Found January 29, 2013 on The Fan Manifesto:
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Tom Schreier weights in on the Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o situations and what it means for journalism going forward.

What Manti Te’o and Lance Armstrong Should Teach Us About Superlatives and Heroism in Sports

  In the famous words of Dr. House, everybody lies. This may be a cynical way of looking at sports, but at this point we shouldn’t want superlatives and heroism attached to any athlete. There’s no need for it. Why can’t athletes just be marveled for their athletic prowess?   We’re always searching for the next “feel good story’. It’s not just enough that a team went...

Lance: How to deal with doping crisis

Lance Armstrong says a truth and reconciliation program is the ''only way'' to deal with cycling's doping crisis and the sport's governing body should have no role in the process. Armstrong spoke to Cyclingnews in an interview published Wednesday, his first since admitting to Oprah Winfrey two weeks ago that he doped to win the Tour de France seven times...

Bradley Cooper Denies Lance Armstrong Movie Rumors, Says He Hasn’t Asked for Role

Bradley Cooper may say he’s not in line to play Lance Armstrong in a new biopic, but then again, Armstrong also said for years that he wasn’t using performance-enhancing drugs. So, if Cooper is indeed getting the job and fibbing about it now, he may just be studying up for the part. Rumors have arisen in recent days that Armstrong’s story is headed to the big screen via a J...

Lance Armstrong trying to make himself out to be a martyr

While Lance Armstrong somewhat admitted to cheating while speaking with Oprah Winfrey a couple of weeks ago, he is still trying to do his best with pointing fingers at others. Armstrong may have himself convinced that he is part of the solution at this point, but all he is doing is making himself look petty. The disgraced cyclist spoke with’s Daniel Benson, and...

WADA blasts UCI in doping probe

The World Anti-Doping Agency has called the UCI ''deceitful'' and ''arrogant'' after cycling's governing body shut down its own independent commission into doping. On Monday, the UCI disbanded the panel it put together to review any involvement the cycling body may have had in the Lance Armstrong scandal. Instead, the UCI set up a separate amnesty...

WADA calls UCI 'deceitful' in doping probe

The World Anti-Doping Agency called the UCI ''deceitful'' Tuesday for shutting down its independent doping panel and said it won't participate in an amnesty commission set up by the cycling governing body. WADA said the UCI has ''again chosen to ignore its responsibility to the sport'' by disbanding the panel looking into claims that cycling leaders...

Five media takeaways from a crazy month in sports

The sagas of Manti Te'o and Lance Armstrong have spiraled across the media landscape over the past month, appearing everywhere from Oprah Winfrey's network to Katie Couric's show to Saturday Night Live. At first glance, the two stories are substantially different: Armstrong admitted to conducting an incredible doping regimen in his quest to win the Tour de France and...

Lance Armstrong’s “Creep” Edit is Internet Gold

Lance Armstrong + Oprah Winfrey + Radiohead = Internet Gold.  Check out more of Matthijs Vlot’s video awesomene… [[ Read More ]]

Ray Lewis’ Deer Antler Spray, Troubled Past, and Holier-Than-Thou Histrionics Make Him Hard Hero to Root For

Enough, Ray Lewis. Enough. The deer antler velvet spray does it. You’ve officially lost us. It’s not that we don’t like the way you play linebacker. It’s not that we don’t admire the way you inspire a team, or how you’ve kept at it through challenges. It’s not that we don’t think there’s some innocence in that heart, and some sheer passion that is still laudable...

Lance's ex-team leader to skip hearing

Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong's former team leader, will not appear at a hearing Tuesday to discuss his role in the doping scandal.

We didn't know diddly

By MICHAEL SCOTTSpecial to FOXSportsDetroit Were nearly one month into 2013 and one thing is clear: We want to know. We think we know, but to quote the old Bo Jackson commercial, we dont know diddly. Think about it, we could have a normal rest of the year and 2013 would still be a year wed never forget. NEWS ITEM: Lance Armstrong confesses to blood doping and using PEDs. What...

Plain Dealer columnist Bud Shaw ever vigilant against looming Red Threat

If you’re one of those people who laments that nobody at the Plain Dealer sports page has taken a remotely courageous or otherwise significant editorial stance for at least the last half-decade, you must just not be reading closely enough. And admittedly, it was hard to catch this among the latest round of “LeBron never went to college!,” “Lance Armstrong is a liar!,” and...
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