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(USA Today)   You're the most accomplished Olympian in history. What do you do next? Oh, I know, how about date a supermodel. Date a supermodel? All right, then date a supermodel it is   (usatoday.com) divider line 117
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2012-08-07 08:44:17 AM  
He's been dating her.
 
2012-08-07 08:45:11 AM  
no he hasn't
 
2012-08-07 08:48:40 AM  
i36.photobucket.com

i36.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-07 08:48:46 AM  
Damn right he should.
 
2012-08-07 08:48:58 AM  
Model in Los Angeles is code for waitress...

none the less, she is quite a stunner.
 
2012-08-07 08:49:09 AM  

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uglEE
 
2012-08-07 08:49:43 AM  
Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?
 
2012-08-07 08:49:52 AM  
*cough* beard *cough*

Just kidding.
He's the most decorated Olympina and still she is way above his league.
 
2012-08-07 08:51:20 AM  
Doesn't the "super" in "supermodel" imply that we've heard of her before today?

/I'd hit it
 
2012-08-07 08:52:33 AM  

Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?


Michael Phelps isn't fugly he's like what i'd look like if i had an eating disorder too
 
2012-08-07 08:53:15 AM  

Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?


Because he's genetically superior.
 
2012-08-07 08:53:51 AM  
Not to piss on Michael Phelps' parade, he's a mighty athlete, but it's a bit unfair to praise him for all his medals (compared to other athletes) when he's in a field with so many opportunities to win some, what with all the combinations of distance, style, alone or by team, etc...

A judoka, for instance, could be the best judoka since the beginning of time, but can only go for a medal in his own weight class. Same for all team sports, boxing, etc...
 
2012-08-07 08:53:53 AM  
something something....breast stroke.
 
2012-08-07 08:54:12 AM  
model = supermodel
stripper = pornstar

People always trying to be uppity.
 
2012-08-07 08:55:05 AM  
Red carpet? So it matches the drapes?
 
2012-08-07 08:55:09 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?

Because he's genetically superior.


THIS.
 
2012-08-07 08:55:39 AM  

Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?


She digs the assburgers
 
2012-08-07 08:56:13 AM  
Actual headline is a highschool period joke.
 
2012-08-07 08:56:45 AM  
That is definitely better than going to Disneyworld.

But not as cool as California Adventures; they have a Cars World!

She'll drop him for Ryan Lochte once he starts dating
 
2012-08-07 08:57:44 AM  
there is a difference between aspiring model and supermodel.

supermodel, I don't think it means what you think it means
 
2012-08-07 08:58:50 AM  
Rossee is a 25-year-old Los Angeles model, with a website to support that claim (www.meganrossee.com)


ooooo - but she has a website so she must be super
 
2012-08-07 08:59:48 AM  

Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?


If he's half as good in the sack as he is in the water, that is one lucky girl. I know, big IF. Just saying.

Also, there are plenty of women who are drawn to what they view as power or prestige. As an old, ugly phart myself who has had high level management positions, there are women who will basically throw themselves at a man they perceive to be powerful or influential no matter how ugly. Not the majority of women but enough that even ugly old pharts can get laid if there is some woman who perceives him as powerful. I don't ask why, I just enjoy..
 
2012-08-07 09:00:34 AM  
neither of them have souls. what's it to u
 
2012-08-07 09:00:43 AM  
Does she know he pees in the pool?
 
2012-08-07 09:00:50 AM  

gambitsgirl: there is a difference between aspiring model and supermodel.

supermodel, I don't think it means what you think it means


You, lady are much better than a supermodel.
You might not hear that enough lately, but it's true.

You can keep those vapid cover girls.
One woman who is kind enough to just love her husband is all a man really needs.
 
2012-08-07 09:04:50 AM  

vudukungfu: gambitsgirl: there is a difference between aspiring model and supermodel.

supermodel, I don't think it means what you think it means

You, lady are much better than a supermodel.
You might not hear that enough lately, but it's true.

