I admit it. I was wrong about Lance Armstrong.
I made a big deal over standing by Armstrong and him being a hero. sometimes that involved not listening to reason posed by others.
perhaps it was all wishful thinking. I’ve seen the man up-close-and-personal in racing. and, I was always inspired. he either blew-up or won. that is neither an excuse, or a reason.
But, I still hope he can dig deep and some how finish well in life, if not on the road.
I have no idea how, mind you. I just want that for everyone and anybody. but, admitting when you are wrong, or mistaken, is part of that path towards redemption.
rare addendum dated 01-20-2013:
“I know him in a very complex way. he’s a real person; he’s not a cardboard cutout. I know that he has troubles, and when you genuinely are about somebody you don’t just walk away from them when they are struggling.”
I think we also must come to terms with the harsh fact that Armstrong is likely possessed of a severe personality disorder. it’s certainly not an excuse. but, he can’t relate to almost anyone. he will view and exhibit remorse in a way most others can’t, in return, relate to.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork