I’m not an Armstrong fan. This is no secret. I don’t like his relationship track record with famous women, I don’t like athletes who are even suspected of cheating at their sport, I’m not a big fan of the Live Strong Foundation, and I especially don’t like egotistic douchebags who gloat backhandedly on Twitter.
For the two of you out there who didn’t know how much I dislike the man, there it is.
Yet, this individual– who’s had his seven Tour de France titles stripped and has been banned from the sport of cycling– will just not sulk off into the anonymous world of non-celebrity. No matter his sponsors have deserted him. No matter that people are lining up in the wings, stage right, to sue the pants off of him. Armstrong must, MUST remain in the public eye!
Armstrong has decided he needs to make an announcement. What that announcement is, we do not know. Speculation abounds. Will he confess? Will he vigorously restate his innocence? Will he announce a new chapter of his life and refuse to answer questions about doping? Will he blame it on the culture of the sport? Will he claim himself to be a victim of unsavory trainers and managers? Will he apologize to the two women he aggressively buried under lawsuits and vilified for attempting to come clean about his doping ring? Will he jump on the couch, proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes?
Whatever it is he has to say, Armstrong apparently feels pretty good about it and himself. The AP quoted him on Sunday morning as saying:
“I’m calm, I’m at ease and ready to speak candidly.”
Well, thank goodness for that! I’m glad you’re feeling good about it, Lance. And, why now? Does he think they will allow him to race again? Is he trying to win back sponsors? No one knows, besides Armstrong and Oprah, course.
Who better to lead you back into the public eye than the queen of the talk show interview herself; Oprah? Oprah was made for public announcements, in prime time, no less. The Lance Armstrong interview will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network at 9:00 pm eastern this evening. Then we’ll all know what shenanigans Armstrong is up to. I’m almost tempted to watch it, except season three of Lost Girl starts tonight, and I really enjoy my SyFy show about faeries and werewolves and petty criminals of Russian decent with one liners…
What do you think Lance Armstrong has to say? Do you think he will come clean? And what is (are) his motive(s)? Will you watch the interview with Oprah?