In the days that have followed Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey the now disgraced former professional cyclist has seen whatever was left of his image diminish to the point where the once cherished hero is now being compared to Bernie Madoff. Comparing Armstrong to Madoff may stretch the truth, regardless the public sentiment relating Lance Armstrong is at an all-time low.
How sincere were Lance Armstrong`s Oprah interviews? If Lance really believed what he told Oprah, he should have already written $17.9 million in checks to those he successfully sued or won money ($3.6 million to the Tour de France) by cheating.
The 2013 National Football League draft starts with the first round scheduled April 25. Manti Te'o status as a first round draft pick is very much in doubt following a disasters series of events that have befallen the Heisman Trophy runner up.
The Lance Armstrong redemption tour kicked into full swing Monday afternoon when Oprah conducted an interview that will air Thursday evening. Armstrong reportedly will “confess” that he used performance enhancement drugs throughout his professional cycling career. Armstrong’s “mea culpa” represents the first in what will likely be a lengthy public relations campaign in an effort for the 41-year old disgraced former seven time Tour de France winner’s attempt to rehabilitate his tarnished image. Lance Armstrong was once one of the most admired people. That image is in the distant past, reality, Lance Armstrong will never recover the respect he once had.
Junior Seau is but one tale that is being told. In the last few weeks RGIII tore up his knee trying to play for the Washington Redskins after he had been injured earlier in a playoff game. The most chilling report – future Football Hall of Fame member Jason Taylor almost had to have his leg amputated when he played for the Washington Redskins. Gladiators risking everything for the opportunity to play on Any Given Sunday
Wednesday for only the second time in 42 years the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to elect anyone to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The 2013 Hall of Fame ballot included the game’s greatest hitter Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens the premier pitcher in baseball history. Statistically Bonds and Clemens should have been elected to the Hall of Fame; both have been closely linked to the use of performance enhancement drugs (PED’s) during their careers, ending in the doors to Cooperstown being slammed in their faces.
The most anticipated Baseball Hall of Fame ballot in history was announced Wednesday afternoon with the Baseball Writers Association of America with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Wednesday afternoon the National Hockey League Board of Governors is expected to ratify the 10 year collective bargaining agreement the league reached with the NHL Players Association early Sunday morning. The NHL continues to operate in lockout mode, until the agreement is finalized (both sides voting to accept the agreement) the league continues to be on hold, yet to announce any measures to help “welcome back” NHL fans after the league’s third protracted lockout in 19 years.
The National Hockey League lockout, the NHL’s third lockout in 19 years ended after 113 days early Sunday morning when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr announced the two sides have reached an agreement on a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement. The good news for hockey fans the NHL will return next week, the bad news there has been irreparable damage done to the NHL’s brand, whether the business returns to levels the league enjoyed before the lockout remains to be seen.
The 2017 National Football League Hall of Fame class is certain to include Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis. Earlier this week, Lewis announced he would retire after the Ravens 2012 season ends. The Ravens meet Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts Sunday afternoon at Baltimore’s M&T Stadium as part of the NFL’s wild-card playoff weekend.