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Title: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 05:19:49 AM
Ok ,So the guy asks $ 20.00 for a picture at a BODYBUILDING expo.... whatever he has he made it thru BODYBUILDING only...
can't think os a better ambassador of the "sport"

Arnold on the other hand ' has shown you that in order to make it in life, you must move on to bigger and better things than Bodybuilding...


can't think of a worst ambassador of our "little sport"....


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 05:22:08 AM
A lot of Bodybuilders flame the guy for asking 20 bucks for a picture at an Expo,  While Others make their "bodybuilding money" thru selling drugs,schmoe sessions,fake supps or even G4P.........


The Irony.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Kwon_2 on December 04, 2012, 05:28:32 AM
Ok ,So the guy asks $ 20.00 for a picture at a BODYBUILDING expo.... whatever he has he made it thru BODYBUILDING only...
can't think os a better embassador of the "sport"

Arnold on the other hand ' has shown you that in order to make it in life, you must move on to bigger and better things than Bodybuilding...


can't think of a worst embassador of our "little sport"....

Embassador?

They are AMBASSADORS, not Embassadors or Embossadors or Bossanovas.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: WOOO on December 04, 2012, 05:53:47 AM
bodybuilding is gay.... and it's far from being a sport

it's a modeling show for schmoes...

and chubby jewish photographers  :)


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 06:07:38 AM
Embassador?

They are AMBASSADORS, not Embassadors or Embossadors or Bossanovas.

Ok, spelling Bee champ, now back to the thread at hand.    ;D


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 06:09:22 AM
bodybuilding is gay.... and it's far from being a sport

it's a modeling show for schmoes...

and chubby jewish photographers  :)

The question remains....why so much hate for Lou in the "modeling show for schmoes industry"?


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Powerlift66 on December 04, 2012, 06:10:27 AM
bodybuilding is gay.... and it's far from being a sport

it's a modeling show for schmoes...

and chubby jewish photographers  :)

This ^^


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Tito24 on December 04, 2012, 06:15:35 AM
i hate greedy people and i think from all that i heard hes a greedy money hungry man.

he is capable of asking a disabled kid money for his autograph.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: MCWAY on December 04, 2012, 06:25:50 AM
Ok ,So the guy asks $ 20.00 for a picture at a BODYBUILDING expo.... whatever he has he made it thru BODYBUILDING only...
can't think os a better ambassador of the "sport"

Arnold on the other hand ' has shown you that in order to make it in life, you must move on to bigger and better things than Bodybuilding...


can't think of a worst ambassador of our "little sport"....

Lou claims that a lot of bodybuilders depend on selling pictures of themselves to supplement their income. While Lou can certainly afford to eat the fee, other bodybuilders cannot. Besides, would YOU just give away revenue, just to satisfy certain cheapskate fans?


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 06:34:49 AM
Lou claims that a lot of bodybuilders depend on selling pictures of themselves to supplement their income. While Lou can certainly afford to eat the fee, other bodybuilders cannot. Besides, would YOU just give away revenue, just to satisfy certain cheapskate fans?

Exactly my point, I can't think of any person (in on out of BB) that will leave their house to seat at a table (knowing that people are willing to pay to have a pic taken) and still do it for free....




Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Tyr on December 04, 2012, 06:36:30 AM
Ok ,So the guy asks $ 20.00 for a picture at a BODYBUILDING expo.... whatever he has he made it thru BODYBUILDING only...
can't think os a better ambassador of the "sport"

Arnold on the other hand ' has shown you that in order to make it in life, you must move on to bigger and better things than Bodybuilding...


can't think of a worst ambassador of our "little sport"....

Well Lou moved on to bigger and better things as well. If it wasnt for his tv show he would have been a bodybuilding relic along with columbu nubret, etc. No one outside of bodybuilding would've known who he is. Whenever he makes apppearances its as an actor not a bodybuilder.

Most bodybuilders are trying to get into acting hoping to duplicate Arnold's success but lack that x factor.

Arnold is the best example for a ambassador for bodybuilding. He set up his own pageant show, always credited Joe Weider. Etc.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: OTHstrong on December 04, 2012, 06:48:42 AM
Embassador?

