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 run100M walk100M shuffle100M skip200M .... 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.
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.
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?
Serious Black: Um, track and field does have some of that. Ever heard of the hurdles races? Or the steeplechase? Or the decathlon/heptathlon?
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.
brobdiggy: 100M walk
Serious Black: Why would you date a fugly guy like Michael Phelps if you could land any guy you wanted?
TravelingFreakshow: Picture of her pushing an empty baby carriage?D00d, farking run.Fast.
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Jun 29 2017 10:50:56
Runtime: 0.264 sec (264 ms)