A matter of Perspective?

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Gil T.Azell, Jan 23, 2013.

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Who the better Role model Now?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2013.
  1. Terry

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  2. Lance

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  1. Gil T.Azell

    Gil T.Azell Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    From the CFOX page

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  2. Roger Wilco

    Roger Wilco Admiral Admiral

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    Pol Pot is a better role model than Armstrong.
     
  3. Shaytan

    Shaytan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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...
     
  4. Roger Wilco

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    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.
     
  5. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  6. Great Stalin's Ghost

    Great Stalin's Ghost Millions of dead kulaks can't be wrong Premium Member

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    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.
     
  7. Shaytan

    Shaytan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  8. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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:
     
  9. Shaytan

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    No idea, I'm not a Star Trek fan.
     
  10. Thestral

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    I agree with Jarrod too.
     
  11. R. Star

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    Meh... in the sports world winning usually trumps ethics... if you want a role model in life, looking towards sports celebrities isn't it.