You can keep those vapid cover girls.
One woman who is kind enough to just love her husband is all a man really needs.



awwwww shiat. I came out for sharp knees and word play and ya went and made me cry.
thank you.

he was and still is indeed loved
 
2012-08-07 09:06:45 AM  
I thought the moniker "supermodel" was used when a picture said model's face, ass, and/or breasts is instantly recognizable by any male over the age of 12 and is plastered on ads for anything and everything. I don't think Ms. Rossee has made it quite that far with ~30,000 Google hits. Perhaps subby has a crystal ball?

Regardless, if she's smart, she'll recognize that this relationship will be short-lived and milk it for all it's worth while she's still with him. "The girl that's dating Michael Phelps" is a much better inroad than "the girl Michael Phelps used to bang before he dumped her".
 
2012-08-07 09:07:12 AM  
Phelps is a newly retired 22-time Olympic medalist

Wait...he's quitting? He could still beat his own record!
 
2012-08-07 09:07:16 AM  

Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?


I know it's a tired old cliche, but in LA, she's average at best.

Take a stroll down rodeo drive sometime. Leave your girlfriend/wife at home though. Every girl I've know that's been there for a visit came back diminished by the experience. "I'm so ugly" is the usual comment.
 
2012-08-07 09:09:17 AM  

padraig: Not to piss on Michael Phelps' parade, he's a mighty athlete, but it's a bit unfair to praise him for all his medals (compared to other athletes) when he's in a field with so many opportunities to win some, what with all the combinations of distance, style, alone or by team, etc...

A judoka, for instance, could be the best judoka since the beginning of time, but can only go for a medal in his own weight class. Same for all team sports, boxing, etc...


1. Spot-on, old chap.

2. I would totally watch team boxing.
 
2012-08-07 09:09:20 AM  
Endurance/prestige/swimmers body. Did i mention endurance? How about swimmers body? Prestige?
 
2012-08-07 09:09:30 AM  
Picture of her pushing an empty baby carriage?

D00d, farking run.

Fast.
 
2012-08-07 09:15:38 AM  

TravelingFreakshow: Picture of her pushing an empty baby carriage?

D00d, farking run.

Fast.


This, this and this. They have only been dating for five months. Time to initiate the escape plan, there are plenty of other models/waitresses in LA.
 
2012-08-07 09:15:43 AM  
hope she likes taco bell and three-ways

graneyandthepig.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-07 09:17:24 AM  
Let's see; Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, is worth millions in endorsements and ad contracts, probably for years to come.

His girlfriend, OTOH, is a "supermodel" no one has ever heard of, and is already talking about a long term relationship and kids.

Can anyone say "gold digger" here?
 
2012-08-07 09:22:35 AM  

Bendal: Let's see; Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, is worth millions in endorsements and ad contracts, probably for years to come.

His girlfriend, OTOH, is a "supermodel" no one has ever heard of, and is already talking about a long term relationship and kids.

Can anyone say "gold digger" here?


This guy can
 
2012-08-07 09:22:47 AM  
I would give her the ol' speedo if you know what I mean.

...and I think you do.
 
2012-08-07 09:23:24 AM  
I am prettier than this man, which means I'm only 22 olympic medals away from dating a super model.
 
2012-08-07 09:23:53 AM  
I'm not usually in the sharp-knees crowd, but that gal does nothing for me, model or not.
 
2012-08-07 09:24:33 AM  

Flakeloaf: 2. I would totally watch team boxing.


You and me both.
 
2012-08-07 09:25:00 AM  

hasty ambush: TravelingFreakshow: Picture of her pushing an empty baby carriage?

D00d, farking run.

Fast.

This, this and this. They have only been dating for five months. Time to initiate the escape plan, there are plenty of other models/waitresses in LA.


He should be running like he is escaping the gates of hell.
 
2012-08-07 09:25:42 AM  

Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?


It'$ a hard to $ay would why $he $hould $toop $o $mall
 
2012-08-07 09:25:43 AM  
I must be a superdad, superdriver, superengineer, superposter, supercooker-of-one-dish-meals because I have a website.

I never realized I was so super accomplished!
 
2012-08-07 09:26:00 AM  
www.meganrossee.com

User has reached the maximum amount of processes while being limited, Webmaster: please contact support. (9)

She needs to be UNLIMITED dammit... open that up!
 
