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Old 11-28-04, 07:33 PM   #1
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Lance Loses

OK, for all the people that love everything about Lance, here's one.

Lance lost.

Yes, he was beat out by the Boston Red Sox for Sportsman of the Year.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...eim/index.html
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Old 11-28-04, 07:58 PM   #2
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All I can tell you is this, hell is seriously exothermic right now.
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Old 11-28-04, 08:10 PM   #3
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good thing this was for "sportsman of the year" and not "athlete of the year", or baseball players wouldn't have stood a chance...

no flames please. i am easily emotionally devastated by random anonymous internet attacks.
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Old 11-28-04, 08:30 PM   #4
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I don't entirely disagree. Most people believe in sports curses and such. If they did exist boston would be doomed. While lance proved a lot, they proved more, even the biggest slump in the history of sports can be overcome with good teamwork and a good time 'playing' a sport. I hate baseball but followed this story. I think this goes beyond the 'sport' and goes to what was acheived. Look beyond the sport, I think boston kicked ass...



Besdies its sports illustrated, lame anyways.
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Old 11-28-04, 09:21 PM   #5
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red sox were a good choice

lance won it a couple of years ago
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Look at it this way, it took 9 guys to beat Lance.
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That's too bad, especially since the media has been so miserly in its coverage of Lance Armstrong.
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Yeah, but none of the Red Sox have Ms. Crow for a girlfriend now do they?
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Is baseball even really a sport?
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The Red Sox story is compelling. It was also more recent than Lance's achievement. It also happened in the USA while Lance won in France. Coverage of baseball is certainly broader than that for cycling. My homage is reserved for Lance's individual achievements as an athlete. I can however understand the selection.
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Is baseball even really a sport?
Interest quote from someone that has "Open your mind....." attached to every post.
This kind of thinking is why some people don't think Lance has done anything special. "He just rides a bike. Anyone can do that. How can that be a sport?"

BTW. I hate baseball. I just don't like to see people ragging on each others sports out of ignorance.
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Old 11-29-04, 12:09 PM   #12
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I love baseball. The Bosox won this year. Yay for the Bosox, yay for baseball.

I love cycling. Lance won last year. Yay for Lance, yay for cycling.

What's the big deal?
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Old 11-29-04, 12:28 PM   #13
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The Red Sox story is compelling.
I think that in a nutshell is the whole thing...

The 86 year curse...

Beating the Yankees to get there...

Doing it in convincing fashion against what was arguably the best team in baseball this year...

The characters from the games (Damon, Ortiz, Martinez)...

If this was a movie it couldn't have been scripted any better, and I think that's why they won. My heart and mind is with Lance, however I have no problem with this choice either.
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Is baseball even really a sport?
Ranks just above Golf.
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To me Lance showed questionable judgement in chasing down Simioni. To me, that was unsportsmanlike, even if Simioni is a liar (which I'm not commenting on myself). Lance is still somewhat brash to act that way. But it is part of his fire, which he needs to be a champion, I suppose.
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(Badeball) Ranks just above Golf.
Some would say the same about cycle racing. To each his own.

I agree with flythebike that chasing down Simeoni was unsportsmanlike. That may be an action of a great champion, but not of a great sportsman.

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Interest quote from someone that has "Open your mind....." attached to every post.
This kind of thinking is why some people don't think Lance has done anything special. "He just rides a bike. Anyone can do that. How can that be a sport?"

BTW. I hate baseball. I just don't like to see people ragging on each others sports out of ignorance.
I see what you are saying, and it's a valid point. I am admittedly ignorant about baseball, as I've never even watched an entire game. I'm also ignorant about billiards, bowling, darts, and shuffleboard, and also wonder if they are really sports or just games. I'm not ragging on anyone's sports or games, just wondering. I guess it doesn't matter, as long as people enjoy doing them. By the way, "Open your mind to the bicycle-eye" means get on your bike and see the world through that vantage point, not whatever you seem to think it means.
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OK, for all the people that love everything about Lance, here's one.

Lance lost.

Yes, he was beat out by the Boston Red Sox for Sportsman of the Year.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...eim/index.html
What do you expect in a country that could give a crap about the sport of cycling, and venerates golfers that appear to be pregnant?
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Yeah, but none of the Red Sox have Ms. Crow for a girlfriend now do they?

Manny's wife was on the cover of Boston Mag last month. She has it ALL OVER C. Crow
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