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    First let me state I'm neither a fan or hater of Lance. Just a viewer of the show. And not even all of it, just a few episodes here and there.

    But it seems like there a lot of people (even on this board) who really really hate Lance. Now that he seems to be on The Great Fall, do those people feel better? Sure seems like a lot of people are really happy seeing his life fall apart. Which is kinda screwed up IMO.
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    Yes, it's sad in some ways, in others not so much. With the disdain he had for others that got in his way I feel pretty good that the truth wins out once in awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    Sure seems like a lot of people are really happy seeing his life fall apart.
    No, I'm happy to see the vindication of his accusers. Very, very happy.

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    I don't feel badly for him. He has gone out of his way to make life very difficult for people who spoke the truth early on. There are a lot of people who have suffered his wrath. Karma is a bitch. He has it coming. He defrauded millions.
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    Livestrong served as the financial backbone for an organization that I helped start. I'm kind of concerned now...2013 will hopefully be the 10th year anniversary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I don't feel badly for him. He has gone out of his way to make life very difficult for people who spoke the truth early on. There are a lot of people who have suffered his wrath. Karma is a bitch. He has it coming. He defrauded millions.
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    Didn't REALLY care about the actual doping. It was all his other behavior that I found distasteful.
    I don't think this makes me a hater and I don't feel particularly happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post

    But it seems like there a lot of people (even on this board) who really really hate Lance. Now that he seems to be on The Great Fall, do those people feel better? Sure seems like a lot of people are really happy seeing his life fall apart. Which is kinda screwed up IMO.
    I would frame the issue differently than you have characterized. I think people reacted negatively to
    the hypocrisy, and being asked to believe something that clearly was a lie. The state of Lance's life
    isn't much of a concern for me, he has made his choices. He still has the opportunity to tell the truth,
    and I think most people will move on after that. Until then, he continues the charade.

    hy·poc·ri·sy

    1. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.
    2. contrary to one's real character or actual behaviour, especially the pretence of virtue and piety,
    3. the condition of a person pretending to be something one is not.

    synonyms
    insincerity, falseness, hollowness - the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
    sanctimoniousness, sanctimony - the quality of being hypocritically devout
    smarminess, unctuousness, unction, fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness - smug self-serving earnestness

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    I take pleasure in his downfall. Just hope he gets taken to the cleaners in an avalanche of civil suits.

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    The Rehabilitation, Redemption, and Act II will happen inside of two years. This is America, after all, where second acts are not only the norm, but are a beloved institution. Fitzgerald was so, so wrong.

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    Do the Lance Haters feel better now?

    Not just yet, but we're getting there

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    Don't really care about Lance anymore.

    Do care about the sport. And if he and others have to be pilloried to end this ridiculousness once and for all, so be it.

    Sadness for some, glee for others, but so be it.

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    There has certainly been a paroxysm of self destruction in the cycling world

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    I've been happier and more relaxed the last week than I have been in years. People commented on my positive demeanor at the gas station and I'm still so happy.

    I found myself in a room full of 90's XC racers on Saturday night and we spontaneously started shooting our rifles into the air like we'd liberated Benghazi.

    I don't really think I could ever see Armstrong covered in enough of his own filth to elicit even a whimper of pity.
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    His ascent was ill-gotten, so a fall is deserved.
    It's not like he's going to be huddling over a subway grate for warmth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elefantino View Post
    end this ridiculousness once and for all
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    Quote Originally Posted by chancerider View Post
    The Rehabilitation, Redemption, and Act II will happen inside of two years. This is America, after all, where second acts are not only the norm, but are a beloved institution. Fitzgerald was so, so wrong.
    I'm thinking Dancing with the Stars.

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    Can a corporation be sad?

    Nike severs ties to Armstrong "with great sadness" - Yahoo! Finance

    Nike is not a person aferall.

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    I never hated the man - his behavior at times was appalling. The way he treated colleagues, team mates, and the public has been appalling too. His sporting life and achievements will now be seen as coming from a walking, talking deception machine. It's sad that it came to this, but he is to blame, not those who watched and commented as it unfolded. As I mentioned on another post, now Lance Armstrong has become the role model he thought he was all along. He's a poster boy for how not to get it done. And I think more good can come from this example than all the wristbands put together atmo. His story touches all of us, not just those with a connection to cancer.



    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    First let me state I'm neither a fan or hater of Lance. Just a viewer of the show. And not even all of it, just a few episodes here and there.

    But it seems like there a lot of people (even on this board) who really really hate Lance. Now that he seems to be on The Great Fall, do those people feel better? Sure seems like a lot of people are really happy seeing his life fall apart. Which is kinda screwed up IMO.

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    I feel good that someone who has cheated has been caught, good to know that cheats never prosper......

    I am sad for the damage done to sport and the takedown of a sporting hero.

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    Happy for Greg Lemond. And Paul Kimmage, and David Walsh. And Emma O'Reilly, and Betsy Andreu. And everybody else who was bullied, harassed, threatened, deprived, and lessened by LA, because maybe this at least confirms their strength and the fact that they were in the right.

    Am I happy for his misfortune? I guess a little, only because it feels like the first iota of justice.

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