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Date Posted: 08:35:38 08/26/04 Thu
Author: Jeff
Subject: Re: Pro's don't like bracelets
In reply to: welcome to the world of house 's message, "Re: Pro's don't like bracelets" on 08:14:12 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.
>>>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
>>>put out a bracelet that had a motto that didn't
>>>include their name and all the money went to a
>>>charity fighting a disease that has affected almost
>>>everyone in this world in some way then you might
>>>a comparison. How is the water bottle thing
>>>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
>>>win then wearing a bracelet symbolising the fight
>>>against cancer? Perhaps it says something about you
>>>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.

In defence of House, competition is one thing, but people's lives are another. Come on they are not bloodlust gladiators. When Casartelli and Keviel died, they were all somber and paid tribute, regardless of team or country. I'm sure most of the riders have had cancer in the family or with someone close. I'm also sure they all want to beat Lance, but hold in high regard his battle with cancer. Besides I don't hear too many atheletes bash anothers charity.

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  • Wow, another anonymous rip on me, what a big person you are! (NT) -- House, 08:38:29 08/26/04 Thu
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