Hero, Villain or Man? Weighing the Deeds of Lance Armstrong

In August I blogged about Lance Armstrong after he “stopped his fight” against his accusers. Do you want to be right or do you want to do good? The Lance Armstrong saga finally comes to an end. But who really loses? Mistakenly and naively, I implied that the saga had come to an end. Obviously it hasn’t.

Friends have been debating the merits and demerits of Lance Armstrong with me on facebook and one person put it very succinctly by asking the question: “Is Lance a good person who did bad things, or a bad person who did good things?”

So I’ll leave it to you to weigh the scales of justice or as another intelligent friend of mine says, weigh a complicated situation. How many good things outweigh the bad? And if you are one of many who still admires Lance, what kind of deeds would have to have been in the bad column to tip the scales the other way?

 



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Coach Adam said on January 17th, 2013 at 8:32 am

Former Lance Armstrong teammate Andreu says ‘I told the truth’ http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/20598022/frankie-andreu-speaks-out-about-ex-teammate-lance-armstrong#

Coach Adam said on January 17th, 2013 at 8:33 am

The investment bank founded by Thomas Weisel, the powerful Silicon Valley financier who bankrolled and owned Lance Armstrong’s former cycling team, also managed assets for the then-head of cycling’s governing body, according to a broker who handled the accounts. http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323783704578246001221628488.html?mg=reno64-wsj

Coach Adam said on January 17th, 2013 at 8:44 am

Was Lance Armstrong in reality Lennay Kekua? Is Lance also behind the timing of this report being released by Deadspin so that attention is taken away from Lance’s not-so-forthcoming-and-complete confession? Did Oprah get duped like everyone else in Lance’s life? She got an interview that didn’t rise to the level of honesty that she had been told and now the airing of this competes with what may be the most bizarre and intriguing sports and human interest story in a decade. Anyone read the Pelican Brief?



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