Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Great Moments In ESPN Radio: Lance Armstrong Is Not A Famous Cyclist Edition

"Lance Armstrong is not famous because of cycling." - Mike Greenberg

Greenberg then proceeded to back this point up with the fact that he was an SI Sportsman of the Year and a folk hero because he had beaten a death sentence and gone on to compete in one of the most grueling sports in the world.

Or, as we humans put it: He was not famous because of cycling. He was famous because he was a famous athlete (whose sport was cycling) and who had beaten cancer (like many other people who were not famous cyclists and thus did not have their cancer battles publicized) in a public way (because he was famous for being a cyclist) and gone back to compete at the highest level of his sport (which happened to be cycling).

Just so that's clear.
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