2012-08-07 09:30:19 AM  
Please don't go full Bruce Jenner, Please don't go full Bruce Jenner, Please don't go full Bruce Jenner.
 
2012-08-07 09:31:09 AM  

padraig: Flakeloaf: 2. I would totally watch team boxing.

You and me both.


The next evolution in bare knuckle brawling?
 
2012-08-07 09:38:00 AM  
orange whip?
 
2012-08-07 09:41:26 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?

Because he's genetically superior.


Their baby would basically be a mermaid.
 
2012-08-07 09:45:33 AM  
Pushing around an empty baby carriage? I'm trying to think of an explanation that doesn't scream "crazy" here. She has nothing to lose by getting his Olympic baby, minus the Nazis covering the entire cost of healthcare.
 
2012-08-07 09:47:09 AM  

Babboonrash: Model in Los Angeles is code for waitress...


I thought it was code for 'escort'.
 
2012-08-07 09:52:08 AM  
Is a supermodel like an ordinary model but more prissy/biatchy?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-08-07 09:54:14 AM  
He's probably banging her like a laser-guided, fusion-powered pile-driver.

/who WOULDN'T hit it?
 
2012-08-07 09:54:34 AM  

padraig: Not to piss on Michael Phelps' parade, he's a mighty athlete, but it's a bit unfair to praise him for all his medals (compared to other athletes) when he's in a field with so many opportunities to win some, what with all the combinations of distance, style, alone or by team, etc...

A judoka, for instance, could be the best judoka since the beginning of time, but can only go for a medal in his own weight class. Same for all team sports, boxing, etc...


Michael Phelps earned his medals, just like NBAers earn their salaries, whether folks want to believe it or not. It's the Mitt Romney's of the world who receive praise unfairly. Phelps is the elite of the elite, he had to work his way against the creme de la creme de la creme to earn his place. If you're the best damn judoka since the beginning of time in your weight class, then you're the best damn judoka since the beginning of time in your weight class....... and it was not given to you. It was not passively earned. It could not be awarded to you because of who your family is, or because of others wanting to curry favor from you.


Phelps is going through his Ryan Lochte thing............. he's just not being told he can't do it, because of whom he chooses to fk, unlike Ryan Lochte.
 
2012-08-07 09:54:44 AM  
5 to 10 years away from little tadpoles.
 
2012-08-07 09:55:17 AM  
stpickrell
Pushing around an empty baby carriage? I'm trying to think of an explanation that doesn't scream "crazy" here


Out shopping with a friend who's pregnant or has a baby?
Part of a photoshoot? There have been stranger stock photographs...
 
2012-08-07 10:00:48 AM  
Phelps is a great swimmer, no doubt about it.

However, I generally disagree with calling him the "greatest Olympian" because the medal count of swimmers gets so inflated.

Swimming events:
100M Freestyle
100M Backstroke
100M Butterfly
100M Breaststroke

200M Freestyle
200M Backstroke
200M Butterfly
200M Breaststroke

200M of you swimming a combination of those
400M of you swimming a combination of those

200M of you and a team swimming one of those
200M of you and a team swimming a combination of those....

400M ...... etc, etc etc....

Why not just have ONE 100M and ONE 200M race.... called "swim there any way as fast as you can?"

==============

Don't you think that some of those sprinters would have a few more medals if track and field was like swimming? Not a fanboy of Usain Bolt, but how many more medals would Bolt have if the track races were:

100M run
100M walk
100M shuffle
100M skip

200M .... etc.


.
.
.
 
2012-08-07 10:03:48 AM  

brobdiggy: Phelps is a great swimmer, no doubt about it.

However, I generally disagree with calling him the "greatest Olympian" because the medal count of swimmers gets so inflated.

Swimming events:
100M Freestyle
100M Backstroke
100M Butterfly
100M Breaststroke

200M Freestyle
200M Backstroke
200M Butterfly
200M Breaststroke

200M of you swimming a combination of those
400M of you swimming a combination of those

200M of you and a team swimming one of those
200M of you and a team swimming a combination of those....

400M ...... etc, etc etc....

Why not just have ONE 100M and ONE 200M race.... called "swim there any way as fast as you can?"

