USA Today sportswriter and Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Sal Ruibal wrote how he doesn’t accept ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser’s lame apology:
Sorry, but I don’t accept Tony Kornheiser’s phony apology.
That’s the M.O. of these creeps: make an outrageous statement, say they’re sorry and reap the higher ratings numbers.
I’m glad that Lance Armstrong took the time to get the global cycling community riled up about this, but in the end, Kornheiser got a lot of publicity and an invitation to go for a bike ride with the world’s most famous biker. Not a bad day’s work in the sports media business.
Lance doesn’t live in my town, so he can forgive. I live in the D.C. area and ride here and don’t want Kornheiser-inspired idiots trying to hurt me or my friends. Saying motorists should attack cyclists with their cars is pretty damn close to a terrorist threat. If his name was Abdul and he posted a rant that said Muslims should attack Americans with their cars, he would be on his way to Guantanamo in a heartbeat.
Oh, he was just kidding. He really meant to say they should just “tap” the bikers with their two-ton guided missiles.
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