July 25th, 2004
Well, there it is folks. Perhaps the most amazing comeback we'll ever see. A man struck down in his prime by testicular cancer came back and won his sixth Tour de France. It's never been done before. Some say it never will be again.
From everything I've ever heard about him, he's a wonderful human being. Today, the most expensive hotel in France flies the flag of Texas. I caught the Tour late unfortunately. Just in time to see a few stages of Armstrong taking the yellow jersey and blow away the competition.
While there's rumors that he'll take a year off and perhaps that this'll be his last one, I dearly hope he goes for seven. He's said he's wanted seven before. I hope he gets it.
On another note, we've added one to our stuffed animal collection. relsqui has been longingly staring at these cuddly dogs at Safeway. I decided that I would no longer deny her that luxury and bought it for her.
I'd considered getting one for her on the sly, but it would have been far too difficult as it worked out.
It's extraordinarily soft and cuddly. I'm glad that Chip came to live with us. ; )
|Date:||July 25th, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC)|| |
Armstrong is an amazing fellow. I'm not a sports fan, but I can appreciate everything that he has accomplished. It's just breathtaking, really, how hard he pummeled the competitions's ass this time. If you can call them competition.
|Date:||July 25th, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)|| |
I'm not a sports fan, but I can appreciate everything that he has accomplished.
That really sums it up. One doesn't have to be a sports fan, because the impressive thing has nothing to do with the sport itself. He enthusiastically puts his body through things that most people will never do and will never want to, and again and again he comes out on top.
Especially after last year when he struggled to get through and only really had a comfortable margin on the last day of the tour.