January 21, 2013

Mum knows best

In the autumn of 1993, Greg LeMond and his wife, Kathy, were sitting at home in the suburbs of Minneapolis, when they received a visit from Linda Mooneyham, the three-times Tour de France winner has recalled. Her 21-year-old son, Lance Armstrong, had just become the world champion and she had travelled from her home in Texas for advice.

"What does he do now?" she asked. "What does he do with his money?"

"Well, let him find an agent – a good one with an attorney," LeMond replied. "And one word of advice – just be his mom."

They sat on the porch for a while and then moved inside to the kitchen. Linda had something else on her mind: "How do I make him less of an asshole. He doesn't care about anyone."
 A convincing 39 seconds, then back to the old Lance Armstrong

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:59 PM

    Methinks Lancey Wancey is one of them pathological narcissist chaps. Yep he'll always be a mean, cold hearted self obsessed arsehole.

    Not much hope for him really, didn't bother watching anyway.

    I wonder what now, what about all them other bludgers that covered his tracks - for what ever reason.

    It always was a drug soaked sport, may as well make acid compulsory for cyclists - besides the connection is historic:

    The events of the first LSD trip, now known as “Bicycle Day”, after the bicycle ride home, proved to Hofmann that he had indeed made a significant discovery: a psychoactive substance with extraordinary potency, capable of causing significant shifts of consciousness in incredibly low doses. ~ Wiki

    Sadly, I didn't know much about the colourful drug when I raced them mangles, but if I did it would have been lot's of fun - definitely worth getting disqualified over - which wouldn't happen anyway, as I suspect finding one's way to the correct starting line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line line would be practically impossible.

    I'll look forward to the inaugural Timothy Leary Classic 1,000 anytime soon.


    j

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  2. All licit and illicit drugs and jokes aside, Armstrong only has around $125 million left, which is why he needs a job competing in another sport, and therefore why he needs his lifetime ban amended ... to something like ten years? 'Cause he's sure as shit going to run out of money.

    You'd think the powers that be would want to help keep him off social security payments.

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  3. Spiders have wobbly webs if they drink, take drugs or even have coffee.

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