Today Colin Cowherd began his show by explaining that for many people the story of Lance Armstrong is similar to that of Ken Griffey, Jr. Both were adulated as sports icons. But Cowherd said over and over he heard stories about these guys having personalities that fell woefully short of the tall pedestal their fans put them on.
It turns out in Armsstrong's case, he didn't just lie. He destroyed those who told the truth because the truth threatened Armstrong. That is perhaps Armstrong's biggest failing.
That's a lot to swallow for those who looked at Armstrong as a hero and an inspiration for overcoming a life-threatening disease.
There's another disease: blind idolatry.