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 9, 2013
Will he jump on the couch? Lance Armstrong giving Oprah exclusive interview: Is this it? http://t.co/ISKM0UeP
— ICLA (@CyclingLaw) January 9, 2013
— John Petit (@Scream13) January 9, 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 9, 2013
Wonder if Oprah will be as mad at Lance Armstrong for doing drugs as she was at James Frey for not doing them
— Contrarian Barbarian (@basquiatball) January 9, 2013
— Andrea (@durasellbunnies) January 9, 2013
OPRAH: Did you cheat in the Tour de France?
LANCE: No. I've never even been to France.
— Chris Urquhart (@chrisurquhart) January 9, 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.”