They are AMBASSADORS, not Embassadors or Embossadors or Bossanovas.
lmao, spit out my drink bro, damn that was so funny ;D


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Archer77 on December 04, 2012, 06:51:26 AM
Here's a true big Louie story.  A few years back a friend and I were at a convention.  My friend was a huge Incredible Hulk fan, he doesn't lift, and he wanted to take a picture with Lou.  When we got to the front of the line he paid Lou his 20 but before he would take the picture Lou looked at me standing next to my friend and said he would only take a pic with my friend and if I wanted to be included in the pic it would be an extra ten more dollars.  I politely declined.  I'd only pay money to take a picture with a Beatle or a member of led zeppelin.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: GoneAway on December 04, 2012, 06:56:21 AM
Business is pretty much about supply and demand. If the demand is there for $20 pics/autograph, Lou will supply them. Even to young fans, Lou is still very much reveered as The Incredible Hulk due to the TV series and spin-off movies.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Heywood on December 04, 2012, 06:58:23 AM
My guess is that Lou does a lot of the comic conventions as the Hulk, where the $20 is probably very standard.  

Having a marketability outside of bodybuilding, he's probably not worried about pissing off the bodybuilding crowds, and sees them as "fans," not fellow bodybuilders.



Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: OTHstrong on December 04, 2012, 07:01:55 AM
Business is pretty much about supply and demand. If the demand is there for $20 pics/autograph, Lou will supply them. Even to young fans, Lou is still very much reveered as The Incredible Hulk due to the TV series and spin-off movies.
True and we are not talking one picture here and there, we are talking 100`s every appearance, that`s thousands of dollars, no one is going to give that up just to please some fans.

 In the 90`s after his comeback Lou made a killing, he was charging 10 000 dollars per guess appearance and was in demand big time. On top of that he would sell his stuff and get his flights, hotel, food and everything paid for.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: MikMaq on December 04, 2012, 07:24:03 AM
A lot of Bodybuilders flame the guy for asking 20 bucks for a picture at an Expo,  While Others make their "bodybuilding money" thru selling drugs,schmoe sessions,fake supps or even G4P.........


The Irony.
Seriously though, the guy even keeps himself in shape years after competing.

My guess is that Lou does a lot of the comic conventions as the Hulk, where the $20 is probably very standard.  

Having a marketability outside of bodybuilding, he's probably not worried about pissing off the bodybuilding crowds, and sees them as "fans," not fellow bodybuilders.


Exactly, lou keeps himself in shape, it'd be one thing if he were fat and out of shape, but he delivers.

Half the reason he'd start this is because of collectors selling his stuff on ebay.

It's the main reason most sci fi guys won't sign shit, and if they do only at conventions.

He lives in a different world than most bodybuilders as he was the only guy to become famous for just his body.

The beta male complex is strong with these complainers, arnold admittedly screwed over virtually everyone he met coming up. No one thinks he's greedy or bad when the evidence would suggest otherwise.

People don't hate lou because he's ammoral, doing something wrong, or any more greedy than anyone else.

Their angry because the guy looks like a smuck because he's not smooth.

Which is understandable when he can hardly fucking talk.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: the trainer on December 04, 2012, 07:57:32 AM
you can be an asshole but if you are charismatic people will love you and you can be a very nice guy but if you do not have a personality people will not like you.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: viking1 on December 04, 2012, 08:03:23 AM
Lou is great, but Lou's a child.




Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Purge_WTF on December 04, 2012, 08:06:36 AM
My guess is that Lou does a lot of the comic conventions as the Hulk, where the $20 is probably very standard

 I've been to various cons over the years, and $20 is pretty much the norm. Peter Criss was charging $50 for one of his pics a few years back. I thought Gene was the only member of the band who was a whore for money.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 08:10:11 AM
Here's a true big Louie story.  A few years back a friend and I were at a convention.  My friend was a huge Incredible Hulk fan, he doesn't lift, and he wanted to take a picture with Lou.  When we got to the front of the line he paid Lou his 20 but before he would take the picture Lou looked at me standing next to my friend and said he would only take a pic with my friend and if I wanted to be included in the pic it would be an extra ten more dollars.  I politely declined.  I'd only pay money to take a picture with a Beatle or a member of led zeppelin.

