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View Poll Results: Who the better Role model Now?
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Old January 23 2013, 03:48 AM   #1
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A matter of Perspective?

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Old January 23 2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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Re: A matter of Perspective?

Pol Pot is a better role model than Armstrong.
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Old January 23 2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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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...
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Old January 23 2013, 12:43 PM   #4
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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.
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Old January 23 2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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Re: A matter of Perspective?

Shaytan wrote: View Post
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.
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Old January 23 2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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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.
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Old January 23 2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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Re: A matter of Perspective?

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
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.
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Old January 23 2013, 09:01 PM   #8
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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?
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Old January 23 2013, 09:22 PM   #9
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Re: A matter of Perspective?

No idea, I'm not a Star Trek fan.
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Old January 23 2013, 09:54 PM   #10
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Re: A matter of Perspective?

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
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.


I agree with Jarrod too.
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Old January 24 2013, 01:35 PM   #11
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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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