FFF to raise money for Phil Liggett!

Discussion in 'Professional Cycling' started by Doctor.House, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Doctor.House

    Doctor.House New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    0
    Phil deservees a bonus

    He is such a superb bald faced liar.

    He supported:
    Lance
    Floyd Roid Landis
    Tyler Hamilton
    Alexander Vinokourov

    and he won't discuss cow blood.
     
    Tags:


  2. Serafino

    Serafino New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm sure Versus et al. don't want any "negative" talk during their coverage. Of course, they have Frankie on the broadcasts. Have they ever spoken about this EPO admission?

    How they are going to do the rest day recap or handle coverage tomorrow is another story.
     
  3. NJK

    NJK New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    It serves Liggett right he shouldn't of gone over board yday when vino won, muppet. EVERYONE new vino was doped you just have to join the dots of his career. This one makes testosterone look like taking sweets:) How much has the Kazak got to pay the drug fund?:D
     
  4. IH8LANCE

    IH8LANCE New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Frankie mentioned Rasmussen's issue in passing yesterday, but that's been about it. It's funny to see that the promo reels on Vs. contain no video at all of Landis (and surprisingly no archival footage of Armstrong, either), but they do still hype Leipheimer by suggesting we tune in to see "if an American can win it for the 9th straight year".

    Your point is valid, however. Vs. is a for-profit television network. It's fine for state-run German television to take the Tour off the air in disgust, but Vs. has already paid to broacast the Tour, and they want ratings. Emphasizing the lack of integrity of the participants (and the organizations who sponsor them) isn't going to pay off for the network; therefore Liggett would be cutting his own throat by doing so. My guess is that old-school guys like Liggett and Sherwen are probably as outraged as some of the rest of you, but they have an obligation to their employer, and they're going to toe the party line -- talk up the Americans, and make every stage finish sound like an epic one.

    Personally, I have no problem with that. Sports is entertainment, after all -- every man in that peloton does what he does not primarily because he aspires to be great sportsmen -- he does it to get paid lots of money. And to get paid lots of money, he'd better be entertaining. And to be entertaining, he'd better get the results. As I've been saying all day and for months, I don't much care any more if they dope or not. I just enjoy watching the events. Cycling is no different than soccer, or baseball, or basketball, or wrestling -- doping is rampant in professional sports, not just cycling. So why is this the only sport that insists upon cannibalizing itself?



    .
     
  5. Doctor.House

    Doctor.House New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    0
    If your income is derived by lying and cheating, then I have ZERO sympathy.

    Liggett/Shewin/Vino/Landis all get what comes with their mafia connections.



     
  6. Cobblestones

    Cobblestones New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    0
    So, either Phil and Paul are not allowed to talk much about doping, then they should back out of their contract now with a clear statement. Or they don't want to talk about it. Then they are a part of the system.
     
  7. Tim Lamkin

    Tim Lamkin New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    0
    ...bald..... :confused:


    With no effort to conceal :D
     
  8. nns1400

    nns1400 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    6,276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Geez, they're just TV commentators calling a race. After reading everyone's posts today, I have to say: IT'S JUST A RACE! TO SELL ADVERTISING!
     
  9. Doctor.House

    Doctor.House New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bobke wears two LIVE WRONG Nike bracelets too.

    That's deceptive marketing at its very lowest.
    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/51324
     
  10. nns1400

    nns1400 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    6,276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Most marketing is deceptive.

    Thanks for the link -- funny stuff. Did you also notice the headline about the dancing flourescent chicken? they weren't talking about Ras were they?
     
  11. janiejones

    janiejones New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    567
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe you should call the race? :eek:
     
  12. Trev_S

    Trev_S New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now that would be amusing.

    ShockJock radio springs to mind.
     
  13. Trev_S

    Trev_S New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    0
    if your in Australia and watch the SBS coverage you'll have just seen an interview with Phil where they were talking about Vino's positive rest.
    Phil said (not the exact wording I'll have to watch it again later) "whilst a B sample is yet to be tested, He is a cheat. He says he is innocent but they all say that don't they"

    Kind of goes against the threads theory.
     
  14. Bro Deal

    Bro Deal New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    6,701
    Likes Received:
    2
    In the U.S. they gave a whopping four or five minutes reporting about Vino during the pre-race show. They then proceeded to say they did not need to mention it again during their race coverage.

    Phil has always soft balled the doping issue, but you cannot really blame him. It's not like the network in the U.S. that covers cycling would him allow him to bad mouth the sport.
     
Loading...
Loading...