@Mike From what I understand, it was extended.
Mike — I looked into that. If the feds are in "talks" with other parties, then the deadline is arbitrary. We have indications they will join.
Coyle: "Former teammates thought he was contrite, even if no one else saw it."
So, I think this will all be noted for what he didn't say more than what he did say. Of note, that he did not mention:
UCI complacency, Thomas Weisel, and of course the comeback
Betsy: "The way he was on the phone with us (apologizing) was very different than the way he was on TV... Being contrite is a new concept to Lance."
wow. Anderson. "Jeff, I don't know how often you're running out there."
Coyle: He has a cinematic notion of himself.
Coyle: "It's a puzzle he would do this in front of 4.3M viewers"
Matt G: Chris C. has avoided the spotlight here, for the most part. We'll look into it.
Funny moment, seeing Anderson Cooper explain to legal analyst that triathlon is actually a pretty big community/sport
Several comments over past few days that Dan Coyle looks a bit like Matthew Perry during his time on "Friends". Not gonna touch that one.
Wait, yes I am. He does.
Betsy, just stunned. "He's just not getting it."
Betsy: "Are you kidding me? You lost $75M? Boo hoo hoo. What about Greg LeMond's bike company? What about Scott Mercier not having a career? He's just not getting it."
On the topic of the $250K "bribe" offer to USADA, both Betsy and Strickland say they believe Tygart, not Armstrong
Bottom line: Oprah was a mistake.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Noobin says, from legal side of things, Oprah interview was "a huge mistake"
Betsy: "Kristin distributed drugs for Lance. I have a HUGE problem with that."
Betsy, on Kik: She distributed drugs for Lance.
Dan Coyle explaining to Anderson Cooper the Biological Passport. Coyle is a very, very smart man, and also very humble.
Toobin said that Armstrong will be compelled to testify under oath in the future. This is correct. Assuming that Lance was telling the truth in the Oprah interview and that he was planning to tell the truth when under oath in the future, I do not think that the interview was a huge mistake from a legal perspective. Now, if he changes his story again in the future that is a different story.
Betsy, could Lance ever regain your trust? "Who knows? He's going through this range of emotions. On the phone he seemed sincere. Then on TV, stuff comes out of his mouth. He's cherry picking what the truth is. He just doesn't get it... I know it's a process. I know it's baby steps. But I think it's not going very well."
Cooper, talking about Armstrong's "Just layin' around" tweet: "That wasn't that long ago!"
Coyle: "There's something childlike about Lance. He sees something, and he wants to get it. It's like he's stuck at a certain age."
Statement from USADA CEO Travis Tygart, regarding Armstrong's 2004 offer of a $250,000 "donation" to USADA: "“We stand by the facts both in the Reasoned Decision and in the 60 Minutes interview."
Word is that Armstrong was NOT paid, at all, for his appearance on Oprah's show
Getting close to shutting down for the evening
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Coyle says Armstrong's comeback will be "somewhere along the spectrum of Pete Rose and Bill Clinton"
And on that note... thanks everyone for stopping by. It's been a massive, and surreal, week in the cycling community. I'm going to follow Matt D's advice and go ride my bike tomorrow. Hope you all do as well. Until next time...