The bizarre week of sports is unfortunately just the beginning for the two stories that have left everyone scratching their heads. Lance Armstrong admitted he took PEDs for every single Tour de France win after 10 years of shouting his innocence from the rooftops. Why now? No one has any idea.
Armstrong took his confession to Oprah, of course. I wonder if she's available this week. I think we'd all love for Oprah to ask Manti Te'o some questions right about now.
The Notre Dame linebacker admitted (popular thing this week) he was the victim of a hoax, and his "girlfriend," who he spoke publicly about this season and who "died," was made up. What? What's going on?
As sick and disgusting as it is to pretend to be someone's "girlfriend" online as a prank or joke, I also have to ask who calls someone their "girlfriend" when they've never met?
Maybe I'm behind in the technological advancements and the way kids are these days. Where I come from (Iowa), you actually have to know someone exists and have met them in real life to constitute a girlfriend.
No one knows anything about the truth of this story, and the details will continue to trickle out day-by-day. The wondering and head-scratching is just the beginning of this bothersome and unsettling story.
Same with Armstrong. Again, I don't know how he can go on TV admitting his PED use after his denials over the last decade. Sometimes it's better just to go away.
Maybe he's unburdening his soul of all the lies, or maybe this will allow him to "compete in recognized triathlon events," who knows. But this is also going to be a story that keeps on giving for the considerable future. Armstrong's lawyers are going to be very busy over the next weeks, months, years with this admission. The Olympics have already asked him to return his 2000 Bronze medal since the confession. How many people did he accuse and even sue? How many millions were paid over his time "cheating"?
I'm certainly not surprised Armstrong used PEDs, but will have a hard time understanding this path of "coming clean." With Te'o, I never held this kid up on any pedestal, but some major red flags should be sent up now. He's going to have to speak on this situation eventually. All I know is it's one of the strangest stories and it's all still unraveling.