Friday, January 18, 2013

Dear Lance....

Dear Lance,

Since you have a lot more time on your hands now I thought I would take this opportunity to drop you a line.

I was wondering if you would be so kind as to reimburse me the $39.95 that I paid for your book.  If you care to have a look at the bottom of this blog you will find my email address.  I can send you my account details from there.

And after watching your interview last night with the big O, I though I was gonna have to ask you for a refund on my Chicken curry as well....I almost deposited that in the same place I have now put your book.  Seriously...what the hell....

 Alternatively I could "tweet" you on your "twat" account. Or is that "Twat"you on your "Tweet" account.......Twat seems like a relevant word today.  You know the one, the one where you posted the picture of you lying under  your seven Tour De France victory shirts, you know, the ones you have to give back....

Just on the book thing, I can't decide weather to leave it next to the fire place,  or hang it from the bathroom door in case of emergency's.   After discussing it with the kids we decided that the toilet would be a great idea...good toilet paper to wipe ones arse with is not always easy to find. Although having just tried it, the paper is all ready full of shit so not sure it is going to work anyway.  

You see, I am not sure weather I should feel sorry for you, or just slap you.  I mean come on mate, don't you think you should of come out of the closet at the beginning instead of all these lies when it first came out.  I could probably forgive you for the drug taking, but the orchestrated litany of lies  that you continued with defies belief.

Have you considered moving to Belarus, where another famous drug cheat resides.  The good thing about that is that you would lift the average IQ of both the USA and Belarus...

You see , here in good ole NZ we really hate cheats, fair play is ingrained in our culture. Our "winners" win because they train hard, because they are talented, because they are proud, because money does not mean FUCKING everything!  Most of our athletes never get rich from the sport they love, but are willing to put endless time into it.  

When I was young I tried many times to get into the New Zealand swimming team, I was never quite good enough..but who cares, I still have what you don't...integrity.  Anything that I have achieved in my life, weather it be playing guitar, swimming or learning to ride a bike , I had to work bloody hard to get good at.....that makes me proud, it makes my kids proud.  

I believed in you you right till the end, I defended you to my friends and held you up as an inspiration to my children....it really pisses me off now that I look like a plonker, that you made me look like a plonker.

Please feel free to look me up if you ever down under, but as New Zealand immigration wouldn't let Mike Tyson into the country I fear there is little hope you will be welcome also..



Kind Regards

Roger Fleming














24 comments:

  1. Nicole Cook spelt out what arseholes like Armstrong have cost clean athletes and the sport in her EXCELLENT retirement speech here. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jan/16/cyclist-nicole-cooke-say-exactly-how-is
    He isn't sorry at all. You could see it in his body language in the first interview. He wanted to tell everyone to EF Off and leave him alone. Well, we can do one better....by him Effing Off and leaving all of us alone. He is persona non grata.

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  2. GREAT ARTICLE......can really see where she is coming from. She puts a couple of great points across. I to think he is sorry cause he got caught, not because he doped!

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  3. Rog I completely agree with your post. I am a forgiving kind of person, but not in this case. Lance Armstrong is not sorry in the least, he is arrogant and narcissistic. Coming clean this late in the game was only to try and save face. I couldn't believe when he suggested that he should be able to race again, why would he even think this? He would always be under a cloud of suspicion. I am completely and utterly disgusted, he is worried about the $75 million in endorsements he lostt, that should be the least of his worries, he is going to have to deal with the disappointment of his kids and having to explain to them why people think their dad is a loser.

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    1. Thanks dar, not much more to be said really.

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  4. Look up loser in the dictionary and maybe they should have Lance Armstrongs picture next to it.

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    1. You Aussies, like us Miwis have an aversion to our right cheating......

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  5. That is an awesome post. Thanks.. Unfortunately, we in America have a long and storied history of cheats... He won't be the biggest, or the last. Just look at the joke that has become the US government.. Sorry, getting off topic a little.. Again, great post.

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    1. No country i spefect mate, but I know where you are coming from. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. As others have mentioned, this is a great post and it accurately reflects my feelings as well. It seems that this behavior reflects poorly on all competitive sports not just cycling.

    The link to the Nicole Cook story is great, thank you!

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    1. Thanks Richard, and it is a great link and well worth the read, thanks tp Dave for pointing it out.

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  7. I could not have said it even better, though I did try on FB where I had a commentor say "He is an SOB but his armstrong foundation has helped many people..." I guess some people can even forgive drug dealers and child abusers because maybe, perhaps they give to the homeless shelter and go to church every sunday to repent.

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    1. In my view , no amount of good wwill repair the damage he has done..

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  8. Hahahahahaha...... one of your all-time classics Rog; very well done!

    I'm over Lance, don't care if I never hear his name again but the guy has done enormous damage inasmuch that top sports people are such role models for young people. Seeing outstanding performances from now on, you can't but help wonder...

    You've also hit the nail on the head about personal integrity - you either buy into it boots and all or you do the other thing and have nothing.

    Well done mate!

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    1. Mate, thanks, and agree with you completly. WHo do you trust? who do you hold up as an inspiration? It seems to me the person who is or has the best chemist wins...

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  9. Rog
    A couple of points to your excellent post:

    1. Don't give out your account details

    2. Beware of grown men in lycra.

    Cheers from grotty England

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    1. Dont get me started about men in lycra....

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  10. Well said Roger. This crap is oneof the reasons I have no use for organized sports. Too much pressure to be the best. Who cares who was best in gym class.

    His lack of integrity and the fact you know he isn't sorry is what bothers me.

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    1. brandy, I found the whole interview annoying and stomach turning... condescending if you ask me!

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  11. I, too, had hoped this story would not take this turn. Sadly, this is what I expected, but I so much wanted it to be different.
    ~Keith

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    1. I am with you Keith, Deep down i really wanted him to be honest.

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  12. Instead of givng out interviews and getting paid for them Lance should be in jail.

    NINJA ZX-14 MotoVlog

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  13. Excellent! Could not have said better! My trust in a lot of athletes is completely gone these days. Who knows!!.... maybe the 49rs REALLY DID WIN! Great post and I hope you sent it!!

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    1. Hello my lovely....yeah bummer about thoses 49's, even though I dont follow American football it was a great game..

      AS for Lance...umm...Lance who?

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