As Hurricane Sandy was pounding my childhood summer playground today, namely the Jersey Shore, it was strangely calm here in the Gulf of Mexico as I watched the moon rise not long ago. I've been glued to the TV watching the effects of this nasty storm to my neck of the woods and found it strange that it was so tranquil here on the Gulf coast in what is normally the target for hurricane's.
Our day and half trip from Port Arthur, TX to Corpus Christi found us with visitors on board. About 10 of these little guys made the trip with us. I wondered if they missed their family and friends?
They are still here.
Lance? Get real.
Sandusky, Paterno and OJ Simpson tried that "deny" tactic. It doesn't work.
My personal opinion? I really don't care that he took PED's. I've jumped off that soapbox long ago when I realized that these professional athletes who are getting caught cheating are not the only ones cheating, they just got caught. If the majority of baseball players were using steroids for many years, than why am I to get upset because Barry Bonds got caught. Is he really cheating, if everyone is doing it? That's a rant for another time.
You could fill a litigators office with the evidence that has surfaced showing that Lance Armstrong used PED'S.
Other competitors, former teammates, present teammates, doctors, lab geeks, girl friends and police organizations together have overwhelming evidence that Lance "cheated." That's not what bothers me.
The fact that he is still denying it is getting very annoying. Give it up Lance. It's becoming embarrassing.
If you're standing next to a house that burned down holding a gas can and a pack of matches, and you deny starting the fire, I'm not going to believe you.
You fought the good fight Lance, you had us all convinced during those first couple of years when these rumors started, that they were charges brought on by jealous competitors. But things have changed. It's now apparent you tried to gain an advantage over the field, by injecting various illegal substances into your body. You've been stripped of the 7 gaudy "Yellow Jersey's" that signify the winner of the tour.
It's time to suck it up. Admit you broke some rules, the public will get over it. Watching you deny something over and over again that is undeniable, well, that's what the public is sick of.
You cheated in some bike races, big deal. What's more important is the work you have done with LIVESTRONG. By continually denying these obvious alligations, you blemish the name LIVESTRONG.
It doesn't deserve that.