But yo are still WILLING to pay to have a pic taken with someone famous.....so why the hate?    


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: anabolichalo on December 04, 2012, 08:20:07 AM
i paid ronnie coleman for a picture



then my girl friend spoiled it with a drink


then the coleman gave a second one for free



all the way good man


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 08:32:54 AM
Well Lou moved on to bigger and better things as well. If it wasnt for his tv show he would have been a bodybuilding relic along with columbu nubret, etc. No one outside of bodybuilding would've known who he is. Whenever he makes apppearances its as an actor not a bodybuilder.

Most bodybuilders are trying to get into acting hoping to duplicate Arnold's success but lack that x factor.

Arnold is the best example for a ambassador for bodybuilding. He set up his own pageant show, always credited Joe Weider. Etc.

Lou used his bodybuilding physique to do the Hulk,true, but by doing so,  inspired tons of  people to become bodybuilders and dont forget, he went back to compete in his 40's ...and has always been involved in the "sport",has always been flexing and talking about Bodybuilding,  mainstream and every where he goes (with all the limitations and negative perseption  this little pageant may have)....... he's a living proof you can be and look like  bodybuilder at any age ...

Arnold after retiring age 33 only used the Weider publications to puch his movies....

He's been saying for years in interviews that he used bodybuilding as a stepping stone to get in to the movies ....  





Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Archer77 on December 04, 2012, 08:32:59 AM
But yo are still WILLING to pay to have a pic taken with someone famous.....so why the hate?    

No hate, I just thought it was hilarious. The way he said it was funny. It's obvious the guy has no people skills. And there is a major difference between Paul McCartney and Lou Ferrigno.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 08:33:24 AM
you can be an asshole but if you are charismatic people will love you and you can be a very nice guy but if you do not have a personality people will not like you.


Good point.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 08:35:55 AM
No hate, I just thought it was hilarious. The way he said it was funny. It's obvious the guy has no people skills. And there is a major difference between Paul McCartney and Lou Ferrigno.

Same difference between being a pop rock fan and a bodybuilding fan.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Archer77 on December 04, 2012, 08:39:28 AM
Same difference between being a pop rock fan and a bodybuilding fan.

The difference in fame between them is astronomical.  Again, no hate from me.  A mans got to do what he's got to do to make money.  What he should do is work on his interpersonal skills. 


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 08:41:13 AM
No hate, I just thought it was hilarious. The way he said it was funny. It's obvious the guy has no people skills. And there is a major difference between Paul McCartney and Lou Ferrigno.

Ironically , Paul McCarney is an asshole ....  he was born in a world where making beautiful songs can make you a "God like figure" in the public eye....but a Douche bag he is...

So many stories about Paul .....

Don't remember if it was Jay Leno or Letterman that once asked "Sir Paul" if he was happy to be back to that network after 40 years to do an interview and he said no".


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 08:44:38 AM
The difference in fame between them is astronomical.  Again, no hate from me.  A mans got to do what he's got to do to make money.  What he should do is work on his interpersonal skills. 


Yes but  how many world wide famous rock star you know and how many famous Boodybuilders ??

That's what makes Lou more special over Paul "Cant buy me love" McCartney.   


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Kwon_2 on December 04, 2012, 08:48:04 AM
Ironically , Paul McCarney is an asshole ....  he was born in a world where making beautiful songs can make you a "God like figure" in the public eye....but a Douche bag he is...

So many stories about Paul .....

Name ONE story


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Archer77 on December 04, 2012, 08:48:30 AM
Ironically , Paul McCarney is an asshole ....  he was born in a world where making beautiful songs can make you a "God like figure" in the public eye....but a Douche bag he is...

So many stories about Paul .....

Don't remember if it was Jay Leno or Letterman that once asked "Sir Paul" if he was happy to be back to that network after 40 years to do an interview and he said no".

Never personally interacted with McCartney so I can't comment.  I will tell you what I do know, the way ferrigno behaved toward my friend Aaron made the entire experience of meeting one of his long time idols a giant let down.  Who knows, maybe louie was having a bad day. Although I know other people who have had similar experiences.  


