Unless you have been living in a cave for the past week, undoubtedly you have heard that Lance finally decided to “come clean” about doping in a professional sport that no one otherwise cares about.
Lance might have “come clean” about taking peds, hgh, and blood transfusions, but the main problem with Lance is that he is a silly little man. Even as he came clean, Lance still came off as smug, arrogant, having no remorse and even more of a liar. Look, I am not going to sit here and throw stones, and act like I have never lied in my life. I have made mistakes, I have lied and deceived..anyone who is human has done so, if they say they haven’t…they’re lying.
However, there is a difference between lying and then being remorseful and guilty and accepting your actions, and what Lance did in the Oprah interview Thursday Night. You see, though Lance admitted he did all of these things, the guy still doesn’t think he cheated. He looked up the word “cheat” and saw it was defined as having an advantage over someone else. That is interesting..I wonder what version of Webster’s dictionary that was…because when I looked up the word, it was defined as defrauding, deceiving,violating rules and regulations and to take an exam or test in a dishonest way. Lance believes that all he was doing was leveling the playing field, and thus not cheating in his own little psychopathic world.
What I don’t get it about Lance is that I don’t think he realizes just how forgiving us humans can be if someone eventually tells us the truth. However,to keep on lying, and not showing remorse only makes things worse. Even after cheating the sport in horrible ways, bullying people, suing people who were telling the truth, and throwing teammates under the bus eventually he would have been forgiven. All he had to do was just be honest and remorseful during this interview, and laid it all out there then the healing could begin and eventually many of us would even forgive him. Considering all that he did for cancer research, the healing might even have been quicker than normal.
However, all he admitted was that he did cheat, but not by his definitition. He blamed the culture, not himself. He blamed the sport, not himself. He provided zero details of how he did anything so that he could help the doping agencies catch up to future cheaters. Silly Lance..