Hey Sports Media, Guess What?
You've Been Had! You've Been Took! Hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led Astray! Run Amuk!
Yeah, cyclist Lance Armstrong played the sports world like a 50 cent harmonica, gaining fame, profit and privilege along the way. I say "Right On!" to Lance Armstrong. He simply did what many media molded celebrities have done since moving pictures were made to speak; he lied.
Now they wanna know why he did it, why he lied. If you haven't seen the Oprah interview then you should. Lance can't seem to really say why he did it and if he's smart he'll keep his trap shut. For as soon as he does the game and fame will truly be over.
Instead, he should continue to juke, stiff-arm and arrogantly sidestep the reasons why he lied. Because it appears Lance is still winning the game. And so are Oprah and all the networks talking up the story. Remember, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
So go on Lance. Let'em take their shots at you as you promote your book, sell your screenplay and soak up the limelight for what might be one final hooray! Right now the media needs you like fish need water. They'd suffocate if denied the juicy, realities of your lies and deceptions. At least you did some good with your celebrity-ism. Don't hate the playa hate the game; isn't that what they say?
Has anyone ever wondered why Dr. Frankenstein was finally so angered by his monstrous specimen going bad? Huh? Well here's my take. It wasn't that his creation turned out to be a murdering monster that embarassed the good Doctor and got away with the girl. It was that Dr. Frankenstein would lose all his credibility after talking up his creation in the circles of science. "Losing Face" is what drove Dr. 'F' mad, and its also what I believe is driving the national media in their cleanup campaign with Lance Armstrong. Folks are more embarassed than pissed!
As for Lance, like the monster Frankenstein himself feeling no guilt or remorse, he'll go down in flames and be written and talked about for a short while. Eventually, that backstabbing media will see to it that he and his book burn to cinders and the ashes scattered to the farthest corners of the earth.