OJ Simpson is a no good lying murdering S.O.B!
That doesn't change the FACT that he was a GREAT running back....Sorry! :)
Again. I think some are confusing apples and oranges. Two different things.
Why do you keep claiming everyone is in confusion.
Jerry Sandusky did wonderful things. So what? Am I to promote or somehow tell my kids about his positive attributes while ignoring his personal problems because they are two different things?
So your telling me that at some party, when someone says that Jerry is a scumbag, that I should compartmentalize it, and makes sure folks understand what a wonderful person he was and how many folks he helped. Get real!
So nobody can say anything about Lance with also including his riding achievements. Everytime we say anything about Lance, like "What a dirt bag" we need to acknowledge his positive contributions also?
Some say that Hitler had positive qualities also. But I really do not need to go there.
What you want to do is ignore apples, and only discuss oranges. That's fine. I get it. You need to stay positive and for every person saying something about his negative qualities, you feel the need to stand up and praise his good qualities. Good for you.
But why are you the one getting upset pointing the finger at others. If I say he is a piece of crap, then to me he is a piece of crap. Why does that bother you? And if I do not say in reply to someone suggesting he is scum, with a comment like "Yeah, but he was a heck of a rider!" please get over it.
I don't give credit to scumbags by suggesting "Yeah, but he was a great running back, a great bike rider, a great book writer (Hitler). I don't need to add the "but" while placing them any further than the gutter that he (they) now stand.
I find it amusing that after everything had now come out, that you feel the need in your life to actually care whether others give proper credit to his achievements. Perhaps there are other things in life more important than having the need to stand up for a guy like Lance making sure that everyone gives credit where you think it applies. This is your battle line....sticking up for a scumbag and somehow making it your fight to make sure everyone still respects his riding? :roll: Wow!