In other words, the whole thing was a load of nothing, a shell game. Maybe he’ll come clean someday and tell us what compelled him to use performance-enhancing drugs, though I think we know the answer. Ego and competitive drive pushed him, all the way to seven Tour de France titles, which have since been yanked from him. The bigger question: What sort of person not only wants to beat the system but goes to outlandish lengths to show he’s a wonderful human being? There’s something deeply pathological in that. Armstrong used his charity work as a shield, and if you dared question his integrity, that shield would raise a knot on your head.With all the cheating and steroid scandals over the years, wouldn't you think these people would have learned something?
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Cheating Your Way To Fame
This article about the fall of Lance Armstrong is excellent. Rick Morrissey writes,