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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 25
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2012-08-07 10:00:48 AM
3 votes:
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?"

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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.


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2012-08-07 09:17:24 AM
2 votes:
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 08:53:51 AM
2 votes:
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 08:51:20 AM
2 votes:
Doesn't the "super" in "supermodel" imply that we've heard of her before today?

/I'd hit it
2012-08-07 12:24:24 PM
1 votes:
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 12:19:41 PM
1 votes:

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 11:10:33 AM
1 votes:

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 10:39:25 AM
1 votes:
Subby was really desperate for that greenlight. Just a little white lie to make a boring non-story clickable.
2012-08-07 10:34:25 AM
1 votes:
They said the other day that she's a farking waitress. How did she suddenly turn into a supermodel?
2012-08-07 10:22:44 AM
1 votes:

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 10:18:44 AM
1 votes:

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 10:15:08 AM
1 votes:
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 10:12:30 AM
1 votes:

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 10:08:47 AM
1 votes:

brobdiggy: 100M walk


They actually have a speedwalk competition.
2012-08-07 09:55:17 AM
1 votes:
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 09:25:42 AM
1 votes:

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 09:23:24 AM
1 votes:
I am prettier than this man, which means I'm only 22 olympic medals away from dating a super model.
2012-08-07 09:15:43 AM
1 votes:
hope she likes taco bell and three-ways

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2012-08-07 09:15:38 AM
1 votes:

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 09:07:16 AM
1 votes:

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 08:59:48 AM
1 votes:

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 08:57:44 AM
1 votes:
there is a difference between aspiring model and supermodel.

supermodel, I don't think it means what you think it means
2012-08-07 08:54:12 AM
1 votes:
model = supermodel
stripper = pornstar

People always trying to be uppity.
2012-08-07 08:53:15 AM
1 votes:

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 08:48:58 AM
1 votes:
Model in Los Angeles is code for waitress...

none the less, she is quite a stunner.
 
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