February 8, 2013 |
Two things: Don't lie for years about using performance-enhancing drugs, and don't get caught being tricked by an imaginary girlfriend. That's the lesson to be learned from the latest Nielsen/E-Poll of America's 10 most disliked athletes, which is headed by former cyclist Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. Armstrong and Te'o each appeal to just 15% of the public, according to Nielsen's polling, which it conducts on a rolling basis with the help of E-Poll, an Encino-based market research firm.
February 12, 2013 |
Well, well. Two famous men, both wanting to give back. No wonder that hackneyed phrase “give back” makes my skin crawl. Lance Armstrong is reportedly volunteering to “help clean up” cycling and become the repentant poster boy crusading against drugs in the sport. And Steven Seagal, the action actor, is teaming up with Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio to teach Arpaio's armed volunteer cadres about how to handle school shootings. More on that in a few paragraphs.
January 20, 2013
Re "Lance Armstrong's legacy," Editorial, Jan. 18 I lost both my parents to cancer. My father died at the time the Livestrong Foundation was formed, and I've been wearing the yellow bracelet since the beginning. When it finally became apparent that Lance Armstrong had been doping, I still wore my bracelet because I was able to separate the man from the foundation. However, after reading that Armstrong's doping could have helped cause his cancer, I can't do it anymore. I recently threw away my bracelet.
January 18, 2013 |
Lance Armstrong called himself a lot of names -- liar, bully, jerk and even humanitarian -- in the first part of his taped interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night. Nevertheless, early reactions suggest that his performance was found lacking, a response the disgraced former cycling champion isn't used to hearing. "It kind of reminded me of Tiger Woods coming clean," said Scott Allison, a psychology professor at the University of Richmond who has studied fallen heroes in American society.
August 24, 2012 |
As the cycling world and fans of Lance Armstrong continued to absorb the seven-time Tour de France winner's announcement Thursday that he would no longer fight charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs, one of his biggest sponsors, Nike, came out in support of Armstrong. Nike, in a statement, said: "Lance has stated his innocence and has been unwavering on this position. Nike plans to continue to support Lance and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a foundation that Lance created to serve cancer survivors.
October 22, 2012 |
You can add Oakley to the list of sponsors who have dropped Lance Armstrong like a hot potato in the wake of the USADA report detailing an alleged doping program on Armstrong's teams throughout his Tour de France championship runs. Oakley makes sunglasses and sporting apparel. Other sponsors that have dropped Armstrong include Nike, Trek Bicycles, Anheuser-Busch, 24 Hour Fitness and Honey Stinger. PHOTOS: Lance Armstrong through the years Oakley said it was waiting to hear whether UCI, cycling's governing body, would strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.