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Date Posted: 08:14:12 08/26/04 Thu
Author: welcome to the world of house
Subject: Re: Pro's don't like bracelets
In reply to: Abundance Guy 's message, "Re: Pro's don't like bracelets" on 08:10:08 08/26/04 Thu

>>>There are all sorts of symbols that people can wear
>>>bring to mind one cause or another. You're putting
>>>words in my mouth regarding water bottles. That's an
>>>entirely different deal. In a competitive arena the
>>>bracelet is more akin to a Lakers basketball player
>>>writing "Pistons Rule" on his shoes. It calls the
>>>nature of the competition into question.
>>Parden my language but that's a load of crap. Whether
>>you, personally, think it symbolizes Lance or not it
>>is a symbol for the fight against cancer, it is
>>something that has raised around $8 million for that
>>fight. Perhaps you haven't experienced cancer like
>>most people have...including people like Basso and
>>many others in the pro peloton. Your Lakers analogy
>>is so offbase it's not even funny. Now if the Pistons
>>put out a bracelet that had a motto that didn't
>>include their name and all the money went to a certain
>>charity fighting a disease that has affected almost
>>everyone in this world in some way then you might have
>>a comparison. How is the water bottle thing different
>>but "Pistons Rule" is the same? If I am riding up a
>>mountain in a race in great heat and my biggest rival
>>for victory has a water bottle and hands it to me
>>wouldn't that be a bit more of an incentive to let him
>>win then wearing a bracelet symbolising the fight
>>against cancer? Perhaps it says something about you if
>>you think a small bracelet symbolising the fight
>>against cancer can "call the nature of competition
>>into question."
>You're overreacting. I'm allowed to have a different
>opinion than you without having my character called
>into question.

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