It was not a question of remaining 'in contact', it was a question of making one's self 'unreachable.' This is a message board, and if a poster makes himself unreachable through the sole means of contact - an email address - weeks before the draft, that person sets himself up for a no-lose scenario. Hokie-San remained on the boards and took his chances.
Hokie-San tried to contact VTB before the draft, back when experts were rating DW as the #3 or 4 running back in the draft and a probable second-rounder, to call off the bet. It was the right thing to do, and he should have had the chance. VTB was in stealth mode and didn't show up until a few minutes after DW was picked. I think VTB should have probably called it off, but of course I don't have all the facts.
The only way he set himself up for a no-lose situation is if you assume he wouldn't have paid off the bet if he lost. I just think that is an assumption you shouldn't make. If he doesn't pay off then you can ridicule and call him a cheat. Until then it seems in poor taste for you to assume.
All that being said, I don't know all the back and forth that went on during the years David was here. Just going by what the bet was and the result of it.
Last edited by Rudy 2; Wed May 09 2012 at 09:36 AM.
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