring his output and knows you have to last... perhaps he won't win it this year, but I think it's fool-hardy to say he's washed up... far from it - he has the yellow, and I thnik his lead will just increase...
Just IMHO
-D
The Sox are painfully consistent...TJeanloz
Jul 18, 2003 1:33 PM
The Red Sox are incredibly consistent - win a bunch of games in April and May, go into the All-star break a few games behind, make an August surge into first place, and a September swoon out of the wild card race.

They've done it 89 times (or so it seems).
Hope springs eternal...Steve_O
Jul 18, 2003 1:51 PM
At least for the Cub fans in my town it does...

Last time the Cubs won the Series 1908
Last time the White Sox won the Series 1917

No wonders I spend so much time on the bike!

Steve-O (a White Sox fan that lives a 10 minute walk from Wrigley field... Two consistant loser teams in the same city.... AAAAHHH!)