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Opening Arguments


I guess Oprah hasn't lost that much of her star power if she can still entice people who have fallen from grace to humiliate themselves for her:

Lance Armstrong today admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, sources told ABC News.

A government source tells ABC News that Armstrong is now talking with authorities about paying back some of the US Postal Service money from sponsoring his team. He is also talking to authorities about confessing and naming names, giving up others involved in illegal doping. This could result in a reduction of his lifetime ban, according to the source, if Armstrong provides substantial and meaningful information.

Well, not "falling" from grace -- more like leaping head first while blindfolded.

Ever see "Days of Wine and Roses"? I thought the Jack Lemon character was one of the most despicable creations I'd ever seen in a movie. He was the one who introduced wife Lee Remick -- a sheltered, unworldly woman -- to the joys of getting drunk. Then, when he was able to kick the stuff and she wasn't, he basically threw her out of the house and told her not to come back until she was clean and sober.

I'm starting to feel that way about Armstrong. From what the investigators say, it was his dope ring. He allegedly bullied other members of the team into going along, and they reportedly were scared to death to tell authorities about it. Now, he's going to name names and give up the others? "Ratting out" seems like an appropriate term.


Harl Delos
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 1:24pm

 I don't think I've seen any quotes lately from Floyd Landis, although the justice department is considering joining Landis in his suit against Armstrong.