Tuesday, July 5

Tour de Lance Redeux

Tour de Lance
Tour de Lance
originally uploaded by Gileskirk.
No, he's not a good role model. No, he's not an admirable public figure. No, he doesn't even pretend to be a nice guy--much less a Christian. But, has there ever been a more remarkable athlete--in any sport? That's the sort of question folks will argue ad infinitum for years to come. Lance Armstrong certainly has lent substantial credence to such speculations--claiming the yellow jersey during the fourth stage of what Hemmingway rightly described as "the greatest sporting event in the world." The Tour de France is indeed beginning to look like the Tour de Lance. Will he make it a perfect seven? Maybe, just maybe!

4 comments:

Ben House said...

Dr. Grant,
You misspelled Hemingway (Hemmingway) in the same way his friend Scott Fitzgerald misspelled it. And it was in the context of an event in France which is where Ernest and Scott became friends. Brilliant yet subtle work on your part.

Ben House

George said...

Ben: I am amazed anyone picked up on that--but if anyone would, it certainly would be you! Blessings, friend.

allglory2christ said...

Re. the Grantian comment, "But, has there ever been a more remarkable athlete--in any sport? That's the sort of question folks will argue ad infinitum for years to come," I say what Christ did on the cross (athletically, emotionally, spiritually, internal and external) in contrast to Armstrong makes Armstrong's feat look like a 10 yard tricycle sprint, especially since Lance's potential 7 wins will profit him nothing if he doesn't embrace the feat of Christ on his behalf.

allglory2christ said...

Re. the Grantian comment, "But, has there ever been a more remarkable athlete--in any sport? That's the sort of question folks will argue ad infinitum for years to come," I say what Christ did on the cross (athletically, emotionally, spiritually, internal and external) in contrast to Armstrong makes Armstrong's feat look like a 10 yard tricycle sprint, especially since Lance's potential 7 wins will profit him nothing if he doesn't embrace the feat of Christ on his behalf.