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Thespritz0 on December 04, 2012, 09:36:20 AM
bodybuilding is gay.... and it's far from being a sport

it's a modeling show for schmoes...

and chubby jewish photographers  :)
^^
AAAAAAHHHHH  YEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: bradistani on December 04, 2012, 09:43:24 AM
Here's a true big Louie story.  A few years back a friend and I were at a convention.  My friend was a huge Incredible Hulk fan, he doesn't lift, and he wanted to take a picture with Lou.  When we got to the front of the line he paid Lou his 20 but before he would take the picture Lou looked at me standing next to my friend and said he would only take a pic with my friend and if I wanted to be included in the pic it would be an extra ten more dollars.  I politely declined.  I'd only pay money to take a picture with a Beatle or a member of led zeppelin.

your loss  :-\

(http://d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net/images/cm-30019-050974e3d5c342.gif)


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 09:44:55 AM
Name ONE story
.     Read my entire post. 


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 09:46:59 AM
lmao, spit out my drink bro, damn that was so funny ;D
.    Si. Muy chistosito el maca-grano. 


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Archer77 on December 04, 2012, 09:47:00 AM
your loss  :-\

(http://d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net/images/cm-30019-050974e3d5c342.gif)

I'll regret it for the rest if my days.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Team Diver on December 04, 2012, 09:53:27 AM
<--- the guy in my avatar trained in the same gym as Lou in Pumping Iron. I'd pay $200 for a pic with him, where is he now?!


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Kwon_2 on December 04, 2012, 10:04:17 AM
.     Read my entire post. 

What about "SO MANY STORIES ABOUT PAUL"



Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: funk51 on December 04, 2012, 10:19:15 AM
<--- the guy in my avatar trained in the same gym as Lou in Pumping Iron. I'd pay $200 for a pic with him, where is he now?!
that's sylvester stallone before he discovered gear. ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 10:25:45 AM
What about "SO MANY STORIES ABOUT PAUL"


.  Maybe in another thread.....I know is hard to keep one topic just going in its original direction on this board.....  But we can try. 


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Kwon_2 on December 04, 2012, 10:30:31 AM
.  Maybe in another thread.....I know is hard to keep one topic just going in its original direction on this board.....  But we can try. 

Onward with the Paul-stories!

GIMME 10 NAMES!


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Nails on December 04, 2012, 11:26:28 AM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/3482_502733239759384_60000210_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Wiggs on December 04, 2012, 11:40:16 AM
What kind of a scumbag sue's his own brother over the shit he sued him for?  He's a piece of shit.
charging people including children for pictures?  He's a real piece of shit. Never been a likable guy.
Fuck him.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Dr.J on December 04, 2012, 12:02:52 PM
i have a confension to make......I BAUGHT ONE OF LOU'S Pictures


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Tyr on December 04, 2012, 02:36:22 PM
Lou used his bodybuilding physique to do the Hulk,true, but by doing so,  inspired tons of  people to become bodybuilders and dont forget, he went back to compete in his 40's ...and has always been involved in the "sport",has always been flexing and talking about Bodybuilding,  mainstream and every where he goes (with all the limitations and negative perseption  this little pageant may have)....... he's a living proof you can be and look like  bodybuilder at any age ...

Arnold after retiring age 33 only used the Weider publications to puch his movies....

He's been saying for years in interviews that he used bodybuilding as a stepping stone to get in to the movies ....  





Lou inspiring bodybuilders? If there were any its a small minority. Arnold on the other hand inspired a whole lot of people to start working out. Yes he is a machiavelian character in his dealings but he was the only bodybuilder to have put bodybuilding in the spotlight. Thats why there are still covers with his images on them despite the fact that he left bbing for acting decades ago. He's still the most well known bodybuilder throughout the planet and has his images plastered all over gyms worldwide.  He left some big shoes that no other bodybuilder including lou have managed to fill.

Lou? No malice towards him. The $20 charge is pretty standard in scifi/comicons. I once saw him at a toronto sci fi event at his table. Plenty of people were snappping away. A couple of people even walked up to him and took pics while he was signing but he was grinning away unfazed. I actually paused to watch expecting the "getbig lou" to make an apppearance but maybe he was having a good day. As for his personality...the guy is deaf so it probably takes him longer to process information so maybe he comes off as cold. As for his feud with his brother...yeah that was a douchebag move on his part.



Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Nails on December 04, 2012, 02:43:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCeLsV9-4b0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI-60rLWAzg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg1UeM89n6E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeyygdCEsQI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFcqliDO7CM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-OhG2NX6SI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0QeMMMhRV8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLT9jJmj4Uw


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Henda on December 04, 2012, 03:04:38 PM
Didnt the piece of shit sue his own brothet for using the name ferringo fitness? While his brotherd wife was ill with cancer?


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Nails on December 04, 2012, 03:14:18 PM
Didnt the piece of shit sue his own brothet for using the name ferringo fitness? While his brotherd wife was ill with cancer?

Yes, his brother had no legal right to his his given births last name for a business


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Pet shop boys on December 04, 2012, 05:54:04 PM
Lou inspiring bodybuilders? If there were any its a small minority. Arnold on the other hand inspired a whole lot of people to start working out. Yes he is a machiavelian character in his dealings but he was the only bodybuilder to have put bodybuilding in the spotlight. Thats why there are still covers with his images on them despite the fact that he left bbing for acting decades ago. He's still the most well known bodybuilder throughout the planet and has his images plastered all over gyms worldwide.  He left some big shoes that no other bodybuilder including lou have managed to fill.

Lou? No malice towards him. The $20 charge is pretty standard in scifi/comicons. I once saw him at a toronto sci fi event at his table. Plenty of people were snappping away. A couple of people even walked up to him and took pics while he was signing but he was grinning away unfazed. I actually paused to watch expecting the "getbig lou" to make an apppearance but maybe he was having a good day. As for his personality...the guy is deaf so it probably takes him longer to process information so maybe he comes off as cold. As for his feud with his brother...yeah that was a douchebag move on his part.




In all honesty same can be said by Sly Stallone he like Arnold became Mucle action stars-household names and inspired millions to hit the gym...... so, by your point of view, no other bodybuilder can fill Sly's shoes either.



WOOOSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Pet shop boys on December 04, 2012, 05:57:28 PM
What kind of a scumbag sue's his own brother over the shit he sued him for?  He's a piece of shit.
charging people including children for pictures?  He's a real piece of shit. Never been a likable guy.
Fuck him.

What Wiggs   you mad?



WOOOSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: MikMaq on December 04, 2012, 06:14:32 PM
Never personally interacted with McCartney so I can't comment.  I will tell you what I do know, the way ferrigno behaved toward my friend Aaron made the entire experience of meeting one of his long time idols a giant let down.  Who knows, maybe louie was having a bad day. Although I know other people who have had similar experiences.  
The guy is a fucking ignorant girl.

He tried to wipe out sealing here in canada, and in the process wipe about 50-60 fishing villages off the map. 

All because we were an easy target, meanwhile ignoring the cattle industry.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: GoneAway on December 04, 2012, 06:39:14 PM
What Wiggs   you mad?



WOOOSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

;D


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: BB on December 04, 2012, 06:42:35 PM
Lou is ok, but he has no social grace among regular people. I cut him some slack because he is deaf, and they can have a bit trouble dealing with large groups, but I've seen too many stories of him turning away kids, the disabled, and others to have much sympathy for him anymore.

It would be one thing if he was polite when rejecting such things, but it comes off  "fuck you, pay me" when he deals with most people.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: syntaxmachine on December 04, 2012, 08:23:56 PM
your loss  :-\

(http://d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net/images/cm-30019-050974e3d5c342.gif)

Ferrigno's work is a major contribution to human culture and exceeds McCartney's work by far. I'd much rather meet/get the autograph of this man than McCartney's, as per hippolito's suggestion. ::)


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hipolito mejia on December 04, 2012, 09:23:42 PM
Ferrigno's work is a major contribution to human culture and exceeds McCartney's work by far. I'd much rather meet/get the autograph of this man than McCartney's, as per hippolito's suggestion. ::)
.      Lol.  It was somebody else who said he  rather pay to have his photo taken with Paul McCartney ......yo do have to consider that Paul  McCartney made it in a gigantic mainstream business where he has to share spot light/space/ with the rest of the Beatles the Stones,Justin biever, the Monkies,Gaga,Queen,The Who,The Police,Michael Jackson,Elvis Presley,Bob Marley,Kurt Covain,Madonna,Celine Dion,Prince,Hendrix,Elton John ,Right Said Fred,Clapton. And the list goes on.    Ferrigno is known  by being a bodybuilder and only he and Arnold are the two individuals known for it ... Which make it more unique/Special.   Hell Ferrigno should charge $40.00. Per picture if you think about it.  


