There's not a single mention of "read the random," read randomness, reading randomness, or even a reference to the concept before 2009. Even more important, the discussions defending as well as disagreeing with it don't start until then. Anyone that knows the arguments with Spike back then, the 72%, educated guessing, flat betting only, and all the fights with the mathboyz, know that reading randomness would have started a big debate. It just so happens that it did have a debate that started at the same time back in 2009, that includes the VLS & GG forums simultaneously. It's impossible to erase posts at GG.
Spike's "the dog ate my homework" argument does not wash. I'll bet he actually believes he came up with the concept as well as the phrase. He's not even 72% right on this one.