Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-21-06, 11:36 PM   #1
air-phil
Member
Thread Starter
 
air-phil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Bikes: 2005 Giant OCR 2
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ESPN Article: "Do Yourself a Favor: Watch Landis"

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2.../landis/060721

Nice to see some recognition. I especially liked this line:

"Landis' comeback from Wednesday's collapse was extraordinary, the stuff of legend. The only way it could have been more dramatic is if he were carrying flu serum to a remote French village."

And he's right about Barbaro, it's just a horse. I can't believe people actually sent flowers to Barbaro after the incident.
air-phil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-06, 12:03 AM   #2
Ritterview
Tandem Vincitur
 
Ritterview's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northern California
Bikes: BMC Pro Machine SLC01, Specialized Globe, Burley Rock 'N Roll tandem, Calfee Dragonfly tandem.
Posts: 3,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Now ESPN is noticing Landis? ESPN could have done everyone a favor by noticing before yesterday. Late to the party they are. SportsCenter couldn't even be bothered to report on Landis triumphantly re-capturing yellow on Stage 15. They've had hardly any video or reports on the Tour. They tout yesterday's hero Armstrong hosting the Espys round the clock, but have ignored the American kicking ass in this year's tour.

Now ESPN is sucking Landis' wheel, having refused to get out in front when it was needed.
Ritterview is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-06, 12:47 AM   #3
7rider
Senior Member
 
7rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Mountain View, CA
Bikes: 1999 Seven Sola, 2004 Bianchi Axis, 2005 Trek Madone 5.2 SL, 2006 Merlin Works CR 3/2.5, 2009 Kona Ute, Spot Acme
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Now ESPN is sucking Landis' wheel, having refused to get out in front when it was needed.
I'd just like to say we don't live in Europe and don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
7rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-06, 04:45 AM   #4
DrPete 
Dirt-riding heretic
 
DrPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Bikes: Lynskey R230/Red, Blue Triad SL/Red, Cannondale Scalpel 3/X9
Posts: 17,415
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ritterview
Now ESPN is noticing Landis? ESPN could have done everyone a favor by noticing before yesterday. Late to the party they are. SportsCenter couldn't even be bothered to report on Landis triumphantly re-capturing yellow on Stage 15. They've had hardly any video or reports on the Tour. They tout yesterday's hero Armstrong hosting the Espys round the clock, but have ignored the American kicking ass in this year's tour.

Now ESPN is sucking Landis' wheel, having refused to get out in front when it was needed.
Better late than never... Let's face it--they didn't really give a rat's a$$ about any of Lance's victories until he rolled into Paris either.

DrPete
DrPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-06, 07:01 AM   #5
baj32161
Behind EVERYone!!!
 
baj32161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Burlington ON, Canada
Bikes: '11 Cannondale Synapsese 5 105
Posts: 5,931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have been watching ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption" and they have been doing spots on Landis for at least the last week and a half. Some folks amaze me, they whine when our sport gets no coverage, then they whine when it does get coverage that doesn't fit into their grand ideas. I have faced the fact long ago that cycling will never be in the mainstream here in the USA, and I take what I can get. In this case, I welcome the bandwagon jumpers. Maybe we all should.

Cheers,

Brian
__________________
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.

― Bruce Lee
baj32161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-06, 08:24 AM   #6
Guest
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I like the article. It's clear the guy's been watching the Tour and is a cyclist himself. And he brings up great points and doesn't distract with the usual Lance talk. I thought it was a great article.

Koffee
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-06, 04:37 PM   #7
Crack'n'fail
Photog Extraordinaire
 
Crack'n'fail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Bikes: Santa Cruz Chameleon, Cannondale R800 (CAAD4) with Dura-Ace upgrade
Posts: 863
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That article was spot on. Great intro, good language. Good to see.

24 inches
Crack'n'fail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-06, 05:22 PM   #8
SSC
Senior Member
 
SSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: Trek 5000 Road Bike; Giant Trinity Alliance 2
Posts: 224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm pretty much a ESPN Radio and Sports Center junkie.

I've been seeing coverage of the Tour, although not much, until Floyd Landis and Oscar Pereiro began battling for the Jersey in the past week. SportsCenter seems to be working with a cycling specialist whom I don't remember seeing last year. They did make sure we didn't miss any of the spectacular crashes. They did make mention of George Hincapie taking the Yellow Jersey from Thor Hustav and when he lost it.

On the radio, I can tell that sports radio guys are trying to cover the Tour more. Many of them aren't really too familiar with cycling at the beginning of the tour but now show signs they have become more knowlegeable.

Overall, the Tour has gotten more covereage on ESPN Sportscenter in the past three weeks than I can remember coverage of the Arena Football league
SSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-06, 11:30 PM   #9
air-phil
Member
Thread Starter
 
air-phil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Bikes: 2005 Giant OCR 2
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...e=caple/060724

Another article by the same guy, Jim Caple, titled "Ride your bike, save gas." My favourite part:

"The best part about Floyd Landis winning the Tour de France is that now cyclists won't have to listen to SUV drivers shouting, "Get off the @#%&ing road, Lance," while they give us the finger. Now, we'll get to hear them yell, "Get off the @#%&ing road, Floyd," while they give us the finger."
air-phil is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:16 PM.