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    His gold medal today was AMAZING... coming from behind and scooping it by 1/100 of a second.

    MAN... AMAZING.

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    One word... ok two.

    HOLY *%^#!!

    Did you guys just see that!?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Your point definitely applies as well to baseball. It isn't America's past time for nothing. A great over the wall rob of a homerun is just as exciting for me to watch as anything... or a 7 inning shut down by my teams starting pitcher.

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    Don't get me wrong, I wasn't bashing baseball. I don't think I ever made a single negative comment about the lack of athleticism in baseball as a sport, I made comments about my personal dislike for it, and I didn't make any mention that baseball players are any lesser of an athlete compared to athlete's in a sport that I prefer (even though I do have my biases).

    I'm a strength and conditioning specialist, I work with human performance whether I like the sport the athlete plays or not, and I'm well aware of the intricate and precise mechanics involved in a "simple' pitch.

    Either you misunderstood me or I miscommunicated, but I believe my only negative comments were my personal dislike for the sport, I didn't say people who enjoyed the sport are dumb or anything, in case you didn't pick up on it, I believe i made note that my girlfriend is a baseball (dodger) fanatic, a much bigger fan of baseball then I am of football.

    My comment to Aussy wasn't about why he should like the sport of football, I was just defending the athleticism football players possessed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I wasn't bashing baseball. I don't think I ever made a single negative comment about the lack of athleticism in baseball as a sport, I made comments about my personal dislike for it, and I didn't make any mention that baseball players are any lesser of an athlete compared to athlete's in a sport that I prefer (even though I do have my biases).

    I'm a strength and conditioning specialist, I work with human performance whether I like the sport the athlete plays or not, and I'm well aware of the intricate and precise mechanics involved in a "simple' pitch.

    Either you misunderstood me or I miscommunicated, but I believe my only negative comments were my personal dislike for the sport, I didn't say people who enjoyed the sport are dumb or anything, in case you didn't pick up on it, I believe i made note that my girlfriend is a baseball (dodger) fanatic, a much bigger fan of baseball then I am of football.

    My comment to Aussy wasn't about why he should like the sport of football, I was just defending the athleticism football players possessed.
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    I apologize if my post came off wrong. It wasn't meant to as disrespect to your comments. Rather I was just stating about baseball as you did about football. That there is alot to the game that you must understand to enjoy. I didn't take it as you were saying anything negative about baseball, and nor did I take offense at all about anything you said.

    I guess my post came off wrong, and I apologize for that if so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastone View Post
    No matter what you say if Michael Phelps name is in the conversation the words incredible, fantastic or unbelievable would have to be used. He has put on a clinic, the man is bad-ass.



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    You aren't kidding. Much respect i have for him as an amazing athlete!

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    i just watched him get number 7. unbelievable. this is probably the only time i am ever cheering on an american.....unless you guys were playing the english in something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Volc,
    I apologize if my post came off wrong. It wasn't meant to as disrespect to your comments. Rather I was just stating about baseball as you did about football. That there is alot to the game that you must understand to enjoy. I didn't take it as you were saying anything negative about baseball, and nor did I take offense at all about anything you said.

    I guess my post came off wrong, and I apologize for that if so.

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    Sorry I misunderstood, I shouldn't have came off so touchy either. My bad. I respect the sport for the talent required, i don't think there is any other professional sport that has so many qualifiers to become pro (like all the minor leagues), and the mechanics behind a good pitch is outrageous, not to mention the minute margin for error the players are alloted, so I do respect the talent aspect. I think because I was made score keeper at little league games so much it traumatized me

