“You know, its really too bad.”
That’s what I say to myself about 50% of the time that I log onto T-Nation these days. Why? Because it sucks, thats why. It doesn’t suck because of Biotest. Biotest makes great products. It doesn’t suck because of the articles. The writers are top notch. It certainly doesn’t suck because they give away a bunch of free stuff, so amen to T-Jack, and all the recent contests (Grip God) and giveaways (Grow! Bars).
You know why it sucks? It sucks because of us. We as a collective forum have completely forgotten what it is to be hardcore, much less “Dangerously Hardcore”.
Dangerously Hardcore is not making fun of defenseless people. The “Jared from Subway is a Loser” thread? Get real. The same for whichever thread that guy’s younger brother was calling everyone names on.
Dangerously Hardcore is not David fucking D’angelo.
Dangerously Hardcore is not the powerful image, or the direction the forums have been taking lately. Give me a break. I understand what testosterone is all about. Some girl with giant tits in a skirt doesn’t exactly scream of test to me. I saw the “Best Ass Ever” thread. I saw the Vegita + Xen + Whoever else, T&A battle thread. Maybe one of you can tell me what’s so hardcore about a couple guys posting pictures where we can allllllmost see some twat, or maybe a little nipple, and then 15 other guys patting them on the back. Yea boy, there sure isn’t anything more hardcore than traipsing around T-Nation with your cock at half mast from looking at scantily clad babes. Run for cover, because I’ve almost got a little bit of a boner.
We’ve successfully scared off most of the serious people who used to frequent this site. Goldberg? Haven’t heard from him in a while. Jackass? Rarely, very rarely. Patricia? Probably gone for good.
And we’re in danger of scaring off many more. Do you think that any amateur or semipro woman bodybuilder is going to post pictures on here? Doubtful. Any women powerlifters? Also doubtul… unless they post in their lingere, and then it’s okay. Or maybe even then they’d be accused of having “gross veins” or a humongous clitoris.
So maybe we could bring back a little of that old T-Mag grit, back from when the articles came out on fridays, and when it was cool to have muscles whether you’re a boy or a girl.