==============

Don't you think that some of those sprinters would have a few more medals if track and field was like swimming? Not a fanboy of Usain Bolt, but how many more medals would Bolt have if the track races were:

100M run
100M walk
100M shuffle
100M skip

200M .... etc.


.
.
.


And the award for the dumbest sports post of the week goes to brobdiggy.. congrats!
 
2012-08-07 10:08:47 AM  

brobdiggy: 100M walk


They actually have a speedwalk competition.
 
rbt
2012-08-07 10:10:22 AM  
There is a speed-walking Olympic event in 20km and 50km distances.
 
2012-08-07 10:12:30 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Michael Phelps earned his medals, just like NBAers earn their salaries, whether folks want to believe it or not. It's the Mitt Romney's of the world who receive praise unfairly. Phelps is the elite of the elite, he had to work his way against the creme de la creme de la creme to earn his place. If you're the best damn judoka since the beginning of time in your weight class, then you're the best damn judoka since the beginning of time in your weight class....... and it was not given to you. It was not passively earned. It could not be awarded to you because of who your family is, or because of others wanting to curry favor from you.


Um... I think you missed the point.

Phelps is a great athlete, but to say he is the most accomplished Olympian is stretching it. Most decorated, sure. As padraig was pointing out though, that has more to do with the particular sport he competes in. He's a great swimmer... but all he does is swim, and it just happens to be that swimming gives you a shiatload of opportunities for medals compared to say tri-athletes. I'd consider Olympic tri-athletes more accomplished, but there's no way they'll ever be more decorated, because you can't score anything close to the same number of medals if that's your specialty.
 
2012-08-07 10:13:38 AM  
Damn there goes trying to pawn my roomate off on him damnit!!
 
2012-08-07 10:15:08 AM  
lets see, NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, MLS, PGA-----hmmm didn't see any professional swimmers league---even if he does get some endorsement deals they won't last too long so they both better take advantage of the fame/popularity now because he won't be back in the news for a long time until he is put on some reality show with a lame title like "Sharks and Minnows"
 
2012-08-07 10:15:42 AM  

brobdiggy: Phelps is a great swimmer, no doubt about it.

However, I generally disagree with calling him the "greatest Olympian" because the medal count of swimmers gets so inflated.

Swimming events:
100M Freestyle
100M Backstroke
100M Butterfly
100M Breaststroke

200M Freestyle
200M Backstroke
200M Butterfly
200M Breaststroke

200M of you swimming a combination of those
400M of you swimming a combination of those

200M of you and a team swimming one of those
200M of you and a team swimming a combination of those....

400M ...... etc, etc etc....

Why not just have ONE 100M and ONE 200M race.... called "swim there any way as fast as you can?"

==============

Don't you think that some of those sprinters would have a few more medals if track and field was like swimming? Not a fanboy of Usain Bolt, but how many more medals would Bolt have if the track races were:

100M run
100M walk
100M shuffle
100M skip

200M .... etc.


.
.
.


Um, track and field does have some of that. Ever heard of the hurdles races? Or the steeplechase? Or the decathlon/heptathlon?
 
2012-08-07 10:18:44 AM  

Serious Black: Um, track and field does have some of that. Ever heard of the hurdles races? Or the steeplechase? Or the decathlon/heptathlon?


I don't get steeplechase. They're steeples, they don't move. How much of a chase could they give you?
 
2012-08-07 10:19:04 AM  

Babboonrash: Model in Los Angeles is code for waitress...

none the less, she is quite a stunner.


This. If she was a supermodel you would have heard of her along with Kate Upton, Miranda Kerr, etc. Either way, she's pretty hot.
 
2012-08-07 10:21:01 AM  

Joshudan: That is definitely better than going to Disneyworld.

But not as cool as California Adventures; they have a Cars World!

She'll drop him for Ryan Lochte once he starts dating


I don't think so. Lochte doesn't eat at Chick-Fil-A, or chicks for that matter, if you know what I mean.
 
2012-08-07 10:22:44 AM  

Bendal: Let's see; Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, is worth millions in endorsements and ad contracts, probably for years to come.

His girlfriend, OTOH, is a "supermodel" no one has ever heard of, and is already talking about a long term relationship and kids.

Can anyone say "gold digger" here?


