Our editors and special guests discuss the legal, PR and sporting ramifications of Lance Armstrong's OWN appearance, as well as the historical context of the Texan's career. Editor-in-chief Neal Rogers and VeloNews.com editor Brian Holcombe anchor the conversation and will be joined by reporter Matthew Beaudin, contributors Dan Wuori, Mark Johnson and Ryan Newill, and others.
Matt's Uncle Tim just sent him an email: "I still think he's innocent!"
by Neal Rogers1/18/2013 2:49:39 AM
Hey Lance, I feel betrayed. You've got the rest of your life to do something about it. Go!
by Logan VonBokel1/18/2013 2:49:44 AM
"That wasn't the happiest period of my life. I am happier today than I was then."
by Neal Rogers1/18/2013 2:50:12 AM
So, the thing is: We're supposed to believe now one of the smartest athletes of our time didn't know what he was doing?
by Matt Beaudin1/18/2013 2:50:21 AM
One question we haven't been able to answer is why the interview changed venues from Armstrong's Austin home to the hotel room on Monday. Who pushed that move and why? And couldn't they have found some better pottery?
by Brian Holcombe1/18/2013 2:50:26 AM
Earn back trust ... and pay back everyone who wants their money back? It's going to be a long cue ...
by Andrew Hood1/18/2013 2:50:58 AM
So strange not to see bike manufacturers ads during these commercial breaks!
by Dave Trendler1/18/2013 2:51:13 AM
Love the question about the vase. been bothering me, too.
by Matt Beaudin1/18/2013 2:51:27 AM
Anyone found out how much Lance was paid by Oprah for this appearance?
by KingsCX1/18/2013 2:51:38 AM
I'll never trust a man who drinks water through a straw.
by Ryan Newill1/18/2013 2:51:50 AM
Oprah's people said he was not paid anything.
by Neal Rogers1/18/2013 2:51:57 AM
I don't care how long it'll take Lance to earn back our trust. I'm not interested.
by DStan58 edited by Neal Rogers1/18/2013 2:52:12 AM
Sorry for being a broken record: despite definitions, cheating is done relative to a rule, not what others do. One cheats to gain advantage, yes, but the essence of cheating has nothing to do with what another does.
by jeffvolkmer1/18/2013 2:52:25 AM
That's just, like, your opinion, man.
by Brian Holcombe1/18/2013 2:52:30 AM
Commercial.. time to make another drink. This is exhausting.
by mmory1/18/2013 2:53:01 AM
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by Brian Holcombe1/18/2013 2:53:15 AM
Do you think he is coming across as authentic? I still sense unnerving cunning.
by Mark Johnson1/18/2013 2:53:17 AM
I disagree, Jeff. The rule book doesn't cover everything. Cheating should be based on what's moral.
by Dave Trendler edited by Brian Holcombe1/18/2013 2:53:22 AM
Nice one, Brian ...
by Andrew Hood1/18/2013 2:53:42 AM
My only regret tonight is that I am not drinking Jack Daniels with Floyd Landis.
Remember how strange Tyler looked in those Rock Racing photos?
by Brian Holcombe1/18/2013 2:56:30 AM
Wish we had a "body language" expert watching this ...
by Andrew Hood1/18/2013 2:56:53 AM
Armstrong denies 2001 Tour de Suisse positive, paying off UCI, secret meeting.
by Brian Holcombe1/18/2013 2:56:59 AM
Armstrong says the positive test story from 2001 Switzerland was not true. No secret meeting with lab director.
by Neal Rogers1/18/2013 2:57:11 AM
What about the "skin cream" positive in 99 that he failed?!
by Trihiker1/18/2013 2:57:20 AM
LA says UCI asked them to make "donation"
by Andrew Hood1/18/2013 2:57:45 AM
Armstrong says repeatedly that he is no fan of the UCI.
by Brian Holcombe1/18/2013 2:57:50 AM
Why did you make donation to UCI? "Because they asked me to. It was not in exchange for a cover up. And I am not a fan of the UCI. They didn't have a lot of money. I was retired, and had a lot of money. They asked for a donation, I said sure."
by Neal Rogers1/18/2013 2:58:06 AM
Oprah Winfrey remade herself into the new Barbara Walters today.
by ThomasGhoat1/18/2013 2:58:20 AM
Did you pay the UCI in assisting them in overlooking any of your tests? "No."
by Chris Case1/18/2013 2:58:25 AM
There you go, Trihiker. Build-up to the cortisone posi now.