Doh! I meant '03 Ronnie. (Attention to detail has never been my strength.)
I saw that pic of Jay's legs and they look brutally ripped, but his gut looks like its still there. I guess that's what happens after 16 years of competing playing the size game to catch Ronnie. I was really rooting for him, but unless he keeps his gut in check he doesn't have a chance.
As for Wolf, I think he'll come in much fuller than last year and could display his best condition to date. Dexter is the smart pick, but I think Phil or Kai could easily knock Dexter off. I just don't think Dexter will have the size to keep up with those two as they also bring in pretty sick conditioning.
The sleeper in the whole thing could be Vic. If he brings it like he did in '07 (which as much as I love Jay, should have been his Sandow), he has a legit shot. He beat Dexter out that year, and with so much more mass in the show, I don't think you can deny the size if the conditioning is close enough. Sadly Vic has been through a horrible tradegy with the murder of his sister this summer. (I hope they fry that fucker Yabon!) I know he's trying to push through it to stay strong for his family, but I know that I couldn't possibly be 100% dedicated to my work if something like that happened. I'm rooting for him though. I think he's got all the tools needed to be Mr. O. His structure is more pleasing and classic than Kai's and wider than Phil's. If he could nail the condition he could prove Ronnie correct and be the next O. But then again he's a MD athlete, and I have to think the odds are against him with that.
I have no idea who it will be, but that fact that its so close makes it fun as hell to dissect! It feels like a super evenly matched superbowl is about to take place.
Its almost here baby!!!! wooo hooooo!!!!!!!