Bikehacks.com does not have a long tradition of pointing to news stories distributed by "real" media companies/organizations, but occasionally I read something I find interesting that I think is worth passing along to readers. Rick Reilly is a sports writer and I ran across a story he wrote about Lance Armstrong yesterday.
I don't know how to feel about Lance choosing not to fight the USADA, but I do know that I believe way too much money is spent on professional sports or issues pertaining to professional sports. For example, it makes me sad to hear that over 300,000 jobs related to education have been lost since 2009 and yet the USADA spent millions (with no apparent evidence in the end) to vilify Lance Armstrong. And then there were the millions of dollars spent trying to prove Roger Clemens took steroids. When I hear stories like this I begin to think of ways that I believe that money could have been better spent. What's better, hunting down cheaters or funding programs for hard working "normal" people? I don't have the answer, I just have the question(s).
Anyway, if you are interested in quick read/perspective on the Lance story, Rick Reilly's story can be found here. I for one will likely don some yellow on Friday.