Paddy Power latest bookie to offer odds on Oprah's chat with Lance Armstrong
Confession? Waterworks? Finger-pointing? Maillots jaunes on display? Take a punt on your hunches
Paddy Power has become the latest bookmaker to offer odds on what Lance Armstrong may or may not say during his interview with Oprah Winfrey next week.
Yesterday, Ladbrokes revealed on Twitter that it had opened a market on “buzz words” that the disgraced cyclist might use during what some believe may be a confession to doping during the programme, to be screened next Thursday evening at 9pm Eastern time. It will also be streamed online.
Odds offered by Ladbrokes include 4/1 ON for Armstrong saying “sorry,” a nice looking price of 2/1 for his utterance of the word “conspiracy,” or 4/1 for mentioning the name “Floyd Landis.”
Rather than confine itself to individual words or phrases, Paddy Power’s odds look more at the wider content of the interview. Here they are.
To confess to using banned performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career 1/6
To cry tears during the interview 4/9
To accuse another professional cyclist by name of taking performance enhancing drugs illegally 3/1
To be interviewed in a room with the framed yellow jerseys 3/1
To deny outright that he has ever used performance enhancing drugs in any way at any time 16/5
To make an apology to Paul Kimmage during the interview 5/1
To wear a yellow short [presumably that should be shirt – ed] or tie 9/1
To jump up and down on the sofa 20/1
It's Not About The Bike to be included in Oprah's book club 25/1
Some terms and conditions apply – including single, not combination bets, any admission to using performance enhancing drugs must be to ones that were banned at the time he used them, and those framed yellow jerseys must be visible in shot.