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    The Cycling Photographer SipperPhoto's Avatar
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    Oh, you mean that guy that Sheryl Crow is dating ! ACk..

    So I'm talking to one the girls here at work (the one that will sniff all the bagels Friday mornings before picking one, but that's a whole other story), and I tell her I went and Saw the move Dodgeball last friday... she had mentioned she was gonna see it over the weekend, but had not yet. Here's how that conversation went:

    Me: Hey did you go see Dodgeball over the Weekend ?
    Her: Nope, got to busy. How was it ?
    Me: It was pretty funny over all, but the funniest part was when Lance Armstrong shows up in the middle of the movie. It was super funny, and completely random.
    Her: Who's Lance Armstrong.
    Me: *blank stare*
    Her: His name sounds familiar, who is he ?
    Me: Ya know, Lance 'freakin' Armstrong, 5 time TdF winner, came back from Cancer that nearly killed him.
    Her: Oh yeah, that guy that Sheryl Crows is dating, right ?
    Me: *another blank stare* Uhh, I guess, yeah.

    I just had to walk away after that... this chick is clueless

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    what can you say, lance is just another normal guy?
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    Strange as it may seem, not everyone follows bicycle racing. Even the beloved Lance can pass under many people's radar. Doesn't make them clueless, they just have different priorities.

    What you should have done was ask her who this Sheryl Crow person is.
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    hehe good point Allister... I dunno about Australia... but Lance is pretty much everywhere these days.. whether it is his Niek commercials, or the Subaru commercials, or whatever....

    Even people with no interest in cycling should at least have somewhat of a clue of who he is... even if all they know is that he rides bikes..

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    p.s. and as a side note... she really IS clueless... not jsut in these matters... but she's fun to talk to, jsut to hear what she has to say
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    but why does she sniff the bagels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SipperPhoto
    So I'm talking to one the girls here at work (the one that will sniff all the bagels Friday mornings before picking one, but that's a whole other story), and I tell her I went and Saw the move Dodgeball last friday... she had mentioned she was gonna see it over the weekend, but had not yet. Here's how that conversation went:

    Me: Hey did you go see Dodgeball over the Weekend ?
    Her: Nope, got to busy. How was it ?
    Me: It was pretty funny over all, but the funniest part was when Lance Armstrong shows up in the middle of the movie. It was super funny, and completely random.
    Her: Who's Lance Armstrong.
    Me: *blank stare*
    Her: His name sounds familiar, who is he ?
    Me: Ya know, Lance 'freakin' Armstrong, 5 time TdF winner, came back from Cancer that nearly killed him.
    Her: Oh yeah, that guy that Sheryl Crows is dating, right ?
    Me: *another blank stare* Uhh, I guess, yeah.

    I just had to walk away after that... this chick is clueless

    jeff

    That's just brutal.... I think Lance has crossed over to the mainstream by now. I think he's up there with the likes of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky. He's definately a legend in the same regard. It should be more like " Who's Sheryl Crow? Oh she's that chick going out with Lance Armstrong!"

    Just my two cents.

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    Bagel sniffer.

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    Oh, man, if somebody in my office was sniffing all the bagels I'd just have to "load" one for her!

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    What would you load it with?

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    HalfHearted's secret bagel sauce of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allister
    Strange as it may seem, not everyone follows bicycle racing. Even the beloved Lance can pass under many people's radar. Doesn't make them clueless, they just have different priorities.

    What you should have done was ask her who this Sheryl Crow person is.
    Tons of my so-called sports fan friends have no idea who Lance Armstrong is. Sad. But again, I don't follow baseball, so whenever they pop out some names from the perennial underachievers Red Sox, I would reply, "Who?". What's even sadder is to see some of these guys claiming that they are soccer fans but not knowing who Nedved or Rooney are. Heck, they don't even know that Euro2004 is taking place.

    Perhaps cycling, like soccer, is considered too non-American for the majority of us, single-language-speaking, Hollywood-movie-watching, foreign-news-ignoring, baseball-and-nothing-else-supporting, ethnocentric Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SipperPhoto
    p.s. and as a side note... she really IS clueless... not jsut in these matters... but she's fun to talk to, jsut to hear what she has to say
    by any chance is she like REALLY hot? I can put up with REALLY HOT girls that say stupid things, but not ugly stupid girls. sorry to be a pig, ladies, its just a fact of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allister
    Strange as it may seem, not everyone follows bicycle racing. Even the beloved Lance can pass under many people's radar. Doesn't make them clueless, they just have different priorities.

