Lance Armstrong has confirmed to Oprah that he used PEDs and it has set social media on fire. For so long, Americans have defended the embattled cyclist because we felt he stood for something. Turns out he only stood for winning by any means necessary. There is a lot of debate about whether Armstrong was justified because the sport of cycling is so dirty. No matter if you stand by him, or not, the veil has been lifted on the doping.
He’d still beat you silly in spin class.
Lance Armstrong's a cheat! Without dope he couldnt beat me at spin class!— Colin Quinn (@iamcolinquinn) January 15, 2013
Does that make it right?
Lance Armstrong cheated at a sport NOBODY cares about, but raised millions of dollars for a cause EVERYONE cares about. Forgiven in my books— Megan (@Humsy3) January 15, 2013
It'd be nice if Lance Armstrong also apologized for persuading so many gross people to wear spandex in public.— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) January 15, 2013
That can’t be a good feeling.
We’re going to see a lot of these.
Here's a 2006 interview Lance Armstrong did with Bob Ley. Lance flatly denies doping, and picks on Bob. youtube.com/watch?v=thyFmx…— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) January 15, 2013
Does it matter where he did it?
If Lance Armstrong was legit, he would admit to doping on Jim Rome, Piers Morgan or 60 Minutes, not Oprah #LookingForSympathy— Sajid D. (@S_Desai) January 15, 2013
It would be entertaining.
I will forgive Lance Armstrong if he comes onto Oprah's stage with the Ray Lewis dance.— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) January 15, 2013
Who hurt you? Never mind I know the answer.
Don’t hate the player. Hate the game.
Lance Armstrong leaves his wife who stuck by him through cancer, to go with Sheryl Crow.Of COURSE he'd cheat in his sport.— J.T. Nutt (@jtthenutt) January 15, 2013
One vote no.
#FirstTakeVote no. He ruined people's lives while making himself rich. Sure, LiveStrong is great, but doesn't make it ok for other cyclists— Nixon (@fhnixon) January 15, 2013
One vote yes.
Yes I do, his contributions to cancer research can not be over looked. There were many lives saved behind his name. #FirstTakeVote— Eric Freeman Jr (@1EFree) January 15, 2013
He stuck by story so long he believed it.
Oprah on Lance: "We were mesmerized and riveted by his answers." Translation: "We see how he fooled so many for so long."— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) January 15, 2013