FINISH LINE: Armstrong, Kornheiser patch things up

  • Fri Mar 19th, 2010 11:59pm
  • Sports

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Lance Armstrong and Tony Kornheiser have made up. They even agreed to go for a bike ride together.

Armstrong appeared on Kornheiser’s ESPN980 radio show Friday, a day after the seven-time Tour de France champion went to Twitter to take the former Washington Post columnist to task for criticizing people who cycle on streets.

Among Kornheiser’s lines: “They dare you to run them down, and then when you do, they get angry.”

But they spoke on the phone Thursday, then had an amiable back-and-forth on the radio Friday, when Kornheiser called his earlier comments “way over the top” and vowed, “these rants are over, believe me.”

At the segment’s end, the pair said they’d ride with each other someday — then have a beer.

I’ll drink to that: After his underdog Morgan State team lost 77-50 on Friday to West Virginia in the NCAA tournament, coach Todd Bozeman lamented that the game went on about 28 minutes too long.

Bozeman’s undermanned Bears from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference actually had the big, bad Mountaineers of the Big East on the run, down 10-0 and looking bewildered early in the game.

“Those damn 40-minute games,” Bozeman joked. “If we had it at 12 minutes, we would have won the game.”


“The winning school will receive millions from TV revenues. The winning players each get a T-shirt.”

— Alan Ray

The comedy writer on the economics of the NCAA basketball tournament.