Velogal's Blog

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Saw Sheryl Crow on Larry King Live last night and she looked just great - happy and healthy. Was really good to see her being so well and taking care of herself. Photos from her tour are just full of life and enthusiasm and love of her music again. Can’t wait to see her at Shoreline in October.

Speaking of celebs, I have to say that on my trip to Colorado, I was at my family’s home, and we decided to do PPV on Direct TV and watch Failure to Launch with Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker. It was so crappy that we clicked off after not even fifteen minutes. My rating: Rotten....

MM played himself, I think. An arrogant, slimy, alcoholic has-been was all I saw on the screen, exactly like what I see in the shots with him and Lance skanking around together. MM has partied himself into looking about twenty years older than he is.... About as appealing and sexy as a derelict on Skid Row..... He’s gonna be the next one that gets dumped by his studio.... Pic is the boys in Miami, from

I dunno with this movie stuff about Lance. I just don’t see it being a big blockbuster hit. We’ve all seen the real story as it happened, and what can a movie offer over all the real life documentation that already exists? Between Nike and Discovery Channel, film crews have been around Lance all the time. We’ve all seen and collected everything Lance that there is. And you know that Hollywood would just tinker around with it enough to screw it up - shades of Breaking Away....


  • Gosh...Let a guy have some fun! Dont tell me there wasnt a time in your life when you just wanted to have a good time with a friend?

    Let them be, let them have there fun, and Matthew still is one of the hottest men. Lance doesnt look so bad either....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 3:00 PM  

  • In all fairness, McConaughey is a good actor when he chooses the right roles(A Time to Kill, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), and he's never claimed to be anything but a party boy. Armstrong, on the other hand, has promoted himself as a "devoted" father and role model ad nauseum, which makes his current mid-life crisis/man-slut behavior particularly pathetic to watch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 6:00 PM  

  • Lance is too old for the "let 'em have fun" excuse. He's also a father of 3--he should think of them and what that kind of publicilty will mean to them down the road. I have to say I've been very disappointed in the path he's chosen. He's not a private guy--he's written about his private life, talks about it, benefits from exploiting it when it suits, etc., which is why I feel it's OK to comment on his very public frat boy lifestyle.

    By Anonymous Amy, At 5:31 AM  

  • Let them have some fun? He's a father of 3 and should not be spending all his time in bimboland with his skanky friend. The internet is flooded with new party pics every single day.
    I'll pass on the biopic. Anything which is not race-related is going to be total fiction anyway.
    I can't believe I was ever a fan. And I agree with Amy - if he constantly has his partying face stuck to a camera, why can't we comment.
    He should write a book on "how to say one thing and do another" - instant best seller.

    And Larry King should be ashamed of himself for making Sheryl watch that Lance interview, when she so clearly wants to stay away from him, and posing Lance questions again and again when she was so vocal about not feeling comfortable answering him.
    Lance Armstrong should take a leaf out of her book - she obviously does not feel like it would serve any purpose speaking in his name anymore - and let her answer her own questions. He reached an all time low in my book when he kept answering her cancer questions with "she's fine". Stage 1 cancer is no flu either, and she was far from fine, mentally and physically. Which was obvious to anyone who thought about it then, and comes across in the few cancer interviews she does now.

    It's great to see she's doing well and very determined on what person she wants to be and what she does not want to be anymore.
    Delicately put and very meaningful.
    Good to see not everyone is regressing back to teenage life.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 6:05 AM  

  • My guys just dont stop. You are so intent on shoving your comments down everyones throat, you really neglegt to remember that Lance is his own person. Why cant a 34 year old with children have fun. Gosh, he isnt ancient. My parents are well into thier 40's with two teenages, and they still go out and party, they drink with there friends and have fun.

    How do you know when he see's his kids? Hey? You close to the family? If thats a yes, which i seriously doubt, then I apollogise.

    Like I said, we all have our different families and different lifestyles. They all run completly different to the other.

    Lance looks really great, at least he isnt some fat ex-athlete pretending to be the big thing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 6:47 AM  

  • I agree with the ladies. And not agreeing with someone's crap anymore is not the same as shoving something down someone's throat.

