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01/17/2013

Lance Armstrong + Oprah = Apology Porn

Armstrong_Oprah-05151-308_imageTonight at 8 p.m. CT on the Oprah Winfrey network the most powerful woman in show business will air her highly anticipated interview with Lance Armstrong where he reveals he was no different than any other 7-time Tour De France, cancer-defeating cyclist - he used roids.

Oprah has enough money, clout and doesn't care enough what Lance should think that she can ask all of the proper questions that should be asked in this interview. It's not as if Oprah Winfrey needs Lance Armstrong.

This story has been played out for so long and we have grown so accustomed to high profile athletes such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other nationally succesful figures who later have been revealed to have bent rules to achieve their success that we are numb.

Or are we?

Will you watch, and do you care? 

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Comments

layuplenny

I'm an old guy. I can deal with a lot; steroids, hgh, extramarital affairs, stealing.... pretty much the gamit of mortal sins.

The place I can stand is when pro athletes lie to the face of the American public. If owners want to strengthen their product, and players unions want to protect their players, then start putting in the contracts that players can be sued for admitting to using steroids/peds. You want to protect the intregity of sports; make it so players can be sued for fraud. Owners will clean up. Owners will make money on them while they play the sport then sue them for what they earned either when the admit they used drugs or when they catch them doing it. It's a win win for owners.

Something needs to be done.

angelo palmer, dallas

you have to make the playing field even. drugs compromise all of that. there need to be strong civil and legal consquences for cheating. i like the idea of owners being able to sue athletes for what they paid them and for companies that hire them to endorse their products for being able to sue them when they cheat. if you want to clean up sports and reinvigorate purity/honest/integrity then make serious consequences for cheating.

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