    What you should have done was ask her who this Sheryl Crow person is.
    you are right. however, i think knowing at least a little about lance armstrong falls into the 'general knowledge' category that many americans are very short on. i mean the TDF is the largest annual organized sporting event in the world (someone correct me if i'm wrong about that...i thought i read that somewhere) and has been around for 100 years.

    but all in all, i do blame the sports media for a lot of this. i mean, how much baseball and football can they cram down our throats? there is more going on in the world than that.

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    This girl's clue less.. but she's hot.. so you really can't blame her...

    I heard soccer was one of the most popular sports world wide. If the current best soccer guy walked into our office, no one here would know who he is.
    Actually I have no clue either, who IS the current best soccer guy who hasn't been mysteriously dissappeared for kicking a ball into the other team's goal?

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    So who is Cheryl Crow anyway. I could Google it, but that would show that I care.

    She sings right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonCyclist
    Perhaps cycling, like soccer, is considered too non-American for the majority of us, single-language-speaking, Hollywood-movie-watching, foreign-news-ignoring, baseball-and-nothing-else-supporting, ethnocentric Americans.
    The irony is that "soccer" is almost uniquely American. Pretty-much everywhere else it's called "football" (or some translation thereof).

    It's true, then? Lance left his wife, who saw him through his cancer, so he could date a rock star? Figures, for a bicyclist shilling for a motorcar company which prides itself on the ability of its products to hurtle through nature's splendor.

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    [QUOTE=SipperPhotoor the Subaru commercials, or whatever....

    Even people with no interest in cycling should at least have somewhat of a clue of who he is... even if all they know is that he rides bikes..

    jeff[/QUOTE]

    Why? we are saturated with NASCAR everywhere we look these days I have no interest in it so I could not tell you any drivers name, well except Enhardt Jr, and I have no clue who's the best is. I certainly hope that doesn't make me clueless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngateguy
    Why? we are saturated with NASCAR everywhere we look these days I have no interest in it so I could not tell you any drivers name, well except Enhardt Jr, and I have no clue who's the best is. I certainly hope that doesn't make me clueless.
    i'm actually not seeing that much NASCAR. maybe it's a regional programming thing - in NYC i just don't see that much of it. i've heard from people in other parts of the country that it's more popular there. humm. but anyway - it seems cycling is the least popular anywhere, that much is true.

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    Similar thing happened to me when my sister referred to Patrick Stewart as "oh the guy from xmen?"

    I almost performed a Vulcan death grip but decided to have mercy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    i'm actually not seeing that much NASCAR. maybe it's a regional programming thing - in NYC i just don't see that much of it. i've heard from people in other parts of the country that it's more popular there. humm. but anyway - it seems cycling is the least popular anywhere, that much is true.
    Its the number 1 watched sport (????) in the US now, NASCAR that is
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonCyclist
    Perhaps cycling, like soccer, is considered too non-American for the majority of us, single-language-speaking, Hollywood-movie-watching, foreign-news-ignoring, baseball-and-nothing-else-supporting, ethnocentric Americans.
    Exactly. My theory is that sports like cycling and soccer don't get the recognition they deserve in the U.S. because they are not "American" sports.

    I'm so sick of the fact that it's perfectly fine to not know who Armstrong or Rooney are, but if you don't know who won the World Series or the NBA finals, you are a worthless unpatriotic scumbag. The ironic thing is that the typical baseball/football/basketball fan is fat and lazy, living their athletic life vicariously through the television. They'll tell you soccer/bicycling aren't "real" sports.... like channel surfing and yelling at the T.V. is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngateguy
    Its the number 1 watched sport (????) in the US now, NASCAR that is
    wow! i guess i have my head under a rock....i think i'll keep it there

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanatos
    Similar thing happened to me when my sister referred to Patrick Stewart as "oh the guy from xmen?"

    I almost performed a Vulcan death grip but decided to have mercy.
    You mean the guy who was leading a triple life training in the academy, commanding a starship and growing his own wine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    wow! i guess i have my head under a rock....i think i'll keep it there
    Scary ain't it

    Whats even sadder is those sports columnists who don't respect cycling as a sport, think NASCAR is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madpogue
    The irony is that "soccer" is almost uniquely American. Pretty-much everywhere else it's called "football" (or some translation thereof).

    It's true, then? Lance left his wife, who saw him through his cancer, so he could date a rock star? Figures, for a bicyclist shilling for a motorcar company which prides itself on the ability of its products to hurtle through nature's splendor.
    The problem with calling football "football" is that you risk confusing your friends who would think of the sport in which 300-lbs guys huff and puff with stop-and-stop-and-more-stop action and still call themselves athletes.

    Regarding Lance's situation, I don't think we should judge him without knowing the facts. Marriage is more demanding, more taxing than any climb up l'Ape D'Huez.

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