Oh I think the basic question is can Phelps RECOGNIZE a gold digger?
 
2012-08-07 10:24:55 AM  

brobdiggy: Don't you think that some of those sprinters would have a few more medals if track and field was like swimming? Not a fanboy of Usain Bolt, but how many more medals would Bolt have if the track races were:

100M run
100M walk
100M shuffle
100M skip

200M .... etc.


If all you are good at is running you cannot expect to get the same number of medals as someone that is only good at swimming. And it's because pools are expensive to maintain. So to convince countries to begin training programs and pull together competitive teams they had to throw a few more possible medals their way.
 
2012-08-07 10:34:25 AM  
They said the other day that she's a farking waitress. How did she suddenly turn into a supermodel?
 
2012-08-07 10:37:57 AM  
If she doesn't date him, someone else will. Why not hang out and go for a ride?

Is she pretty? Yes. Is she a supermodel? I don't know what that is anymore. Are there prettier girls out there? Yes.

Stop the hate folks. He's a superb athlete, by any measure. She's a pretty girl, by any measure.

Good for him and her.
 
2012-08-07 10:39:25 AM  
Subby was really desperate for that greenlight. Just a little white lie to make a boring non-story clickable.
 
2012-08-07 10:40:30 AM  
Finally a legitimately smoking hot chick and there's one lousy picture and a bunch of clowns talking about swimming
 
2012-08-07 10:48:28 AM  
Date two.
 
2012-08-07 10:50:48 AM  
Well it appears her web site is farked.
 
2012-08-07 11:04:40 AM  
You know, I've been impressed with Phelps, at least in post-race interviews. He seems to have more personality than he did four years ago. Okay, he's not Dave Chappelle, but he's handling himself well and seems relieved to be retiring and moving on.

As for dating this chick. Whatever. Hope he's happy. He doesn't seem in it for marriage yet. I wouldnt' expect this to last.
 
2012-08-07 11:06:07 AM  
Well, good for Phelps, don't know how he pulled it off, he may be an awesome swimmer but he is one goofy looking guy.
 
2012-08-07 11:10:33 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?

Because he's genetically superior.


Hahahahahahahaha. No.

Because he's famous. Fame is the ultimate aphrodisiac to women.
 
2012-08-07 11:16:13 AM  
She's a waitress. Seriously. Kinda negates the "super" thing.
 
2012-08-07 11:18:25 AM  

Babboonrash: Model in Los Angeles is code for waitress...

none the less, she is quite a stunner.


Yeah, but this waitress has a WEBSITE!
 
2012-08-07 11:20:32 AM  

babymulch: hope she likes taco bell and three-ways

[graneyandthepig.files.wordpress.com image 450x599]


I like Taco Bell and threeways!
 
2012-08-07 11:21:39 AM  
Is it crap on Michael Phelps and all his accomplishments day? Oh, it ends in "Y"? Then yes, yes it is.

/good for you dude
//don't marry this one
 
2012-08-07 11:44:53 AM  

Krieghund: Babboonrash: Model in Los Angeles is code for waitress...

none the less, she is quite a stunner.

Yeah, but this waitress has a WEBSITE!


Meh...

The guy that cleans the port-a-johns on my job site has his own website too.
 
2012-08-07 12:03:40 PM  
I couldn't help but hear that title read in Jen from the IT Crowd's voice
//The Internet!
 
2012-08-07 12:17:13 PM  
Those grapes, they be mighty sour...

/ good for him, hope he's enjoying the ride
// beats hitting the bong, PR-wise
 
2012-08-07 12:19:41 PM  

trappedspirit: brobdiggy: Don't you think that some of those sprinters would have a few more medals if track and field was like swimming? Not a fanboy of Usain Bolt, but how many more medals would Bolt have if the track races were:

100M run
100M walk
100M shuffle
100M skip

200M .... etc.

If all you are good at is running you cannot expect to get the same number of medals as someone that is only good at swimming. And it's because pools are expensive to maintain. So to convince countries to begin training programs and pull together competitive teams they had to throw a few more possible medals their way.



If this were true, you'd expect running races to feature every country imaginable instead seeing the top spots always dominated by the same few countries. At world class levels, it's not enough just to have natural talent. You need world class trainers and training facilities.
 
