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Lance and the Tour de France

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by ntexasdude, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. ntexasdude

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    You know, if Lance wins this thing I think he will go down as one of the, if not, the greatest endurance athletes of all time. This guy is a STUD! Pete Sampras could be my second pick. Not talking about sports like football but sports that require pure unadulterated STAMINA.

    What do ya'll think. :p
     
  2. olgeezer

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    Amateur wrestlers, boxers, swimmers, long distance and gymnasts all need a great deal of stamina. But at the head of the pack, I would place myself, moving from the recliner to bed or bath. :D
     
  3. ntexasdude

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    But to be able to do it year after year after year after year like Armstrong and Sampras have done. Incredible No? :confused:
     
  4. Ray_Clum

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    Particularly for Lance, doing it one year on chemo...

    If the frogs didn't protest too much, we could just call it the Tour de Lance...
     
  5. ntexasdude

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    Well folks, he's done it. 7 straight wins of one of the most grueling physical challenges in the world. Way to go Lance - YOU DA MAN!!!
    :us: !pride :up: :kickbutt:
     
  6. n8dagr8

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    I must say...he is one sick man! I could ride a bike down the hill here to the store, let alone for 23 days or whatever.

    GO LANCE!
     
  7. kcho6

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    It's definitely true of Lance, but Pete Sampras? Why would he be considered a top endurance athlete?
     
  8. cdru

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    Agreed. He may be a great athlete, but not as the biggest stud. But I guess the qualities that make a person a "stud" are different. Top of my "studs" lists would be Armstrong for his determiniation, staying on top of his game for so long especially during the early years fighting cancer, and his endurance. Peyton Manning for his knowledge of the game and his ability to seemingly change the game to suit his purposes, not the other way around. Michael Jordan...the basketball years...no need to say more on this. Tiger Woods also has the makes of being a stud. I'd say he's 3/4 the way there.
     
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    I think tennis is a great endurance sport. When you get to Pete's level it's just you and another world class athlete. No teamates like football or basketball. Tennis matches can last 2 hours or 5 hours. To play at that level for 5 straight hours makes you special. At any moment given there are only 3 or 4 guys capable of even challenging you.

    Sampras is one of those rare birds who was able to do it year after year after year. I think it puts him in a very elite class. He's also the top tennis money earner of all time.
     

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