He sure is disappointed on how the things turn out, esp considering that he took a full year off to improve, gunning at the title.
The improvements are there though, I hope he won't take another year off, and do the 2010 Arnold!!!!! He might win it.
Imagine the Arnold next year, with a lineup like this : Wolf, Dexter, Phil, Kai, Victor, Branch, Centopani ..and who knows who else will be there (would be great to see Jay again also) - an Arnold like this would be one of the best, if not the best ever imo.
Phil looked exactly like a Mr. Olympia should look the night of the finals. It's so sad that he had those problems for prejudging because if he showed the same as yesterday he could have given everyone a run for their money. Not saying "he could have beaten jay for sure" but he was close enough.
Anyway next year will be a different story. I know since he won the NY pro that he's gonna be Mr O, and he will. Phil, if you read this, don't be ashamed, you did what you could, your fans aren't dissapointed and you've already shown in the finals that you have the best body in the business, so go ahead and get it next year.