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Gloomy Giver January 23 2013 03:48 AM

A matter of Perspective?
 
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Roger Wilco January 23 2013 11:08 AM

Re: A matter of Perspective?
 
Pol Pot is a better role model than Armstrong.

Shaytan January 23 2013 11:52 AM

Re: A matter of Perspective?
 
Armstrong was never a role model except for marketing.

I don't know who is the other guy. I don't care. *googles* Still don't care. Ha...

Roger Wilco January 23 2013 12:43 PM

Re: A matter of Perspective?
 
It's a pretty cool story, check out this film if you can find it somewhere on the net.

eta: maybe "cool" is the wrong word, it's a touching story anyway.

JarodRussell January 23 2013 06:30 PM

Re: A matter of Perspective?
 
Quote:

Shaytan wrote: (Post 7577863)
Armstrong was never a role model except for marketing.

He did survive cancer even though everyone told him he wouldn't. And the Livestrong Foundation isn't a bad thing either.


People now act like he's the Hitler of Cycling. Calm down.

THE Robert Maxwell January 23 2013 06:42 PM

Re: A matter of Perspective?
 
What Armstrong did was shameful, and even illegal, but hardly the worst thing a sports figure has ever done, and cheating at sports ranks rather low in the list of things that make one a bad person, somewhere above not flushing the toilet in the locker room and below whacking your competition in the knees with a lead pipe.

Shaytan January 23 2013 07:31 PM

Re: A matter of Perspective?
 
Quote:

JarodRussell wrote: (Post 7579072)
People now act like he's the Hitler of Cycling. Calm down.

Works only for people who were naive enough to believe him.
I disliked him before his cancer, it didn't change after.
He's just another customer of Michele Ferrari anyway.

JarodRussell January 23 2013 09:01 PM

Re: A matter of Perspective?
 
This is also a Star Trek board. What did Captain Kirk, fictional inspiration for millions, do again back at the Academy days that was so cool? :devil:

Shaytan January 23 2013 09:22 PM

Re: A matter of Perspective?
 
No idea, I'm not a Star Trek fan.

Kestrel January 23 2013 09:54 PM

Re: A matter of Perspective?
 
Quote:

Robert Maxwell wrote: (Post 7579114)
What Armstrong did was shameful, and even illegal, but hardly the worst thing a sports figure has ever done, and cheating at sports ranks rather low in the list of things that make one a bad person, somewhere above not flushing the toilet in the locker room and below whacking your competition in the knees with a lead pipe.

:techman:

I agree with Jarrod too.

R. Star January 24 2013 01:35 PM

Re: A matter of Perspective?
 
Meh... in the sports world winning usually trumps ethics... if you want a role model in life, looking towards sports celebrities isn't it.


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