Umm, the Manti thing. Bizarre. I'm sure we'll be finding out more details in the next couple of days. I'm sure there's more to that situation.
Wouldn't surprise me in the least if he was complicit in this whole charade.
As for Lance - I mean, come on. Right? Who's NOT doping in cycling?
I'll tell you who I believe can NEVER ever test positive for juice - Derek Jeter. And not just because I'm a die hard Yankees fan.
But because he's the epitome of class on and off the field. Is he overrated? Depends on who you ask on any given day. His defense can be better.
His 5 - FIVE - rings ain't overrated. That's for freaking sure.
One more thing about Lance - when he was accused of juicing in the past, God help that person. He not only went after them - he made it his mission to take them down. Destroy their careers. He attacked on vicious levels. Because he could.
It takes a certain kind of narcisistic personality to convince yourself that what you are doing is NOT wrong when the rules say you are, and that therefore, not only are you right, but you are righteous. They believe that so wholeheartedly that if he were to take a polygraph at the height of the accusations while he was still cycling - he'd pass with flying colors!
For the record, I think the quicker PEDS are legalized, the better. Then we can stop hearing about this nonsense. Then everyone can be on an even playing field. Because juicing/doping is rampant in pro sports. Even I'm not naive enough to think otherwise.
What marquee, elite athletes aren't doing this? If you want a leg up on the competition, you're gonna juice. A first round, early draft pick won't need to do it, maybe. But a 5th or 6th rounder needs to compete hard against the other guys to get a roster spot, and so the cycle goes.
What's the point of confessing now? Maybe Livestrong had something to do with his decision. I'm sure there's a book deal eminent. Another one. And maybe we'll be hearing about it in this fluffy Oprah interview where the real questions will not be asked and real answers will not be given. Or shortly thereafter. Who knows.
Bikram again tonight. Right after work. The instructor was a lady, Janice, that I've never taken class with, but she was very nice. She also teaches the morning hot Vinyasa classes, which is why I had never seen her before. She instructs during the day when I'm at work. She was very soft spoken, and I had to struggle to hear her. And I've got Superman hearing too. She helped adjust my feet and hips during standing separate leg head to knee . And I didn't mind it! The instructor I couldn't stand, Joe, hasn't been around much since the Sandy. I used to cringe everytime he went near me.
Anywho, I may take her next Vinyasa evening class again if she happens to be teaching it. I'm very curious about that.
I'm curious to know what you guys think about the Manti Te'O & Armstrong situations. You guys already know what I think. Lemme know!