Sunday, August 24, 2008

Michael Phelps (feat. T-Pain)

I love the piece Joel Stein did this week about the Olympics.

Here's an excerpt:

"I've been working on a new scoring system to improve the Games. The first step is to eliminate all but one medal event per sport. You know why Michael Phelps won eight golds?

Because they were all for the same thing. Turns out, he can swim fast when he does two laps and four laps — and when he's alone and when three other Americans go right after him! You want multiple medals? Do multiple sports. Phelps gets two medals only if he's the best swimmer in the world and the best Taekwondoist. To be fair, under the current system, the basketball team should be having competitions in three-point shooting, dunking, rebounding, passing, that halftime trampoline thing, T-shirt cannon-blasting, and restraining Ron Artest."


Sarah said...

that's good stuff!

Brian in Mpls said...

I agree

dawnmarie said...

It's an interesting thought to think on.

I still love that picture.

Timothy Smith said...

When will they invent a T-Shirt cannon that can reach the cheap seats of a baseball park?

What about the little guy?

houstonmacbro said...

I hate that picture. It looks like he's wearing an evening gown up top. I think they could have shot a better picture with him and his medals.

Thomas said...

Tim, tis a good point you make. I'm always up for giving the little guy a fair shake.

Houston, I agree. That pic isn't very flattering to the man.