A decade ago, there were no bigger, more dominant sports stars in the world than Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong.
Today, they're both probably longing for those days. Badly.
Woods' on-the-course troubles have caused him to fall out of the Top 10 in the world rankings for the first time since 1997. And as for Armstrong, it's the same old story for the retired Tour de France hero: performance enhancing drug allegations.
It's not going to be an easy return for either, but you get the feeling you can't believe everything you hear.