"These medals belong to me. Anyone who wants to see them can come to my house"
Last Post 10/08/2013 11:57 AM by Orange Crush. 21 Replies.
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Orange Crush

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10/05/2013 01:26 PM
Hehehe

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ullrich-refuses-to-hand-over-olympic-medals
Ride On

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10/05/2013 01:49 PM
I always liked him, maybe it's the doughboy in me that relates to him.
Entheo

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10/05/2013 01:57 PM
he went thru hell, came out of it, owned up to it, and moved on. he keeps wondering why others haven't.
neilbike

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10/06/2013 07:12 AM
"he went thru hell, came out of it, owned up to it, and moved on. he keeps wondering why others haven't."

Perhaps "others" have consciences, still feel robbed & lied to, or aren't willing to brush things under the carpet?

As for the 'owning up' part, Armstrong has yet to fully grasp the concept of 'the truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth' . . . . should we just accept his pathetic, self-serving watered-down version for his benefit and move on?

You can if you want, but I suspect the majority of those aware, or in some way, touched by the whole sorry 'fallen-god saga' feel there is still a debt left to pay.
Entheo

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10/06/2013 07:18 AM
i'm talking about ullrich here neibike, not armstrong. let's not mix apples & oranges.
neilbike

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10/06/2013 07:22 AM
Posted By entheo genic on 10/06/2013 07:18 AM
i'm talking about ullrich here neibike, not armstrong. let's not mix apples & oranges.


Armstrong, Ullrich; they're all rotten apples to me. Not quite ready to join the Apologists club run...
longslowdistance

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10/06/2013 07:32 AM
Phooey on the sanctimony. Those races were contested by way, way more dopers than non dopers.
bobswire

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10/06/2013 10:42 AM
Posted By Frederick Jones on 10/06/2013 07:32 AM
Phooey on the sanctimony. Those races were contested by way, way more dopers than non dopers.

True that!
Cosmic Kid

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10/06/2013 10:46 AM
I'm so tired of the "everyone was doing it excuse." I don't accept that answer from my kids, so you'll excuse me if I don't accept it from professional athletes.

That said, I think Ullrich (and Armstong) should keep their melds and whatever else....certify all past results from ~1990-2010ish and denote that period as "The Blood Doping Era."

This insistence on focusing on the past is just silly....
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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10/06/2013 10:56 AM
Recall all the medals, podiums from that era, reissue a small ribbon that says "Participant" and call it good
bobswire

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10/06/2013 11:06 AM
Posted By Dale Dale on 10/06/2013 10:56 AM
Recall all the medals, podiums from that era, reissue a small ribbon that says "Participant" and call it good

BUT make sure to include ALL sports, Superbowls, World Series, Olympics,World Cup, Grand Slams, etc etc.....  the religious like zeal of some cycling fans just rankles me (actually the religious like zeal for anything rankles me).
Orange Crush

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10/06/2013 02:01 PM
There is only one moral to this story: whether he likes it or not Ullrich continues to be tied to the hip to whatever LA is or isn't doing.

Other than that there are no moral grounds for the redistribution or taking away of medals.
cabron fiber

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10/06/2013 03:40 PM
" I don't accept that answer from my kids..."
Your religious zeal rankles me.
Cosmic Kid

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10/06/2013 04:32 PM
"Religious zeal?" LOL.....Uh, OK.

If your standards of right and wrong vary based on the level of participation in the activity, we can agree to disagree.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
CarbonGecko

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10/06/2013 05:24 PM
What's cabron fiber? Will it make me faster? Do I need it?
Entheo

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10/06/2013 06:05 PM
Posted By Neil hassan on 10/06/2013 07:22 AM
Posted By entheo genic on 10/06/2013 07:18 AM
i'm talking about ullrich here neibike, not armstrong. let's not mix apples & oranges.


Armstrong, Ullrich; they're all rotten apples to me. Not quite ready to join the Apologists club run...


gotta love it; a guy with 4 posts implying i'm an apologist... that's a good one. cabron = MFr in espanol
cabron fiber

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10/06/2013 09:42 PM
I was joshin' about the religious zeal. I don't think asking someone t accept the consequences of their actions equates to religious zealotry. Like you say, if we ask our kids to do it, we can ask grown ups to do it too.
Oldfart

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10/06/2013 11:41 PM
What do say to organizing a cyclosportif to Jan's house to see his medals? We can perhaps lure him out with an offering of snacky cakes?
Ride On

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10/07/2013 06:24 AM
Asking someone else to do something should never be confused with actually doing something yourself.

Telling someone to tell his wife he is cheating on her, is very easy to do. Makes you feel kind of good. Doing the right thing and all. Actually telling your wife you are cheating on her, another story all together.

It's best just to not cheat on her in the first place, but temptation has been around a really long time.
Entheo

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10/07/2013 08:30 AM
der kaiser is far from in hiding; he writes a blog for euro sports (a good one too), has a bunch of sponsorship deals in europe, and is constantly doing rides for charity and what-not (just 'like' his FB page to keep up). as i said before, he really did go thru hell personally, accepted his punishment(s), did an elegant mea culpa years ago, and has moved on and seems to be very happy with his life now.

we seem to fail to remember that USADA offered armstrong lots of opportunities to come clean, and possibly keep his titles in exchange... but he refused. he did have the most to lose, and by rolling the dice in an all or nothing play, he came up with snake eyes.
professeur

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10/08/2013 09:32 AM
The LA mess changed my outlook on professional cycling far more than it changed my opinion of LA himself. The shear depth and complexity of the cheating and the laissez-faire attitude of the cyclists involved is mind boggling.

It's clear to me that anyone involved in the sport during those years was either doping or acutely aware of doping but remained silent (almost as bad in my book).

Going after jerseys and medals won during those dark years seems like trying to put the milk back in the bottle. Sure, you can do it, it's messy and time consuming, but what's the point?
Orange Crush

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10/08/2013 11:57 AM
I don't know about this Ullrich coming clean better thing. He was just a nicer guy...that's all.


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