Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 09, 2013
Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong has apparently decided to come clean about his use of performance-enhancing substances. So, who gets the exclusive? ESPN? Bob Costas? Jim Nantz? Surely a titan of sports journalism would be required for such a massive story, right?
Nope, he’s going on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” to cry and beg for forgiveness. Excuse us while we play the world’s smallest violin.
Lance Armstrong news nobody wants to hear is breaking so slowly & painfully I now expect him to say he's taking his talents to South Beach.—
Eric Rudnick (@ERudnick) January 09, 2013
I already wrote my headline for after Lance Armstrong innaview airs "Lance Armstrong still doesn't get it." Just a hunch.—
Jessica Danielle (@NFLGoodwitch) January 09, 2013
Lance Armstrong chooses Oprah for his first interview since being stripped of titles. Someone is angling for sympathy and a hug.—
Emilie Gramenz (@emgramenz) January 09, 2013
Wonder if Oprah will be as mad at Lance Armstrong for doing drugs as she was at James Frey for not doing them—
J. Doug Hatings (@basquiatball) January 09, 2013
OPRAH: Did you cheat in the Tour de France?
LANCE: No. I've never even been to France.—
Chris Urquhart (@chrisurquhart) January 09, 2013
The “no-holds barred” interview is scheduled to air Jan. 17.
Editor’s note: This post has been amended to indicate that Armstrong’s chat with Oprah Winfrey will be on her prime time program, “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”