Posts Tagged ‘michael phelps’

Did you hold your breath while the Fab Five waited to receive their final scores? Did your heart start racing when you saw Ryan Lochte shirtless for the first time? Well, mine did.  Gymnastics and Swimming have the USA glued to their televisions (whether you admit it or not).  And as a bonus: we are dominating in both.  It’s hard to believe that most of these athletes are my age or younger.  To think that I could have been an Olympic swimmer by now if I had just stayed on my middle school swim team…

For those of you who think the Olympics only consists of a bunch of sports everyone cares about for two weeks every four years… it’s not.  Let me give you a little recap on the drama thus far.

In women’s gymnastics, the rules state each country is allowed to send two team members into the individual competition.  So out of the gold medal winning Fab Five, Jordyn Wieber was the favorite to win individuals.  However, in an upset, Wieber failed to even qualify for the even by as little as .359 of a point.  Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas earned the coveted individual competition spots for the USA.

Gabby Douglas, just sixteen years old, is probably the best gymnast you will ever see in your lifetime.  The 4’11’’ flying squirrel took home the gold in the individual competition.  On the other hand, Aly Raisman was pitted against Aliya Mustafina for the bronze.  Identical scores calls for a tiebreaker, which means they drop the lowest fourth score and average the three highest scores of the two competitors.  In the end, Mustafina won leaving Raisman devastated.

Who would have guessed this sport of glitter eyeshadow and shimmery leotards could be so cutthroat?

Other jaw-dropping moments: when Michael Phelps won his 20th medal making him the most decorated Olympian… ever.  Or how about when Lochte stepped up to the podium sporting an American flag diamond grill?  Perhaps that one was one of the more questionable moments… which is probably best explained in this mashup video of Lochte’s interviews or his twitter feed.

-Sara Freund

The Revolution: Nude Olympics

Posted: November 10, 2009 by Sean Sweeney in Uncategorized
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I see naked people...Walking around like regular people...They don't know they're naked.

Ever heard of the Nude Olympics? I guess there is such a competition; this has actually been going on for close to 20 years. Here’s one of the original commercials advertising it as “The Start of Something Big.” Whoever came up with that pitch is a either stupid or a genius. Greeks just seemed to love naked bodies.

Look at all of those sculptures. Everyone is always naked. It’s an obsession.

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Sexy In Your Skin

Posted: February 26, 2009 by E in Uncategorized
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Although Michael Phelps’s super-human cardiovascular stamina would indeed spice things up in the bedroom, Olympic athleticism is absolutely not a requisite for good sex. Neither are the abilities to bend yourself into circus-freak-like contortions, scream like a porn-star, drop it like a girl in a Snoop Dogg video, or balance plates on your penis. The last one really isn’t relative to sexual activity, but let’s be real, it’s impressive. Anyway…

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Like a fish out of bong water.

Like a fish out of bong water.

Since the buzz of the 2008 Summer Olympics wore off, I bet Michael Phelps has had plenty of free time on his hands.  The title of ‘Greatest Olympian in History’ doesn’t come with any real job description-it’s more of an honorary thing-and while he’s got his heart in the right place, a guy can only spend so many hours a day giving thumbs-up to cameras with Make-A-Wish kids.  People probably said, “Hey, Michael, you really need a hobby.”  I’d agree with them, but smoking marijuana isn’t exactly what I had in mind.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m sure everyone has heard by now:  A picture of the 14-time Olympic gold medallist lighting and hitting a bong has spread all over the Internet, along with all of the web-junk accoutrements.  A favorite “ad” of mine, with Phelps as poster boy, rhetorically asks world-class athletes, “When it comes time to relax, why put your body through the proven harmful effects of alcohol?  Become a pot smoker!” (more…)