There’s a scene in the “Bubble Boy” episode of “Seinfeld” where George and Susan arrive at her father’s cabin after a long drive only to find it on fire. As Susan reacts in horror to the conflagration, George says to her, “I just realized you never gave me back the change from the toll.”
Anyway, the horrific conflagration in this case is the world quite literally burning, and the tactless schmuck asking for the change from the toll is me sharing my write-up of the second half of that 30 for 30 “LANCE” documentary for Bicycling, which aired last night:
With regard to the first installment of the documentary I said this:
“LANCE” is no Tiger King (and I mean that in the best possible way), but like Tiger King, maybe the timing is perfect. With the world in disarray and all competition on pause, the sporting transgressions of the past feel less like betrayals to be reconciled and more like what they really were, which was dynamic young lives unfolding in a particular time and place.
As for Part II, I’d say the timing is terrible, since at this particular moment it’s hard to think of many things less relevant or important than a documentary about cycling’s longest-running soap opera. But hey, if you were looking for relevant and important subject matter you wouldn’t be here in the first place, now would you? Of course not.
If nothing else, at least I offer you a respite of irrelevance.