Mongo watched the entire 60 Minutes segment with Tyler Hamilton recounting his doping relationship with Mellow Johnny and US Postal "back in the day". What did I learn?...Nothing that I didn't already believe to be true. It was what happened next that got me thinking.
I turned the channel to watch the conclusion of the Tour of California...which was ultimately won by American, Chris Horner. Mongo likes C-Horn...and therein lies the problem. All my natural skepticism and doubt about heroic performances never came to mind as I watched Horner wrap up the title.
Chris Horner will be 40 years old this year and he just won a major stage race against a world-class field. This is the biggest victory of his career, at 40, and he works for the same Director and team structure that cloaked Mellow Johnny and Tyler Hamilton . Hmmm?
I hope Horner is clean. Statistics, logic, and good old common sense say otherwise.