    They seem to have the media addiction sussed.

    By Anonymous Austin, At 6:54 AM  

  • Give me a break.

    Beyond the idea of live and let live that even a celebrity should benefit from, you are talking about a guy who for 15+ years made sacrifices that most of you probably couldn't make for a week.

    Let him get it out of his system. Further, don't you realize that people are going to snap photos of celebrities everywhere they go and that you no doubt are getting a distorted view of reality? Get off the internet already, hug your kids, hug a tree or something.

    And besides, he continues with his cancer work.

    The old "I used to be a fan" line is classic. You weren't ever a fan.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10:44 AM  

  • Thank you to the person who posted above. You couldnt be more correct.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:29 PM  

  • Fifteen years of sacrifice by those around him too. That's no excuse to screw people over.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 3:24 PM  

  • why did they stay then if they were having such a crap time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:21 AM  

  • You noticed the long list of ditched people yet? Consumer products ...
    You may have noticed a lot of them did not stay.

    And I'm sure you're tired of hearing "I used to be a fan" like she says. You must be hearing it all the time.
    What did Coyle call it again, Planet Lance? In hindsight, the guy was probably right.

    I happen to know the poster, she's been watching the TdF for 30+ years and has an so many facts and figures. She's a fan if I ever saw one.

    Oh hey, and I live in Austin. I've been seeing a couple of things.
    Austinite Sue

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 2:11 AM  

  • C'mon, with a few exceptions (including Velogal) there are two kinds of people who have hung around Lance:

    Those (like his ex wife, agent, top teammates, etc.) who have become wealthy and those who failed trying to sue him for a piece of the pie.

    Kristin is a millionaire, the kids are well taken care of. Most of us would be happy to "suffer" that kind of sacrifice.

    Armstrong grabs a beer and the haters come out of the woodwork. Unreal.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 9:04 AM  

  • I do not begrudge him party time, but I do think in the public perception, not just cycling fans, it takes away from the image of being a serious person on the mission to fight cancer. I wish he were a bit more discreet and didn't appear so much like a "frat boy". The only pix out there are party pix, not pix of serious work and time with the kids. Maybe his PR people need to work harder.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 9:06 AM  

  • I don't see how his image is suffering. Many celebrities have pictures far worse than these circulating on the internet. They aren't being displayed in reputable newspapers or on reputable web sites.

    I disagree with you that Armstrong's people should be taking the media along when Armstrong works in the cancer community. It's one of the biggest reasons, in my opinion, to admire Armstrong. He goes into hospitals and visits with children going through cancer treatments. No one ever talks about that because Armstrong doesn't bring the media. If he did, some people would criticize him for THAT. The guy cannot win either way.

    Not saying this applies to you but the haters ought to find someone else to hate.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:33 PM  

  • I couldn't agree more. Whatever he seems to do, people always feel the need to criticize him. Unlike us he can't go out and have fun without being noticed and why is it a bad thing if he does. Does the fact that he has fun make him a bad dad? For as much as we know the kids are on a vacation with their mother. Does the fact that he has fun with friends mean he stopped working for and with the cancersociety? Does any of us know how many hours he spends doing that? The person above is right, he doesn't bring the media in to the hospitals he visits or have them watch him as he writes mails to cancerpatients or answers phonecalss on the subject. I think he works very hard to keep the issue out there and deserves a break. It's easy to comment on a person while sitting back and doing nothing yourself. The guy is 34, he should be able to have fun(even as a father of 3).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10:15 PM  

  • Takes great stamina to show that much lack of class in one short summer.

    Would be great if he weren't so blatantly in everyone's face about it all though.

    What father of three? Father is just a word, it should be a title people deserve or not.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 5:43 AM  

  • One word : rehab. And we're not talking beer.
    Grow up!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 5:46 AM  

  • Lance has allways been grown up. People expect miracles from him, but hes just like you and me. Yes he has 7 Tour de France wins and came backfrom death but at the end of the day people need to cut him some slack.

