SI Columnist Criticizes Media for Overlooking Lance Armstrong's Achievement
Richard Ziegler pointed out this piece in Sports Illustrated by Jack McCallum that takes the American sports media to task for failing to properly cover Lance Armstrong's second consecutive victory in the Tour de France. McCallum wrote, "Now that the weekend results are in, we see that Armstrong's
six-minute victory in the Tour was every bit as dominating as Woods' win
at St. Andrews, but will no doubt be the secondary story on most sports
pages Monday morning, as well as on the tongues of most Americans,
ESPN refers to Woods and Armstrong as if they shared the spotlight on either side of the English Channel. How can that be when network television didn't even bother to show anything on the final day of the Tour? And isn't it true that ABC and ESPN are not renewing their contract to cover the Tour for next year?