The big news of the day was Oprah Winfrey’s candid interview with now disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.  For a decade, Armstrong said he never used performance enhancing drugs, but he promised to be open and honest with Oprah on any question she asked him.  She asked him straight up, and Armstrong admitted that he did in fact use performance enhancing drugs to win the Tour De France.  Armstrong also apologized to his charity LIVESTRONG for misrepresenting them.  At the same time, Armstrong had to be careful about what he said because there are still legal repercussions.  People can still sue him, and his admissions on Oprah could be used in the courtroom.  Either way, it was an emotional day on Oprah, and it will be interesting to see what Armstrong does next with his life.


And there is follow-up the sad situation of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot his girlfriend 9 times and then killed himself at the team facilities.  According to the autopsy report, Belcher was drunk when he committed the crime and the suicide.  Sure, there were definitely more issues at play, but it just gets extra depressing considering that it was all done in a drunken state.  This was a horrible tragedy that could have been prevented, but unfortunately it happened.  All teams can do now is try to care for their players in both a physical and mental regard.

Finally, ESPN is apologizing to Miss Alabama Katherine Webb.  Webb is the girlfriend of Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron.  She was featured in the stands, and ESPN’s color commentator Brent Mussberger said some suggestive comments about her, basically implying that she was really really pretty.  Well that attention caused Webb to gain an additional 120,000 twitter followers during the course of the game and made her a public figure overnight.  ESPN feels bad for drawing attention to sexuality during a sporting event, and has issued a public apology to Webb.  Although there is no indicator whether or not Webb was actually offended by the comments.

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  1. Kim January 15th, 2013 9:37 am

    I saw the Mussberger comments and they basically amounted to “hubba, hubba.” And she is a pageant winner who supposedly enjoys being recognized for her beauty (as well as her other talents, i’m sure). Not sure why there was a need for an apology. A bit absurd for ESPN to feels bad for drawing attention to sexuality during a sporting event. Are they going to apologize for the Knicks City Dancers too?

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