[quote]Professor X wrote:
You have to wonder why someone would go through all of this trouble yet drop it the moment people question the action. It was important enough for you to bring up here. Why back down now?
Against my better judgement, I will attempt to answer your question.
I give up because after a decade of being on this site, reading, learning and growing, I made the fatal flaw of jumping in on a thread involving Prof X. After watching you belittle people for years, I broke my own rule and got sucked into the X Vortex.
First, let me say you are a big guy by most measures. I am sure you are pretty strong as well and I wish you continued progress on whatever your goals are.
Second, you are the KING of internet banter. With 10 years and +40k posts with half of them of a combative nature, I stand no chance of winning (opening you up to see another point of view). I was stupid to even touch my keyboard.
Third, your post count is truly impressive. It is apparent you have invested a ton of time, thought and energy to these boards. In your 10 years of helping other here, I am sure many have learned from you but it does not strike you as strange with the amount of ill will you have successfully conjured up over the years? Sure, you cannot please everyone but the level of hate must stem from something? And this is not a onetime occurrence but a long-term trend. Can indeed everyone else be wrong on this? Even CT sat you down and asked you to use your powers for good, rather than bashing everyone else down. This is not some strange guy telling you something via the internet on some forum (like me), CT is a well respected coach telling you this face to face. Strange enough, you still have yet to address this occurrence.
Forth, you present yourself as an authority in an area for years, then when it comes time to walk the talk and you stumble for whatever reason. It happens. But after dishing out advice in such a negative manner for years beforehand, it is a given that you will be judged by the masses, it is a given risk of putting yourself out there.
Fifth, who is the real Professor X? The guy in the videos seems like a humble, open minded guy that is willing to learn, very reserved maybe even a nice guy I would love to train with. The X on these boards will lay the smack down at a drop of a hat on anybody. Certainly do not expect you to get into a shouting match with CT, but it was a complete 180 degree turn in both personality and perceived performance.
Sixth, you are a T-Nation veteran. You should be older, more experienced and wiser than most and carry yourself as such on these boards. Perhaps leave laying the smack down to the younger bucks.
Seventh (geez this is long), I find it interesting on why you would endure such a flood of negative feedback over the years. Not only here but other boards as well. The level of effort people put into bashing the X in unheard of. Is it that you have a burning desire to help save us from our skinny and weak fates? Or is it in some strange way, you enjoy any sort of notoriety, either positive or negative?
…damn, I broke my own rule again. I officially exit the X Vortex. Continue on…nothing to see here.