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not all columnists are morons ...(3 posts)

not all columnists are morons ...sacheson
Jul 24, 2003 11:28 AM
Now that's a good article...KRider
Jul 24, 2003 11:57 AM
pretty much said what needed to be said. I wish those other columnists would get a clue.

I just emailed this letter to themlanterne rouge
Jul 24, 2003 4:47 PM
Hello Mr. McCoy,
Please allow me to congratulate you on your article concerning the Tour De France. It is so refreshing to see an American sports journalist that actually understands the pain and agony that is required to race bicycles, nevermind the endless hours of training. While I have been known to eat, sleep and drink baseball (I was actually talked to by a few Major League scouts in my day) like any other red blooded American man, I absolutely love cycling. I have been derided for racing and riding my bike, usually because of the clothing required, by all my friends who don't understand it. I would love for them to try to do one race (and I am no where near the level that you are reporting on, but am racing my heart out nonetheless) to experience the 40 minutes of torture that is criterium racing (seems as though you are out there for 3 days!). I find it funny that so many people (American sports journalists, in particular) rail against any sports that do not include a ball, calling them hobbies and such, without knowing the intricacies of the strategy and teamwork that is involved. I must say that I am encouraged by the interest that the general public is starting to display concerning the Tour and articles such as yours only help the cause. So, once again, a very sincere and heartfelt thank you for supporting the beauty that is bicycle racing.