Like most people watching the Rio Olympics last summer it was hard not to feel an overwhelming motivation to go down to the pool and crush some laps. The storylines that took place down in Brazil in the summer of 2016 were legendary, after all.Michael Phelps had his epic final competition, leaving the sport on his own terms, while on the women’s side Katie Ledecky lived up to the hype, and Katinka Hosszu nearly ran the table in a wide variety of events, breaking up the medal podium dominance of the Americans....more
My swim cap is off to Michael Phelps.He is a sick athlete and a true source of pride for the swim community and America in general. He’s won 22 Olympic medals over an 8-year period during three Olympics. He has set and broken a ridiculous number of world records and has (except for one minor bong incident!) behaved like a true gentleman. He is a young man that any mother would be proud of and an athlete who will be remembered forever.But (and here come the boos) I question whether or not it’s fair to laud him as "the most decorated Olympian in American history"....more
A funny thing happened to Kellogg's on the way to disassociating itself with its weed-toking,celebrity-spokesperson Michael Phelps.Instead of receiving kudos for firing Phelps,the entire Kellogg's brand is now being Palin-ized.
It's not "Grrrreeat!" when everyone from Saturday Night Live to Twitterdom trivializes your company's decision,making you a media laughing stock. As Cenk Uygur of the Huffington Post says,
I believed Michael when he said he was sorry after his drunk driving arrest in 2004. Hey, he was young. He made a really stupid mistake. (Drinking is one thing, but drinking and driving is another.)
I entered the pool area at the gym today and par for the course asked whoever was already in the water (in this case, two men):
JESSICA: Is it cold?
One man just responded with a blank stare. The other, a 40 something year old, who from this point forward shall be known as "Freaky Guy ", loudly asked:
FREAKY GUY: What are you? A sissy? Hop in.
I entered the pool area at the gym today and par for the course asked whoever was already in the water (in this case, two men): JESSICA: Is it cold?One man just responded with a blank stare. The other, a 40 something year old, who from this point forward shall be known as "Freaky Guy ", loudly asked:FREAKY GUY: What are you? A sissy? Hop in.
Drew and I have developed a bad habit recently of staying up way too late and then sucking it majorly the next morning. This feeling has been classified as 'The Olympic Hangover'. All of this Olympic consumption is really starting to mess with my day. When Belle and Lily do something at night that really sets me off after I've had a long day, I can't help but curse that Olympic Hangover when I start to lose my shit.
Last week we posed the question, "Would you consider naming your baby after an Olympic Champion like 'Phelps'?" and we asked you to cast your vote in our poll. Here are the results:
Yes - 21%No - 79%Red Cup Mom said...This is hilarious! Phelps as a first name. I am sure I will meet one next year.Beth Ewing said...