Somebody shoot this guy and put him out of his misery…

Ron Borges writes for NBC Sports and covers boxing and the NFL for the Boston Globe.The Spike Report pointed me to this piece — Great feat, but not a great athlete — about Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France victory. The reader poll on the page disagrees with him 96% to 4%, and I agree with Spike that this has got to be a deliberate provocation. Even taking into account the fact that he might actually have to like boxing to cover it for a major media outlet, could he possibly really be so dense as to believe that cycling is just “pumping your legs up and down while your feet are strapped to bicycle pedals”, variations on which theme he repeats over and over like a mantra in this piece? And, if “for my money, being the greatest athlete in the world involves strength, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, mental toughness and the ability to make your body do things that defy description”, which of those are not true of a world-class cyclist? Maybe Borges’ wife was unfaithful to a real man like him with some sissy cyclist or something…