Set a spell, take your shoes off, ya'll come back now, ya hear?
He's still in there. I wouldn't count him out just yet.
Bottom line, he could be supremely baked and still beat me in a race. Even if he gave me a 100 meter head-start.
Who can say no to a Meatball Marinara?
@Eva: I don't. He could still go on to great things (and probably will). It's just funny. Today.@icyHighs: Certainly not me.
Well thanks to this I won't have to watch the Olympics. If it's true he's let himself go that much it would be a huge shame though, and a massive waste.
I bet the dough he gets for product placement makes up for it.
I don't think that Michael Phelps is going to do well but I still love him. The guy is quite the legend and he really did clean up at the last Olympics.
Last picture: "I can't believe I did that in the pool AT the olympics!"
Or "Whoa, dude... who took my clothes?"
He's a little behind the "eight ball" mainly because his parents aren't still trying to drown him for crashing into the garage with the family car when he was 16. How else could you be such a good swimmer? Repeated drowning attempts people....get your kid in the Olympics!
I'm not giving up on him just yet. I think he can still pull off a win.
He's getting older by the minute. He's no longer than sober (maybe...) young lad at Athens
But he still has amazing abs. And isn't THAT why we all watch? By that I mean we all straight-women-and gay-men. Al just watches for the budweiser commercials.
I am not a big Olympic person but hell you know that I am just an ordinary woman and I don't do sport.........lol ok seriously I do like to watch some parts of the olympics.......
Cry me a river.16 days left of this stupidness!Yes, I'm counting.
@Mark: He won a medal today, though. Still...yawn.....@Pat: And that really is probably all he can hope for. I mean, it's not like FOX/CBS/ESPN is going to give him his own primetime swimming show. Unless he had naked pool girls. So...take the money and run. And have a tasty sandwich while you're at it.@Matthew: I'll keep an eye on how well he does. Saying that...my what a sad, sad little life I lead.@CW: Good one!@Juli: Ditto!@Bushman: Plus they threw a plugged-in toaster in the pool. No wonder the dude can swim so fast.@Stephen: As long as he doesn't pull off his suit. @Adam: Aren't we all? @Mary A: And beach volleyball. WOMENS beach volleyball.@Jo-Anne: I'll watch some if I'm channel-surfing. For instance, today I watched water polo. I was impressed by how athletic you'd have to be to play that sport. And disappointed because they didn't use horses.@ryoko: Please read my comment to Matthew. Yes. Sad, indeed.
I applaud him because now he's another annoying cautionary tale to share with my teens at the supper table while they roll their eyes.
WARNING-WARNING: GEEK ALERT!!!In ancient Rome, whenever a general was awarded a triumph after a successful campaign , a slave stood behind him in the chariot as he rode in the parade in his honor. The slave's job was to whisper in the general's ear, "Remember you are human." Or something like that. You probably knew that, though.So it may be with Michael Phelps. Hubris can be a killer. Not saying he was affected by it. But it is a cautionary tale (well played; I couldn't have said it better myself).
It's a massive shame, as Phelps is a MASSIVE success, and he's potentially wasted it!
But, as of yesterday, he has the record for most medals ever. So, I guess he can still afford to throw down a couple of subs with Jared.