+ 1, echo's my sentiments nicely.BroDeal said:To make that bet I would take all of the cash and securities that I have, sell everything that I own down to one pair jockey shorts and a pair of sandals, borrow as much as I could, pimp my girlfriend, and spend every free moment pan handling for a few dollars more, so I could put it all on the "Armstrong doped" side of the table.
I am of opposite in nature to this assessment. Shocking, no? I don't trust any of those things outlined by Barrus as proof.Barrus said:I would choose number 1. Firstly the EPO, secondly the backdated TUE both are already proof that he used doping,k and that is technical proof, not even taking into account eye witness testimony. Perhaps it cannot be proven in the Novitsky trial (if it even comes up there), but really there is a lot of evidence already
So would I. 1 ball + $1m top up.epo1999 said:I would bet a testicle.
Hmmm... That might actually be considered 'theologically banal'. You might have a first for the clinic!la.margna said:So would I. 1 ball + $1m top up.
not the slightest doubt. but of course, whether it can be provend or he gets convicted, that's written on another paper... only God knows. and that's really only important. it's not up to us to judge.
But would a statement by Lance saying he did NOT dope be proof of not doping?Merckx index said:A confession by LA would serve as proof that he doped. So possibly would certain tests on old samples. I'm not sure at this point what would constitute proof that he didn't, but let's suppose that some such proof could emerge.
We have six such tests. You are therefore essentially asking us to bet on whether all six of the test samples were spiked, were all false positives, or really belonged to someone else. I think the odds of that are vanishingly small. And that's before considering anything else.Merckx index said:I'm assuming, of course, that there is some way the truth, one way or the other, comes out in a fashion that makes it undeniably the truth. A confession by LA would serve as proof that he doped. So possibly would certain tests on old samples.