I’ve been anxiously anticipating the BG East “Year in Review Fan Poll,” or as it’s been nicknamed, the BG East “Besties.” First of all, let me point out that the banner linked at the top of the BG East homepage announcing the Besties didn’t show up on my iPad. Some software thingy or another appears to be the problem (sorry for the technical jargon). In any case, if you haven’t seen the poll yet, click here.
So much to say, but let me just offer a few little PSAs by giving you some photographic data upon which to make your judgments about a few of the Besties. Today, let’s consider some hot bodies. For best abs, here are the nominees and the six/eight-packs that got them in the top tier for your consideration.
To say I’m partial to a particular set of abs in this slate is an understatement. Lon Dumont makes me dizzy the moment he crunches his serratus. For fitness, definition, balance, muscle mass, and sheer beauty, I’m in Lon’s camp every time. I’m guessing both Eli and Z-Man will make strong showings based on the size of their extremely fanatical fan bases. And like I’ve said, they both have totally legitimate claims to the title, even though I think their fan following sometimes has to do less with their abs than other assets. I’d say Cal Bennett is the dark horse who could completely upend this category, though. His fan base is, as yet, untested. Detractors of his have been vocal about the ink, but sometimes the naysayers are just louder, not more numerous. I’ve gone on the record as being ready to cover Cal in honey and lick him clean, so I wouldn’t exactly feel blindsided by a Cal upset. But if you lined these five sets of abs up in front of me and handed me that bottle of honey, my tongue is going to be all over every inch of Lon Dumont’s steel wall of beauty each and every time. Who are you voting for? You’ve got until Sunday, February 8 at midnight.