Jay finally nailed it and lived up to the potential I knew he had but questioned he'd ever bring out. Major kudos to him for getting it all right this year.
I think Branch didn't win that second place to himself. Phil and Kai lost it. Phil was sick, which was a shame because at the finals he looked like a different man and would've easily beaten Warren if he had been able to be in 100 % shape. And like scorecards showed, Kai Greene was actually 3rd after that first day so everything was in his own hands. Just couldn't reach thath top condition that would've been needed.
And Dexter.. I think Dexter is better bodybuilder on stage than Branch Warren, but he also seems to be one of the most arrogant guys ever walked around that stage and considering his personality + year after year same condition, it's not that bad thing that he got 3rd.
Without getting sick, that 2nd place would've been easily Phil's.
Jay got what he deserved and showed how great bodybuilder he is. Gongrats to him.
Plus there didn't appear to be any animosity between Dex and Jay at Dex's show a couple months back.
So I agree with you Line that alot of the conflict/hype/pre-contest spite is probably nothing more than marketing. Plus these guys are professional athletes, they have to be able to have game face and then normal dispositions.
Take a look at his pre-contest pics. Then make your way through to the presentation photos. Then compare them. Notice something??? Others actually looked better the longer they were up there.
I see what your saying though, guys like Kai got better as pre judging progressed and Phil looked better at the finals then he did at pre-judging.
Jay displayed on Friday night his best phisique ever, he won the show by a country mile over the rest of the field.
Jay looked better on 2008 Finals than in prejudging and he LOST.
This year he blew away the competition in the prejudging and he WON.
1) If Cutler's best phisique ever looks average, go and check your eyes. If you think he looks average in the set of pics I posted you are simply a hater.
2) If you don't consider my opinion reliable, go and check what THE CREATOR wrote here: http://www.musclemecca.com/showthrea...49&#post635242
Even most of die-hard anti-Cutler members showed much respect for him after his victory...