    Worry about your own lives people, worry about the millions of people getting cancer every year, worry about the starving children in Africa, but really, is it necassary to talk about some one who you really dont know, and the things you do know about are the ones coming out of tabloids??? Just doesnt make much sense.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 7:30 AM  

  • Some of you folks sound like you're on the payroll. Don't worry, one day your eyes will open.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:10 AM  

  • Regression ...

    "Well provided for" kinda says it all doesn't it.

    People do expect the impossible. Like acting his age. Why should he?

    If this is not a "because I can" situation, nothing is.

    As a cancer survivor and former band wearer myself ... I'd rather someone with a bit more dignity (not the same as ego) spoke up for cancer survivors.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:18 AM  

  • The ol' "former band wearer" argument is out now. That's already a classic.

    We've now had the "former fan," the "former admirer," the "cancer survivor" and the "former band wearer".

    And yet, here you are posting on an LA fan site! That is trolling epitomized.

    You guys (if in fact you are not all the same obsessed individual) should form a traveling show and cross the U.S. pushing your cause. Good luck and don't forget Texas!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 2:57 AM  

  • GOSH.... most of you living in US and may never been abroad. If you were - maybe would have learned that one person IS ABLE to "have fun" AND "work hard / live strong" IN ONE PERSON.

    Have you ever thought about the fact how your live would be shown if you were high-profile??? Hope not too perfect because otherwise I have to call you "God"....

    Do you know pictures of Jan Ullrich drinking a beer on a post-race-evening? And believe me - we Europeans loved him because he is NOT Mr.Perfect - so please let even your (and mine!) Mr. Armstrong just be Lance!!!

    Lance - live your live AND have fun! Hope you enjoy every minute of your live - now you have the time to do what ever you want. And thank you for still fighting cancer!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 3:49 AM  

  • All I see is Mr Armstrong livingstrong, some of you tend to miss that. Keep doing what you doing Lance.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 8:46 AM  

  • Lance is showing his true colors and they aren't pretty. He's nothing more than a spoiled ego maniac who uses everyone around him until he's gotten everything he can out of them and then he drops them.

    Don't even stop stroking his over-inflated ego or he can't handle it!

    There are millions of more admirable cancer survivors out there who are truly livingstrong. Living good lives, having fun, working hard and not screwing everyone over with their own god complexes like Mr. Armstrong does.

    Lance is and will always be an amazing athlete and anyone who defeats cancer must be given credit ... but in no way is he an admirable human being.

    By Anonymous MizzouGrad, At 10:39 PM  

  • When will people get over their hatred of the guy? Mizzougrad, how petty can you be? The people he "used" are all wealthy, set for life because of his excelling at what he does. He fights cancer for everyone, even for you. And yet according to you he's not an admirable human being because he rubs YOU the wrong way?

    With your "logic," Martin Luther King wouldn't qualify as an admirable human being to the hypocrites of the world either. Too many faults! Prosecute him!

    But you know what, no one cares about the hypocrites. Move on already, mizzougrad, and get over it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 12:59 AM  

  • Not everyone he used is "wealthy and set for life" because of him and his talent.

    The only people that he used who got anything from it are those who still kiss his ass or those who had the legal right to do so (i.e. business wise, ex wife etc)

    Cancer research and funding is hugely important and what Lance's foundation does is stellar. But most of that is his foundation, not him specifically. All he does now is go around stroking his own ego with a few talks here and there between his partying and whoring. Like I said, there are a lot more admirable cancer survivors in the world and a lot more admirable people doing work to fight and prevent it.

    The cause is important, the foundation is admirable but the man as a person is not.

    And people don't always do "good" things for the right reasons. I think when Lance started the foundation and started the work in the cancer community, he was doing it for the right reasons. But somewhere along the way, his ego outgrew his care for anyone else in the world. Now he just does it to look important. (Just my two cents)

    By Anonymous mizzougrad, At 8:16 AM  

  • gee, never thought I could see so much hate on one page. I got told that I musnt bring Lance and Sheryl thing to the the Sheryl Crow forum, but it looks like the sheryl Crow forumers are poping in to say hi..

    You cant have your cake and eat it...

    cant wait for all the haters to bite back now...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:42 PM  

  • OMG

    this can't be true

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:31 AM  

  • anybody who believs that is stupid

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 6:51 AM  

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