I say Manti Te'o because there are so many unanswered questions and it's all such a strange story to begin with. Lance Armstrong can go headbutt a stump for all I care. His legacy is tarnished for good. That doesn't mean I won't be watching the interview tonight, though.
According to Oprah when she appeared on CBS This Morning Tuesday, Lance Armstrong requested the interview with her. I think it would have been odd if she interviewed anyone else at his request -- including Te'o.
Yes, now I really think Oprah should have interviewed Te'o instead of Armstong. Manti Te'o's story has overshadowed this interview with Lance. Oprah held on to this interview way too long and is now dragging it out over 2 nights like it's War and Peace or something. I didn't hear anything new from Lance that really amounts to much. He just wants to compete again and get his ban lifted, without admitting to anything that could get him in any legal trouble. I wish he would just go away so I would never have to see or hear from him again. SMH
Manti Te'o is either insane. Or gay. Or both. But he sure as hell lies about everything over and over again. What, exactly, would be the point in interviewing him, other than for entertainment value? It's not like a word of truth will leave his mouth. Personally, I think he's gay and this is his absurd way of trying to cover it up. Being a mormen, being at a catholic school, and being in college football... well, in all of those instances, being crazy and a liar is FAR better than being gay. It's kind of like that grade school "oh, yeah, sure I've got a girlfriend but, um, she's nobody you'd know. Um, why? Um. Because she lives in Canada. Yeah, Canada, see, you couldn't possibly know her. Sorry." taken to a completely absurd level on a national stage. But let's be honest. He had to kill off his fictitious girlfriend at some point. How else was he going to get out of it?
Lance Armstrong doesn't have any options left if he wants to ever compete again. Seems like he's making a last desperate attempt to savage his career and public persona. I'm sure he's going to try to find a way to make money off of this. A tell all book or something. I hope Livestrong isn't damaged too much since it is a worthy cause. He probably should have just came out long time ago and admitted to using peds but blamed it on his cancer. Say he needed help getting back or something like that. People will forgive just about anything if you just give them an out. Because of all the damage he did to others for so long it's probably too late. He's a jerk. I guess we have to wait to see how the Te'o story turns out. He should have been the one Oprah interviewed. So many unaswered questions.
Lance Armstrong is a cheater & a liar in both his personal life & his career. He doesn't deserve the media attention and shouldn't be allowed to compete again. I know that I sound harsh, but this guy ruined a sport for many future athletes.
According to an interview by ESPN, Te'o said that he had nothing to do with the hoax. SF Gate via AP: "I wasn't faking it," ESPN quoted Te'o as saying during the 2 1-2 hour interview. "I wasn't part of this. When they hear the facts they'll know. They'll know there is no way I could be a part of this."