Michael Phelps and the US Swim Team is Special

Discussion in 'Sports' started by olroadbeech, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    it is amazing watching this kid. what is really amazing is from his dui in 2014 and then rehab and everyone thinking he is done and then refocusing and doing what he is doing now.

    these great champions never rest on their laurels. they find ways to stay motivated.

    these olympics, especially watching the swimming with Ledecky, Lilly King , Phelps, and all the rest is really very special.
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  2. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    It's the internet...don't worry too much about it.

    Phelps is a phenom...

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    You really have a hard on for trolling some people on this forum. I suggest you get that checked out.;)
  4. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    It's the internet.

    Everyone: relax.
  5. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Hello. I haven't watched any of the Olympics but I did hear about Michael Phelps and his long and rocky road to his present accomplishments.

    I admire how he faced his internal battles and then accomplished so much. The cupping thing seems a bit silly to me, but whatever. My opinion is my own doesn't mattter here, there, or anywhere.
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  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    More like stalking but yeah, OBFF does seem to be driven to confront those of whom's behavior he does not approve.
  7. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    i just call BS when I see it
  8. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    hi pot meet kettle.

    You're really one to talk???

    Don't you have some black panther/anarchist party or rally to attend?
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Anyway...I agree with @cheryl...I don't get the cupping thing either.
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  11. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

  12. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    it's going to be interesting today. Phelps and Lockte in the finals for the 200IM. If Phelps wins it will be gold 4 times in a row in this event.

    also he has to qualify for the 100 fly . if he wins that it will be 4 Olympics in a row. closest thing to a superman we have seen.
  13. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

  14. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    friday night was exciting. Maya Dirado upset the Hungarian in the 200 back. watched it several times and still can not believe how she made up so much ground in the last 25 meters.

    Katie Ledecky only reaces against herself. she must have a larger heart physically than the normal person to practically sprint for 800 minutes.

    I think Phelps could have won if he had been in one of the middle lanes instead of lane 2. he needed to know where that kid was coming off the turn. 3 way tie was unbelievable for the silver. and his two main rivals to boot.

    can't wait til tonight with the 4 by 100 medley. hope the USA goes out on top.

    Even though Phelps said he is retiring , I think he may take some time off for his little boy and then after a year and a half or 2 get bored and maybe come back for Tokyo since he is still at the top of his game.

    He said he doesn't like the "What if ?" question.
  15. So is the women's 8 in rowing.Gold ...again