Superhero vs. Villain

Good and evil, there is never one without the other.

Merlin, Excaliber (1981)

In all the comics, books, and movies I have read and seen, whenever a superhero is born, so is a super villain. Batman had the Joker. Obi Wan and Darth Vader. Pick the superhero and I’ll give you their nemesis.

Now I guess I should not be surprised that as the world is anointing Slipstream as the new superteam in the fight for a clean sport, I hear the ominous music of John Williams in the background. Yes, the man who wrote the one score that has kept a generation out of the water along with a sinister score that accompanied the center of evil for the entire universe. Cue the new supervillain. Rock Racing.

This follows the Hollywood script to the letter. Each side even has a member who was turned. David Millar, turned from the dark side and now fights for Slipstream while the boy next door, Tyler Hamilton, sports the dreaded skull of Rock Racing.

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Ground breaking anti-doping program vs. rule breaking ex-cons. Argyle vs. body art. Who will win in the fight for the golden fleece of the Tour de France?

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4 Responses to Superhero vs. Villain

  1. omc says:

    I can only hope that the dark side kicks the crap out of the phoney do gooders from Slipstream. What a complete farce from Boulder.

  2. pelotonjim says:

    Let the games begin!

  3. At first I thought that RR would be good for the sport – and I gotta admit having Super Mario on was a major factor (I was a huge Saeco fan). But now I’m not so sure. I hadn’t heard/read anything like your comparison before (slipstream vs. RR) but it’s spot on. You ought to flesh it out and submit it to one of the mags. I esp liked how you pointed out the guys who turned.

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