My take on The Interview
It’s hard to look at any media this week without being bombarded with commentary about the big interview scheduled for the next two evenings. At this point, there is no doubt. It’s all over but the shouting. I’ve had several non-cycling friends and acquaintances ask me what I think of the whole mess, and my response has always been along these lines:
- What we’re discovering about cycling in the late 90′s and early 2,000′s isn’t unique to the sport. It happened in track and field, baseball, football…you name it. The desire for success, fame, and fortune out trumped honesty and fair play in nearly all sports. When you think about it, that problem isn’t exactly new, and it isn’t limited to professional sports.
- When you put people on a pedestal, they’re going to disappoint you.
- It’s a shame the LiveStrong organization has taken such a hit. They really do good work on behalf of those suffering from cancer. In fact, you should jump over to their website now and make a donation. I just did….
- There is a whole lot of money at stake in the situation. I’m not smart enough to know all the ramifications or who was wronged. The courts will probably have to figure that out, and it will take a while.
- The best way for me to make sense of the situation is to climb on my bike and start pedaling. When I do, the joy that comes from that simple act will force all this nonsense into the background. Care to join me?
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