The cross is on the ground and the Roman executioners are readying the nails and hammer. Roman soldiers have been taunting Armstrong shouting phrases like "doper, doper, doper."
Quietly, one Roman Centurion named, O. Winprey, has been rumored to have offered Armstrong "wine and gall" or a mixture of sour wine and a poison so as to put him out of his misery and offer him safe passage once he is nailed to the cross. Armstorng declined the drink.
Being crucified next to Armstrong are two thieves. On the left of Armstrong who the spectators are calling the "good thief" is Tiger Woods. To the right side of him are what most in the audience are calling the "bad thief" who is known as O.J. Simpson.
We spoke with a woman named Mary who refuses to give out her last name due to privacy issues and/or reprisals. She had the following statement:
"How come we don't hold our Roman politicians to same standards that we do our athletes and by that I mean all the lying, stealing and cheating?
Why is it that we allow the Roman Department of Justice to push a Jewish programmer to suicide with aggressive intimidation tactics yet not one Wall Street banker is prosecuted for giving out bad mortgages so they could resell them to some other sucker later on? Are they "to big too jail?"
Why is it that a Roman Senator can receive bribes to vote either right or left and suffer no consequences?
Why is it that a Roman Senator can execute insider trades on the Roman stock market whereas the public would go to jail if they did likewise?
Why is it that Caesar can wiretap our phones, kill, or imprison a citizen without a judge, jury or a lawyer reviewing the charges?
Why is Armstrong so important and why is he the first one on the list for crucification?
We asked several participants about the Senate councils or National Sports Bodies but most of those questioned would not answer out of fear of blow back.
Pontius Pilate of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) did return our calls and had this statement:
"...We strongly urge Lance Armstrong to testify to an independent Roman Commission established to investigate the allegations made against the Roman International Cycling Union (UCI). - Let's just see how dirty they are."