So, Lance Armstrong confessed to the world on Oprah, that he did indeed dope it up during his cycling career.
I am trying to wrap my brain around why this matters. Here is what I came up with:
It is a loss. However, if he had overdosed on drugs or died during the Tour de France he would have been remembered as a hero. We would be in mourning over the tragedy of losing this great athlete.
We are still in mourning over this but we mourn the loss of trust, the loss of determination, the loss of as a world we came together to cheer in this one man to his victories! He lied to us. He used us. Is he worse than Tiger?
He seems to have no remorse or no visual indications of being sorry other than flapping his lips. We may turn our back on Lance but he will still live a luxurious lifestyle and certainly feel nothing of discomfort, after all a confession should rid him of the anguish and torture his soul must have felt every time he lied about this.
Does he even have a soul?
Who gives a crap if everyone was doing it! It doesn't make it right and I am certainly not trying to teach my children to go along with whatever everyone else is doing!
Potential made-for-tv-movie title:
Yellow Jersey of Shame!