Lance Armstrong sets up a two-session slot on Oprah Winfrey’s show on Oprah’s own (ahem) OWN network to have a sit town chat.
First, about as many people have direct access to the OWN network as people have access to the NFL Network - okay, probably even less.
Second, Ms. Winfrey is accomplished and without peer in what she does. She is, however, not a hard sports journalist and not a journalist at all.
Third, Mr. Armstrong is about as late to his own party as he could be without having arrived to find the lights out and everyone asleep.
Fourth, we all know you doped and P.E.D.’d, Mr. Armstrong.
We know your sport is full of dopers, cheaters, scammers and all of that.
We knew you were part of that from way back.
The only people who are at all shocked or surprised or hurt or amazed about your admissions are the people who bought into the stories you told and the lies you sold.
Those were the folks you trusted you.
Now, like the rest of us, even they don’t.
What you admitted to was not a shock, not a surprise and not a decent apology.
But you know that.
Everyone knows what you did now.
Now not many of us care any more.
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