2012-08-07 12:24:24 PM  
Her Instagram account has included many candid shots of Phelps and also a picture of herself pushing a baby stroller with the caption "Maaaaaybe in 5-10 years."

....hhhhmmmmmmmmmmm thanks but no thanks... she may be hot but I sense some crazee in this one!
For Phelps sake I hope he sees it too!

that's the kind of gal that will marry you, then go batshiat crazee on you a yr or two later and milked you off of at least 90% of everything you've even owned and earned and then will still get 50% of future earnings for child/spousal support.

Be careful Phelps..be reeaall careful with this one!
 
2012-08-07 12:29:36 PM  

abhorrent1: They said the other day that she's a farking waitress. How did she suddenly turn into a supermodel?


She has a web-site that says she is a model.

If it's on the Internets it has to be true!
 
2012-08-07 12:35:20 PM  

miscreant: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Michael Phelps earned his medals, just like NBAers earn their salaries, whether folks want to believe it or not. It's the Mitt Romney's of the world who receive praise unfairly. Phelps is the elite of the elite, he had to work his way against the creme de la creme de la creme to earn his place. If you're the best damn judoka since the beginning of time in your weight class, then you're the best damn judoka since the beginning of time in your weight class....... and it was not given to you. It was not passively earned. It could not be awarded to you because of who your family is, or because of others wanting to curry favor from you.

Um... I think you missed the point.

Phelps is a great athlete, but to say he is the most accomplished Olympian is stretching it. Most decorated, sure. As padraig was pointing out though, that has more to do with the particular sport he competes in. He's a great swimmer... but all he does is swim, and it just happens to be that swimming gives you a shiatload of opportunities for medals compared to say tri-athletes. I'd consider Olympic tri-athletes more accomplished, but there's no way they'll ever be more decorated, because you can't score anything close to the same number of medals if that's your specialty.



You are completely discounting the fact that the chief reason Phelps has so many medals is that this is his third Olympics. He's 27 and has dominated the sport since he was 15. That is Michael Jordan level of awesome. Note that Phelps doesn't even compete in any backstroke or breaststroke events.
 
2012-08-07 12:36:34 PM  
Bong hits, then supermodel. Get your priorities straight, Phlipper.
 
2012-08-07 12:50:48 PM  
Going into flaky, fakey land huh? Seems like a sad little world to me but whatever floats his boat.
 
2012-08-07 12:53:11 PM  
It's his fourth olympics---he was at Sydney at 15
 
2012-08-07 12:56:52 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: no he hasn't


For five months. RTFA.
 
2012-08-07 01:17:19 PM  
If winning multiple gold medals in swimming over the course of multiple Olympics is so easy then we should expect this to be a regular occurrence.

People can split hairs as to if he is the definitive single greatest Olympian, but there is no question he is the greatest swimmer ever to compete in the games. He is the Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky of swimming.

Oh and I'd hit it.
 
2012-08-07 01:34:26 PM  

Persnickety: If this were true, you'd expect running races to feature every country imaginable instead seeing the top spots always dominated by the same few countries. At world class levels, it's not enough just to have natural talent. You need world class trainers and training facilities.


I don't think you're contradicting each other.

Swimmers swim all strokes in training and then get lots of chances to win medals in competitions. That's why individual swimmers tend to win lots of medals.

Swimming also requires extremely expensive training facilities; a 50m pool doesn't come cheap, so competitive swimmers tend to come only from western europe, north america and Australia.

The latter shows another effect. Sometimes countries pump vast amounts of money into particular sports in an attempt to win lots of medals and boost national morale. See: Bulgarian wrestlers, East German throwers, Australian swimmers and, at the moment, British cyclists.
 
2012-08-07 01:38:40 PM  

Persnickety: You are completely discounting the fact that the chief reason Phelps has so many medals is that this is his third Olympics. He's 27 and has dominated the sport since he was 15. That is Michael Jordan level of awesome. Note that Phelps doesn't even compete in any backstroke or breaststroke events.


