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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Good bye Lance ---It only leaves us with Cal
Certain athletes attain a status that far surpasses their accomplishments in their individual sport. Lance Armstrong was one of those athletes with his survival from cancer and his work on behalf of cancer survivors. How many of us can name any of the cyclists in this year's Tour de France? Every year that Lance raced I would watch the summaries of the daily rides to see how he did. Now it is just a European sporting event like the soccer (football!) World Cup. Even his name, Lance Armstrong, sounded like a fictional superhero. Now he is brought down to earth as another athlete who felt that to compete he needed to go the drug route. Heroes with feet of clay.
But we still have Cal to look up to and serve as an example to our children. Thank God for Iron man Cal.