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: 240 is Back on December 04, 2012, 09:48:54 PM
Lou could have 3-5 sandows right now.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: syntaxmachine on December 04, 2012, 09:50:23 PM
.      Lol.  It was somebody else who said he  rather pay to have his photo taken with Paul McCartney ......yo do have to consider that Paul  McCartney made it in a gigantic mainstream business where he has to share spot light/space/ with the rest of the Beatles the Stones,Justin biever, the Monkies,Gaga,Queen,The Who,The Police,Michael Jackson,Elvis Presley,Bob Marley,Kurt Covain,Madonna,Celine Dion,Prince,Hendrix,Elton John ,Right Said Fred,Clapton. And the list goes on.    Ferrigno is known  by being a bodybuilder and only he and Arnold are the two individuals known for it ... Which make it more unique/Special.   Hell Ferrigno should charge $40.00. Per picture if you think about it.  

Yes, you have a point. But I still think giant fishes in large ponds are more interesting than big fishes in small ponds.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Nails on December 04, 2012, 10:04:59 PM
Lou could have 3-5 sandows right now.


Joe weider told Lou he would be champion in 1976, but Lou's hearing aid was on the Frits


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: GoneAway on December 05, 2012, 03:19:10 AM
Ferrigno is known  by being a bodybuilder and only he and Arnold are the two individuals known for it ... Which make it more unique/Special.   Hell Ferrigno should charge $40.00. Per picture if you think about it. 

IMO, Ferrigno generates most of his money from being known as a TV and moviestar (Hulk) than as a bodybuilder. Fans don't go to those sci-fi conventions to get autographs of a bodybuilder. It just so happens that Lou's incredible physique helped land him the roles for which he is known for.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Dr.J on December 05, 2012, 03:30:38 AM
that bear thing is funny


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: erics on December 05, 2012, 03:57:33 AM
Good luck to Lou Ferrigno but he is not exactly the most interesting person to listen to when he is in interview mode.

All he ever does is string together a bunch of pop-psychology one-liners that may or may not have anything to with anything else he is saying.

"You know, it's the fascinating thing because of the postivity in the mind. I was deaf for a long time but bodybuilding is such a powerful sport. Old woman can do it and to get the young people to believe. Joe Weider was like a father figure because, you know, if you can believe it, you can achieve it. Anything is possible because it's the mind, the discipline, how much more can I lift."

 ::)


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: ob205 on December 05, 2012, 05:46:07 AM
can anyone name the current Mr. Universe? Lou's highest bb achievement.  is that title even around today?  in terms of bb success we could say Mentzer eclipsed Lou


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: ob205 on December 05, 2012, 05:51:23 AM
here is what Arnold thinks of Big Louie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NkC3XOt96M


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: anabolichalo on December 05, 2012, 06:01:44 AM
here is what Arnold thinks of Big Louie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NkC3XOt96M
cant understand much

what do u mean

what does arnold think of him


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Parker on December 05, 2012, 06:07:52 AM
Lou could have 3-5 sandows right now.
If memory serves correctly, the Masters Olympia was created for him---but Robby Robinson came in and stole his thunder, and then Vince Taylor.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: OTHstrong on December 05, 2012, 07:24:44 AM
cant understand much

what do u mean

what does arnold think of him
Arnold is mocking him in a clever manner, you know Arnold the Billionaire versus Lou who is just barely a millionaire, put it this way;

I guy who sells 30 000 dollar rolex watches goes up to a guy selling vegetables and says `what are you selling? tomatoes?   get it..... `what are you selling pictures? dvds?


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Archer77 on December 05, 2012, 07:30:26 AM
I wonder if big Louie is paying taxes on all the loot he makes from conventions?


