This is one of the main reasons cycling is not taken seroiusly here in the United States. People out there really beleive that an over weight football player is more af an athlete than a Norba XC pro, a motorcross racer or a tour racer. Come on and we wonder why we can't get bicycle lanes on road ways.scorcher seb said:"Cyclist hating"?!
If it is the same as the article that I read earlier, I thought he was just ignorant - in a fat and happy kind of way. I wouldn't have described him as cyclist-hating.
Exactly !!!! Jeez, I'm surprised he didn't also try to claim that them there Nascar car and pick-em-up truck drivers are better athletes than Lance....hehhehSpeedüb Nate said:Stupid ploy by noodnick sports columnist to generate false outrage and popularize his name (Mike who?).
Weird. I wish we had as many decent bike lanes here in the UK as I had growing up in California. I very much doubt if I'd have ever started mountain biking if I'd lived here instead of there.Skip said:This is one of the main reasons cycling is not taken seroiusly here in the United States. People out there really beleive that an over weight football player is more af an athlete than a Norba XC pro, a motorcross racer or a tour racer. Come on and we wonder why we can't get bicycle lanes on road ways.
In Europe is a kid tells his parents he wants to be a bike racer most are going to tell him to go and get a base ball instead. Then we complain that we (the United States) can't compete on a World level (World Cup MTB racing or the Classics).
This guy said that Rodman could win the tour, come on! That dude would not be able to ride around the block clipped in!
Could someone please explain to me how the hell someone like that gets picked as a sports writer? Ricky Williams in nowhere near the athlete that our beloved Lance is. I thougth it was especially ignorant of that ******** to declare that Lance couldn't take a hit from a football player. He doesn't have to. He took an even harder hit with testicular cancer, and that was before he ever started winning the Tour. Any man who can come back from cancer that has spread all over his body and win 6 straight tour titles is definitely one hell of an athlete, and so long as noone else has done that Lance is the World's Greatest Athlete. When that F##%ed up writer can actually ride a stationary bike for more than 30 minutes, then he can dream about being priveleged enough to write about Lance. For another thing, what has Ricky Williams ever done in the NFL that would even come close to earning him the title of World's Greatest Athlete? In college, when he played for TU( yes I'm an Aggie fan) he was a really good player. He got a very rude awakening however once he started playing pro ball. He may still be a decent running back, but he isn't even the NFL's best so WTF is that crack smokin writer toting him for. I mean did Ricky Williams save his life once or something? I have a suggestion. Why don't we all write that guy at his e-mail address and let him know what's up. You would think that at the very least the daily herald would hire a compotent sports writer instead of someone from the "bum of the month" club.Skip said:
Your right phat head. Maybe we should ignore it. Now that I think about it, he just wants popularity. Maybe he gets paid by the number of e-mails he gets each day. But, like direktor said, he definitely needs to be on the lookout for hate mail and such. hehehehePhat_Head said:some of you guys need some thicker skin! get over it and go for a ride!
I thought that the show, Everybody Loves Raymond, was a spoof. It turns out that he's not only real......he's stupid....really stupid.Skip said: