Now kids, this is back tracking. Nonetheless, I still accept.Originally Posted by MADMAX6
What I have a problem with is people including personal friends of Jay's discounting the guy after a couple years where he ran into challenges and tell him his best years are behind him, he's too old, his body is tired, blah blah blah...
The guys has won every contest there is to win, go 2nd to Coleman 5 times and should have beat him at least once in 2001 and possibly in 2005, won the Arnold 3 times and beat Dexter countless times. Suddenly at 36 he's too old?? Well we'll see how old he looks this year on stage!
Jay gets no respect and that's what burns me.
And Max, the world is still waiting to be shocked.
As for this year, Jay will have one hell of a time beating an improved Dexter, and a vastly improved Phil Heath.
I guess we will see what the weekend has to offer. I sincerely hope everyone comes in at their all time bests, so we can have a real showdown on our hands.
I don't want to "play the experts" here, but betting on a bodybuilding show is quite brave (considering the last two poorly judged professional shows)...A bet on the Olympia on a bodybuilding forum is driven by nothing but pure fanboyism, which leads to my main thought for this and any similar threads:
Nobody, I repeat NOBODY, not even Jay himself can be 100% sure in his shape at the hour of prejudging...I don't give a f**k how Jay or Phil, or anyone else looks today...Surprise or not surprise, the date is September 26th...If it was so easy, we would've never witnessed "I messed it all up in the last moment...", "I miscalculated...", blah blah blah...
P.S. I don't want to disrespect Jay, you or anyone else...
All I will say is this. I have known Jay personnally since 2003.
I have never seen him looking the way he does this year.
Kevin Horton who shot him for Flex magazine 20 days out from the show said and I quote "The people that think that we have seen the best of Jay are sadly mistaken, They have never seen the best of Jay, this year they will"
Kevin is one of the top photographer in the industry and has been one of the best for decades. If he says that, it means a lot more than if I say it.
Nothing will go wrong this year and Jay will prove everyone that a great Champion can fall but also can always get back up and win again.