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  1. #1
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    Is Michael Phelps Overrated?

    We can all agree that he's doing fairly well at the Olympics, but let's look at the raw data. If we do so, I think we will all agree he is quite overrated.

    First of all,

    Just kidding.

    -EarlJam

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    I agree. I mean... his first leg 4x100 time was 47.51 which would have qualified him as the third fastest time in the 100 free finals tomorrow (check the times).

    But dude is too lazy to swim the 100 free. I mean, what's 47 seconds out of someone's life?

    If he'd stop eating 10,000 calories a day and start swimming, maybe he'd make something of himself.

    Geeeez.... lazy, man, lazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Tex Devil View Post
    If he'd stop eating 10,000 calories a day and start swimming, maybe he'd make something of himself.

    Geeeez.... lazy, man, lazy
    Yeah, all that pasta, pizza, and sleeping does absolutely nothing for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarlJam View Post
    We can all agree that he's doing fairly well at the Olympics, but let's look at the raw data. If we do so, I think we will all agree he is quite overrated.

    First of all,

    Just kidding.

    -EarlJam
    I bet his cannon ball sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sue71 View Post
    Yeah, all that pasta, pizza, and sleeping does absolutely nothing for him.
    Dang, does he really eat about 10,000 calories a day?!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazee View Post
    Dang, does he really eat about 10,000 calories a day?!!!!!
    I totally tried that diet. I think you're supposed to complement it with exercise or something, but that sounded like a lot of work.

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    Let's see, so far this olympics -

    5 Gold Medals, 5 World Records (granted, two of those as part of a relay team), but otherwise wow, just wow.

    Plus, he has a bulldog. Dude just rocks, clearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2535Miles View Post
    I bet his cannon ball sucks.
    I've always thought that the cannonball should be an olympic event.

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    You would think eating 10,000 calories a day would help his belly flop. He's got nothing to flop...

    Where'd all the Kleenex go?

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    He was just along for the ride on two of his medals. You can't count relays.
    ~rthomas


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    Quote Originally Posted by rthomas View Post
    He was just along for the ride on two of his medals. You can't count relays.
    Relays counted as part of Spitz's, so why not for Michael?

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    Although to be fair, as Mr. blublood and I were discussing last night, calling him the greatest ever based merely on number of gold medals won is misleading. Swimmers get the chance to win multiple gold medals at a single Olympics unlike, say, basketball players who only get one medal no matter how good they are.

    Still, the guy is unbelievable. I mean, how is it possible to be *that* much better than everyone else in the world?

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    I have it from an insider that has actually seen Michael Phelps's cannonball that it rocks too. Apparently he can use those long arms to wrap himself into an extra tight ball that packs a powerful punch. Sorry guys, dude just rocks and sometimes life ain't fair.

    I heard he's also Patrick Davidson's cousin.

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by CameronCrazy'11 View Post
    I've always thought that the cannonball should be an olympic event.
    Just wait for 2012!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2535Miles View Post
    Just wait for 2012!
    2535 and EarlJam's secret dive for 2012:

    The Iron Lotus Cannonball!

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    Better in stereo

    Quote Originally Posted by 2535Miles View Post
    Just wait for 2012!
    Corpulent Synchronized Splash-Diving, anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnboy View Post
    Corpulent Synchronized Splash-Diving, anyone?
    With guitars. I'm thinking we dive while playing guitars, EJ on the six string, me on the four. Let's see Michael Phelps play dust in the wind while converting a tandem triple lindy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    You would think eating 10,000 calories a day would help his belly flop. He's got nothing to flop...
    Or maybe more than 10,000 calories a day!

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/08132008...rge_124248.htm

    Check out breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roywhite View Post
    Or maybe more than 10,000 calories a day!

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/08132008...rge_124248.htm

    Check out breakfast.

    DANG!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If I were to attempt to eat what he eats for breakfast, I would have keeled over & be on my way to the hospital to get my stomach pumped!!!

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    Ditto...I couldn't eat all of that if I wanted to.

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