In a recent profile of starting UT quarterback Vince Young, Suzanne Halliburton described the maturing, increasingly dominant Longhorn as "football fluent." The same might be said of Halliburton – who of course is also basketball fluent, swimming fluent, and most importantly in recent years, cycling fluent. Despite reams of TV and other media coverage this year, it was Halliburton’s up-close and personal accounting of local hero Lance Armstrong’s latest assault on the Tour de France that made the victory achingly vivid to most Austinites – and we suspect won the longtime Statesman sportswriter the yellow jersey from our readers. Vive la Halliburton!
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