Nothing more and nothing less than expected, this hyped interview (also see part two of the transcript) given by a Lance Armstrong, sitting in a very composed manner in Oprah’s comfy confessional box: a lot of crisp and clear confessions – not really to the surprise of anyone out there.
But: There is a difference between confession and remorse.
Did anyone hear anything pointing to the latter?
I must have missed it.
Or was it in fact LA himself who missed „it“, namely: to fully grasp the fact of this Oprah interview potentially being the last chance to come clean with a lot of things (and people) and to really seek forgiveness from those he has lied to (and – even physically – threatened!) throughout all those year?
An interesting experience, by the way, to turn down the volume on the interview and to fully concentrate on LA’s body language. Since the suit jacket was tailored just fine, something else must have given him the itches here and there: That said more than a thousand words… and way more than the teary talk about his son standing up for him bla bla bla …
Too bad some 30min of what LA was saying were cut from the material and not aired. Maybe that would have been the part for which it would have been rewarding to fully crank up the volume.
Oh, just to be clear:
I used to be a huge admirer of the outstanding athlete LA (which he might actually have been as the best of all those substance abusers) and the impressive founder of the Livestrong foundation …