Phelps is a god.
- 08-15-2008, 10:25 PM
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- 08-15-2008, 10:36 PM
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.NSCA - CSCS
08-15-2008, 11:51 PM
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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08-16-2008, 02:47 AM
08-16-2008, 06:42 AM
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.
08-16-2008, 09:33 AM
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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08-16-2008, 11:39 PM
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.
08-17-2008, 01:32 AM
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08-17-2008, 08:25 PM
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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08-18-2008, 11:57 AM
08-18-2008, 12:00 PM
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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09-05-2008, 01:48 PM
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.
09-05-2008, 11:14 PM
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.
09-15-2008, 01:51 AM
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