by Craig Titus
What do you think of Gregg Valentino? I read MD Magazine and find myself drawn to him column “Ramblin Freak”…even though I find him offensive and disgusting?
Believe me when I say…I totally understand your mixed feeling in regard to the column “Ramblin Freak”. My theory is, reading his column is like a train wreck. Train wrecks are awful but everyone but everyone will “rubber neck” to get a good look at one. I too read MD Magazine and I find Gregg Valentino’s writing to be utterly idiotic, totally inappropriate, extremely vulgar and disgusting!!
But like you, I read it every single edition and find myself thinking… this guy is a fucking weirdo for real! Let’s for a moment base our opinion on the fact he’s writing his column for shock value and he’s putting on a total façade of being an uneducated, no culture having piece of shit! If the column is being written under this pretense…I still do not understand why MD Magazine would want this repulsive trash in their publication? I ask myself, is his useless and nauseating rants even necessary?
Are there really enough readers out there looking forward to his distasteful “Ramblin Freak” column? I’m not entirely sure if Valentino’s rants are necessary but one thing for certain…he must appeal to enough readers because the “Ramblin Freak” train wreck is in MD every month. Before I go on, let me answer your question. Frankly I think Gregg Valentino is a fool, an imbecile, he’s an absolute embarrassment to himself and the bodybuilding community. Truth be told, if I were still competing, I would ask Gregg never to include my name in his column. Remember, this is the guy who walked around with ridiculous looking arms claiming his guns were made of muscle. Fact is, his biceps and triceps were literally filled with oil expanding what little muscle that existed. Yes, he literally site injected his arms continually until the muscle was saturated with oil base anabolics. In addition, he site injects an oil called Synthol. This practice of site injecting oil base steroids and Synthol for sole purpose of filling and swelling the muscle fiber is a recipe for one thing…infection resulting in abscess which is precisely what took place. I reality, Gregg’s arms were fake, they were inflamed muscle fiber ridden with infection that he exacerbated by continual injections. He looked absolutely ridiculous!!! One can only conclude Valentino is a ignoramus moron who suffers from sever idiocy!!! Let’s for one moment breakdown his latest “Ramblin Freak” in the May 2014 edition of MD Magazine. He write about how he can’t take is shit in peace while living with girlfriend and her mother. Gregg discusses how Mercedes mother pee’s while standing up. Honestly this particular column is mild in comparison. Usually Valentino writes paragraph after paragraph pointing out how potent Victor Martinez’s sperm is or how Victor is the greatest bodybuilder in the history of the IFBB. Not the greatest athlete because of bodybuilding achievements, but the greatest due to many fitness chicks he’s banged…those are Valentino’s words, not mine. There was a time I honestly thought Valentino and Martinez were lovers after reading his piece. I can remember reading a “Ramblin Freak” column where he talks about eating his girlfriend’s ass. Yes, right there in MD Magazine Valentino points out how it’s the thing to do with Mercedes. Anyway, month after month I read his stories, I witness the train wreck and every single time I ask myself why? My father always said “it’s better to be known as a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt”. In Gregg Valentino’s case, he absolutely removed all doubt.
After submitting the Q&A article in regard to my opinion of Gregg Valentino and his “Ramblin Freak” column, I found myself pondering as to whether or not it was a fair assessment? The answer to the question is probably not. I say probably not because having never met Gregg Valentino, me of all people should certainly know better then to judge a book by its cover. That’s said, maybe Valentino isn’t a pig, maybe he’s not in love with Victor Martinez and maybe his ramblings are a complete façade written for the total shock value locking in the simple minded masses. For all I know, Gregg could be a Harvard grad raking in 6 figures a year discussing his sexual perversions. Now that I’ve taken a step back and analyzed my opinion of Gregg Valentino, I feel some what of a hypocrite. His column in MD Magazine is highly entertaining, shocking and sometimes actually refreshing due to his total transparency. You don’t have to agree with some of his inappropriate banter but his willingness to point out his view on certain issues within the sports arena is something to be respected. For example, I totally agree with his opinion of Lance Armstrong along with several other of Gregg’s viewpoints…especially his thoughts on purchasing steroids from the internet, which by the way is never a good idea. The best way for me to describe the “Ramblin Freaks” column is to compare it to porn. That’s right porn…in that almost everyone and their mother’s watch porn but most people will never admit it. I for one read Valentino’s column every month and like porn, I find it very entertaining.
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Craig Michael Titus was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on Jan 14, 1967. The eldest of Michael and Sandra Titus’ three children. In high school, Craig wrestled for his school team at 132lbs. After graduation, decided to put on some muscle via weight training. When Craig graduated from high school he was 5’6″ and 140lbs. By the age of 21, he was 5’9″ and 185lbs. Once he started weight training and seeing results, he was hooked. Craig’s first bodybuilding show was the 1988 Houston Bodybuilding Championships in which he won the Men’s Open middleweight class and the overall title.
2002 Mr. Olympia – 11th
2002 Night of Champions XIV – 5th
2002 Southwest Pro – 7th
2001 British Grand Prix – 9th
2001 Mr. Olympia – 12th
2001 Arnold Classic – 6th
2001 SAN FRANCISCO GRAND PRIX – 2nd
2001 IRONMAN PRO INVITATIONAL – 5th
2000 Toronto Pro – 1st
2000 Arnold Classic – 10th
2000 Night of Champions – 11th
2000 Ironman Pro Invitational – 8th
1996 NPC USA Championships — 1st Heavyweight and Overall
1995 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC National Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1993 NPC USA Championships — 4th Heavyweight
1991 NPC Ironman/Ironmaiden — Overall
1990 NPC Tournament of Champions — 3rd Heavyweight
1990 NPC Western Cup — Overall
1989 NPC Houston Bodybuilding Championships — Overall