Well, that was awkward.
So, Betsy, how do you think the interview went?
Judging by the texts, tweets, Facebook posts, and my own two eyes, Lance Armstrong didn’t exactly knock the house down with a confessional tell-all on #Doprah. Twitchy, nervous, and at times just plain weird, Armstrong refused to answer one of the most critical questions (did he tell doctors in a hospital room in Indiana that he took PEDs?), frequently used passive constructions, referred to himself as the royal we and leaned toward the third person as if it were someone else he was describing. It was a performance completely consistent with the notion of a calculating, ruthless competitor who desperately wants to return to sport.
Or not. Perhaps you saw it different. Well, there’s a poll for that. Fire away.
Oh, and I’ll send a $25 iTunes card to whoever writes the funniest caption to the above photo.
Congratulations to Aaron, whose comment made me laugh out loud: “People said I wouldn’t have the ball to come clean on doping. Well I do, and it’s this big.”