BikeAlike: Falling Down

Hello all.  This time around we have one person felled by a computer.  The other felled by his own demons.

I present one Ken Jennings; taken out by Watson, the IBM supercomputer on Jeopardy!.

Ken Jennings

The second of today’s pairing is the enigmatic Floyd Landis; winner and loser of the 2006 Tour de France.

Floyd Landis

 

Ken Jennings, while seemingly smug, doesn’t irritate me like he does some people.  I’m totally jealous of what he did on Jeopardy! – I can’t get past the online contestant searches.

Floyd on the other hand has done his best to burn all bridges he had in cycling.  He denied everything for years and even took in donations for his defense, then about faced and said he did it after all.  While this is certainly enough to blight him in most people’s eyes, I think his worst act was to effectively take down the Bahati Foundation team.

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  1. #1 by Roger Green on February 24, 2011 - 5:44 am

    I was one wh had tired of Jennings, especially at the end of the first season he was playing and didn’t have anything fresh to say. At least after the summer, he could talk about his budding fame.

  2. #2 by Tejvan Pettinger on June 11, 2011 - 6:03 am

    Sad about Flloyd, though he wasn’t the only pro to be in that situation

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