ESPN Host Sort of Wants To Run Over Lance Armstrong with His Car

March 19, 2010

Fresh off a recent network suspension he earned for essentially calling a female Sportscenter anchor a slutty school girl, ESPN personality/creepy old man Tony Kornheiser is back in the news thanks to his patented brand of offensive senility.

The Pardon the Interruption host decided to take on the cycling world on his syndicated radio program this week. Here’s a small excerpt of his constructive criticism:

They don’t share the road. They dominate the road. They dare you to run them down. Then when you do, they get angry. What is that about? So you tap them. I’m not saying you kill them. I’m saying you tap them. Tap them once. If you’re not rubbing, you’re not racing right? So you pop them a little bit and see what happens.

No, you aren’t reading that wrong. Kornheiser literally wants to know why cyclists get upset when he attempts to hit them with his car.

Oddly enough, Tour de France legend Lance Armstrong took offense to this. “What a complete f###### idiot,” Armstrong said via Twitter. “Disgusting, ignorant, foolish.”

It’s tough to say who’s right here. The crazy old man encouraging his listeners to run over cyclists, or the guy who thought it would be a good idea to marry Sheryl Crow.

Either way, it’s a fun new celebrity-athlete feud that doesn’t involve Tiger Woods or the rumored Matt Hasselbeck-Evgeni Malkin sex tape.

(But seriously, this is just another reason why old people shouldn’t be allowed to drive or operate kitchen appliances.)

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