You make his point. Phelps (like Thorpe, and Spitz, and ...) manages to win lots of medals by doing just two things many times with minor variations. No other Olympic discipline, with the possible exception of cycling, allows one athlete to compete in so many events doing essentially the same thing.

I think wins in the multi-discipline events, like pentathlons and decathlons, are much more impressive since they demonstrate a true range of talent.
 
2012-08-07 01:41:29 PM  

True Value: If winning multiple gold medals in swimming over the course of multiple Olympics is so easy then we should expect this to be a regular occurrence.


He's lasted longer than many swimmers, but winning multiple medals in swimming at a single Olympics is absolutely routine. Oh, and both Spitz and Thorpe won multiple golds at multiple Olympics.
 
2012-08-07 01:41:55 PM  

boyvoyeur: If she doesn't date him, someone else will. Why not hang out and go for a ride?

Is she pretty? Yes. Is she a supermodel? I don't know what that is anymore. Are there prettier girls out there? Yes.

Stop the hate folks. He's a superb athlete, by any measure. She's a pretty girl, by any measure.

Good for him and her.


Pretty can poke holes in the condom just as quickly as ugly.
 
2012-08-07 01:58:52 PM  
thread lacking in pics of her
 
2012-08-07 02:11:25 PM  

Persnickety: Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?

It'$ a hard to $ay would why $he $hould $toop $o $mall


I was surprised to find out he is worth $45 Million
 
2012-08-07 02:13:38 PM  

orbister: No other Olympic discipline, with the possible exception of cycling, allows one athlete to compete in so many events doing essentially the same thing.


So do what Clara Hughes does and double-major. I wanna see Phelps on skates.

Also he pretty much has to date a supermodel. It's his only chance of having kids that won't turn their pediatrician to stone with a single gaze.
 
2012-08-07 02:17:03 PM  

orbister: True Value: If winning multiple gold medals in swimming over the course of multiple Olympics is so easy then we should expect this to be a regular occurrence.

He's lasted longer than many swimmers, but winning multiple medals in swimming at a single Olympics is absolutely routine. Oh, and both Spitz and Thorpe won multiple golds at multiple Olympics.


I said nothing about multiple gold medals at a single Olympics. And citing two (amazing) swimmers is no proof that it's a regular occurrence. Spitz and Thorp were also among the best ever.
 
2012-08-07 02:25:15 PM  
100 posts and 1 pic of her FARK be slippin and trippin
 
2012-08-07 02:28:14 PM  

padraig: Not to piss on Michael Phelps' parade, he's a mighty athlete, but it's a bit unfair to praise him for all his medals (compared to other athletes) when he's in a field with so many opportunities to win some, what with all the combinations of distance, style, alone or by team, etc...

A judoka, for instance, could be the best judoka since the beginning of time, but can only go for a medal in his own weight class. Same for all team sports, boxing, etc...


My butthurt alarm just went off at about 20 decibels.
 
2012-08-07 02:47:52 PM  
Just imagine how successful Phelps would be if he had never smoked pot!
 
2012-08-07 02:54:20 PM  

Persnickety:
You are completely discounting the fact that the chief reason Phelps has so many medals is that this is his third Olympics. He's 27 and has dominated the sport since he was 15. That is Michael Jordan level of awesome. Note that Phelps doesn't even compete in any backstroke or breaststroke events.


Dude's worth millions of dollars and has a steady girlfriend. I imagine he gets to enter all the breast stroking events he wants.
 
2012-08-07 04:30:46 PM  
How about that Oriental swimmer chick? They could bang each other in the pool, and chlorine is a natural spermicide.
 
2012-08-07 06:12:01 PM  
I don't comment much here. But the guy is who he is. good for him.
 
2012-08-07 06:16:05 PM  

orbister: Persnickety: If this were true, you'd expect running races to feature every country imaginable instead seeing the top spots always dominated by the same few countries. At world class levels, it's not enough just to have natural talent. You need world class trainers and training facilities.

I don't think you're contradicting each other.

Swimmers swim all strokes in training and then get lots of chances to win medals in competitions. That's why individual swimmers tend to win lots of medals.


