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USADA charges Lance Armstrong

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by mac66, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    Did you know that we have a federal agency (US Anti-doping Agency) whose job it is to investigate athletes who use performance enhancing drugs?

    I mean really? We have to have a federal agency to investigate athletes who use substances, many of which aren't even illegal? This is some sort of national security issue, keeping us safe from juicing athletes?

    Now they are going after Lance Armstrong again. A guy who is the most tested athlete in history with over 500 tests.

    Do they sit around and say, "hey, we've run out of stuff to do, let's bring up that Lance Armstrong thing again to justify our existence."

    Armstrong may very well be the smartest juicer ever. Or maybe just lucky he never got caught. Maybe he really is clean, I don't know. Regardless, do we really need a federal agency to go after this guy again and again, and again? What is the point?

    BTW, I don't give a hoot about Armstrong. I don't care one way or the other, other than it seems to be a big waste of time and money to go after him.
     
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  2. Ian Moone

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    I just don't get what the big deal is anymore. By the off-the-record admission of the 10 team mates giving testimony against Lance, everyone in cycling uses performance enhancing drugs. Lance had no unfair advantage over the rest of the dopers ...unless his team discovered some super-dope.

    Regardless of whether he is guilty or not ...what are they gonna do about it? He's already cashed in on his fame. They gonna take away his fame and money as well as his titles? They gonna charge his team mates who also admitted to doping?

    Sound like someone wants to write a book and Lance is their ticket. Time to move on.
     

  3. RocPO

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    Sounds like someone's funding is on the chopping block and they're looking for some publicity

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  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Lance is the Man and neither these punks or the Frenchies can do anything about it.
     
  5. Detectorist

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    Armstrong is awesome.
     
  6. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    The USADA is not a federal agency. They are a private entity associated with the Olympics and other sporting / athletic events.
     
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  7. ysr_racer

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    What a waste of time and money.
     
  8. Altaris

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    Just leave the guy alone already. What a waste of time.
     
  9. Cwlongshot

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    I saw this on the news too. ;( I love that these bleeding hearts can accuse without reprocussion.. but the freaking guy needs to outlay big $$ to defend a unfounded ACCUSATION!!

    How many times has he been tested and EVERYTIME, and NOTHING was ever found... Bleeding heart, liberal BULL****! They REALLY need to MIND there OWN BUSINESS!

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  10. frank4570

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    Somebody has too much free time.

    Why the hell do they have such an ax to grind with Armstrong?
     
  11. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I agree, BFD. Another .gov job farm looking for reasons to exist.
    I have no doubt Lance doped. So did everyone he raced against.
     
  12. PEC-Memphis

    PEC-Memphis Scottish Member

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    It seems you speak the truth kem-o-sabi.

    I went to the USASA website and id doesn't appear to be associated with any government at all. Their mission "to preserve the integrity of competition". Seems fine to me.

    The masthead of the webpage scrolls through pictures of various sports like short track bicycle, soccer, water polo, archery and curling.....


    Wait - What? There is an ongoing problem with dopers in curling?


    ETA: From Wiki - Though not a government body, the agency is partly funded by a U.S. federal grant through the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), with its remaining budget generated from contracts for anti-doping services with sport organizations, notably the United States Olympic Committee.

    So maybe we are wasting tax-payer dollars here.
     
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  13. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    Maybe not the same kinda dope, eh?

    :supergrin:
     
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  14. Little Joe

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    The Lance haters are way beyond petty. Somebody needs to take the microphone away from them.
     
  15. Rancher

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    They decided the one way to screw him since the Fed's just dropped their two year investigation was to open another so he could not compete in the Ironman and possibly be the oldest winner ever. Sour grapes.

    Bet if every pro football player got a test in the "off season" and could be held accountable we would not have a NFL.

    Rancher
     
  16. frank4570

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    That's not right to do that.

    Why do they have such a problem with him?
     
  17. jhoagland

    jhoagland That's right! Lifetime Member

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    I agree %100!
     
  18. jhoagland

    jhoagland That's right! Lifetime Member

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    When they started calling it the Tour de Lance, that sure had some furriners upset...
     
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    I heard it on news and THINK I heard the most TELLING reason they are going after him.

    Seems he said in a interview that he is tired of this. That he no longer has energy (or imo want to waste time/money) to continue to fight these type of allagations.

    So they saw they are wearing even his endurance down. Time to attack.

    Lets do a fair test. Take 3 of the folks claiming he is doping. I understand you MUST keep doping to keep level. I.E. it won't last for months right?

    So those three folks compete against Lance in a ironman. Each one take ONE event. Like a relay where you tag next person. (Lance does all three) If he can't beat them when not competing then MAYBE there is something. I would put $$$ I predict Lance wouldn't even need to ride the bike.