While it's easy for parents to get angry at men like Lance Armstrong for letting kids down, situations like his present a great opportunity to talk to kids about dealing with disappointment. And about what it means to admire someone for a particular talent or skill versus what it means to consider a person a role model.
Anyone who thinks Lance Armstrong's current apologia is more than self-serving is more naïve than people who think it's normal to ride a bike up a mountain faster than most athletes can ride one down.
After nearly 15 years of vehement denials, Lance Armstrong may confess, it is widely rumored. Here are some very human deceit-avoidance lessons we can learn, from Lance's situation.
Can Lance still be a hero and a role model if by confessing he encourages others who have lied and cheated in sports and other aspects of their lives to do the same? Or is his legacy forever tarnished and branded as a fraud. Only time will tell.
It makes me wonder if Armstrong has already endured the toughest conversation of his life, one that predated the chat with Oprah. I wonder if he sat below those seven well-lit Tour de France jerseys on display in his Austin home, with five kids next to him on the sofa, and explained to them What Dad Did.
Lance Armstrong reportedly tells Oprah Winfrey that he used performance enhancing drugs.
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The Australian Open is underway. Novak Djokovic, bidding for his third straight title, easily won his opening round match.
Lance Armstrong's downfall is a striking example of what can go wrong in teams. The Jordan-Pippen-Rodman Chicago Bulls trio exemplifies "good" teamwork, standing in stark contrast to the team that surrounded the most celebrated cyclist of all time.
How is it possible that Lance Armstrong, who has professed his innocence more than any athlete in history, is suddenly reversing course and willing to admit guilt?
How, you ask, could a tiny operation like My Little Publishing Company get its hands on this sensational material even before the New York Times or TM...
Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven first-place finishes in the Tour de France after an investigation found him guilty of cheating, is said...
Like so many, I was overcome with emotion and pride at Lance's achievement. Then, just four months later, I faced my own cancer diagnosis and ironically, it was cycling that taught me to endure chemotherapy.
As a savvy publishing company my plan was to scoop up one of the great fallen heroes of 2012 for the rights to their mega mea culpa. I put in a call to John Edwards in Raleigh, North Carolina.
In case you expect me to include 50 Shades of Grey, the Kardashians or Clint Eastwood's profound discussion with a chair, sorry, but nobody actually rated them highly.
It took professional wrestling some 80 years to finally admit it's fake. How long will it take Sammy Sosa?