Another IFBB New York Pro show is in the bag and, as is always customary in New York City, it was a freak show to remember. However, as far as freak shows go, this was not the end-all to end-all. Prior to the show, on paper, it appeared as though the line-up would be dense, difficult to judge, and pretty incredible to watch. All three appeared to be true. In fact, I can tell you it was pretty incredible to watch, especially since our good friend Evan Centopani won the show. In doing so, this great young hopeful cemented his bright future career by starting off with a win.
I was sitting with IFBB Pro Branch Warren one day talking about a Planet Fitness gym he trained at once while on the road. Apparently, as the story goes, he was using too much weight and making too much noise while he trained and they asked him to leave. Now, when you think about that scenario you just have to scratch your head. How can a bodybuilder-- a top ranked IFBB Pro bodybuilder-- be asked to leave a gym for training like a bodybuilder?
This Saturday New York City is playing host once again to the IFBB New York Pro. For some reason this show -- even way back when it was called the Night of Champions - has always been a freak attraction. And that's what the New York crowd wants. This year, true to form, a freak show is coming to Tribeca Performing Arts Center. The line-up is not only impressive in the open class, but the Under 202 class looks just as lethal. Starting with EDUARDO CORREA from Brazil. Many of you remember Eduardo as the winner of 2nd Cyber Classic that Dave and I put on for that other magazine/website we worked for. Eduardo also won the Arnold amateur contest held the same weekend. And, more recently, he won the 202 class at Jim Manion's Pittsburgh Pro.
ESPN talk radio personality Seth Everett named yours truly "the official steroid expert for the Seth Everett show." Everett made the announcement during an interview with me concerning Manny Ramirez's use of HCG. He said "You are considered an authority on this so I want to get your opinion.... You are now the official steroid expert for the Seth Everett show." Considering the listening audience of ESPN is in the millions, this was a really sweet little victory for RX Muscle today.
I'm trying to distance myself from all the MD bullshit, but sometimes - unfortunately many times - Blechman and company just go too far. It's one thing for Blechman to coerce guys he has under contract to sever their relationships with Dave and me; or even go so far as to convince those under contract that Dave and his diet are bad for their career and that they should work with Oscar, Hany or Chad instead. And let's not forget Blechman turning his deformed little pitbull Valentino on me! It's just all stupid shit that no one is buying anyway. MD's plunging traffic numbers are all the amusement I need. That is, until Blechman decided to blatantly lie in order to score points in the stupid "Carb Wars" he lost months ago. Now, I have to say something to set the record straight.