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: OTHstrong on December 05, 2012, 07:36:02 AM
I wonder if big Louie is paying taxes on all the loot he makes from conventions?
The amount he would sell, he probably does but only to a small fraction, maybe 1 fourth, just speculating here. I have some friends that are in the industry and don`t pay taxes on anything they sell or not even on the money they get for a few guess appearances they do. But they are insignificant and they don`t do that for a living so no one will notice.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Archer77 on December 05, 2012, 07:41:20 AM
The amount he would sell, he probably does but only to a small fraction, maybe 1 fourth, just speculating here. I have some friends that are in the industry and don`t pay taxes on anything they sell or not even on the money they get for a few guess appearances they do. But they are insignificant and they don`t do that for a living so no one will notice.

Good answer and you are probably right.  I probably wouldn't declare the income from autograph signing if I were him.   If he gets an appearance fee paid by check he probably has to declare it as income because there is a paper trail.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: anabolichalo on December 05, 2012, 08:13:24 AM
Arnold is mocking him in a clever manner, you know Arnold the Billionaire versus Lou who is just barely a millionaire, put it this way;

I guy who sells 30 000 dollar rolex watches goes up to a guy selling vegetables and says `what are you selling? tomatoes?   get it..... `what are you selling pictures? dvds?
yeah i thought so lol

wished him well shaking his head basically


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Nails on December 05, 2012, 08:15:09 AM
Arnold has never hooked up Lou for a shitty cameo in any Of his movies


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: MCWAY on December 05, 2012, 08:57:45 AM
can anyone name the current Mr. Universe? Lou's highest bb achievement.  is that title even around today?  in terms of bb success we could say Mentzer eclipsed Lou

It's the IFBB World Amateur Championships (aka the Mr. Universe). The NPC Team Universe is supposed to field a squad to compete at that show. But, with the overall champion getting a pro card, I think American participation is down.

Before the NPC Nationals became a pro qualifier unto itself, that show was used to field a Universe team, where the weight-class winners at the U got a pro card and qualified for the following year's Olympia.

Many of the Universe competitors don't go there to turn pro. They go there just to win and get famous in their native lands. Some who have turned pro via their countries' national titles have forfeited their pro cards, just to compete at the Universe, which end up being more lucrative if they win there (Hamdullah Aykutlu comes to mind).



As far as Mentzer goes, you could say that, if you consider that Mentzer won his class at the Olympia but lost the overall to Frank Zane.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: anabolichalo on December 05, 2012, 09:05:30 AM
i never liked the lou ferrigno character

slow guy with muscles


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Pet shop boys on December 05, 2012, 11:23:12 AM
can anyone name the current Mr. Universe? Lou's highest bb achievement.  is that title even around today?  in terms of bb success we could say Mentzer eclipsed Lou


But you go public and say you won Mr.Universe and people will be impressed....you say you won the olympia people has no clue what youre talking about......That's why Arnold always says his goal was to win the universe, and after he got it went to the movies etc.......




Wooosssshhhhhhhhhhhhh


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: irishdave on December 05, 2012, 12:33:14 PM
Arnold is mocking him in a clever manner, you know Arnold the Billionaire versus Lou who is just barely a millionaire, put it this way;

I guy who sells 30 000 dollar rolex watches goes up to a guy selling vegetables and says `what are you selling? tomatoes?   get it..... `what are you selling pictures? dvds?

Yeah, I totally get it. He was being a little snidey. You can tell he hasn't much time for Lou really. He just nodded and let Lou talk but said very little and then there was an awkward pause and Arnie turned and smiled and patted him and it was time to go. Just went through the motions..."good luck with everything!"  ;D


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: the trainer on December 05, 2012, 03:23:27 PM
Lou has better morals he is a family man who did not cheat on his wife multiple times and fathered a child out of the marriage.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: hench on December 05, 2012, 03:39:17 PM
lou sued his own brother for using the ferrigno name for his gym
Lou has better morals he is a family man who did not cheat on his wife multiple times and fathered a child out of the marriage.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: Kwon_2 on December 05, 2012, 03:39:59 PM
lou sued his own brother for using the ferrigno name for his gym

But he left the mexican maids alone.


Title: Re: Why the hate towards Lou Ferrigno?
Post by: arce1988 on December 05, 2012, 04:14:15 PM
 :D