Friday, August 24, 2012

F the USADA




So, all these years after the fact, the USADA has determined that Armstrong was doping and strips all of his cycling victories back to 1998?


That is just fucking lame.


You ask me, that dude won the Tour de France seven times.





That doesn't just get stripped away because some governing body is unable to effectively manage or enforce it's own rules, in a sport where performance enhancement has a long, entrenched presence, at the time of the actual competitions.

Hell, the guy had a nut cut off and came back to get another yellow jersey...


In all honesty, I just don't get all the moaning about doping in any professional sport.  Especially ones where use of performance enhancers is is rampant.  The athlete's job is to win.  That is what they are paid to do.  Winning is their job and they are just trying to do their job.

Is it bad?  Maybe.  I guess one can argue that it tilts the playing field.  Really, that argument only works if the minority are doping.  I don't believe that is the case in a lot of TdF teams, especially in the past.

Armstrong says he wasn't.
I don't really care if he was.

If Armstrong's titles get stripped, then the USADA should be retesting every sample from the runners up to his wins, before retroactively awarding victory.
Just to be sure...

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