The athletes and current state of the sport is nothing near the golden era of the mid 90's to early 2000's.
Sure you can say there is more money and the expo's are bigger.. but in terms of the actual athletes.. 9 out of 10 times the best of the 90's thru early 2000's would completely destroy the boys of today.. sad but fact.
Hopefully we get some quality physiques in the coming years..
There isn't much excitement in the sport and the shows this year so far have yet to produce a GREAT line-up. I have yet to see a show this year where all the top 3 guys brought their A-GAME.. seems like everyone is off.. and the guy that is the least off gets the trophy.. yipppiee.
Also, no more of the Olympia guys should AUTOMATICALLY qualify for the next year.. this is a joke. NO major professional organizations hold this nonsense. Did last year's superbowl winner get a free pass to the finals? No.. they had to earn it.. and so should our athletes.. hence the POINT of the QUALIFYING events throughout the year.
Anyways.. just some obvious observations from a fan.