Musclemag published their “Dubious Achievement Awards” again. They’re supposed to be a humorous, tongue-in-cheek listing of the not-so-stellar things that have happened in the past year.
Here’s one of their “awards”:
“The No Wisdom Award
Our publisher Robert Kennedy has said many times that Mike Mentzer gave the most well structured and informative seminars of all; however, Mike more than balanced off his apparent logic by recommending steroids (“But don’t tell anyone”), excessive Johnny Walker consumption and a virtual chain smoker of cigarettes. Accordingly, the Iron Man features proclaiming “The Wisdom of Mike Mentzer” is on our opinion a complete misnomer. The man was most definitely, and utterly bereft of wisdom!”
First of all, if you’re going to insult another magazine, you better make sure you know basic grammar and this is a mess (those aren’t typos, this is as-published.) Their message is kind of confusing: Iron Man is bad because they praise Mentzer, even though they fully admit they did the same? And whatever his shortcomings, saying that Mike Mentzer was “bereft of wisdom” is pure nonsense.
Then there’s also the issue of not speaking ill of the dead. I don’t think anyone has been hiding any of Mike Mentzer’s troubles, but to insult the man just to take a cheap shot at a competing magazine? That seems petty and unprofessional and just plain sad.