They practice all strokes but nobody excels at all of them. Most swimmers are lucky if they are good enough at one so what you are saying is not generally true at the world class level. Phelps competed in two of them which already makes him exceptional. He's also been in three Olympics which means he has dominated the sport for a very long time. I will grant there are more events in swimming than other sports but not much more than, say, running events.


Swimming also requires extremely expensive training facilities; a 50m pool doesn't come cheap, so competitive swimmers tend to come only from western europe, north america and Australia.

The latter shows another effect. Sometimes countries pump vast amounts of money into particular sports in an attempt to win lots of medals and boost national morale. See: Bulgarian wrestlers, East German throwers, Australian swimmers and, at the moment, British cyclists.


Pools aren't really as expensive as you are making them out to be. Every health club, college campus and most private schools have one. Even public schools and small cities often maintain their own pool. The 50m variety is rarer but the difference between 25m and 50m pools is small unless you are talking distance swimming. There's probably a difference at the elite level however I would wager that everyone on the US team started out for many years in a 25m pool and only moved on to a 50m pool after proving themselves. Also, the US consistently competes at the top in swimming without really any public support. I know other countries do things differently but that doesn't mean that's the only way it can be done.
 
2012-08-07 06:23:10 PM  

babymulch: hope she likes taco bell and three-ways

[graneyandthepig.files.wordpress.com image 450x599]


?

That's not her.

/fake tits. Pass
 
2012-08-07 06:28:05 PM  

orbister: Persnickety: You are completely discounting the fact that the chief reason Phelps has so many medals is that this is his third Olympics. He's 27 and has dominated the sport since he was 15. That is Michael Jordan level of awesome. Note that Phelps doesn't even compete in any backstroke or breaststroke events.

You make his point. Phelps (like Thorpe, and Spitz, and ...) manages to win lots of medals by doing just two things many times with minor variations. No other Olympic discipline, with the possible exception of cycling, allows one athlete to compete in so many events doing essentially the same thing.


How about track events? Where is the track star who earns medals at 100m, 200m, 400m, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, steeplechase, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay? Can that athlete maintain that level over the course of three Olympics?


I think wins in the multi-discipline events, like pentathlons and decathlons, are much more impressive since they demonstrate a true range of talent.

Disagree. They prove you are very good at a bunch of things but not the best at anything. While there is a place for that, that's not really the gist of most athletic competitions, or any other competition for that matter.
 
2012-08-07 07:26:01 PM  

Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?


/Was thinking the same thing, must be a obvious "further my career by sleeping with a new news focal point and making sure to hit the cameras with him" ploy.

//I hate it when that happens.
 
2012-08-07 07:28:02 PM  

Bendal: Let's see; Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, is worth millions in endorsements and ad contracts, probably for years to come.

His girlfriend, OTOH, is a "supermodel" no one has ever heard of, and is already talking about a long term relationship and kids.

Can anyone say "gold digger" here?


/aaaaannnnd...we're done here..next thread.
 
2012-08-07 07:39:18 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?

/Was thinking the same thing, must be a obvious "further my career by sleeping with a new news focal point and making sure to hit the cameras with him" ploy.

//I hate it when that happens.


So kinda like Victoria beckham?
 
2012-08-07 08:20:50 PM  

Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?


???
You think she's the catch in this relationship? The dude is famous and probably has quite a bit of money. His "value" will remain or increase, while hers is already declining.
 
2012-08-07 08:35:36 PM  
I'm guessing he's slept his way through freakishly lean, streamlined swimmer chicks? Flexible women with crazy breath control?

Ah what the hell. It's not like they're getting married. Give the brother some slack.
 
2012-08-07 10:28:57 PM  
they could potentially make some pretty impressive children. or a bunch of freaks. like rob schneider on grownups. he's got one hell of a physique, though his proportions are weird, and he's not terribly good-looking, some might call him worse. either way, two freaks of nature combined, who knows what might come out
 
2012-08-08 03:47:41 AM  

Persnickety: You are completely discounting the fact that the chief reason Phelps has so many medals is that this is his third Olympics. He's 27 and has dominated the sport since he was 15. That is Michael Jordan level of awesome. Note that Phelps doesn't even compete in any backstroke or breaststroke events.


And if he had dominated the sport of Judo for the last three olympics, his medal count would be... 3.
 
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