August 22, 2004

LANCE

A good article I missed (via Macker's archives): Lance Armstrong and Individual Glory

I'd write about it if I hadn't just spent most of the day writing a final exam for the grammar class I'm teaching next weekend. I'm worn out. Just read the article and imagine what I'd say.

Posted by: Sarah at 04:34 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 New Rule: Cheering for Lance Armstrong doesn't make you an international cycling aficionado. Unless you can name one other rider in the Tour de France in the last 100 years, you're not a fan, you're just someone who likes it when America beats foreigners. Bill Maher may be on to something.

Posted by: curveball at August 22, 2004 11:59 PM (XxIKf)

2 I can name several. My husband's college roommate is a major fan who introduced us to the sport. His whole family flew to France to see a couple of stages last year. I admit that I don't know everything about cycling, but I know at least as much as I do about football or golf.

Posted by: Sarah at August 23, 2004 01:31 AM (qi6n1)

3 Greg LeMond. Guess that makes me a fan (oh, wait: He's an American, too. Guess that makes me someone who likes it...yep, I do. I really do like it when we beat foreigners!!). I do enjoy watching the sport, even though, like Sarah, I know very little about it. I even enjoy riding on the various rail-trails, even though I carry too much of me around when I do ride (I'm not overweight (obese by the formula?)--I just carry around a lot of spare energy).

Posted by: Jim Shawley at August 23, 2004 01:45 AM (NZYmd)

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