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It's time to pay for all the great things he's done for us! (Lance)

Old 08-20-04, 11:05 AM
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It's time to pay for all the great things he's done for us! (Lance)

So vote for Lance and make him The All time Greatest Sportsman.

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Old 08-20-04, 11:19 AM
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Okay, I am the first to say that Lance is top notch...

But the millions he is making on sponsorships....isnt that his pay? What exactly has he "done" for us that nees to be rapayed.

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Old 08-20-04, 11:53 AM
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He's made cycling more popular in the states. Hell even Tyler says so. Let's just keep the ball rolling here and do your part!

Remember we need more cycling on the tube and this will help!
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Ali is a natch for one bracket.

McGuire/Sosa? Just say No!
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Well that sucks. Putting Ali and gretsky together. Dang...Gotta go canadian. Gretsky. Armstrong, Jordan and Ripken (who is more of a sportsman than ripper?)
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Actually, it's a toss up between Sosa, Jordan and Ali. I may swing Ali's way. Shoot, with all the racism he overcame during a time before civil rights were even enforced, and the "I am the greatest!", who can pass up a vote for Cassius Clay?

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Who could ever forget the "rope-a-dope"?
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Why Sosa? Just curious...but he doesn't seem in the same league as Jordan, Ali, Gretsky and Ripken....
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This whole thing is a bunch of commercial hogwash, and it's sponsored by a car company advertising SUVs. So I'm not gonna participate, and IMO, neither should y'all...
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Originally Posted by randya
This whole thing is a bunch of commercial hogwash, and it's sponsored by a car company advertising SUVs. So I'm not gonna participate, and IMO, neither should y'all...
True that.
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
Why Sosa? Just curious...but he doesn't seem in the same league as Jordan, Ali, Gretsky and Ripken....

I always thought Sosa was a considerate and humble guy during that season when he was going against McGuire for the home run race. I remember the media chasing after him trying to get him to say something bad or nasty about McGuire, and Sosa always gave the props up. I also thought he was the underdog of the two, especially in light of McGuire's supplementing with the ("legal") testosterone precurser. I thought he was a good role model for hispanics and blacks, and it was one of the few years when I considered stepping on a Cubs field for a game. He also had a charity organization for the poor kids back in his homeland, and he took trips back there to encourage the youth to follow their dreams while living in poverty.

Nowadays, I don't know too much about what's going on with Sosa... so I can't comment if you have something to say about what he's doing now. I just always admired him back then. I liked his sportsmanship, especially when people were clearly not as enamored by him as they were by McGuire.

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I wish I had a dollar for everytime I've seen one of these "greatest sportsman" polls on the Internet over the last few years. They seem to be cropping up everywhere. Incidentally, on the one occasion where I bothered to go and check on the final results, they appeared in an article which went on to say something along the lines of "this is clearly the result of block voting by several internet forums dedicated to this activty" or something along those lines.

I have to ask, if that's going to be the attitude directed at whoever wins, why bother?
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Old 08-20-04, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
I always thought Sosa was a considerate and humble guy during that season when he was going against McGuire for the home run race. I remember the media chasing after him trying to get him to say something bad or nasty about McGuire, and Sosa always gave the props up. I also thought he was the underdog of the two, especially in light of McGuire's supplementing with the ("legal") testosterone precurser. I thought he was a good role model for hispanics and blacks, and it was one of the few years when I considered stepping on a Cubs field for a game. He also had a charity organization for the poor kids back in his homeland, and he took trips back there to encourage the youth to follow their dreams while living in poverty.

Nowadays, I don't know too much about what's going on with Sosa... so I can't comment if you have something to say about what he's doing now. I just always admired him back then. I liked his sportsmanship, especially when people were clearly not as enamored by him as they were by McGuire.

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Don't get me wrong...I really wasn't questioning it in any way of suggesting he doesn't deserve it. But the way I was looking at this, everyone else on that list, had entire careers of beauty in some way. 10 to 20 years + of being the best and upholding being both an athlete and a sportsman. Sosa...hit a bunch of home runs for a few years. Just doesn't seem on par to me. I do remember that time, and I do remember how humble he was about his ability etc...I also know him to be a very skilled hitter...just not amongst the best in the last 50 years...thats all I meant and you explanation was what I wanted, I did forget what kind of player he was. (although in truth, I don't believe he was clean, I don't believe many pros are...but thats my own cynical view of pro sports )
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I agree- the others have been around for much longer, but I guess being in Chicago, he's much more out there for me, so I can look at him and see how he conducts himself, and I get a special reminder every day the Cubs play and Sammy is mentioned.

I like the dude, I guess. He's very sportsmanlike and conducts himself in a postive manner.

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Sosa is a cheater and we all know it. MLB did not really care however, nor did the american people. And why Sosa over many of the other great hitters and great ball players. Babe Ruth out of shape and still hit and pitched better then most people around today.
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I believe they may have all been cheaters, but McGuire got the most hits. Bonds was also a cheater, but then again, none of them were really cheaters since the supplements were legal at the time.

Baseball back then was different than it is now. Do you really think if they resurrected that guy and stuck him out on the field that he would really do as well as he did?

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Originally Posted by koffee brown
I agree- the others have been around for much longer, but I guess being in Chicago, he's much more out there for me, so I can look at him and see how he conducts himself, and I get a special reminder every day the Cubs play and Sammy is mentioned.

I like the dude, I guess. He's very sportsmanlike and conducts himself in a postive manner.

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Yeah I guess I can't say much. (not to be harsh with the next statement) but I hate baseball and have since 94...to be honest, so I only know about sosa from that last season (maybe the next I remember tracking the homerun thing)....

So in the end it is my own personal bias towards a sport I have very little respect for anymore. Baseball is right up there with hockey in my own little world
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
I believe they may have all been cheaters, but McGuire got the most hits. Bonds was also a cheater, but then again, none of them were really cheaters since the supplements were legal at the time.

Baseball back then was different than it is now. Do you really think if they resurrected that guy and stuck him out on the field that he would really do as well as he did?

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Depends. strike zone is signifigantly smaller make the hitting zone DAMN easy now. overall pitching is better and more organized and when a pitcher gets tired he gets pulled (maybe negating the strike zone issue). I still think he would do well. I don't know if he would absolutely dominate...he sure wouldn't be a 'player' but a DH. Unless he played first like the incredible athlete called Cecil Fielder ...it is tough to say really...but I think the strike zone would definately play into his hands...he had a good eye and with the tiny strike zone he would only need his timing and boom...the ball is gone...
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Oh boy!
If your a TRUE FAN OF CYCLING VOTE FOR LANCE. I can't believe that baseball players are even being talked about on Bike Forums.

Do cycling a favor and give something back to it!!! VOTE FOR LANCE!!!
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I don't know if it's such a favor. I mean, look at OLN. When Lance goes, so does cycling, and so how is that a favor to cycling?

It would be a greater favor if they checked out some of our local boys and nominated them instead. We got a whole team of Navigators I think are great riders with heart that could have been nominated. Then perhaps people could see there are others in the sport we can look to for continuing the cycling tradition, and they'll see there are others we can root for, which could lead to more broadcasting of cycling events.

I can add Lance as a fourth, but on that list, I would definitely put Ali and Jordan over him easy. I can identify with Ali and Jordan more than with Armstrong. They're all great athletes though.

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Do you think Lance has control over OLN?

One more were did all the Lance fans go?

I can't believe people won't support Lance 100% on Bike Forums.


Sorry I need to cool down.

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Originally Posted by Gojohnnygo.
Do you think Lance has control over OLN?

One more were did all the Lance fans go?

I can't believe people won't support Lance 100% on Bike Forums.


Sorry I need to cool down.

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Why? I might love cycling but I don't think he is the greatest sportsman in the last 50 years. I think ali, jordan and gretsky did more for their respective sports then Lance did. Sorry if I cant have my own opinion on that.
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
Why? I might love cycling but I don't think he is the greatest sportsman in the last 50 years. I think ali, jordan and gretsky did more for their respective sports then Lance did. Sorry if I cant have my own opinion on that.

Not a problem I've just had bad week and I've been taking it out on everyone, Sorry and after that 40oz I'm feeling better.
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hehe a 40oz...you sure are typing well for someone who is close to being unconcious ...
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