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Arnold Classic

This might be a bit early to ask, but I wonder who will attend the Arnold Classic? I already have my tickets.

Melvin Anthony, Jason Arntz, Darrem Charles, Ronnie Coleman, Chris Cormier, Garrett Downing, Dennis James, King Kamali, Jeff Long, Aaron Maddron, Stan McCrary, Lee Priest, Shawn Ray, Craig Titus, Oleg Zhur and Flex Wheeler.

I got that from the official Arnold Classic web site. Who do you think will win?

I WANT Lee Priest to win. I think he has one of the best-balanced physiques out there. But I think Flex will take it. How Ronnie Coleman won the last Olympia is beyond me. How about you?

I heard Flex has pulled out due to a “medical problem”. I am pulling for Chris Cormier. I am looking forward to seeing the Biotest Booth and meeting some T-Men in person if I can get the time off work. I’ve got the tix. I went last year and the expo was so jam packed on Saturday I couldn’t wait to get out. I am going to hit the expo on Friday instead this year in hopes of a smaller crowd.

I agree that Coleman should not have won the last Mr. Olympia. Sharp is not a word associated with his condition in October. Lee Priest got screwed, again. With Coleman supposedly entered in the Arnold, an interesting message is being sent. It remains to be seen what Chris Cormier will look like, but he could rear up and take the show. Of course, on any given day…

For the last half dozen years, the Expo has been a bigger attraction for me than the contest itself. Every pro bodybuilder alive, seemingly, is working a booth. Louie Simmons and the whole Westside crew are there for the great powerlifting contests held on the stage right in the auditorium. The crowd itself is the most amazing collection of bodybuilders, posers, strength athletes, and good looking women in the world.

You'll be able to find us at the T-Mag booth due to the panties flying into the crowd, embossed with TC's face. They'll be the hottest souveniers available!