What will happen to thepaceline.com?

Discussion in 'Professional Cycling' started by Bro Deal, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Bro Deal

    Bro Deal New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    6,701
    Likes Received:
    2
    Will it shut down and leave "fans" like musette, saluki, and bobke in a nightmare of withdrawal symptoms? Where will they get their offical spin and talking points from now on?

    Another question: Will Disco fanboys switch their allegiance over to Team Borat or will they follow their jingoistic inner selves and go with Slipstream or even CSC?
     
    Tags:


  2. thunder

    thunder New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,214
    Likes Received:
    0
    on an Australian forum, some guy threatened to report me to the police for defamation, saying I could not say Armstrong doped.

    He aslo threatened to tell everyone on Paceline, sort of like, a Republican goon squad, who would swoop in and hit the forum, and hack me.
     
  3. El Loto

    El Loto New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    0
    Were they going to plant their child porn on your account?
     
  4. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Messages:
    10,577
    Likes Received:
    325

    Unless this guy's name is Lance he will have a hard time.
     
  5. thunder

    thunder New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,214
    Likes Received:
    0
    I really could not give a fuck, I was comfortable I did not defame the guy in question telling him he was an utter fuckwit.

    And it did not stop me from saying Armstrong doped. I know it is a civil code, and that guy was just behaving like the goon squad trying to intimidat.e The anecdote was just about Armstrong fanboi's and their extent to which they go, legality had nothing to do with it.
     
  6. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    3,866
    Likes Received:
    0
    ROTFL! :D
     
  7. Crankyfeet

    Crankyfeet New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    10,821
    Likes Received:
    0
    They're only trying to "Do What Lance Would Do" and live out the Messiah's gospel that has been taught to them - which is that you can get anything you want in the world by threatening legal action.
     
  8. thunder

    thunder New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,214
    Likes Received:
    0
    funny thing is, most folks on the forum told him to fuck off. That is aussies for you. We can spot bullshit a mile off.

    In Armstrongs case, about 10 thousand miles off. :D He sticks.
     
  9. Crankyfeet

    Crankyfeet New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    10,821
    Likes Received:
    0
    You just reminded me why I had to leave God's Country.....:rolleyes:
     
  10. helmutRoole2

    helmutRoole2 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,948
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think Bobke put a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. A lot of those people have to now realize how impossible it was for Armstrong, clean, to beat doped riders.

    I think that's why he got out of cycling. I think he wants to distance himself from it. He'll never be able to come back. The cleaner it gets the more his performances will be scrutinized.

    You know, the thing of it is, he's such an egotistical pile of shit, you have to wonder what kind of person would pick him as their hero? I mean, what the fuck? And here's the other thing: sadly, about half Americans really identify with his in-your-face bullshit and buy off on his "I beat cancer and won the Tour" crap. For fuck sake. Go back 18-24 months ago when all that Lance shit was at it's height. The level of stupidity on this site, much less paceline.com, was astounding. I went over to paceline ready to go off and I didn't even know where to begin. I just left and never went back.

    I have a feeling, when the smoke clears a couple years after the Bush presidency, I'll have same righteous feelings. "Hey you bunch of fucking morons, did you think it could possibly be true?"
     
  11. Crankyfeet

    Crankyfeet New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    10,821
    Likes Received:
    0
    For the Lance lovers, there is so much of their ego invested and then there is the potential humiliation at admitting that they were wrong. Normal patterns of psychology would suggest none of them will let go of their hero without "Proof of God" type evidence. Though it seems they are beating their drum softer as the circumstantial stuff mounts.
     
  12. wolfix

    wolfix New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2005
    Messages:
    2,756
    Likes Received:
    0
    So ....a doped LAnce was a better TDF rider then anyone in the history of the sport?????? I think so........ he made JU look like a German gone mad at a beer fest..... And JU stood heads above all the other riders.........
    So we all agree LA was doped, but he still was the best we have ever seen in the TDF?
     
  13. Crankyfeet

    Crankyfeet New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    10,821
    Likes Received:
    0
    There's no denying that, he was the best responder to expert doping from Dr. Ferrari that has ever ridden perhaps. Unfortunately there is a lot riding on him persisting in his public denial though. And that is perhaps understandable, on a pure self-interest level, if one considers the ramifications to his reputation and endorsements if he came out with a doping confession tomorrow.

    The question would be if no one was doped, would he still be the best rider?
     
  14. earth_dweller

    earth_dweller New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's what I don't get, why is their ego wrapped up with the perceived personality of an ahtlete? I just don't get it.

    Admiring someone for an acheivement is one thing and quite normal, but putting someone, a stranger, on a pedestal is just asking for trouble.
     
  15. Frigo's Luggage

    Frigo's Luggage New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    0
    At some point I saw the whole Armstrong idology as going hand in hand with what was going on in the country at that time. He was an American hero beating the shit out of the French at their own sport at a time when America hated the French for having the balls to say maybe we shouldn't invade Iraq because they didn't attack us on September 11th and posed no threat to us. We were hellbent on "spreading freedom" and Lance was dominant just as we knew we would be in Iraq. The problem is it was all Karl Rove's imagination and ploy to win re-election for the dumbest president in my life time. Armstrong was a fraud, Iraq was no threat to us. Saddam didn't have any connection to Al Queda because they are religious zealots that posed a threat to him. Armstrong allowed us to justify ignoring the rational analysis of the French and Germans on Iraq because he was telling them the obvious fact that Americans are just better and smarter than the rest of the world. At the end of the day, we have spent a trillion dollars and haven't caught Bin Laden. Our economy is in the toilet and I just spoke to somebody that spent the equivalent of $34 on a pizza in Europe. We've built support for the muslim extremeists and are probably less safe than we were 8 years ago.

    What I don't understand is why Tony Blair fell for this crap.

    Thank god Armstrong and Bush are about to be history. We deserve what we got because we blindly followed our patriotic hearts without using our brains.

    Hey "No Positives" of JSull, what do you think? Or, I guess from your silence you must be the fair weather fans I always thought you were.

    Sorry. I've held this in too long. I feel better now.
     
  16. wolfix

    wolfix New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2005
    Messages:
    2,756
    Likes Received:
    0
    And in the meantime Lance is enjoying the high life, his record shattering 7 TDF's wins still stand, and America has enjoyed the fact we have not had a terrorist attack on our soil in over 6 years.

    While LAnce is raising millions for cancer rearch and hosting the ESPY's, other pro cyclist have to raise money for LAwyers to keep them out of German courts and prisons while the witchhunt in Europe is going on.

    Sometimes life is just not fair.........
     
  17. Tim Lamkin

    Tim Lamkin New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    0
    WOW you are so full of yourself....Few if any knew he was that powerful and mesmerizing
     
  18. Gregers

    Gregers New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    0
    I quite liked it. Especially the bit about the ghastly Tony Bliar.
     
  19. Tim Lamkin

    Tim Lamkin New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    0
    OK now you are just being funny :D ;)
     
  20. azdroptop

    azdroptop New Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    872
    Likes Received:
    0
    Holy crap! We have a bunch of Goofy Liberals on here.
     
Loading...
Loading...