    Same with soccer (we're cool Aussy made), I don't enjoy watching the sport, but the talent required, not to mention the conditioning, is something I can respect and admire, just not watch.
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    hey guyss haha i started this whole thing by bashing phelps. You cant deny what he is doing and he is amazing in his sport. I am not arguing that point at all but the point I am making is that there is only a small amount of talented athletes that go into swimming. I am only talking about pure number and for the most part the great athletes DO NOT go into swimming. Phelps is doing amazing and can not take it away from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcneil0303 View Post
    hey guyss haha i started this whole thing by bashing phelps. You cant deny what he is doing and he is amazing in his sport. I am not arguing that point at all but the point I am making is that there is only a small amount of talented athletes that go into swimming. I am only talking about pure number and for the most part the great athletes DO NOT go into swimming. Phelps is doing amazing and can not take it away from.
    You make a good point about athletes and swimming. I personally think it's because the other sports discussed in this thread for the most part being more commercial means more money. Other than the Olympics there's not alot of money to be made in swimming at least not at the level of a professional in baseball,basketball, football or hockey. Phelps has assured himself of a very wealthy life. He has literally become an American Treasure that will talked about as long as the Olympics continue to exist. Cool stuff



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    if he was his own country, his medal count would still be up at the top!lol
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    I take sick pride in knowing I'm an inch taller and I wear a size bigger in shoes, lol. The man is a unit though, I gotta give him that !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK32408 View Post
    I take sick pride in knowing I'm an inch taller and I wear a size bigger in shoes, lol. The man is a unit though, I gotta give him that !!
    Sounds like you should have gone into swimming.
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    They have been talking about how much money Phelps is going to make this year, and it is insane. 40-50 million a year is what they are predicting. he already makes 5 million a year, but I guess the sponsers are lineing around the block now.
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    besides woods they reckon he will make it into the billionare sportsman club eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFOX View Post
    They have been talking about how much money Phelps is going to make this year, and it is insane. 40-50 million a year is what they are predicting. he already makes 5 million a year, but I guess the sponsers are lineing around the block now.
    "rumor mill" has it that China offered him a $100,000,000 contract
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    for what though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    for what though?
    Some Chinese company wants to sponsor him
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    Yeah phelps is nasty
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    my wife told me the other day that she would f#$k him. why???
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    Quote Originally Posted by plenny View Post
    my wife told me the other day that she would f#$k him. why???
    He's rich and famous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabisco View Post
    That is an incredibly ignorant statement. How many people do you see competing in football, basketball, and baseball on an elite level. A lot. How many do you see competing on an elite level in swimming? Not too many, because it's an incredibly difficult sport to compete at an elite level in. Just because swimming isn't a glorified sport in the US doesn't mean it doesn't have a following elsewhere.

    I've lived in Australia for a few years and its a fairly big deal to them. I'm just astounded that you wouldn't consider Michael Phelps a "real athlete" when the dude is the greatest olympian EVER. How that makes him less than a "real athlete" is beyond my comprehension.

    But enjoy your ride home on the short bus.
    wow. there is alot wrong with this post.

    first. It is hard to compete at an elite level in swimming because it only happens once ever 4 years. the olympics is the elite competition for swimming. Can you name two other elite swimming competions in america without having to look them up? I really don't think so.

    Second we are in america not australia. who cares if it is a big deal over there. Soccer is a big deal everywhere except for here. Football is only as big as it is here, not australia or europe. so what sport is big in australia or any other country is irrelevant to this topic.

    Third. winning 8 gold medals at the olympics is a unheard of feat, however, it doesn't neccesarily make you a real athlete. would you consider an competitor who won 8 gold medals in archery a real athlete? Just saying that because it is an olympic event doesn't mean it requires extreme athletisism.

    I am not attacking you in any way, just playing devils advocate. I was/am tired of hearing about michael phelps and swimming See if you really care in a year. Before michael phelps came around how many people were constantly calling michael spitz god. None. And that is how it will be in this case, at least until 2012.

    PS michael phelps would only have 7 medals if it weren't for his teammates who won the relay race for him.


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    I was around in 72 and can tell you the hype for Mark Spitz was not even close to the hype for Michael Phelps. Part of it was the tragedy involving the athletes from Israel and us losing in Basketball for the 1st time ever (Bad, bad, bad). With all of today's media hype you can be sure we will be hearing about Phelps for quite a while to come especially if he continues to compete successfully.

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    phelps is a machine!!!
  

  
 

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