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Some Guy at ESPN is a Moron

I don’t watch or listen to ESPN, so I don’t know who Tony Kornheiser is, but from the sound of it, he’s an idiot.

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9 Comments

  1. BradleyMarch 18, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I first became aware of these hateful, ignorant comments through Lance Armstrongs Twitter updates. These kinds of naive comments are shocking to hear, but we’ve all encountered people on the road who seem to have the attitude that the only thing that deserves the road is something with four wheels that burns fuel. His description of “nothing but bikes and buses” “like Beijing” sounds like paradise to me.

    ESPN needs to hear what we think of Tony’s opinion

  2. JBMarch 19, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Just another uneducated idiot. I think most drivers don’t have a problem sharing the road. The ESPN guy probably doesn’t even know how to ride a bike.

  3. Albert MaruggiMarch 19, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I’m a cyclist and I don’t appreciate defending those cyclists who do ride 3 and 4 abreast. Cyclists should be considerate and ride single file on crowded streets. Tony did go over the top with the nature lovers references, so he does need to get a few shots for “piling on with the peanut gallery”, they feed their own laughter but please let’s use this as an opportunity to also rein in the zealots in the cycling world who give our group a tarnished image.

  4. RyanMarch 19, 2010 at 12:50 am

    The ESPN guy probably does’nt even know that anything exists outside his little sheltered bubble……and his paycheck,what an absolute PINHEAD,here in New Zealand a bike is classed as a vehicle thus needing to obay the road rules which also means if I so wish to I could ride down the center of the lane I am in and hold up traffic as I am restricted to whatever speed I can do,this is my right as a cyclist on a public road,it is mainly through common courtesy that we ride as close to the cerb as posible,what if we all rode in the center of our chosen lane,we cant get arrested as we are only doing what the law dictates……….thats my two cents,and hes still a pinhead

  5. timmyleesixxMarch 19, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Kornheiser is an idiot. He writes a column for the Washington Post in Wahington, DC. He also co-hosted Monday Night Football very briefly until he got yanked from that spot.
    I don’t have any respect for him at all. This isn’t the first time he’s put his foot in his mouth.

  6. josieMarch 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    So last i checked. These kind of statements are considerd: Simple assualt: “verbal threats to impose fear of fatality in a person”. Or even worse Terrorist threats: ” The pronunciation of an intended fatal threat to a group of individuals.”

    Just repeating the law. By the way the first is a 2nd deg misdemeanor; the latter is a felony.

    “You cyclist act like you own the road!”
    - Damn strait I own the road; Just like you do. The speed limit is a maximum speed not a required speed.

  7. WendyMarch 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I heard he has apologized and in some subsequent interview, Lance was going to take him to task on his comment. Anyone know this for certain?

  8. MyrriahMarch 19, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Here is him apologizing and Lance making him feel like a jackass. http://www.stationcaster.com/player.php?s=65&c=580&f=45332

  9. AlexMarch 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    i think the major problem is that there are jerks who ride abreast in traffic, or IN THE MIDDLE of traffic when they really shouldn’t, and that gives a bad name to all cyclists -even those of us who are responsible and considerate.
    the worst is when you’re on your bike and someone yells at you to get on the sidewalk.. it’s a side”WALK”, not ride…

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