Lance now has the opportunity to become a powerful advocate for change. For all his faults, he has been a tremendous leader in the fight against cancer. He's not a despicable person and I'd love to see him channel his positive energy into a new cause.
In a previous piece I described Lance as "one of the biggest control freaks in history." It came out in the interview time and time again. I'm pretty sure that he wishes that forgiveness could be switched on.
The conundrum is how much it matters that someone who has done such real good for real people is now revealed to have built much of his achievement and image on a foundation of deception, cheating and lies.
Technical wizardry in the recording studio has literally changed the playing field so that, like elite athletes, singers either "digitally dope" to compete in a very competitive arena where perfect vocals are expected, or they risk being seen as sub-par in an industry where "everyone's doing it."
The Olympic spirit stresses mutual understanding, friendship, solidarity and fair play. Yet by some estimates as many as 1,000 of these competitors could have used performance enhancing drugs to smooth their progress to the games.
Sports is about putting all sorts of people in the spotlight. It's about proving that you don't need a fancy degree or rich father to catapult yourself to fame -- you just need talent and a good attitude.
I guess the odds makers aren't Tebowing. Denver goes into New England a 13 1/2 point underdog tomorrow night. I don't bet or advocate sports betting, but Tim Tebow has proved just about everyone wrong.
If you think the world revolves around sports, think again. Lady Gaga has the most followers on Twitter, approaching 18 million. You have to go down to 17th place to find an athlete, Brazilian soccer star Kaka, 7.9 million.
With the news that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning underwent stem cell treatment in Europe for his neck, comes word that free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens is in Korea for the same kind of treatment on his knee.
The performance-enhancing drug problem in mixed martial arts is bigger than many may appreciate. It is time for Olympic-style testing including random year around sampling and blood testing in elite MMA.
Down in the hard wiring and chemistry of the brain's survival instincts, if you show someone a picture of Roger Clemens and talk about the charges that he lied, it's like showing them a picture of a snake.
Tiger comes to mind every Father's Day when I start to think about the complex impact dads and their dreams, even obsessions, about sports success have on their sons (and ever more often now, on their daughters).