Friday, June 30, 2006

Shock and Awe

Hopefully none of our neighbors was trying to get a start to holiday weekend sleep-ins because at approximately 8:20 this morning loud yells could be heard eminating from our study/computer room. The source of these cries of disbelief can be found here.

(Okay, I'm going to give you a little space to read and to process.)

!!!! The two undisputed favorites out of the Tour !!!! (Well, Bob Roll picked Hincape, but that's because I think he's a paid employee of the Lance Armstrong and All Things Associated with Lance Fan Club.) How do riders respond to this right now? People have been preparing all year for this race, and Ulrich has been waiting 7 years for a Lance-free shot at the yellow jersey. I though Basso was going to destroy the field this year. It was to be the first race of the millenium with a handful of favorites rather than one clear one. It's still this way, of course, but it won't be quite the same.

Odd, isn't it, that a Spanish doping scandal implicates dozens of Spanish riders with only one German (Ulrich) and just a few Italians (Basso). And funny, isn't it, that Lance's former first lieutenant is now at the top of the list of favorites to win, closely followed by two other Americans. Now, I'm not saying it's a conspiracy, just because certain famous Texan Republicans have gone on chatty bike rides and have a lot of military-industrial complex sway...

I'll let you draw your own conclusions.


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