Is Lance Armstrong overexposed?

When do you stop being famous for your work and begin to be famous for being famous? Is that the point of overexposure? I think Brad and Angelina have crossed that line a while ago and are now in the overexposed realm. No one is close to the world record holder George Hamilton or Zsa Zsa Gabor.

What side of the line does the Lance Cam fall? Pay $4.99 to watch Lance run the New York Marathon tomorrow sounds awfully close. Maybe he is still OK. We’ll know he’s gone too far if he ends up on shows like the Love Boat and Hollywood Squares or the more recent Dancing with the Stars. Also Lance, don’t visit third world nations to adopt your next child.

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4 Responses to Is Lance Armstrong overexposed?

  1. Old Runner Guy says:

    Turn the question around, what time does he have to run to justify is exposure? If he runs sub three hours, he’s ok. Limps across the line over 3:30 and he’s a characterizer of his former self.

  2. pelotonjim says:

    True. Like Michael Jordan trying Baseball. Only downside. If he makes it to the majors, well of course, He’s Michael Jordan. If he misses, then he’s mortal. My guess Lance needs to be sub 2:30 – 2:35 is his line.

  3. matthew says:

    Given how much he said he trained for the NYC M, it’s not that much of a surprise.

    What got to me, as a serious cyclist, were his comments after the race. It’s going to feed the bicycling hata sports talk guys for decades.

  4. pelotonjim says:

    I always discount post race explanations but I do think he treated this lightly which is surprising for a guy like Lance.

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